Lack of station patrols puts public at risk – Guy

THE Andrews government has been accused of putting public safety at risk during the upcoming trial of all-night public transports on weekends. Earlier this month the Labor state government announced ...

Get out of debt swamp

HELP is at hand for those who feel they are drowning in mounting debt. A new website and mobile phone app launched late last month to offer free financial guidance can be the first step to put consum...

Burgled couple wake in fright

A MT MARTHA couple woke in fright to discover “three or four” young men stealthily ransacking their home on The Esplanade, 3.30am, Saturday 22 August. The men, described as Maori and African and in t...

Corks pop for yacht club 21-year lease

IT’S been a nervous few months for Mornington Yacht Club members but champagne corks are popping following the signing of a new 21-year lease with the shire council for the club’s prime spot on the h...

Call for village study follows concrete plan

PLANS to build new footpaths at Somers have led to a call for a study into protecting “the grace and appeal of coastal villages”. The $1.5 million footpath scheme residents are being asked to contrib...

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...