Two’s up for hotel site apartments

PLANS to build a four-storey apartment building alongside the Mentone Hotel building have been shelved in favour of a two-storey complex. Developer Paul Huggins, of Momentum Developments, lodged a ne...

State brothel busters call wins support

COUNCILS across Victoria have backed a Kingston Council push for a state government led crackdown on illegal brothels masquerading as massage businesses. A Kingston Council motion tabled at a Municip...

Watchdog barks at councils

A REPORT released by the Victorian Ombudsman last week revealed 97 complaints about Kingston Council were made to the watchdog over a 12-month period but The News has found just over 10 per cent of c...

Pools closed at PARC

A PLUMBING problem has forced the shutdown of pools at the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre until the end of the month. The PARC learn-to-swim pool, aquatic playground and 50-metre pool were close...

Basketball stadium deal still in doubt

A SPECIAL meeting of councillors on Wednesday (25 October) may decide the fate of an $12 million upgrade to the Frankston Basketball Stadium. The project has been mired in bitter disagreement between...

More cash splashed on Yacht Club

HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars will be poured into the newly built Frankston Yacht Club in a bid to try to partially plug the financial hole that has seen at least $11 million of ratepayers’ ...

Parking protest over new fees

RETAIL staff at Southland Shopping Centre have taken to the street in front of the shopping complex to protest against being charged up to $1300 annually to park a car while working in shops. More th...

Brothels busted by council

KINGSTON Council wants to get out of the brothel busting business amid an apparent rise in massage parlours illegally offering extra services. Council paid investigators in the past few months have c...

Monitor awaited

‘Right person’ for job needed THERE is still no indication of when a municipal monitor will arrive at Frankston Council more than a month after the state government formally voiced concerns about “co...

Internet of Things a Frankston first

A NEW internet network has been rolled out in Frankston in an Australia first launch of a commercial Narrowband Internet of Things. The low power wide area network is not connected to the national br...