Second sand swap to protect beach

DESPITE the advice of experts to the contrary, Flinders MP Greg Hunt and members of the Mt Martha Beach Group Committee say an “engineering solution” can be used to stop sand erosion. Starting this w...

PAC leader doubts shire ‘evidence’

THE president of Peninsula Aero Club Jack Vevers has questioned the existence of a report written following a legal investigation into the operations of Tyabb airfield. Calling it “the mythical QC re...

Urgent bid to change 150-year protocol

ANTHONY Marsh this week seemed destined to make an early impression as a councillor by proposing that Mornington Peninsula Shire drop the prayer that has preceded meetings since the start of local go...

Aero club tries to short circuit

PENINSULA Aero Club has asked Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 11 councillors to help find a “circuit-breaker” to resolve its ongoing dispute with the shire over operations at Tyabb Airfield. The Victori...

Empty office victim to IBAC inquiry

ONE of the many empty offices and shops along Main Street, Mornington was previously occupied by Watsons, the self-proclaimed “leaders in the land development industry since 1946”. But Watsons is no ...

Business case casts doubt on rail extension

A BUSINESS case assessing the proposed electrification of the Frankston line to Baxter has suggested that a different option be taken instead. The business case was publicly released last week, more ...

Somerville fatal

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash which occurred on Jones Road, Sommerville last night. Officers have been told a white sedan was traveling along the road about 9.5...

Eight new faces on council

THERE will be eight new faces among Mornington Peninsula’s Shire’s 11 councillors when they are sworn in on Monday 16 November. Six of the councillors are women, the reverse of the previous council w...

Foreshore campers locked out

EAGER foreshore campers got a shock last week when Mornington Peninsula Shire pulled the pin on this year’s holidays. The shire emailed those with bookings at its Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento campground...

Pedestrians given right-of-way

A MAJOR section of Main Street, Mornington is about to be turned into a pedestrian mall, at least until the end of February. With state government approval cars will be banned from the street to enco...