Ferry terminal grant a ‘great first step’

THE state government has given $5 million towards the $22 million redevelopment of the ferry precinct at Sorrento. Nepean MP Chris Brayne said finance for the redevelopment – part of a $40 million up...

Car impounded after drink driving in Mornington

Police have allegedly busted a probationary driver speeding and drink driving in Mornington. Members from Mornington Police Station pulled over the 21-year-old Langwarrin woman on The Esplanade, afte...

Concern for missing man Nathan Shannon

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 30-year-old Somerville man Nathan Shannon. Nathan was last seen in Nottingham Avenue, Somerville, on May 29. He was last seen wearing...

Heartache over cat’s death sentence

Clarification (The News 2/6/2020): VETS on the Mornington Peninsula are regulated as to what they can and cannot do with stray animals. The Domestic Animals Act of Victoria stipulates that cats and d...

Costly to park, shop where there’s a view

COPPING an $85 fine for parking in a space reserved for boat trailers has a Safety Beach resident seeing red. The trailers-only carpark at Safety Beach boat ramp is more often than not empty during t...

Sound and light to give animals a fright

THREE Mornington Peninsula “hot spots” for vehicle collisions with wildlife, especially eastern grey kangaroos, are being assessed for a trial of so-called “virtual fencing”. Virtual fencing consists...

New pool rules next month

SWIMMING pool and spa owners on the Mornington Peninsula have until Monday 1 June to register them with the council or they could be liable to fines of up to $1652. This follows the implementation of...

Fusion’s learning to do things differently

THE battering ram called COVID-19 has placed enormous stress on staff at the Mount Martha-based Fusion Mornington Peninsula. Some staff are living “on-site” while others are working from home, juggli...

Virtual shire becomes a reality

Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors last week held their first virtual council meeting. Like schoolchildren and businesses throughout the country, councillors and support staff have now adapted to...