Call to action station

FRANKSTON has waited nearly three decades for a safer, more functional train station precinct, says lobby group Frankston Community Coalition. The group – formed in January to pressure politicians fo...

Walker’s been going coastal for 40 years

GRAHAM Patterson’s ambition to walk the entire coastline of Victoria including Port Phillip had an inauspicious start. In the early 1970s he decided to walk from Port Fairy to Portland but part-way a...

Bandicoot corridor plan axed

THE state government has removed habitat corridors from its plans to protect the iconic southern brown bandicoot in the southeast. Conservationists were told about the backflip two weeks ago at a mee...

Mayor will stay if a Liberal candidate

FRANKSTON’S mayor Darrel Taylor will not surrender the mayoralty if he wins Liberal Party preselection for the state seat of Frankston. A move to force Cr Taylor to step down was narrowly defeated at...

Gallery in cash crisis

THE McClelland Gallery faces a funding crisis following the end of a $400,000 annual grant from its major patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. Dame Elisabeth’s support ended when she died 14 months ago but...

Mayor wants to be MP

FRANKSTON’S mayor Cr Darrel Taylor is aiming to be the Liberal Party’s candidate for Frankston electorate at the November state election. Cr Taylor nominated for preselection last week and if chosen ...