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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…


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BANDITS AT 7 O’CLOCK! TYABB ATTACKED

Tyabb aerodrome copped a pasting when last week’s (10 May) council meeting dealt with funds sought by community groups via budget submissions, coming under sustained attack of the sort London’s Biggin Hill fighter base got…


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FAREWELL, CAPEL SOUND, AFTER 8 MONTHS

Just eight months after Rosebud West was renamed Capel Sound (postcode 3940), a group representing the Rosebud Business Estate wants to hie them back to Rosebud (postcode 3939). The first step was approved at last week’s…


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COUNCIL VETERAN BLASTS SHIRE ON GREEN WEDGE

EXCLUSIVE Former councillor David Gibb, veteran defender of the shire’s green wedge over his nearly two decades in office, has bitterly criticised the council executive team’s treatment of the zone in his submission to the…


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NEW BID FOR RED HILL APARTMENTS

EXCLUSIVE The long-running saga of Centrepoint at Red Hill South has entered a new chapter, with an old application now back before the shire to build “a tavern and double-storey serviced apartments buildings [sic] and associated…


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HILLVIEW QUARRY LOSES AT VCAT

EXCLUSIVE Hillview Quarries has lost its appeal to restart stone extraction at a site in Boundary Rd, Dromana. VCAT Member Judith Perlstein ruled that the relevant planning permit “has expired because the use of the…


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IS CONCRETE CASE MADE FOR $100K HELIPAD?

EXCLUSIVE STOP PRESS! Bandicoot is told a state-owned, state-maintained helipad lies idle on the Hastings foreshore at Long Island. Big enough to accommodate Elvis, it is kilometres from houses. Could this be the spot for…


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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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SPECULATION OVER VANISHING VICSMART REPORT

EXCLUSIVE A vital planning report on VicSmart that councillors agreed on 27 February would be discussed at the Tuesday 14 March meeting was missing from the shire agenda that was published on Wednesday 8 March….