Underground hot-water pool awaits drill rigs

IMAGINE a chilly May day such as the peninsula has been enduring, a decade or two into the future. The rain is, as now, hammering on roof and windows: the wind is keening through the trees. But you a...

Restoration underway at park

A VARIETY of groups have been working to restore fire-damaged Warringine Park, Hastings. Some areas of the park are being kept closed for safety reasons and to allow regrowth of bushland lost in the ...

Poachers netted

OPERATION Trinity – in which Fisheries Victoria officers patrolled peninsula and bayside beaches over summer targeting shellfish offences in the intertidal zone – has netted a number of offenders. On...

More sand for beach ‘waste of resources’

A STATE government plan to bring more sand to Rosebud Beach near the pier is a waste of time and resources as it will disappear like it did five years ago, says Port Phillip Conservation Council. The...

Appeal launched to plot plover flight

WHEN a small flock of grey plovers takes off from Flinders next year little would the birds know that their progress is being monitored 24 hours a day. The movements of each of up to five birds carry...

Plea for help over burglaries

WITNESSES are being sought by police after holiday houses were burgled around the Seaview Av, Safety Beach area last month. Offenders gained entry to the houses 6-23 April by either forcing windows o...

Club faces end of track

THE race is on to save the Frankston City Motorcycle Park as an affordable venue for motocross riders after Frankston Council decided not to renew its lease with the Frankston Motorcycle Club in the ...

Art ‘third leg’ for peninsula tourism

A GROUP of peninsula artists is promoting art as the ‘third leg’ of peninsula tourism to join the region’s well-established food and wine industries. They have set up Red Artists Ga...

Population tipped to soar 20% in 20 years

MORNINGTON Peninsula’s population will surge 20 per cent from the current 150,000 to nearly 180,000 in the next 20 years, research done for the shire predicts. The peninsula has long been regarded as...