Greens MP backs anti-gondola group

GREENS upper house MP Sue Pennicuik has gone in to bat for anti-gondola chairlift lobby group Save Our Seat. In Parliament last week, Ms Pennicuik called on state environment minister Lisa Neville “n...

Federal funding cuts hit needy

MORNINGTON Community Information and Support Centre is reeling from massive funding cuts. Manager Lisa Elliott said federal government support was last week cut from $102,000 to $50,000 – meaning a t...

Protests over too many booze outlets in Mt Eliza

MT Eliza residents are opposing plans for a liquor outlet in a shop not yet built. The outlet will be part of the expanded Eliza Square shopping centre on the corner of Mt Eliza Way and Canadian Bay ...

A Pearl makes a visit

WHAT a difference a day makes: the weather at Mornington pier on Monday at 10.30am was wet and cold with a blustery southwesterly whipping up Port Phillip. Not the day for a visit… By Tuesday morning...

Hotel sale captures lots of attention

A CROWD of 60-70 people attended Friday’s auction of the Bay Hotel, 62 Main St, Mornington, which was sold for $6.1 million. Vinci Carbone auctioneer David O’Callaghan sold the 1880s former Commerce ...

Isolated island life about to end after 16 years

FEW people get to live on a small island close to a major city. Even fewer can claim they are the island’s sole inhabitant. Anne Tillig has been in that enviable situation since 1996 after buying Eli...

Bravery award for lives saved

A FRANKSTON police officer has been honoured for saving the lives of three people – one a troubled 17-year-old girl – about 250 metres offshore from the lifesaving club last February. First Constable...

Push for new reserve

PRESSURE is building on South East Water and Mornington Peninsula Shire to create a nature reserve instead of a housing estate on land occupied by an old reservoir at Mt Eliza. Last year the governme...

Shire looks at options for moving

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire would have to spend $56.5 million to build new headquarters in Rosebud or $51.7 million at Mornington. The shire bought Rosebud Central shopping centre on Wannaeue Place in...

New hospital wing opened

THE opening of Frankston’s Hospital’s new $81 million building has been hailed “an important milestone” by Peninsula Health. Health Minister Jill Hennessy visited the hospital last Tuesday (17 Februa...