Train pain is on way

COMMUTERS will face some early new year travel pain on the Frankston line while work is undertaken around Caulfield Junction to ensure new High Capacity Metro Trains can run through the junction. Pow...

Getting to know council grades

A STATE government website tracking the performance of councils across Victoria shows Kingston Council collects higher rates than similar-sized councils in the state but performs above average on pro...

Support for burns victim soars

A FISHING group that hosts lessons for disadvantaged and disabled children has rallied around to help a 7-year-old Carrum Downs girl who suffered burns to more than 60 per cent of her body in October...

Basketball stadium bill still in play

RATEPAYERS may still face a substantial bill in the wake of Frankston Council walking away from a $12.7 million redevelopment of the Frankston Basketball Stadium. A 7-2 majority of councillors voted ...

Councillor forced out of Labor Party

A FRANKSTON councillor has been kicked out of the Australian Labor Party. South ward councillor Steve Toms had his party membership cancelled last month by the Victorian branch of the ALP. Cr Toms ha...

Bay watch back for summer

VOLUNTEER lifesavers are back out on patrol across bayside beaches for the summer months. Life Saving Victoria is expecting “another busy summer” with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting soaring te...

Pools fix costly repair job

THE BILL for fixing underground pipes to reopen the main swimming pools at the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre in time for the busy summer months could creep close to the $1 million mark. The...

New hospital on horizon

AN AMBITIOUS vision of the future of health and education in the Frankston region has been unveiled under a plan to base a health and education hub at a rebuilt Frankston Hospital in partnership with...

New station is on line

A NEW train station on the Frankston line is open for business, commuters and shoppers. Southland Station, located between Cheltenham and Highett stations, near Southland Shopping Centre will see tra...

Hotel drinks plan shot down

COUNCILLORS have rolled the development dice in an effort to ensure a “substantial” food and drinks service is offered at the Mentone Hotel after any conversion to apartments. A 5-4 majority of counc...