Recycling charge up

‘China crisis’ forces rise RATEPAYERS across Kingston face a rise in charges for recycling after China banned almost all recycling materials previously sold to China from Australia. Any items with a ...

Big bucks for rail but timing everything

A PLEDGE to spend $225 million to electrify rail tracks from Frankston to Baxter was the big ticket item for the region in last week’s federal budget. Federal Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison confirm...

MP against electorate changes

FEDERAL Liberal MP Chris Crewther is lobbying the Australian Electoral Commission to prevent boundary changes to his electorate of Dunkley. Mr Crewther, who won the seat at the 2016 federal election ...

Crafty cut for beers

THERE were cheers all around about a tax cut for craft beer brewers after last week’s federal budget but price drops are unlikely to trickle down to drinkers. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has dec...

Roads, education focus for region

A VICTORIAN budget dubbed “a budget for the ‘burbs” has seen the Labor state government splash taxpayers’ cash across Mordialloc, Carrum and ultra-marginal sandbelt seats along the Frankston line ahe...

Licence loss for all drink drivers

THE days and nights of drink drivers who fail alcohol breath tests keeping driving licences in Kingston and across the state are over. From 30 April, any driver recording a Breath Alcohol Content rea...

Facelift for shop strips

THE Chelsea and Edithvale shopping strips may be rejuvenated if Kingston Council plans to revitalise the commercial areas come to fruition. Councillors at the latest public council meeting on 23 Apri...

Recycling crisis hits ratepayers

RATEPAYERS across Frankston will cop an increase in charges for recycling in the wake of China banning almost all of recycling material previously sold to China from overseas. Any items with a plasti...

Mayor pays own way on Japan visit

A POTENTIAL loss of “honour” between Frankston and Japan has been avoided after council’s mayor decided to pay for a trip to Frankston sister city Susono out of his own pocket. Some councillors at th...