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 ...

‘Big business’ budget slammed by Labor

FEDERAL Labor Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus has hit out at the federal budget as favouring “big business” over health services and education. Mr Dreyfus said Prime Minister “Malcolm Turnbull had one last ch...

Consultation on concept plan

PEOPLE can have a say on a draft concept plan for Patterson River at a public forum event or by completing an online survey. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is hosting...

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...

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...