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...

Councillors ‘working too hard’

THE granting of medical leave to Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Lynn Bowden last week has sparked claims councillors are under too much pressure and operating in a stressful, unhealthy environ...

Regional plan joint effort

COUNCILS have decided there is strength in numbers with the launch of a South East Melbourne Group of Councils regional plan to push the region’s case for business investment, jobs and more education...

Nabbed in the loo

A SUSPECTED burglar hid from police in a Rosebud foreshore toilet block on Tuesday before being arrested. The man, 26, of Rosebud, was wanted for allegedly forcing his way into the Rye home of an eld...

Shire loses gondola bush ‘offset’ after delay

GONDOLA company Skylift will “offset” proposed tree and bushland clearing on Arthurs Seat by paying to rehabilitate land outside Mornington Peninsula Shire after delays over a proposed land swap with...

Step to carbon neutrality

THE shire council could close the Rye tip by late 2018 as it seeks to become carbon neutral. The goal of becoming carbon neutral advanced another step at the council’s meeting on Monday last week whe...