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SAVE-SHIRE CAMPAIGN WRITES TO MPs

■ But where is the real battle plan? Mornington Peninsula Shire’s campaign to reverse the state government decision to “Melbournise” the peninsula has begun, with a letter from mayor Bev Colomb to local state parliamentarians Martin…


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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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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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ANGRY COUNCILLORS REJECT MEDIA POLICY

EXCLUSIVE Councillors have, in a stormy private briefing session last Tuesday (6 June), emphatically rejected a proposed shire media relations policy that would have given council officers control over what councillors could or could not…


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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…


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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…