Kirner inspired disadvantaged places

JOAN Kirner’s influence on the Mornington Peninsula will be felt long into the future. Victoria’s first and only woman Premier co-founded the Landcare movement in 1985 when she was Minister for Conse...

Quarry waste target again

THE worked-out Pioneer quarry in Dromana could be used as a waste “bulk haul station” for consolidation of rubbish before it is transported in larger trucks to tips in Hampton Park or Werribee. This ...

Latest sale a plus for marina development

THE recent $40 million sale of 94-hectares of land earmarked for a commercial and retail precinct at Martha Cove, Safety Beach, has breathed new life into the waterfront development 15 years after it...

School readies for buildings but MP doubts funding

MOOROODUC Primary principal Peter Quigley is getting ready to choose architects for a new teacher resource centre and administration block funded by a $1 million grant allocated in the recent state b...

Mobile library off for ‘supersizing’

THE shire’s distinctive mobile library has gone to the renovators for a $285,000 makeover that will include expanding its middle section. It will away for about eight weeks and has been replaced by a...

Tender start for steep path

NEGOTIATING steep Wooralla Drive in Mt Eliza by foot is to be avoided by all but the most experienced walkers but that’s about to change with the shire getting ready for the construction of a footpat...

Farm thieves meet market demand

BURGLARIES at two farms in Tuerong have highlighted the risks residents take in leaving their property unguarded in unlocked sheds and garages. Detective Sergeant Nick Vallas, of Mornington police, s...

Road safety message designed to save lives

AROUND 2000 students from 22 schools will attend three Teenagers Road Accident Group presentations at the Peninsula Community Theatre this month. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill wi...

July start on $38m aged centre work

WORK to redevelop Andrew Kerr Frail and Aged Care Complex in Mornington is set to start as early as July. The much-anticipated start comes after almost four years of negotiations with Mornington Peni...

Queen’s nod for bay rescuer

A MORNINGTON Marine Rescue Victoria volunteer has been awarded the Emergency Service Medal (ESM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The list recognises a diverse range of contributions and service acro...