Basketball stadium bill still in play

RATEPAYERS may still face a substantial bill in the wake of Frankston Council walking away from a $12.7 million redevelopment of the Frankston Basketball Stadium. A 7-2 majority of councillors voted ...

Councillor forced out of Labor Party

A FRANKSTON councillor has been kicked out of the Australian Labor Party. South ward councillor Steve Toms had his party membership cancelled last month by the Victorian branch of the ALP. Cr Toms ha...

Rent stress hits home for many residents

NO neighbourhood in Melbourne or regional cities is affordable for a single person on Centrelink, single pensioner, or single parent on a low part-time income, Council to Homeless Persons CEO Jenny S...

Centre better after blaze

KINGSTON Council will contribute $29,000 of ratepayers’ money to help rebuild the Patterson Lakes Community Centre after a fire at the Thompson Rd building in March. A new outdoor area to include an ...

Page turns on summer fun

CHILDREN are being encouraged to switch off electronic devices and open a book this summer to be in the running for some prizes thanks to Kingston Libraries. This year’s Summer Reading Club was launc...

Push came to shove

A MAN who walked past the service area of a Dingley warehouse and into the goods area told staff he was there to collect an item. He “became vague” when queried and then became angry, making phone ca...

Bus stop assault

A MALVERN teenager was assaulted by a group of youths at a bus stop in Centreway, Mordialloc, 9pm, Tuesday 28 November. Three males and a female allegedly punched the 16-year-old several times in the...

Tools taken

PLUMBING and gas-fitting tools valued at $7500 and a De Walt gas nailer valued at $1000 were stolen from a tradie’s locked toolbox, overnight Wednesday 29 November. The toolbox was in a Hi-Lux ute pa...

Life saving club redesigned for coast

A RETHINK and redesign may see a $3.4 million redevelopment of the Edithvale Life Saving Club get back on track after initial plans were ruled non-compliant with the Coastal Management Act by the Dep...