Former Swan runs rubber duck race

SPECTATORS lined Frankston’s foreshore last Monday hoping their lucky ducky would be the one to win them some big bucks. It was a race meet with a difference trying to make a difference. The inaugura...

Who watches the councillors?

AN independent observer will be hired by Kingston Council to observe councillors’ behaviour and advise whether action is needed. Councillors backed Cr David Eden’s suggestion at a council meeting thi...

Guy open to wedge review

PLANNING minister Matthew Guy has indicated he will consider Kingston Council’s contentious bid to rezone land in the green wedge to a minimum lot size of 2000 square metres, possibly paving the way ...

War memorial in doubt

FRANKSTON’S proposed new war memorial will not be completed in time for next year’s Anzac Day centenary commemorations amid councillors’ concerns about the project’s cost. The mayor Cr Darrel Taylor ...

Leash-free area bone of contention

DOGS may be allowed to roam free along Mentone Beach if a Kingston City Council 24-hour off-leash area trial is a success. A leash-free area could be located on the beach area adjacent to Charman Rd ...

Sculpture move ‘on the right track’

FORMER mayor Christine Richards and the Frankston Community Coalition ‘gang of six’ are pushing an idea to improve Frankston train station’s surrounds. The group has been talking to Frankston Council...

Shaw fighting on two fronts

LAST week was an eventful one for maverick independent MP Geoff Shaw, even by his now familiar high media profile standards. The controversial member for Frankston managed to anger Premier Denis Napt...

Abbott goes cold on science centre

THE CSIRO’s laboratories in Aspendale could be shuttered as part of a long-term plan flagged by the scientific research organisation’s management, with federal budget cuts also putting pressure on th...

First cuts are the deepest

A KINGTON retailer fears the federal government’s controversial cost-cutting budget, the first by the Abbott government, has caused consumers to keep their hands in their pockets and stop spending mo...