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THE PLAN: COMMUNITY v. GOVERNMENT

■ Minutes of a special shire planning meeting, Hastings Hub, 22 June 2017. Meeting chair – Ms Christine Haydon, co-founder of Peninsula Speaks Present – councillors David Gill, Bryan Payne, Kate Roper, Simon Brooks, Rosie Clark [plus planning…


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FARMERS FINALLY GET THEIR HOUSE

■ “It is not the role of council to tell us where to put our houses.” The shire’s second Planning Services Committee meeting (the first was cancelled) was, for several people, an unmitigated success, in particular for farming…


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24,262 BLOCKS COULD GO 3-STOREY

More than 24,000 blocks of residential land, from Capel Sound to Baxter, will be vulnerable to three-storey housing development if Mornington Peninsula Shire fails in its campaign to reverse new state government inner city-style development…


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CRUDEN FARM: DAME ELISABETH’S INSTRUCTIONS

This is the schedule to the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Trust that governs the affairs of Cruden Farm. Signed on 30 March 2007, it may not reflect the circumstances that exist on 26 April 2017, a…


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OLD COOT FANCIES $30m HACIENDA

Bandicoot reads with interest the proposed sale of Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza for $30 million. He’s giving serious though to buying, as the Bandicoot Bower is looking a bit threadbare. The Cheese and…


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HUNT MOVES CLOSER TO THE TOP

Local federal MP Greg Hunt’s elevation to the Health and Sport portfolios in Malcolm Turnbull’s latest ministerial reshuffle positions him strategically for a further rise as Coalition Government instability continues. As a low-key, highly competent…


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NEWS FROM RATEPAYER ACTIVIST GROUP

1. VCAT refuse to grant permit for a 99-lot subdivision in Tootgarook Swamp On 14 November 2016 VCAT affirmed the Council’s decision not to grant a permit for a 99-lot subdivision in the Tootgarook Wetland…