Go ahead given for SPA designs

FOUR architectural firms have been invited to compete in a design competition for the $40 million Southern Peninsula Aquatic centre planned for Rosebud foreshore. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillo...

Travel help needed for Strikers star

CRUNCH time is coming for young sports star Chelsea Ford. The 13-year-old from Frankston North is in the Victorian girls’ under-13 soccer team, has won five out of six boxing bouts and swims in a squ...

Land sales to finance pool complex

THE MT Martha quarry reserve is on the list of land to be sold to help pay for a swimming pool complex at Rosebud. With no guarantees of any significant government grants Mornington Peninsula Shire i...

Snipe set to soar after nine years

NICK Caudwell has high expectations for a project that’s taken nearly a decade to complete. In the next few months he plans to fly a Sopwith Snipe biplane that he has completely built from the ground...

Thieves target men’s shed

THIEVES have dealt a blow to members of Hastings Men’s Shed by stealing about $8000 worth of tools and equipment. A section of the outside wall of the metal-clad building was prised open by the robbe...

Plan to build trail’s ‘missing link’

PLANS are being drawn up to fill in the missing links on the Bay Trail between Dromana and McCrae. Cyclists are forced to leave the trail at the busiest time of the year because of caravans on the fo...

Land move for core part of port planning

SOIL samples and surveys began this week on land likely to be used for the planned expansion of the Port of Hastings. The 30 drilling sites are just north of Hastings within the BlueScope Steel area ...

Free dinners for needy

WHILE Mornington’s hotels, cafes and restaurants are often overflowing with patrons, the town has a hidden army of hungry people. Virtually unseen are the hundreds of people being fed through voucher...

Fire bans in place across peninsula

NO fires can be lit in the open across the Mornington Peninsula or in Frank­ston as from Monday. The CFA last week declared the Fire Danger Period (FDP) for both municipalities and warned residents t...