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You’ve lost mail

A Spike in mail thefts has been reported to police in Kingston and Bayside areas. One offender has been charged in relation to the theft of mail. A police spokesperson said “identity theft in Australia costs us around $2 billion a year. It is then a key enabler of serious and organised crime which costs […]

Help enhance and contribute to our coastline

Do you have an interest in protecting and enhancing the Peninsula’s coastline? You may be interested in joining a Coastal Advisory Group. Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to join a Coastal Advisory Group for the Flinders and Rosebud coastal areas. Coastal Advisory Groups are regarded as a key point of contact […]

Police keeping summer safe across bay

Police in the North West and Southern Metropolitan regions will kick off Operation Summersafe this Sunday with an arsenal of tools at their disposal to help ensure community safety over the summer period. Local police will work closely with specialist state-based resources including the Public Order Response Team, Mounted Branch, Water Police, Drone Unit and […]

Blue Bottles on the rise

Surf beaches around the peninsula are reporting the rare arrival of blue bottles. Seen more commonly further north on NSW and Queensland beaches, local sightings have been reported at Gunnamatta, Flinders Beach, Sorrento, Phillip Island and even in Port Phillip Bay. If you haven’t come across them before – beware – they hurt. Blue in […]

Peaceful march against violence

Several hundred people marched through Hastings last Friday (22 November) to show their disgust of family violence. The fifth Taking a Stand Against Family Violence march organised by Westernport Respectful Relationships Group was formerly known as the White Ribbon March. The annual march raises community awareness about family violence and “helps the community to unite […]

Peninsula residents push for jet ski ban gathers momentum

Calls for segregated jet ski areas or complete area bans along parts of the Mornington Peninsula are gaining momentum, with one surf lifesaving club fearing that it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed. Jet skis have increasingly become a staple along the summer hotspot, with waters becoming particularly busy over the Christmas […]

From 158kg to 53kg…Jacqui Grant’s story of transformation

Acclaimed author Jacqui Grant launched her new book ‘Life Beyond Obesity’ on The Locker Room Saturday 23 November. The personal trainer and life coach has been tailoring help for people with health and fitness concerns for a while now. Her first book was an Amazon best seller and she has had over 30 years as […]

Why Frankston is a rising arts and culture hotspot

Christmas Festival of LightsKylie Auldist, celebrated feature vocalist of The Bamboos and Cookin’ on 3 Burners, leads Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights celebration on Saturday November 30. While Auldist takes over the main stage, Frankston’s Skating Wonderland will take over the Frankston Library forecourt for those daring enough to try their hand on the ice. […]

Protecting unique characteristics of Rye

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Draft Rye Urban Design Guidelines. Mornington Peninsula Shire is reviewing the existing conditions of the Rye commercial centre and north of Collingwood Street, and has developed draft Urban Design Guidelines to provide clear design guidance for future development of private land within […]

Buruli Ulcer research on Peninsula continues

Due to community concerns, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, a partner in the Beating Buruli in Victoria research project, sought alternative methods to those proposed as part of the study aimed at reducing mosquito numbers and evaluating the effect on the spread of the Buruli Ulcer. Amongst the alternative approaches was a ‘source reduction’ method, which […]