Cannabis crop seized after fire

MORE than 900 marijuana plants were seized in a raid on a Seaford factory, Thursday 4 May. The crop came to light when firemen arrived to extinguish a small blaze – ironically started when an illegal...

Court for family violence

A SPECIALIST family violence court to be established in Frankston is among a raft of state budget measures that MP Paul Edbrooke says “commit more to the prevention of family violence than the whole ...

Stadium process audit voted down

AN independent review of Frankston Council’s handling of negotiations over a new lease for the Frankston Basketball Stadium has been ruled out of bounds while negotiations remain deadlocked. Franksto...

Council ‘all at sea’ on port

AN abrupt about turn by Frankston councillors withdrawing support for a container port at Hastings has plunged council into troubled waters. The Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Shire councils prev...

Sports bar’s big win on appeal

A SPORTS bar will be built on Mordialloc’s Main St after clinching a controversial extra-time win at VCAT. A three-level Sporting Globe and Grill bar, with a maximum capacity of 450 patrons and open-...

Bypass on way

THE long-mooted Mordialloc bypass is expected to be built by 2021 after the state government announced $300 million for the project in the 2017-18 state budget unveiled on Tuesday (2 May). A 9-kilome...

MP backs Dame’s trustees

TRUSTEES behind a proposal to subdivide and sell off part of Cruden Farm have been given qualified support from Liberal MP Neale Burgess. Mr Burgess attended a 21 April community meeting held by the ...

Basketball stoush goes into overtime

NEGOTIATIONS over a lease for the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford remain deadlocked in the wake of a march by about 500 people demanding Frankston Council rethink a controversial rent proposa...