No budget lifeline for bay rescue groups

VOLUNTEER groups which play a huge role in rescuing those in distress on Port Phillip and Western Port bays are “bewildered” at being overlooked in last month’s state budget. The 26 marine search-and...

Council revises press relations

AN amended communications policy that encourages Frankston Council staff “to create, and maintain, positive working relationships with local media outlets” has been backed by a majority of councillor...

Trail build still not on the road

COMMUNITY feedback on plans to build the Mentone to Mordialloc section of the Bay Trail will be presented to Kingston councillors in June. Councillors at last week’s May public council meeting voted ...

Un-social media ‘menace’

ONLINE comments criticising councillors have been blasted as “deplorable” by the targets of “demeaning attacks” amid claims of death threats during discussions with members of the public about narrow...

Cricket play for AFL club training hub

CRICKET could be coming to Frankston in a big way after the Saints march out of Seaford’s Linen House sporting complex. The Times can reveal Cricket Victoria has been in touch with Frankston Council ...

Sports ‘empire building’ bid ends

EXPANSION plans by a company set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres have been sunk by councillors. Councillors at the May council meeting last week voted 5-3 to instruct Peninsula Leisure...

Straws strife rife on beach

PLASTICS found along Frankston beach last week are the final straw for Beach Patrol volunteers. The patrollers picked up a staggering 92 plastic straws along just 1.5km of sand in one hour. The straw...

No Hastings port in a storm for council

FRANKSTON councillors refused to reverse a flip-flop on support for a major container port at Hastings. An attempt by mayor Cr Brian Cunial to rescind a notice of motion passed by a majority of counc...

Budget comment

KINGSTON Council has released its 2016-17 draft budget aimed at enabling council to continue providing services, maintain infrastructure and deliver projects to strengthen the community. Mayor Cr Dav...

Bypass ‘build’ begins

WORKS to begin building a Mordialloc bypass got underway this week at the Waterways estate wetlands. Five boreholes, 35-50 metres deep, are being drilled at possible bridge pier sites to carry out ge...