Hotel ‘land grab’ irks group

THE Nepean Ratepayers Association is up in arms over an application by the developers of the Hotel Continental to build a 120 seat “outdoor dining room” on the front footpath. Ratepayers’ president C...

God purged from council ‘prayer’

THE 150-year-old tradition of reciting a prayer before local government meetings on the Mornington Peninsula has been scrapped after a motion by rookie councillor Anthony Marsh. His notice of motion,...

Shifting of sand abandoned

BEACH box owners at Mount Martha North Beach have missed out on what was planned as a sand-filled beach Christmas present courtesy of the federal government. Plans to move 10,000 cubic metres of sand...

China tariff threat to peninsula wines

MORNINGTON Peninsula wine producers are facing potentially serious consequences as a result of China’s effective ban on the importing of Australian wines. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced o...

Buses get a Budget boost

THE state government has allocated $13.85 million in the Budget to improve timetables and the frequency of bus services on Mornington Peninsula. Services on Route 788 from Frankston to Portsea will s...

Schoolies urged to be quiet

POLICE will be keeping a sharp eye on rowdy end-of-school celebrations on the Mornington Peninsula this year. They will be increasing patrols in such popular party locations as Rye, Sorrento, Dromana...

Four charged over stabbing death

DETECTIVES on Friday charged a fourth person over the alleged stabbing death of a Langwarrin man at Seaford last week. Frankston man Liam Casley, 18, was arrested at a house at Carrum Downs, 4.30pm, ...

Early call makes for happy campers

FORESHORE camping at Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento will resume on 2 January. This is one month earlier than was anticipated when Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO John Baker emailed campers that sites would...

Second sand swap to protect beach

DESPITE the advice of experts to the contrary, Flinders MP Greg Hunt and members of the Mt Martha Beach Group Committee say an “engineering solution” can be used to stop sand erosion. Starting this w...