Yachtsman winched to safety off Portsea

A Tasmanian yachtsman was rescued by the police Air Wing after he crashed into rocks in waters off Portsea last night. The 67-year-old set off from Williamstown yesterday on the return voyage to his ...

Search goes on for missing men

POLICE hold grave concerns for two fishermen who went missing on Western Port Bay, Sunday 5 April. The men, aged 20 and 33, set out in their tinnie from Flinders boat ramp about 6am and have not been...

Budget put off balance by virus

ALTHOUGH caught in the midst of unprecedented economic uncertainty, Mornington Peninsula Shire has released its proposed 2020/21 budget for public comment. Property rates will rise by 2 per cent, in ...

Fishermen’s boat found at Phillip Island

A BOAT possibly used by two fishermen missing off Flinders on the weekend has reportedly been found deserted at Pyramid Rocks, Phillip Island. The search continues for the men, aged 20 and 33, who le...

Search for missing fishermen off Flinders coast

Emergency services are searching for two men who failed to return to shore after going fishing in Western Port Bay on Sunday morning. The 20-year-old man and 33-year-old man set out on their vessel s...

Parks close early

THE Dromana Foreshore Reserve Caravan Park closed earlier than normal for the year last week following state government directives aimed at limiting the COVID-19 pandemic. The management committee ac...

Crisis backing for business

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has stepped in to assist small business by developing a support package to “help the local community through the unprecedented effects of COVID-19”. The package includes a ...

Wait and see on open loos

A COUNCILLOR is waiting to “see what response comes back from the community” before again considering a move to have foreshore toilet blocks opened to all beach users – not just campers and beach box...

Councillor ‘sick of trolls’ and attacks

FRAYED tempers in public and barbs on social media have so upset a Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor that she is calling on her critics to “back off”. Cr Julie Morris said she has endured “12 mon...