Hastings

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Robber Gavin Perry on parole when he killed Hastings jeweller Dermot O'Toole, court told

Dermot O'Toole and wife Bridget.

Mark Russell The man who fatally a stabbed Hastings jeweller during a botched robbery was on parole after having been jailed for previous armed robberies, a court has heard.

Attacker 'screamed something' before Hastings jeweller Dermot O'Toole was stabbed

Steve Butcher She met Dermot O'Toole in Dublin when she was six, they became friends at Irish dancing and in 1972 the couple came to Australia for a change of lifestyle.

Labor jettisons backing for Hastings port

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Josh Gordon State Labor will abandon support for a new container port at Hastings, instead flagging plans for a massive new terminal on the other side of Port Phillip Bay between Geelong and Werribee.

Port of Hastings allocated $110m

Jason Dowling The Port of Hastings will be confirmed as Melbourne's next major container port with $110 million over four years committed for design and planning work.

Arrest on killing of Hastings jeweller

Red roses and dozens of other flower bouquets build up on the footpath outside the Jewel Shed.

Chris Hingston, Nick Toscano and Stephen Cauchi A 26-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a jeweller who was stabbed to death in his Hastings shop.

Woman dies after being struck by car in Hastings

Craig Butt An elderly woman has died in hospital after being struck by a car while crossing a road in Hastings, in Melbourne's south-east.

Hastings port expansion in doubt as Patrick pulls plug

Patrick Stevedores has told staff that its Hastings operations will be wound back from November.

Josh Gordon Baillieu government's plan for a massive expansion of the Port of Hastings dealt a blow with the port operator confirming it will close operations there.

The end of the road for the forgotten ones

Peter Barrett At Old Ballan Cemetery near Ballarat, Alan Barr, 68, describes his job as ''secretary, burial officer and everything else in between'', which includes maintenance worker and mower of about eight...

From the Ballroom to the tears

Mik Grigg Amid the midday Collins Street greys, the cast of Strictly Ballroom, The Musical appeared like exotic birds.

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

Container ship

Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

Questions over huge funding for 'Rolls-Royce roundabout' at Mt Eliza

Rania Spooner A Mornington Peninsula suburb has received more than $750,000 in black-spot federal funding to build a roundabout at an intersection in a 60km zone where there have been no fatalities in four years.

$40m in new police stations unlikely get 24-hour staff or be at full capacity for years

Nino Bucci Police stations worth almost $40 million are unlikely to have 24-hour rosters, or be staffed to capacity for years, despite state government commitments.

Victorian independents gear up for state election

Cathy McGowan MP for Indi join new members of the House of Representatives to attend an induction seminar in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 15 October 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Henrietta Cook and Richard Willingham Inspired by the success of Indi MP Cathy McGowan but keen to distance themselves from rogue balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw, a handful of eager independents are eyeing off the November state election.

Boy seriously hurt after crashing mini bike

Caroline Zielinski A young boy has suffered with life-threatening head injuries after he crashed his mini bike into a concrete gutter in Melbourne's south-east.

Coalition in $1.5 billion East West Link pledge

East West Link

Josh Gordon Denis Napthine has dramatically ramped up Victoria's infrastructure agenda ahead of the November 29 state election, confirming plans to build both stages of the East West Link simultaneously in an...

State budget 2014: Treasurer Michael O'Brien taking care of business

Malcolm Maiden.

Malcolm Maiden Has Victorian Treasurer Michael OBrien handed down a pro-business Budget? Not in the conventional sense. There are few outright giveaways to the business sector.

Letters

Economic security cannot exist in isolation

6 JUNE With the G20 approaching has Tony Abbott ever heard the saying ''no jobs on a dead planet''?

City planning 'needs more debate'

Clay Lucas Too many of Melbourne's big city-shaping projects are shrouded in secrecy, depriving the public of a chance to debate them, a senior planning industry figure has told an industry briefing on the...

Residents' amenity fears over Port of Melbourne projects

Fishermans Bend.

Jason Dowling Port Melbourne residents fear a perfect storm in traffic congestion from the $1.6 billion Port of Melbourne expansion and the 250-hectare Fishermans Bend urban renewal plan.