Making New Year safe for all to enjoy

NO entertainment and no nonsense will again be Mornington Peninsula Shire’s approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern peninsula. Shire officers will work with police to minimise any negative impacts...

Car stolen, burnt

A CAR was burnt out after being stolen from outside its owner’s house at Safety Beach, overnight Friday 13 December. Burglars took the keys to the $20,000 Audi from a Rymer Street house and within ha...

Stay cool during family violence ‘peak’

MEMBERS of the community are being asked to “look out for one another” as calls for help with family violence are expected to peak during the holiday period. Police typically see an increase of famil...

Sand pump brings sand for beaches

A DREDGE pulled up off Rosebud beach and earth moving machinery arrived onshore last week to pump sand onto depleted beaches. The works will see 20,000 cubic metres of sand taken from offshore sandba...

Cars ‘jump’ red lights at school

MORNINGTON MP David Morris wants the state government to declare a highway school zone outside Balcombe Grammar School, Nepean Highway, Mount Martha. He says there are “credible and disturbing report...

Safety upgrades to ease road dangers

THE Moorooduc Highway, Western Port Highway and the Frankston Freeway are among roads to be equipped with wire rope barriers next year in a bid to prevent lane change, head-on crashes and run-off-roa...

When the lights go out

ELECTRICITY distributor United Energy wants Mornington Peninsula residents to prepare for extreme temperatures and the fire season by ensuring they “know what to do if the power goes out in an emerge...

Equipment on site

THE carbon capture and storage company CO2CRC has delivered the first major component of a hydrogen refining plant to AGL’s Loy Yang brown coal mine in the Latrobe Valley. The pilot plant being  deve...

Fire restrictions now in force

SUMMER’s official fire danger period started on Monday, coinciding with the week’s predicted high temperatures and dry conditions. The CFA-announced fire restrictions will last until 1am Monday 1 May...