House calls for wrong MPs in sandbelt

BAYSIDE residents took a step back in time this month when contacted by a polling firm canvassing their views on local MPs. Voters were asked to rate the performance of previous MPs instead of curren...

Race on to save road

A FIGHT to keep Eel Race Rd in Carrum open to traffic is set to go the distance despite a decision to close the road as part of the state government’s level crossing removals project. A petition with...

Traders’ plea for state help

TRADERS frustrated over delays to a revamp of Young St in central Frankston have implored the state government to help out financially since the project was initially slated to finish in May. Federal...

Dogs ban stays put

DOGS will not be freed to roam along Frankston foreshore after councillors voted against a trial of a leash-free area between Frankston Pier and the Olivers Hill boat ramp. Councillors decided at las...

Pokies losses continue to mount

A STAGGERING $62 million was lost by punters on pokies in Frankston over 12 months according to figures released last month by Victoria’s gambling regulator. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liq...

Pay offer rejected again by workers

A MAJORITY of staff at Frankston Council voted down a pay offer last week amid an ongoing stand-off between employees and council management over a new enterprise bargaining agreement. A vote held la...

Cop vs firey: Battle for Frankston

A serving Victoria Police officer will face off against a former firefighter in what is likely to be a tight race to win the marginal seat of Frankston at next year’s state election. Frankston police...

Gledhill gets Libs’ nod for seat tilt

A KINGSTON councillor has been chosen to stand as a candidate for the Liberal Party in Mordialloc at next year’s state election. Cr Geoff Gledhill, who was mayor in 2015, was officially preselected l...

Promenade plan moves businesses

THREE businesses will be relocated as part of the plan to elevate rail and build a promenade in Carrum to separate road from rail at level crossings. Three buildings will be demolished and two vacant...