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Archives for January 2021

MORN. PENINSULA: Abalone haul, 7 arrests

Seven men, allegedly involved in an abalone poaching syndicat.e were arrested at Mornington by Fisheries Officers and Victoria Police. Mornington officers observed two men, one of which was known to them for previous alleged abalone offences, allegedly taking abalone at Fossil Beach. Victorian Fisheries Authority Director of Education and Enforcement Ian Parks said the men

MORN. PENINSULA: $4.5 mil. boost for Flinders Hall

A total budget of $4.5 million will be applied to the re-development of the Flinders Hall. Anticipated upgrades to the services and utilities will occur in early April , with the main construction commencing in late September. Project completion is currently expected in October 2023. The facility will be home to a wide variety of

DANDENONG: ‘Not so fast’ says Council

“Not so fast”, Greater Dandenong Council is saying about proposals for a hazardous lquid waste recycling plant at Dandenong South. The State Government made an announcement on January 10 regarding the planned recycling plant. “This announcement relates to a grant that has been provided to a Dandenong South business by Sustainability Victoria for the treatment

PENINSULA: Locals awarded honours

A number of local people in the Mornington Peninsula-Greater Dandenong region were recognised in last week’s Australia Day Honours. Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of AustraliaMr Michael Raymond BUXTON, Portsea. For significant service to the visual arts, and to the property development sector.Mr Robert Samuel McKAY, Sorrento. For significant service

BRIMBANK: Sunshine wreckers raided by Police

Police last week charged a man with numerous offences as a result of an investigation into the handling of allegedly stolen vehicles at an automotive wrecking business in Sunshine North. Vehicle Crime Squad detectives executed a search at the Baldwin Ave addres, following information that the business had allegedly been operationing in contravention of the

EAST: 200-kmh on Freeway

Operation Holidays, resulted in the arrest of eight teenagers following a series of incidents which occurred between December 30 and January 6. This includes an alleged aggravated burglary in Kew where two luxury vehicles were stolen and then subsequently used in a robbery in Yarraville. Four of the teens were arrested after they attempted to

BOROONDARA: Joint honour for top citizens

Yvonne Giltinan and Dr Elaine Ong were last week recognised as joint Boroondara Citizens of the Year, and Aidan Dimitriadis was announced as Young Citizen of the Year. Yvonne Giltinan is founder and choral director of the Yarra Gospel Community Choir. Over the past 17 years, she has grown the choir from just four original

MORNINGTON: New centre for young and old

Young and elderly Victorians will learn under the same roof together, with the State Government backing construction of an international learning centre in Mornington. Ingrid Stitt, Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt, announced Andrew Kerr Care will receive $500,000 from the Labor Government to construct a 66-place facility creating an Intergenerational Learning Centre. This intergenerational

BAYSIDE: Works on Middle Brighton Pier

The State Government is getting on with vital repair and maintenance works to reopen the iconic Middle Brighton Pier. Melissa Horne, Minister for Ports and Freight, said the vital repair and maintenance works will not only ensure the pier is made safe for everyone to use again in coming months but will also ensure the

MORELAND: Works underway at Coburg

The State Government is investing in grassroots sports and elite women’s football, with works underway on the Coburg City Oval. Ros Spence, Minister for Community Sport, visited the iconic VFL ground which is being transformed thanks to $3 million from the Government. The project, due to be complete in June, will see the oval transformed

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