‘Gifts’ enable networking – mayor

TICKETS and invitations for council officers and councillors to attend sporting events are a “perfect example” of the type of “gift” that can benefit Mornington Peninsula Shire, according to the mayo...

Arts projects in the money

SIX arts projects have been awarded Kingston Council annual arts grants. Diverse projects including carers’ art classes, historical storytelling, a Chinese Cultural Festival and sci-fi workshops “to ...

‘Green land grab’ rejected

CENTRAL “green land” in Frankston is attracting interest for development as councillors debate how to push ahead with “greening” the city. The Times understands a state government department has in r...

‘Albo’ by the bay

THE federal opposition’s spokesman for infrastructure, transport, cities and regional development Anthony “Albo” Albanese, will get the lowdown on Frankston when he attends a “roundtable lunch” at th...

Survey says council is ‘above average’

AN annual survey of ratepayers has rated Kingston Council’s performance as “above average” compared to other councils across Victoria. Council says 400 randomly selected households throughout the Kin...

Deputy mayor leave

NORTH-WEST Ward councillor Lillian O’Connor has stepped down as deputy mayor of Frankston Council and has taken leave of absence for several months. The mayor Cr Colin Hampton said Cr O’Connor has ta...

Public to be filmed at council meetings

PEOPLE attending Kingston Council meetings will be filmed in future after some councillors voiced safety concerns in the wake of “disgraceful behaviour” at some meetings last year. Pointing a CCTV ca...

Greens in blue over planning

OPPOSITION by the Greens to a parliamentary amendment that would have given the Mornington Peninsula its own planning statement has been described as “so lacking in common sense as to defy belief”. P...

Council bids for share of sports funding

KINGSTON Council wants state government support to upgrade sports facilities for soccer, netball, football, cricket and bowls clubs. Applications are now open for a number of sports facilities grants...

Lobby group spreads influence

RATEPAYERS’ money will go to a lobby group pushing for more federal and state funding for Frankston. A 5-1 majority of councillors at the 14 May public council meeting agreed council should join the ...