Golf course petition drives dispute

A PETITION calling on Frankston Council not to offer a commercial lease on a public golf course saw council CEO Dennis Hovenden teed off that the proposal became public before councillors formally di...

Protest against ‘road to nowhere’

A PROTEST against the planned Mordialloc freeway landed on the doorstop of state MP Tim Richardson last week. About a dozen Residents Against Mordialloc Freeway (RAMF) protesters visited the Labor MP...

Councillor kicked out of meeting

THIS month’s public council meeting saw a councillor ejected from the chamber by the mayor during a fiery disagreement. Mayor Cr Colin Hampton ordered Cr Kris Bolam from the council chamber late in t...

Hub sign ‘hubbub’

A SEVEN-STOREY sign advertising Karingal Hub Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead by Frankston Council after a feisty debate at the 3 April public council meeting. The shopping centre owners I...

Eye on creeping costs for green walls

Council will consider installing green walls, also known as vertical gardens, throughout central Frankston but only after finalising how much the initiative will cost ratepayers. The state government...

CEO knocks back pay hike

FRANKSTON Council’s highest-paid employee has turned down a pay rise. Councillors conducted council CEO Dennis Hovenden’s annual performance review last month and collectively decided his performance...

Murphy back for second election fight

IT’S on. Again. Labor has chosen its candidate to contest the seat of Dunkley at the federal election when it is called. Peta Murphy, a lawyer, will again face off against Liberal MP Chris Crewther w...

Mentone Hotel ‘saved’

MUSIC, drinks and food will be on the menu at the Mentone Hotel again after a compromise deal agreed to include a bar in a redevelopment of the historic building. The plan to convert the hotel to apa...