‘Smirking’ mars council meeting

SMOOTH sailing at Frankston Council’s latest public council meeting last week was interrupted amid another clash between councillors in full view of the public and a monitor appointed to report back ...

Prime Minister’s whistlestop

FRANKSTON train station was a honeypot for politicians on both sides of the political spectrum last Monday (19 February). The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turned up at the station about half an ho...

Recycling rates rise warning

ALL ratepayers across Victoria could face higher rates bills, according to a peak councils body. The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has warned China’s ban on its import of certain recycling ...

Train ‘pain’ on line

NEWLY available data proves what long-suffering Frankston line commuters have often suspected – the train line is the most unreliable across the Melbourne metropolitan network. Public Transport...

Safe harbour gets the green light

ENVIRONMENTAL investigations will begin with a view to building a safe boat harbour for vessels during heavy weather at Olivers Hill. Federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther announced this month th...

Roundabout way to safety

WITH a recent history that includes 17 crashes requiring emergency services, the intersection of Western Port Highway and Robinsons Road, Langwarrin, is receiving an overdue upgrade. A roundabout at ...

Power compo ‘in post’

BAYSIDE households hit with a power outage during the last weekend of January will get compensation from electricity provider United Energy. Customers in suburbs including Mordialloc and Chelsea who ...

Sugary drinks ‘out of sight’

Getting tough on soft drinks VISITORS to sports and leisure centres in Frankston will soon see sugary drinks disappear from prominent display as part of a health push to discourage the drinking of so...

Ratepayers pay for monitor stay

A MONITOR sent to Frankston Council to report to the state government on “governance issues” at council will be paid $1200 for each day of the stay. Ratepayers will foot the bill for monitor Prue Dig...

Cameras call to view public

MEMBERS of the public who attend Kingston Council meetings to watch councillors debate and vote on council matters may be filmed in future in the wake of a turbulent planning meeting last month. Chee...