Councils warned about corruption

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire, neighbouring Frankston and municipalities across the state have been warned to watch out for corruption when buying goods and services. The Independent Broad-based Anti-co...

MP quashes resignation speculation

ISAACS MP Mark Dreyfus has poured cold water on reports that he is thinking of resigning before the next federal election. In response to a report that he was considering calling time, Mr Dreyfus twe...

Communication is key for new CEO

PHIL Cantillon has been officially appointed as Frankston Council CEO. Mr Cantillon had been the CEO in an interim capacity, and has been at council since October 2017. Mr Cantillon said “Frankston C...

Union votes no to agreement

FRANKSTON Council employees signed to the Australian Services Union have met and voted to “support a no vote campaign” against council’s proposal for a new enterprise agreement. The ASU is a union re...

Ratepayer funded newsletter purpose debated

A FRANKSTON councillor has claimed that his “reasonable freedom of speech” was infringed when his column was removed from the Frankston City News before publication. Cr Glenn Aitken penned a column a...

Government help to clean creek

KINGSTON Council will seek to work with the state government to reduce pollution in Mordialloc Creek. On 26 August, council voted to “write to Tim Richardson MP to seek written clarification on Victo...

Council makes CEO pick

FRANKSTON Council will look within for their next CEO. Interim CEO Phil Cantillon will be offered the role permanently, The Times understands. It is understood that councillors made the decision at a...

Council makes land demand

KINGSTON COUNCIL is calling for the state government to follow through on their promise to invest in the Chain of Parks project. The Chain of Parks project has seen council purchase former landfill s...

Pleas to save trees

FRANKSTON Council will make a plea to the state government to have greater protection placed on red gum trees. Council voted on 22 July to make “representation” to the Premier Daniel Andrews, energy ...

Ratepayers pay for parting gift

RATEPAYERS will foot the bill for a gift to departing Kingston CEO John Nevins. Kingston Council voted on 22 July to “approve the expenditure of $2,000 for the purposes of a gift to the retiring CEO”...