Councillor kicked out of meeting

THIS month’s public council meeting saw a councillor ejected from the chamber by the mayor during a fiery disagreement. Mayor Cr Colin Hampton ordered Cr Kris Bolam from the council chamber late in t...

Hub sign ‘hubbub’

A SEVEN-STOREY sign advertising Karingal Hub Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead by Frankston Council after a feisty debate at the 3 April public council meeting. The shopping centre owners I...

CEO knocks back pay hike

FRANKSTON Council’s highest-paid employee has turned down a pay rise. Councillors conducted council CEO Dennis Hovenden’s annual performance review last month and collectively decided his performance...

Murphy back for second election fight

IT’S on. Again. Labor has chosen its candidate to contest the seat of Dunkley at the federal election when it is called. Peta Murphy, a lawyer, will again face off against Liberal MP Chris Crewther w...

Mentone Hotel ‘saved’

MUSIC, drinks and food will be on the menu at the Mentone Hotel again after a compromise deal agreed to include a bar in a redevelopment of the historic building. The plan to convert the hotel to apa...

CEO’s salary rises slightly

KINGSTON Council’s chief executive officer John Nevins has seen his annual pay rise by 1.5 per cent to more than $380,000 after a performance review. The mayor Cr Steve Staikos confirmed the salary i...

Basketball money on way to park

TAXPAYERS’ money could be heading to a sports stadium at Jubilee Park if a Frankston Council plan to divert funding from its original destination of the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford. Counc...

Let there be lights

MATCHING funding announcements from both major political parties seem set to be a political tactic in the lead up to November’s state election. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the Frankston Dolphins’...

Parties unite over power

THE Port of Hastings is being seen as an integral link in supplying liquid hydrogen to Japan. The hydrogen, produced from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley, will go overseas while the CO2 released in ...