Skaters take funding on board

TWO facilities in Carrum Downs have received welcomed state government boosts. Sandfield Reserve Skate Park will soon be revamped with more safety measures after a $200,000 upgrade was approved by th...

Robots to help family violence victims

KINGSTON Council have approved a $182,000 grant for a project that would see young children who have lived through family violence work with robots during therapy sessions. The “Little Sparks to Brig...

Divisive breakwater consultation

FRANKSTON Council will be hosting four “drop-in” consultation sessions about the proposed breakwater at Oliver’s Hill. The four events will allow people to “view the proposed plans for the Olivers Hi...

Pokies losses concern Kingston councillors

KINGSTON Councillors have voted unanimously to make a push to minimise the negative impact of pokies on the municipality. Councillors voted on 26 November to “prepare a report for the first ordinary ...

Baxter rail plans in doubt

FRANKSTON Council has made a plea to re-elected Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke to make funding commitments to their ‘Future Frankston’ projects. Council last week released a statement which heaped praise...

Edbrooke promoted to police gig

THE re-elected state Labor government announced their new cabinet on 29 November, with local MPs being promoted to parliamentary secretaries. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke will be working under Lisa Nev...

Students team up for youth expo

SCHOOL captains from across the Frankston region have teamed up to put together a plan for a youth expo in Frankston. The young leaders have been meeting once a month for the “School Captain’s Confer...

Sandbelt sees red in Labor landslide

ONCE marginal state seats along the “sandbelt” in Mordialloc, Carrum, and Frankston have seen huge swings towards Labor in Saturday’s state election. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny maintained her hold on C...

Edbrooke books a second term

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke has comfortably fended off a challenge from Liberal candidate Michael Lamb to book a second term as the member for Frankston. Soon after polls closed on Saturday 24 Novembe...