Parking protest over new fees

RETAIL staff at Southland Shopping Centre have taken to the street in front of the shopping complex to protest against being charged up to $1300 annually to park a car while working in shops. More th...

Nurses, carers take action on pay dispute

NURSES and carers in Kingston are taking industrial action over pay and conditions at BUPA aged care homes. A stop work meeting and community barbecue to highlight workers’ wage demands and con...

Brothels busted by council

KINGSTON Council wants to get out of the brothel busting business amid an apparent rise in massage parlours illegally offering extra services. Council paid investigators in the past few months have c...

Monitor awaited

‘Right person’ for job needed THERE is still no indication of when a municipal monitor will arrive at Frankston Council more than a month after the state government formally voiced concerns about “co...

Internet of Things a Frankston first

A NEW internet network has been rolled out in Frankston in an Australia first launch of a commercial Narrowband Internet of Things. The low power wide area network is not connected to the national br...

Sharing is caring for yacht club

PLANS to redevelop Parkdale Yacht Club have hit choppy waters after a 5-4 majority of Kingston councillors decided to temporarily halt detailed designs for the building to try to find community group...

Developments in the spotlight

SAFETY concerns and potential conflicts of interest around property developments could see Kingston Council compile a register of names of all involved in the building of properties with ten or more ...

Second audit for Wells St spending

RATEPAYERS could pay another $25,000 for a second audit of the revamp of Wells St last year that went at least $1.7 million over its original budget. A 5-3 majority of councillors at the 25 September...

Street fair for Young and old

A STREET fair or night market at ratepayers’ expense could be hosted to “encourage shoppers back to Young St” after a $13 million refurbishment of the area. Frankston deputy mayor Cr Steve Toms won t...

Facebook comments under fire

AN APPEAL to clamp down on unsocial comments on social media sites such as Facebook will be sent to federal Attorney-General George Brandis by Frankston Council. Councillors at the 25 September publi...