Councillors flag return of committees

A COMMUNITY push to have more access to Kingston councillors to provide feedback may see ward-based committees of residents formed to formally speak to council’s elected representatives. Councillors ...

Home heights go up

HOMES will be able to be built slightly higher but not wider, depending on the size of a block, according to changes made by the state government to Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 development guidelines. L...

Footpath delay ‘dangerous’

A FORMER mayor of Frankston has become frustrated with a lack of council urgency to build a footpath in Frankston South at a “dangerous blind corner” for pedestrians. Ex-councillor Darrel Taylor says...

Stadium stoush blows up

A BITTER argument over lease terms that endangers a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Frankston Basketball Stadium has erupted publicly while building contractors on site wait to begin work. A meet...

Director resigns, trustees intervene

THE director of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park has resigned and the trustees of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park will meet artists previously told to vacate premises to review leases at S...

Sky rail plan ‘arrogant’

BUSINESS deals to build sky rail along sections of the Frankston line won’t be “torn up” but any incoming Coalition state government in Victoria will look again at any level crossing removal not fini...

Stadium upgrade in strife

MILLIONS of dollars in state and federal funding could be lost to the Frankston area amid a stand off over a new lease for the Frankston Basketball Stadium. Construction work on a first stage $12.7 m...

Lobbyist hired for council cash dash

A COLLINS St lobbying firm was hired by Frankston Council to push for state and federal funding for the region in the lead up to 2010 state election and 2016 federal election. The hiring of a lobbyis...

Rail rises at river

ELEVATED rail is coming to Carrum as part of the state government’s promise to remove level crossings along the Frankston line in a plan dubbed “sky rail” by opponents of any form of raised rail. Lab...

IBAC finds nothing to answer on wedge

INVESTIGATIONS by state watchdogs into alleged code of conduct breaches have found a Kingston councillor has no case to answer over the way he voted on Green Wedge planning matters during the previou...