Bay Trail section finally ticked off

THE Mentone to Mordialloc stage of the Bay Trail has been given the go-ahead by Kingston councillors. Councillors voted at June’s public council meeting last week to approve plans for the shared cycl...

Plastic ban plan is ‘in the bag’

SHOPPERS are being urged to bin plastic bags for the month of July to reduce pollution across bayside beaches and parks. Plastic Free July calls on people to refuse to use single-use plastic bags whe...

United against problem gambling

A CALL to join a campaign against problem gambling has been heeded by Kingston Council after councillors agreeing council should sign up as an Alliance for Gambling Reform group partner. Councillors ...

Stadium deal on the bell

THE long-awaited redevelopment of Frankston Basketball Stadium will go ahead after the council and the basketball association agreed on lease terms last Wednesday. Agreement came after a marathon ses...

Mental health treatment streamlined

MENTAL health sufferers on the Mornington Peninsula now have access to a six bed psychiatric assessment and planning unit. The unit will streamline the time spent in the busy emergency department at ...

Crushing message on monkey bikes

THE death of Carrum Downs mother-of-two Andrea Lehane in 2015 focused community attention on the illegal riding of monkey bikes in suburban streets and car parks. Ms Lehane, 34, was knocked six metre...

Supreme win for ‘church’ wedge build

A GROUP that had its bid to build a place of worship on green wedge land in Carrum Downs rejected by VCAT has won a Supreme Court of Victoria appeal to construct buildings on 26.3 hectares of land. T...

Partners saddle up

A NEW era of “cooperation” between the state government and councils across Melbourne’s suburbs has been heralded with the formation of six metropolitan partnerships by the government. The groups are...

Car park rent claim ‘nonsense’ – MP

STATE road authority VicRoads wants to charge Mornington Peninsula Shire annual rent of almost $22,000 for an unmade car park used by people dropping off and picking up children from schools in Mt El...