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NEEDED: ENFORCERS FOR SEPTIC STINK

EXCLUSIVE This is a tale of two families. For eight months they have endured a problem neighbour, whose activities are denying them the right to (as the Victorian Law Reform Commission puts it) “quiet enjoyment”…


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SHIRE STAFF HEAD FOR BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS

■ Well, some might get a workdesk in Collins St! Mornington Peninsula Shire is about to – or has already – acquired an office in Melbourne’s CBD, primarily as a workplace for planning officers, Bandicoot believes….



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OPPOSE WYNNE, SHIRE LETTER URGES ALL

■ Councillors approve state-wide campaign Mornington Peninsula Shire is writing to every council across Victoria to seek support for its campaign to have the state government withdraw or amend recently introduced planning laws – imposed…


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MOOROODUC PLAIN ESCAPED SUBURBAN FATE

EXCLUSIVE Bandicoot, with his interest in history (his own history runs well back into the 20th century), went on the alert when Professor Buxton mentioned old, mercifully abandoned state government plans to subdivide the Moorooduc…


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SHIRE FIGHT TO STOP WYNNE’S “WRECKING BALL”

EXCLUSIVE Three-storey houses can now be built “as of right” in some villages and townships across the Mornington Peninsula as a result of Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s recent radical, unheralded and unconsulted changes to residential…


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FERRY TRAFFIC WORRIES SORRENTO

EXCLUSIVE Concern is mounting among Sorrento residents as they absorb the implications of the proposed new ferry terminal and study some of the claims made to gain public support for the $17 million project. Among…


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SORRY KIDS, WE’VE AXED THE PET EXPO

Shire councillors followed a staff recommendation at the 23 May council meeting to “immediately” axe the Peninsula Pet Expo, paving the way for reallocation to other pet-related projects of the $80,000 which shire officers claimed…


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DEMAND HIGH FOR SHIRE GRANTS CASH

  ■ 37 applicants vie for $118,000 fund pool ■ Aero club seeks veto on local development The last hundred thou or so of shire grant funds will come to council this Tuesday (23 May) for approval…