Youth locked out of housing

YOUTH homelessness is on the rise and Mission Australia figures reveal nearly one in six young people aged 15-19 have experienced homelessness. The statistics include “hidden homelessness”, youngster...

Labor comes to Baxter line party

THE electrification of the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter now has bipartisan support from both the Liberal and Labor parties. Federal Labor shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese visi...

Tax scammers hit the phones

TAX time is also scam time for thieves trying to intimidate people into handing over bank or credit card details to pay a fictitious tax debt. Scammers have been calling people throughout the Frankst...

Pokies losses surge

Councils want state action COUNCILS across Victoria are uniting to demand changes to pokies laws but the plea seems to have fallen on policymakers’ deaf ears. The Labor state government, led by Premi...

Driver blows it on Peninsula Link

Somerville Highway Patrol officers nabbed a driver speeding at more than 75km over the speed limit in Frankston last night (1 August). Police clocked the Ford Territory allegedly travelling at 175kmp...

Dogs homeward bound

LOST pooches will be quickly reunited with Kingston municipality owners who nominate a second and third contact for registered pets. Kingston councillors at the 23 July public council meeting unanimo...

Fests face council cuts

RISING recycling costs may mean the party’s over at some festivals hosted by Kingston Council. Councillors voted in May to pass a $25 rise in recycling fees to each Kingston household as China’s ban ...

Council morale ‘low’

CONFIDENCE in senior leadership at Frankston Council is low, according to the first staff survey conducted at council for many years. The results of an employee “alignment and engagement survey”, see...

Tenders face more oversight

CONCERNS over potential conflicts of interests will see greater oversight of a company set up by Frankston Council to manage aquatic and sports centres. Councillors at the 23 July public council meet...

Land ‘lost’ in Baxter line plan

THE state and federal Liberals’ pledge to spend $450 million electrifying the Frankston line to Baxter may come at the cost of green wedge land in Baxter. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and state op...