Merricks centre first over the line for horses

NO doubt it will go unremarked on by horses, but a new equestrian centre at Merricks has overcome all odds and won a major architecture award. The winner of Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award in the commerc...

‘Restaurant’ disappears as shire steps in

THE word “restaurant” has disappeared from the website of a Red Hill business that may have breached Green Wedge planning regulations. Mornington Peninsula Shire officers last month recommended counc...

MP claims Labor plans ‘toxic dump’ at Hastings

HASTINGS MP Neale Burgess is predicting a dark future for Hastings because of the state government’s decision to increasingly use Western Port as a “bulk” port. The scaled-down Port of Hastings Devel...

Adding a name to sustain an image

THE self-described “sustainable” Mornington Peninsula Shire has a neighbour that’s now officially known as the “sustainable city” – Frankston. While the peninsula gave itself the title of sustainable...

Planners urge action over eatery permit

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors will be asked if they want to continue legal action against an award-winning business that, although preparing and regularly serving food, claims it is not a re...

Call for green alert on port’s future

OPPONENTS to a container port at Hastings are being warned not to give up the fight just because the state government plans to lease the Port of Melbourne with guarantees of no competition for 50 yea...

Risks rise with water levels

THE latest studies into rising sea levels show beaches and foreshores will be affected throughout Western Port, with the biggest loss of land to inundation occurring in the northern section of the ba...

Hospice moves into new home

PENINSULA Home Hospice (PHH) has launched a $5m campaign to pay for its new Mornington headquarters. The building will provide the first permanent home for the 30-year-old organisation that supports ...

No counter staff for Somerville police

POLICE have all but confirmed there will be no public service counter at the soon-to-be-opened Somerville police station. Acting chief commissioner Tim Cartwright says he does not think the demand wi...

Port lease plan pushes Hastings back 50 years

THE Opposition is accusing the state government of lying over its claim to be searching for the best site for Victoria’s second container port. The Labor government has all but backed away from choos...