‘No more deaths’: petition plea

THE tragic death of Mt Eliza woman Olivia Steadman-Meconi at the Robinsons Rd-Western Port Hwy intersection last month has prompted demands for a roundabout. A petition to be presented to Roads Minis...

Rye traders get CCTV in shire deal

RYE’S shopping strip will soon be equipped with closed-circuit TV cameras after years of trader campaigning for increased security measures in the township, which intensified after the death of a you...

Resort tops lighthouse in image warfare

OPPONENTS of the RACV’s proposed $135 million resort at Cape Schanck are using image warfare and the internet to win converts and keep pressure on decision-makers. The latest tactic is an internet su...

Saga of ‘landlocked’ block could be over

THE Barkers Rd closure saga may have come to an end but such is the nature of epic tales that it may well have a stanza or two to run. The story so far: a vacant block at 2 Barkers Rd, Main Ridge, wa...

Family planning meal of the century

A BIRTHDAY celebration of special significance on 6 July will honour long-term Mt Eliza resident Victor Ian Hamilton Shadforth, of Jackson’s Rd, who turns 100. It will be held at Josephine’s Restaura...

Shire’s future rubbish target ups capacity

By David Harrison and Mike Hast THE landfill in Hampton Park likely to be the destination for shire rubbish after Rye tip closes is set to be expanded. Last week it was reported that French-based Sue...

Model flyer speeds into world challenge

SITTING around at home after a series of ankle operations didn’t appeal to Mornington student Daniel Arapakis. He couldn’t walk but he still wanted to do something interesting. That “something” has n...

Flood relief for thousands

ABOUT 20,000 peninsula properties are no longer designated flood-prone and more could be removed from the list as a result of “state of the art” mapping and weather modelling still under way across t...

Risks rise with water levels

THE latest studies into rising sea levels show beaches and foreshores will be affected throughout Western Port, with the biggest loss of land to inundation occurring in the northern section of the ba...

Flag raised for Italy’s national day

A CEREMONY recognising the 69th anniversary of the Italian Republic drew about 60 residents to the shire’s Rosebud office on Tuesday. “Italians have made an important and long-lasting contribution to...