Mornington drink driver

Police intercepted a Mazda 2 allegedly driving erratically on Nepean Highway about 11.40am today. The male driver failed a roadside PBT and was requested to accompany police to a nearby police statio...

Late entry adds pressure to gas plan

YEARS of car stickers, protests and petitions are about to culminate with lengthy submissions against the floating gas import terminal planned at Crib Point by power company AGL. The state government...

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...

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 ...

VCAT showdown for shire and aero club

THE Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal has been called in to determine what activities Peninsula Aero Club can undertake at the Tyabb airfield. Issues being investigated are use of the east-west...

Beach box owners dodge fee rise

THE owners of beach boxes on Crown land managed by Mornington Peninsula Shire have succeeded in preventing their annual licence fees being increased to $1200. The shire has agreed to charge $990, wit...

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...