School scoops more awards

AN ASPENDALE school has seen years of work on its Sustainability Precinct since 2013 featuring an outdoor kitchen, vegetable gardens and animal enclosures pay off with two big wins at Sustainability ...

Tips jar stolen

POLICE are searching for a man who allegedly stole a tips jar from a Mentone store on Monday 25 September. At about 12.40pm, a man stole a muffin from the Como Parade West store as well as the jar co...

Remembrance Day services

FRANKSTON RSL Remembrance Day services will be held on three days this month. The events will commemorate the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I. Remembrance services will be held at: Frankst...

‘Dunny debate’ finally at end

THE long-running debate over demolishing the Granary Lane toilet block in Mentone has come to an end after councillors voted to keep the existing building but close it to the public. The public conve...

MPs divided over assisted dying

A CONSCIENCE vote on the Voluntary Assisting Dying Bill passed by the Victorian Parliament’s lower house last week saw Labor comrades in marginal “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line split on th...

State emergency costs are covered

THE tab for some funding provided by ratepayers to state emergency services units will now be picked up by state taxpayers. Kingston Council will no longer contribute about $16,000 annually to Chelse...

Brothel busters ‘on beat’

A CALL from councils to bolster policing of illegal brothels masquerading as massage businesses has been answered by the state government insisting existing resources are enough to crack down on dodg...

Councillor ‘breached’ conduct code

MORE than $30,000 of ratepayers’ money has been spent by Kingston Council this year to pay independent arbiters to investigate code of conduct complaints by councillors about fellow councillors. It w...