Shire shies away from ‘racist’ database

RACISM has been raised as a reason by some Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors for not supporting the creation of a database of foreign owned land in the green wedge zone. Cr Sarah Race said moves...

Push for more time on green wedge plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is making a submission to the Melbourne Green Wedges and Agricultural Land Consultation (MGWAL) paper despite wanting the public exhibition time extended to at least the en...

Time to listen to Indigenous voices – mayor

ORGANISERS were pleased to see a large crowd of supporters at the Changing the Date Yarning Circle event at Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association on Australia Day, 26 January. “Many of our mob are fe...

Bid to overturn ‘prayer’ decision

DEFINITIONS of a prayer and a pledge have become part of the ongoing debate following the December decision by a majority of Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors to amend the wording of the prayer ...

Fire risks clad in secrecy

SECRECY surrounds the location and identities of nine Mornington Peninsula buildings with combustible aluminium cladding. In keeping with its long held policy, Mornington Peninsula Shire last week av...

Fatal crash in Mornington

A man has died after his vehicle lost control and rolled in Mornington overnight. Police believe the vehicle, which was travelling south on Nepean Highway, lost control near Webber Street and struck ...

Vandals again wreak havoc at centre

STAFF at Sorrento Community Centre say they are being “driven to desperation” by the offensive behaviour of young hoons shouting abuse at clients and damaging property. Manager Heather Barton said sh...

‘Rave’ highlights lack of security

AN ORGANISED rave party, illegal campers and fireworks have highlighted the ease with which intruders can enter Point Nepean National Park. Although concerns about the rave, or “bush gath”, attended ...

Brother on murder charge over Hastings death

THE brother of a Hastings man found dying in the street Monday 18 January has been charged with murder. He was due to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning. Jesse Tovey, 2...

Cut back, but celebrations go ahead

COVID-19 restrictions have forced Mornington Peninsula Shire to drastically cut back its Australia Day events. Among the events cancelled are the parade down Main Street, Mornington, a carnival and s...