Road safety message designed to save lives

AROUND 2000 students from 22 schools will attend three Teenagers Road Accident Group presentations at the Peninsula Community Theatre this month. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill wi...

July start on $38m aged centre work

WORK to redevelop Andrew Kerr Frail and Aged Care Complex in Mornington is set to start as early as July. The much-anticipated start comes after almost four years of negotiations with Mornington Peni...

Queen’s nod for bay rescuer

A MORNINGTON Marine Rescue Victoria volunteer has been awarded the Emergency Service Medal (ESM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The list recognises a diverse range of contributions and service acro...

$1 million reward for Rye murder information

Victoria Police have announced the approval of a $1 million for information to help solve the 1985 murder of  Rosebud woman, Helen Victoria McMahon. Around 3.30pm on February 13, the  48-year-old was...

Indigenous gift inspired by Dali

THE shire’s cultural heritage officer Adam Magennis has presented to deputy mayor Cr Graham Pittock a painting of Aboriginal motifs inspired by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali. The gift was ...

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...