Shire to drown in fees, costs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is bracing for a “substantial administrative and enforcement obligation” when tough state government pool and spa regulations come into force early next year. The s...

Peninsula boxer ready for Kombat

BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell is going into next weekend’s Kings of Kombat bout “without injury for the first time in years”. Since his previous fight in December he has fully recovered from elbow...

Jet ski critics ‘demonise’ families

BOATING industry association’s have condemned the “repeated and ongoing attacks on Victorian boating families” by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. This follows the council’s push for residents to ...

Kaufland megastore rejected

THE state government has rejected the proposed giant Kaufland supermarket at the entrance to Mornington. Planning minister Richard Wynne last week ruled out the company’s bid to build a 4000 square m...

Shire pushing hard line on jet skis

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants residents to back its hard line against jet skiers on Port Phillip beaches.  It is urging them to speak up in a Maritime Safety Victoria survey on a prop...

Fine adds to boat ramp confusion

CONFUSION remains over parking and launching fees at boat ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. A boat owner was fined $81 last week for supposedly not paying a launching fee at Rye, prompting the Futur...

Tougher rules on the way for jet skis

JET-ski zones are likely to be in place on several Mornington Beaches next summer. The zones will confine jet skis to strict speed limits within a narrow corridor until they are 500 metres offshore.&...

Fighting the good fight for mankind

A FORMER soldier who is devoted to promoting world peace says our real enemies are not guns or wars – but the physical and emotional harm we do to others simply because we have not been taught to era...