Station precinct get finishing touches

WORK on the village green at the newly opened Carrum Station has been completed. The station opened for passengers in February this year, but works have continued. All facilities at the station are n...

Council wants more say on rooming houses

FRANKSTON Council wants to play a bigger part in the regulation of local rooming houses. The state government’s Department of Health and Human Services currently works with Consumer Affairs Victoria ...

Six more months for Centrelink office

CENTRELINK’S Mornington office is set to remain open until March 2021. The centre had been scheduled to close for good in September, with local Centrelink services switching to a  single desk at...

Parking fine refund cost revealed

KINGSTON Council has refunded more than $850,000 worth of parking fines which may have been illegally issued between 2006 and 2016. Council set up the parking infringement reimbursement scheme last y...

Welfare cuts will cause poverty – MP

THE federal government’s decision to reduce JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will “throw many people into poverty”, Dunkley MP Peta Murphy says. From September, the JobKeeper payment will be cut to $...

Trains back up and running

TRAINS have returned to the Frankston line after nearly two months of replacement buses. Buses have replaced trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc stations since 23 May. An uninterrupted train serv...

Fake signs defy lockdown law

FAKE signs with Kingston Council branding have been put up at local playgrounds, telling residents it is okay to use the equipment despite the lockdown restrictions currently in place. The mayor Geor...

Residents get rate reduction

KINGSTON Council has approved a five per cent rate cut for residents. Council’s draft annual budget for the 2020/2021 financial year had suggested that rates should be raised by 2 per cent, but counc...