Budget replay a ‘disaster’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Cr Hugh Fraser says a decision to rewrite the 2020-21 budget is a “disaster for the [peninsula’s] economy at this time”. The shire’s annual budget is normally adopted by ...

Single desk Centrelink

THE reincarnation of the Mornington Centrelink office as a part-time agency service at Mornington Post Office is pleasing its creators but disappointing members of the community. Sandy Mamo, an actin...

Scout ‘job’ more like a weekend’s fun

WHILE the position is unpaid that “doesn’t mean it comes without benefits”. So states an advertisement for a new group leader at 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts. Applicants might note that the hall on Scou...

Restaurateur’s sour departure

STAFF at Josephine’s Restaurant at The Briars were packing up and vacating the premises last week after being “left hanging” by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Managing partner Mike Bayne said they were ...

Permit row could sink swim school

SOMERVILLE Swim School could be forced to close if its owners cannot come to agreement with Mornington Peninsula Shire over its hours of operation, class sizes and parking requirements. Evan and Caro...

Basketballers out of bounds

THE Southern Peninsula Basketball Association is in damage control following revelations that some Sharks players trained at Dromana Secondary College stadium for several weeks in breach of COVID-19 ...

Rock groyne ‘key’ to $20m Portsea beach plan

ROCKS placed in the water while a sandbag seawall was being rebuilt at Portsea front beach may be used as part of a what could be a $20 million attempt to permanently restore the famous beach. The ro...

Shire somersault on rural rate

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has reversed its decision for a rural living rate on small properties living inside the green wedge. Councillors last week (Tuesday 23 June) voted to abandon the ne...

Strategy to end deaths on peninsula roads

A FIVE-YEAR strategy to eliminate road deaths on the Mornington Peninsula involves having safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds and safer drivers. The shire’s Road Safety Strategy 2020-25 – devel...

Binned but unharmed: Alert garbo saves a life

A MAN who somehow found himself inside a 240-litre green bin at Rye can thank an alert garbage truck driver for possibly saving his life, Monday 29 June. The truck was emptying curb-side bins when th...