Sharks score cash splash

FOOTBALLERS, cricketers and netballers all got a boost last week with a $100,000 grant to redevelop the pavilion at Bonbeach recreation reserve. The money will provide unisex change rooms, improved u...

Planting the seeds of success

PLANTING shrubs, cleaning off graffiti, picking up litter and even lobbying for a new public toilet in the shopping centre are worthwhile tasks being undertaken by the Chelsea Bonbeach Train Station ...

Three wheels and a dream

IT’S a big challenge but Edithvale cyclist Alexandra Gale-Grime says she’s up or it. Next month she will cycle 600km through Thailand to raise money for a cause close to her heart. She and her team h...

State urged to back third line plan

THE state government is being asked to climb aboard a plan to electrify the railway line to Hastings between Frankston and Baxter. Frankston Council says benefits include being able to stable on the ...

Kingston rents out of reach

THE number of affordable rental properties in Kingston has slumped by 92 per cent over the past 10 years – making life even tougher for low income earners. Figures released by the Council for Homeles...

SecondBite serves up hope

WINTER is the time when we need a hot, nourishing meal to help us through the day. For most of us it’s taken for granted, but the sad fact is that many residents simply cannot afford one. Not without...

Road to Mordi bypass mapped

THE state government’s budget commitment to improving Melbourne’s major roads network came into local focus last week when Premier Denis Napthine visited the site of the proposed Mordialloc Bypass. H...

Battlers bear budget burden

THE most disadvantaged people in our society will be the hardest hit by the federal budget – the young unemployed, disabled, and single parents, says Victorian Council of Social Services CEO Emma Kin...