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Crews from Mornington CFA arrived and extinguished the blaze, which also partially destroyed an adjoining deck. The gazebo had been finished the week before, police said.

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Dryer starts fire A FAULTY clothes dryer caused a fire at a house in Mt Eliza last week. The Millbank Drive owner, 48, alerted by the smoke alarm, discovered the fire in the laundry, 1pm, Saturday 19 August. Flames had spread into the roof when the Mt Eliza CFA brigade arrived and extinguished it.

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Nabbed: The view from inside the patrol car.

POLICE say their vehicles fitted with Stalker Mobile Radar Units can measure the speeds of vehicles travelling in both directions – even while they are moving. Somerville Highway Patrol detected a blue Holden sedan approaching at 113kph in an 80kph zone on Balnarring Rd, Tuerong, 11.20pm, Sunday 13 August. The 59-year-old male driver, of Merricks Beach, told police he “thought it was a 100 zone”. Police quipped this would have meant he thought he was “only going 13kph over the limit instead of 33”. The driver was issued with an on-the-spot $436 fine with four demerit points and one month’s loss of licence. Police said drivers are asked to note the speed limit on the roads they are using, and to drive safely

Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting feedback on the draft Mornington Peninsula Housing and Settlement Strategy 2017.

The Shire is also providing a series of informal drop-in sessions for people who may have questions relating to the Housing and Settlement Strategy.

This strategy aims to outline directions for future housing and population growth on the peninsula over the next 15 years while also recognising and protecting the special values and character of the peninsula.

You can now view the draft strategy and make a submission online, by email, in person or by post: Visit our Shire offices: Hastings, Mornington, or Rosebud, between 8.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday Post to: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Attention: HSS Project Officer Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, 3939. Submissions are now open and should be submitted by 5pm, Monday 25 September, 2017.

Attend a drop-in information session: Tues 5 Sept, 6 – 8pm Fri 1 Sept, 6 – 8pm

Wed 6 Sept, 6 – 8pm

Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington

Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Rd

Council Offices, 90 Besgrove St, Rosebud

5950 1967


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A CARRUM man, 32, was last week charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm after a 34-year-old woman was allegedly attacked with a machete in her Mt Eliza home. The man was the woman’s former partner. The woman suffered cuts to her hands when she fended off the attack, 1.55am, Monday 28 August.

Gazebo destroyed A MORNINGTON woman using a garden flame thrower to kill weeds accidentally set fire to her new gazebo, 1pm, Sunday 20 August. Police passing the Summerfield Drive property on their way to another job saw smoke and flames and helped the woman, 47, who was unhurt.

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Machete attack

MORNINGTON detectives last week charged three youths following an alleged theft and series of deceptions. The trio allegedly stole a car on 21 August which they used to evade police. A credit card in the car was allegedly used in a number of deceptions in the Mornington area. A 16-year-old from Mornington was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of obtaining property by deception and drug-related offences. A 15-year-old, also from Mornington, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, committing an indictable offence while on bail and drug-related offences. A 15-year-old from Hastings was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and committing an indictable offence while on bail. The three were bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

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The strategy will also form the basis for future planning scheme amendments to introduce the Neighbourhood Residential Zone to many of the peninsula townships. This will be Council’s best response to the government’s recent introduction of the three storey General Residential Zone.

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Trio charged over theft, deceptions

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