Hundreds ‘sleeping rough’ in Western Port

UP to 200 people are homeless and have nowhere regular to sleep in the Western Port area. Many of the disadvantaged are elderly, with one 86-year-old woman listed by Western Port Support Centre. Morn...

Shire ‘robust’ in managing corruption prevention

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council says it has “developed robust policies” to prevent corruption when buying goods and services. CEO John baker says the shire Places the “highest importance” on manag...

Shire plans to ban plastics

ORGANISERS of events on the Mornington Peninsula may eventually be told to stop using any items made from single use plastics. Single use plastics facing a ban include balloons, water or beverage con...

No cash grab in green wedge rates – shire

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has hit back at claims it is making a rates “cash grab” from smaller properties within the green wedge. “When one sector of ratepayers has a change of rate burden, ...

Support hailed for Better Buses campaign

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is putting buses ahead of trains in its efforts to improve public transport on the peninsula. While politicians and lobby groups continue to talk up the benefits of electri...

Better deal call for ‘small business’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to be a “small business friendly council” by joining 18 municipalities that have signed a charter with the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC). Agreei...

Mayor, MP clash over mossie control

AN angry buzz of uncertainty has arisen over how the state government intends to manage efforts to control potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes on the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula Sh...

Hospital expands to cater for rise in addictions

BELEURA Private Hospital, Mornington is expanding to meet increasing demand to provide treatment for alcoholics and mental health patients. Once completed, the expansion will mean patients do not hav...

Fatal car crash in Tyabb

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal crash in Tyabb. The crash occurred when two vehicles collided at the intersection of the Tyabb-Tooradin Road and Westernport Highwa...

A tale of three jetties

PLANNING and regulatory authorities are running two separate investigations into the demolition and rebuilding of private jetties on a public beach at Sorrento. Work has been stopped on a replacement...