Drivers let down by tyre slasher

A TYRE slasher is costing Mt Martha motorists thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements. Using a box cutter or sharp knife the man has slashed the tyres of 23 cars parked outside their owners’...

Peninsula speed limits to be cut

IN a two-year trial the speed limits on 38 shire-managed, high risk sealed rural roads will be reduced to 80kph from mid-December. The state government last week approved appeals from Mornington Peni...

Detectives charge man for Somerville fatality

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following a fatal collision in Somerville on 25 February. It is alleged a utility collided with a motorcycle on Tyabb-Tooradin Road ab...

Peaceful march against violence

SEVERAL hundred people marched through Hastings last Friday (22 November) to show their disgust of family violence. The fifth Taking a Stand Against Family Violence march organised by Westernport Res...

VicRoads baulks at speed trials

VICROADS may be a major barrier to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s calls to trial 80kph speed limits on roads throughout the peninsula. The roads authority says it prefers to tackle speed issues...

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...