Have a say on Coolart speed

PUBLIC comment is being sought on a proposed speed reduction in Coolart Rd, between Baxter and Balnarring. VicRoads is assessing a cut in speeds from 90kph to 80kph as “speed is a big contributing fa...

School readies for buildings but MP doubts funding

MOOROODUC Primary principal Peter Quigley is getting ready to choose architects for a new teacher resource centre and administration block funded by a $1 million grant allocated in the recent state b...

Opinions run hot over hand-held rubbish

A RYE mother’s complaint about her daughters being made to pick up rubbish in the schoolyard has collected plenty of comment on social media. Messages posted on the Facebook page of the Mornington Pe...

Port lease plan pushes Hastings back 50 years

THE Opposition is accusing the state government of lying over its claim to be searching for the best site for Victoria’s second container port. The Labor government has all but backed away from choos...

A gritty time wrestling with unmade car parks

THE shire has more than 250 unsealed car parks and asphalting the 25 at the top of a newly created priority list could take up to 15 years and cost $10 million. These and other mind-boggling statisti...

Teacher’s app to connect schools and staff

ROSEBUD Primary School teacher Evan Rutherford has come up with a handy resource for teachers and schools called EzStaff. The IT teacher put his technological knowledge to good use by designing an ap...

New park work after long wait

WORK has started on Mornington’s long-awaited Gateway Park on the corner of Barkly and Gordon streets. The park was first proposed in the Mornington Structure Plan of 2007 along with several other pu...

Thieves window shop

DRIVERS who think it’s OK to leave handbags, wallets or money in cars parked in residential streets or driveways should think again. That’s the advice from police on the Mornington Peninsula who are ...

‘Lucky’ driver rescued after car flips

A FEMALE driver in her mid-30s was lucky to escape serious injury when her car hit an embankment and flipped onto its roof on Nepean Hwy, near Mt Eliza Way, on Thursday night. The Mornington woman, i...

Claws bared over cattery

A RATEPAYERS association and an animal rights political party are lined up against the alleged poor treatment of cats at Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pound. The clash involves the banning of two volu...