Freeway on the way

IT looks like it is full speed ahead for the construction of the Mordialloc Bypass linking the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village. Two contract...

Lobby group spreads influence

RATEPAYERS’ money will go to a lobby group pushing for more federal and state funding for Frankston. A 5-1 majority of councillors at the 14 May public council meeting agreed council should join the ...

Consultants arrive at council

CONSULTANTS have visited Frankston Council alongside the municipal monitor brought in last year to help councillors get along with each other and ratepayers will foot the bill. Former Carlton Footbal...

Electorate change objections mount

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council has lodged objections to boundary changes to the Dunkley electorate that would see Mornington and the northern part of Baxter move into the Flinders electorate. Shi...

Big win for Ally’s family in budget

A SEAFORD family feels like it won the lottery in this month’s federal budget but “the win” has nothing to do with putting cash into their hip pocket. The Clarke family is rapt that daughter Ally, 10...

Volunteers thanked

SELFLESS people who pitch in for the good of the community deserve a pat on the back during National Volunteer Week from 21-27 May. The mayor Cr Colin Hampton publicly thanked volunteers across Frank...

Recycling charge up

‘China crisis’ forces rise RATEPAYERS across Kingston face a rise in charges for recycling after China banned almost all recycling materials previously sold to China from Australia. Any items with a ...

Big bucks for rail but timing everything

A PLEDGE to spend $225 million to electrify rail tracks from Frankston to Baxter was the big ticket item for the region in last week’s federal budget. Federal Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison confirm...

MP against electorate changes

FEDERAL Liberal MP Chris Crewther is lobbying the Australian Electoral Commission to prevent boundary changes to his electorate of Dunkley. Mr Crewther, who won the seat at the 2016 federal election ...

Crafty cut for beers

THERE were cheers all around about a tax cut for craft beer brewers after last week’s federal budget but price drops are unlikely to trickle down to drinkers. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has dec...