Drowning forces backflip on beach advice

WARNINGS about the pressing need to understand and appreciate the dangers of ocean beaches is the message emerging from a day of disaster at Mornington Peninsula beaches last week. A 45-year-old woma...

Councillor bows out on ‘celebration’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Cr Kerri McCafferty says she won’t be celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January because she does not see it as a day of national celebration. “Simply put, it’s not ...

Stabbing death at Hastings

PARAMEDICS were unable to save the life of a man found with upper body injuries in Hastings this morning, Monday 18 January. Homicide squad detectives were investigating the incident which occurred i...

Death at Bushrangers Bay

A woman has died and five other people had to be rescued at Bushrangers Bay this afternoon. It is believed four people were swept off rocks about 3.30pm. Two members of the public entered the water t...

Camping rules unchanged

CAMPING at Mornington Peninsula Shire-run foreshore reserves at Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento is continuing despite the latest COVID-19 outbreaks. The shire says it has not changed protocols announced in...

Reckless use of flare sparks scrub fire

A PARACHUTE flare set off by New Year’s Eve revellers is being blamed for a potentially devastating scrub fire in Mornington Peninsula National Park on New Year’s Day. Reports suggest young people ha...

All aboard for $20 billion rail ride to Rosebud

AN urban planning graduate and public transport advocate is working hard on his “life’s goal” of reshaping the Mornington Peninsula’s public transport network. Robert Whitehill’s Peninsula Rail Link ...

Shire reverse on Rye parking plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has reversed plans to use 50 car parking spaces in the busy Rye shopping strip for outdoor dining. The plans to “help local businesses bounce back from lockdown” al...

COVID hits shire’s bottom line

THE economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt at all levels of Australian government, with Mornington Peninsula Shire factoring in revenue losses of $9.4 million. In his introduction ...

Knock back for aged care plans

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled against Ryman Health Care’s plans for a retirement village and aged care home on Bentons Road, Mount Martha. The proposal was for a residenti...