‘Battle of Young St’ rages on

TRAFFIC is flowing along Young St again, although some bus services are not yet running through the street, amid a bitter war of words over businesses impacted by the $13 million redevelopment of the...

Rail line to Langy call

A PLEDGE by the state government to run “more trains, more often” along the Frankston line has been welcomed by a regional advocacy group but there is also a call for the rail line to be extended to ...

Deadline demand for basketball lease

COUNCILLOR disquiet about how much money is invested in representative basketball compared to community and junior basketball has emerged as a potential deal breaker that could sink the long-awaited ...

Bay rays out of harm’s way

A CAMPAIGN to save stingrays in Port Phillip Bay has made authorities act to increase protection for the animals dubbed “the puppies of the sea” by environmentalists. The Labor state government annou...

Brothel busters ‘on beat’

A CALL from councils to bolster policing of illegal brothels masquerading as massage businesses has been answered by the state government insisting existing resources are enough to crack down on dodg...

Councillor ‘breached’ conduct code

MORE than $30,000 of ratepayers’ money has been spent by Kingston Council this year to pay independent arbiters to investigate code of conduct complaints by councillors about fellow councillors. It w...

Saints slammed before exit

ST Kilda Football Club has been given a kick on the way out the door of Seaford’s Linen House by Frankston councillors critical of the AFL club’s lack of engagement with the community during its shor...

Tennis club lands hospital deal

A DEAL was sealed last week for Peninsula Health to buy out Frankston Tennis Club’s lease at Yuille St ahead of a planned expansion of adjacent Frankston Hospital. Peninsula Health acting CEO David A...

MPs split over assisted dying bill

TWO of the four MPs whose electorates cover Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula voted against the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed by the Victorian Parliament’s lower house. The upper house is...

Watchdog barks at councils

A REPORT released by the Victorian Ombudsman this month revealed 71 complaints about Frankston Council were made to the watchdog over a 12-month period but The Times has found just over 15 per cent o...