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...

Countdown to Pacific Pearl’s arrival

MAIN St Mornington will be a hive of activity on Tuesday (24 Feb) as locals welcome passengers from the P&O cruise liner Pacific Pearl. The 63,875-tonne ship is due to arrive from Eden, on the NS...

Eagles soar over shops, freeway

THE sound of screeching seagulls is nothing new over the shops at Mt Martha. The birds are masters of the air and making the trip across the road from beach to scavenging on the footpath is just a wi...

Festival hits right note

THE Between the Bays festival at Penbank School on Saturday is more than just a music treat – it has a much higher calling… Money raised goes towards fostering the close relationship between th...

PM escapes leadership woes

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott made a flying visit to Frankston last Thursday afternoon for “an afternoon tea with community members”. Mr Abbott addressed the invited guests – including Liberal Par...

Good news for Tootgarook Swamp

AFTER years of battling development in Tootgarook Swamp, defenders received good news earlier in the month when Mornington Peninsula Shire released a planning amendment designed to protect the iconic...

Rye Beach pollution ‘hot spot’: Monash

POLLUTION of Rye Beach is being investigated by the state Environment Protection Authority and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s environmental health team. The probe was revealed to the council on Monday ...

Quick action brings pet back to life

A LITTLE black dog spotted floating face down off Fisherman’s beach was all but gone until some quick thinking brought him back to life. Sammy, the Maltese-poodle cross, was enjoying a walk and a pad...