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VERDICT ON COUNCILLORS: A FEW MUST IMPROVE

In AFL terms we’re at quarter time in the shire councillors’ four-year term of office. It has been a fluctuating year; headwinds, squalls, some floundering through muddy patches and one or two ill-considered out of…


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TYABB SKIES REMEMBER IN SILENCE

The skies were silent over Mornington Peninsula’s peaceful pastures on Remembrance Day 2017, with nary a warbird aloft to howl a requiem for the 99th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice. This could have been because…


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WASTE–TO–POWER RAISES A FEW ISSUES

A learned exposition about PPPs (public-private partnerships) has winged its way to Bandicoot’s email in-box in the past day or so, which wraps a considerable poundage of meat on to the bare bones of his…



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ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PERVERT

“Shire ‘junket’ anger” shrills the Mornington Peninsula Leader excitedly on page one of this week’s (24 October) edition. It was reacting to shire CEO Carl Cowie’s 20-day study tour to Europe, a trip enabled and…


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SAD, SILLY STORY OF POOL FOOLISHNESS

Bandicoot’s heart goes out to the hardy pro-pool group who flocked to council on March 14 to revive community interest in the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre, the project that some even now forlornly hope will…


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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….