Cost cut for time on bay

A DAY’S fishing on Western Port will be cheaper from next month with the abolition of parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the introduction of free p...

Planning loss ‘appalls’ neighbours

NEARBY residents are appalled by the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal go ahead for 10 apartments with basement carpark to be built at 17 Williams Road, Mornington. The VCAT ruling overturned M...

New tactics in bid to help homeless

PEOPLE are doing it tough and sleeping rough on the Mornington Peninsula in ever greater numbers. Mornington Community Information and Support Centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan said it was “concerni...

Call to reclassify peninsula

LEADERS of the newly formed business-backed Committee for Mornington Peninsula have told the state Opposition that the peninsula should be recognised by governments as “regional” rather than “metropo...

Crowd against plastic straws

A MORNINGTON Peninsula based social enterprise is on a mission to replace single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethically-sourced bamboo straws. Co-founders of theotherstraw Jamie-Lee Kay and Lenn...

New rules and costs for pools

NEW regulations being introduced in December mean backyard pool and spa owners must pay $37 registration fees to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The shire says it knows of about 17,000 combined p...

Farm ‘motel’ for foreign workers

A farm at Boneo has been given permission to build motel type accommodation for foreign farm workers. The workers will come to Australia under the federal government’s seasonal worker program. Mornin...

New deal to save recycling from tip

SOLO Resource Recovery has been hired to collect Mornington Peninsula Shire’s household recycled waste. The new contract means recyclable waste collected for the shire will not go to landfill. The ch...

Not wasting time

THE female partner of a man who blew more than three times the legal limit blasted police for “wasting our time”. Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over the 51-year-old Skye man in McClelland ...

Reset safety values

POLICE Operation Reset held over the weekend was aimed at encouraging drivers on the Mornington Peninsula to reset their attitudes towards road safety. Southern Metro Region Acting Commander Tony Sil...