Drivers caught

POLICE operation ARGUS, which ran until 1 September, saw 4577 breath tests administered to drivers in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas. The four day operation saw eleven drink drivers cau...

Shire to drown in fees, costs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is bracing for a “substantial administrative and enforcement obligation” when tough state government pool and spa regulations come into force early next year. The s...

Ratepayer funded newsletter purpose debated

A FRANKSTON councillor has claimed that his “reasonable freedom of speech” was infringed when his column was removed from the Frankston City News before publication. Cr Glenn Aitken penned a column a...

Pets need forever home

NEXT month’s Pets’ Day Out in Frankston could prove to be an ideal opportunity to adopt a rescue animal. The Lost Dogs Home will host a booth at this year’s event, offering advice to those thinking a...

Boats free to launch

A DAY on the water will now be cheaper for boating enthusiasts in Frankston. Boat ramp fees were abolished at Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill last week. Boat ramp parking permits will no longer be is...

Sustainability awards for groups

THREE local groups have been awarded for their efforts towards environmental sustainability. Natured Kids, the Frankston Beach Association, and the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre we...

Funds pulled from precinct

COUNCIL funds for netball courts at Overport Park in Frankston have been put on hold so that community consultation can take place. Frankston councillors voted on 2 September to put their $35,000 fun...

Newstart raise could help pay for housing

A DECLINE in affordable housing in Victoria is making it harder for people to make ends meet. The Peninsula Community Legal Centre says that “a decade ago, 30 per cent of new lettings in Melbourne we...

Former Dunkley MP loses his senate bid

FORMER Dunkley MP Chris Crewther has come up short in his bid to be elected to the senate. Mr Crewther was eliminated in the first round of voting. Sarah Henderson was instead chosen by Liberal colle...