Plea to curb drug overdose toll

FRANKSTON had 71 unintentional overdose deaths between 2014 and 2018, making it the third highest of any Victorian region. The Mornington Peninsula, with 50 recorded deaths, was fifth on the list of ...

Pandemic’s violent complication

ELDER abuse, an insidious stablemate of family violence, is rampant on the Mornington Peninsula during these strained days of COVID-19. With Victoria’s second highest population of elderly people, th...

Councils unite on homeless moves

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is one of 13 councils representing two million residents in Melbourne’s east and south east lobbying for more social housing to “end homelessness”. Their focus was informed...

Beach box fire ‘deliberate’

POLICE believe a fire which destroyed a beach box at Rosebud early last Friday (11 September) may have been deliberately lit. Rosebud police said the 3am blaze at beach box number 80 near Adams Avenu...

Call for plan to target male suicide

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has the fifth highest number of male suicides in Victoria – one less than Frankston. From 2013-17 suicide was the cause of death for 100 people on the peninsula: 70 men and...

Turbulence ahead despite aero club’s win

IF they were cleared for take-off, it is most likely members of Peninsula Aero Club would be waggling their plane’s wings or doing victory rolls after winning two skirmishes with Mornington Peninsula...

‘Emphatic no’ to gas plan

MOST of the more than 2000 Mornington Peninsula residents who voted in an online poll are opposed to power company AGL’s plans for a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point. The one-week poll held...

Businesses call for help with ‘recovery’

A BUSINESS group wants Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to put a “roadmap” for economic recovery at the top of its priority list. The Committee for Mornington Peninsula says many local businesses a...

‘Black spots’ get $6m treatment

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has received 15 per cent of the federal government’s 2020-21 Black Spot road safety program – almost $6 million. The remaining $32.8 million will be divided up among the st...

Video flies in face of poll rules

A CLEVERLY edited but misleading video disparaging Mornington Peninsula Shire, its staff and Cr David Gill has encouraged one viewer to comment: “That guy needs shooting.” Clearly made in support of ...