Council changes ‘a waste of time’

KINGSTON mayor Georgina Oxley has called for changes to council’s ward structure to be held off. In June, the Victorian Electoral Commission began a review to determine if Kingston has an appropriate...

Path opens up

WORKS on a new path to “improve the connectivity between Patterson River and the National Water Sports Centre in Bangholme” have been completed. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said the path was “a big step...

ANZAC ceremony support signalled

FRANKSTON Council have backed away from plans to drop all in-kind support to the Frankston RSL for the annual ANZAC Day ceremony. Councillors voted at their 12 August public meeting to donate 80 chai...

Childcare centre plans rejected

A PLAN to construct a childcare centre on Barmah Court, Frankston South, has been knocked back by Frankston Council. A number of Barmah Court residents made submissions to council opposing the propos...

New busking rules finalised

FRANKSTON Council has voted unanimously to endorse their new busking code of conduct and street performance permit conditions. Under the revised rules, buskers will face new restrictions on how long ...

Bigger council is considered

THE Victorian Electoral Commission is seeking submissions to help decide if Kingston Council should expand to be represented by eleven councillors. The VEC began a review to determine if Kingston has...

Business case due ‘shortly’

THE findings of a business case assessing the extension of the Frankston rail line are due “shortly”. The state government announced the business case and planning work for “a future extension of the...

Pier can’t weather the storm

FRANKSTON Pier is in need of repairs after a 20 metre section of it broke off in harsh winds. The end of the pier broke free on Friday, 9 August and floated down to the beach. Parks Victoria closed o...

Punters pour money into pokies

GAMBLERS in Kingston rank among the biggest losers statewide when it comes to how much money they lose on electronic gaming machines. The Kingston area ranked ninth on the list of total losses on EGM...

Pokies still plague Frankston

GAMBLERS in Frankston lost over $62 million on poker machines between July 2018 and June 2019. Figures from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released last week showed just ...