Village committees canned

THE way Kingston City Council consults with the community is set to change after almost 20 years amid claims of “secrecy” and – ironically – a lack of consultation. Kingston councillors clashed durin...

Council pops bar’s bubble

KINGSTON’S outdoor Pop-Up Bar faces the prospect of being popped down after councillors decided to review its liquor licence. Councillors have discussed the prospect of shutting down the bar and movi...

Kingston lifesavers are lives savers

KINGSTON lifesavers and lifeguards rescued 37 people from drowning during this year’s summer season. Life Saving Victoria figures revealed lifesavers and lifeguards in the area also took “preventativ...

‘Patchwork’ station plan condemned

PROMISES to upgrade Frankston railway station and its surrounds made by ex-premier Ted Baillieu before the 2010 state election could come back to haunt the Coalition government this year. With just m...

‘Exclusive’ letter lands

MENTONE Grammar sent a letter directly to Kingston City Council requesting the private school’s Keysborough playing fields be removed from Kingston’s Green Wedge. School principal Mal Cater and chair...

Schools loom as key election battleground

LABOR has fired the first major funding pledge salvo with marginal bayside seats set to become a major battleground at this year’s state election. Opposition education spokesman for education James M...

Tower of ‘error’

THE only way is up for an apartment complex set to be built at Mentone Junction despite Kingston Council objections to the proposal amid claims of a planning error that left neighbouring residents in...

Guy ‘no intention’ to rezone wedge

COUNCIL plans to investigate the possibility of rezoning 53 hectares of green wedge land within the boundary of Braeside Park, Southern Golf Club, Springvale and Governor Rds for residential developm...