Southern Peninsula News 9 June 2020

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Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Driver peppered, arrested A MAN who allegedly drove at a police officer in Mornington was later pepper sprayed and arrested in dramatic fashion at Mount Martha. Police said they saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road and through the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Barkly streets, Monday night, 1 June. They pulled the driver over but when they approached his car he “took off again with one officer only just avoiding being struck”. The 50-year-old was intercepted by another police unit at Mount Martha but he allegedly refused to turn off his car’s engine. Police said they used pepper spray when arresting the man who was taken to hospital for assessment. Police were waiting to interview the man late last week. Anyone who saw either incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report

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THIRTEEN drivers were each fined $289 for driving past a police vehicle with flashing lights at more than 40kph, Thursday 28 May. Somerville Highway Patrol officers conducted Operation Safe-Mate as a result of being “thoroughly fed up with motorists whizzing past at speed while [we are] standing on the side of the road”.

Point of view: FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula roads are often patrolled by police from the state highway patrol. The picture shows them enjoying the view from Arthur’s Seat in a Tesla Model X. Details: bddy. me/2M7remP

They say the issue was highlighted by the quadruple police fatality on the Eastern Freeway in April. Officers patrolled the Mornington Peninsula Freeway between Moorooduc and Rosebud, targeting speeding and general traffic offences while enforcing the passing emergency vehicle at 40kph rule which was introduced in July 2017. One police unit dealt with an offending motorist, while a second further up the road checked the speed of vehicles passing the first unit. Police said “discretion was used” with all those fined doing at least 80kph – double the mandatory 40kph – past the police vehicle with the flashing lights. As well as the 13 drivers fined, police also detected three unregistered vehicles, two drivers under suspension, five speeding drivers (including a P2 P-plater, from Mt Martha, allegedly driving at 146kph on the Moorooduc Highway while “testing out [a] new differential”. They also impounded one vehicle.

Operation Safe-Mate will be run again on roads in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.

Car impounded A P-PLATER allegedly speeding and drink-driving in Mornington later allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.157 per cent. Mornington police pulled over the Langwarrin woman, 21, on The Esplanade, 9.25pm, Friday 29 May. Her car was impounded and she is expected to be charged on summons to face court at a later date.

Mate ‘loses’ BMW A 40-year-old Mornington man pulled over while driving his mate’s BMW while disqualified then provided a positive roadside drug test, Thursday 28 May. Somerville Highway Patrol officers impounded the car which carries a $1315 release fee. The man will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

The Minister for Planning has required AGL and APA to prepare an Environment Effects Statement (EES) to assess the potential for environmental effects of the proposed Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project. Formal exhibition of the EES and key approvals documents, being the proposed planning scheme amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme (C272), the EPA works approval application, and the pipeline licence application, is intended to commence no less than two weeks after the publication of this notice. Due to the declared state of the emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister has decided that conventional exhibition of the EES and key approvals documents for physical inspection at public exhibition places is not appropriate. Recognising this, the Minister has amended the procedures and requirements applying to the exhibition stage of the EES process for this EES. The EES and related key approvals documentation will be exhibited for a period of 40 business days for public comment. For exhibition purposes, the EES and key approvals documents will be available online at the Project website at During the public exhibition period, members of the public will be able to read the EES and the key approvals documents and make written submissions. A notice announcing the commencement of exhibition will be made, which will include information about how to make submissions. The EES is the accredited assessment process for each of the Gas Import Jetty Works and the Pipeline Works under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). Submissions can be made on EPBC Act matters as well.

Pre-order an EES Information Pack Request an EES information pack, free of charge. The pack contains: • • • •

A USB loaded with the complete EES and key approval documents A printed EES Summary Report A printed copy of the EES Map Book An information sheet on ‘How to Navigate the EES’

For those who may have accessibility issues, or where electronic options are impractical, hard copies may be requested. A charge for postage costs will apply for hard copies of the EES Main Report, and charges will also apply for printing of the EES Attachments and Technical Reports. Requested items will be sent in time for start of the exhibition period, or within a week of receipt of each request (and payment for hard copies where relevant). Please note the EES is a long document and we encourage the use of electronic versions to reduce any environmental impact.

For more information and to place your order visit or phone 1800 039 600


Southern Peninsula News

10 June 2020

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