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”...

Survey says council on the up

FRANKSTON Council’s performance has improved, but are still below the standards set statewide according to the results of a community satisfaction survey coordinated by the Department of Environment,...

New CEO chosen

JULIE Reid has been announced as the new CEO of Kingston Council. Ms Reid replaces outgoing CEO John Nevins, who has been with Kingston Council since 2005. Her tenure will begin on 26 August. “I look...

Kingston Council structure review

THE Victorian Electoral Commission have begun a review into the structure of Kingston Council.  The electoral representation review will determine whether Kingston Council has an appropriate num...