Councillor to cop legal bill

RATEPAYERS will not foot any legal bill for a councillor accused of condoning alleged defamatory comments on Facebook. The deputy mayor Cr Steve Toms asked his fellow councillors to approve payment o...

Waste dumping ‘waste of money’

THE cost of cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish at the Arthurs Seat State Park and Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve is taking away money that could go to both parks’ upkeep, according to Parks Vic...

Australia Day stays on date

AUSTRALIA Day will continue to be a day of celebration in Frankston after councillors voted to reaffirm 26 January as the date council hosts citizenship ceremonies and Citizen of the Year awards. Fra...

Pedestrian dies in Patterson Lakes

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal crash in Patterson Lakes this afternoon. It is believed a van has struck a pedestrian in a car park outside shops on Thompson Road just after 12.30pm. Eme...

Road to election pledge

A CARRUM road earmarked for closure under the state government’s level crossings removal project would be reopened if the Coalition is re-elected at next November’s state election. Liberal state oppo...

Golf plan for course ahead

A PLANNING review by the state government has prompted Kingston Council to reiterate its policy of preferring sold-off golf courses be kept clear of development as open space. Councillors at the late...

Kingston steers away from port support

KINGSTON councillors have changed a previous council position supporting a second major container port in Hastings. A 5-3 majority of councillors voted at August’s public council meeting to “take no ...

Cruden Farm homes plan on the outer

A BID to subdivide part of Cruden Farm in Langwarrin for residential development looks doomed after the state government signalled there is no intention to move Melbourne’s urban growth boundary. Tru...

‘Driverless’ cars in line call trials

DRIVERLESS cars may face an old school hurdle to stay on the road — the clarity of roadside painted lines. Semi-autonomous vehicles have been road tested along Eastlink since late last year and the t...

Bypass feedback sought

CONCEPT designs for the Mordialloc Bypass have been released and Kingston residents are being asked by the state government for their say. A nine-kilometre link between the Mornington Peninsula Freew...