Further delay over prayer or pledge

THE issue of whether or not to start Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meetings with a prayer or a pledge has received another setback. Councillors last week voted against giving the public a say on...

Doubts about councillors’ understanding

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are being asked to revoke Governance Rules they adopted last Tuesday (23 February) because some of them appeared not to understand what they were doing. Cr Anth...

Throw-aways a deadly diet for birds

CELIA Furt has been “horrified” by the cast-offs being thrown to seagulls at Hastings. While on one of her regular trips “to say hi to the pelicans” near the boat ramp, Ms Furt’s attention was drawn ...

Shire’s $32,000 payout to aero club

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has been ordered to pay $32,000 to Peninsula Aero Club for costs incurred during an ongoing fight over permit conditions. The club had sought $53,000 during a two-day Victo...

Mud no obstacle for angels’ fear of tread

THE Climate Guardian Angels were out on the mudflats at Crib Point on Monday (22 February) to highlight what an “environmental travesty” power company AGL’s gas import terminal would be for Western P...

Calls for trail blazing at the cape

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to adopt “big picture thinking” and focus a larger proportion of its spending on the “rural hinterland” rather than built up areas. The suggestion by Cr Davi...

Peninsula wineries join online sales guide

AN online wine directory was launched last week to help consumers “find their perfect local wine based on their taste preferences”. Behind the Vines links lets wine buyers take a virtual tour of wine...

Beach ‘will quickly be back to normal’

THE beach at Safety Beach may have taken on a dark hue, but assurances have been given that the former pristine sands will soon return to normal. The dark grey sand was pumped from the entrance to th...

‘Fire risk’ audit excludes houses

THE state government has been accused of ignoring aluminium composite cladding fire risks faced by people living in single and two-storey homes. Houses have been excluded from the government-ordered ...

Shire, Opposition unite against AGL

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire last followed the state Opposition in reinforcing opposition to power company AGL’s plan for a gas import terminal at Crib Point. The Opposition’s resources spokesperson Ry...