Resort awaits new shire report

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire hired prominent dispute resolution facilitator Bruce Turner to run a three-hour mediation session with shire planners, RACV Cape Schanck Resort people, and objectors last w...

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...