Old case shows Seat ‘liable to landslip’

ANALYSIS THE north face of Arthurs Seat has extremely unstable soil vulnerable to landslip and erosion, a 1990 planning tribunal hearing was told in an appeal against the then Shire of Flinders’ refu...

Historic first settlement view saved

AN historic view at Sullivan Bay in Sorrento has been preserved after a VCAT decision that ensures a “view cone” from a public lookout will not be impeded by buildings or vegetation on an adjoining p...

Flying the flag for art

TWENTY-three flags are now flying at Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento as part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s A Creative Peninsula arts flag project. The mayor Cr Bev Colomb said images on the flags reflect...

Rosebud ‘short-changed’ over ambulance cover

A PARAMEDIC working on the southern peninsula says Rosebud is “being short-changed” over its prescribed 24-hour ambulance coverage. The officer says it is unfair to residents that funding – “specific...

Night bust catches abalone poachers

TWO men will be charged on summons after they were allegedly caught taking abalone at Portsea on Friday 7 August. Their haul was over the catch limit and in the closed season. Fisheries officers patr...

Human rights czar puts family first at forum

A HIGH-PROFILE federal government appointee with family links to the Mornington Peninsula is set to address a Liberal Party event in Mt Martha early next month. Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner ...

Snapper down, but not out

ALTHOUGH the number of snapper spawned in Port Phillip last year Was less than in previous years Fisheries Victoria executive director, Travis Dowling, says it is “nothing to be alarmed about”. Mr Do...

International investors eye peninsula

TWO iconic Mornington Peninsula properties are set to change hands as overseas, interstate and Victorian investors consider the delights of owning real estate in “Melbourne’s playground”. The investo...

Allies plan to fight crime

POLICE, security companies, retailers, major shopping chains and municipalities joined forces last week to plan how to better combat crime in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. The Frankston ...

Burglar flees after punch-up

THERE’S only so much a red-blooded Aussie male will cop – and that doesn’t include finding a bloke inside robbing his house when he gets home from the shops. That’s the situation Shoreham carpenter J...