Shire tops in election promises – Gill

DAVID Gill sees the influence Mornington Peninsula Shire had on the May 2018 federal election as one of council’s main achievements during his time as mayor. He says “advocacy” by the shire during th...

Bid for ‘plastic free’ Mt Martha

A TRIAL of Plastic Free Places will be held at Mt Martha from this month. The trial over summer will put Mt Martha alongside Byron Bay, Noosa, Adelaide and Perth in what organisers say is a national ...

Fatal collision in Hastings

A man has died following a collision in Hastings last night. Police and emergency services were called to Hodgins Road following reports of a collision between a vehicle and motorcycle about 10.25pm....

Focus on safety in lead up to Schoolies Week

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council, Red Frogs Youth Support Program and police are planning to ramp up their services during Schoolies Week, 23-30 November. This includes setting aside a section of t...

Call to limit road speeds

A INCREASING road toll has reinforced Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s call for blanket speed limits rather than just on specific roads. Former mayor Cr David Gill said an 80kph limit should be t...

New mayor ready to serve, make sacrifice

SAM Hearn was elected mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire 2019-20 at the Tuesday 13 November council meeting. His deputy is Cerberus Ward’s Cr Kate Roper. Cr Hearn, who represents Briars Ward, said t...

Freezing boater found clinging to hull

A MAN found clinging to the upturned hull of his boat off Mornington, Sunday 17 November, was lucky to be seen by passing boaters who initially thought it was a partially submerged jet ski or tinny. ...

Man arrested and guns seized in Somerville

Police from Southern Metro, Division Four, Regional Response Unit attended a Yaringa Road premises where they executed a warrant on the morning of 13 November as part of Operation Dealmaker. Police a...

‘Lifeline’ for Mt Martha North beach

A WELCOME about-face by the state government has thrown a lifeline to the Mt Martha North beach renourishment project. Beachgoers and members of the Mount Martha North Beach Group were jubilant last ...

Budget confirms busy year

ADVOCACY, community connection and financial prudency were cited as features of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s 2018-19 annual report released last week. The mayor Cr David Gill said a major cou...