Anger over MP’s poll roll

NEPEAN MP Chris Brayne has involved himself in the October Mornington Peninsula Shire Council elections by listing several candidates on his Facebook page. In doing so, he has angered several sitting...

Farm gates going ‘outside’ to source produce

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is on a collision course with farms selling “farm gate produce” not grown or produced there or on neighbouring properties. While the shire says it is “committed to ...

Man charged over Rosebud attack

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder over an incident in Rosebud on Saturday 29 August. Police allege a man was armed with a tomahawk outside a shopping centre on Boneo Road jus...

AGL’s plan has ‘safety mechanisms’

POWER company AGL says “safety mechanisms” and “noise mitigation measures” are included in the design of the floating gas import terminal it wants to moor at Crib Point. “The safety of our people and...

Budget affected by COVID-19

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council’s half-year finances had been “sharply impacted” by the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns forcing it to make $3 million in cuts while facing a predicted $6.4 millio...

New faces set to dominate council

JUST five of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 11 councillors will stand for re-election in October. The five councillors who will recontest their seats are the deputy mayor Kate Roper (Cerberus Ward), Da...

Ageing now seen as a ‘positive’ event

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council last week adopted a draft five-year positive ageing strategy while acknowledging the “growing body of evidence… [that] the social and economic contributions of the ...

Two women wanted over Mt Eliza cannabis crop

Police from the Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit are seeking public assistance to identify two women in relation to a cannabis crop house in Mt Eliza. Police uncovered a commercial quantity of...

Shire, aero club head for VCAT showdown

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has taken the unprecedented step of publicly airing its grievances with the Peninsula Aero Club in the form of a “position statement” before the two parties headed ...

EES ‘proof’ of gas import plan fears

COMMUNITY group Save Westernport says details of power company AGL’s plans for a gas import terminal at Crib Point have “proven correct the fears of Mornington Peninsula residents”. With just one wee...