Hotel: Two the limit

A BID to build a four-storey apartment building at the Mentone Hotel car park site has been knocked back by Kingston Council. Councillors voted to halt a design and development overlay process at the...

‘Narrow’ vote on Bay Trail

A MAJORITY of Kingston councillors want a section of Beach Rd to be narrowed to build the Mentone to Mordialloc part of the Bay Trail. The Kingston leg of the shared pathway for cyclists and walkers ...

Cruden Farm plan on way

CHANGE may be coming to Cruden Farm amid signs a property developer is showing an interest in the Langwarrin homestead. The idyllic 54-hectare estate was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s home for eight decad...

Basketball association threatened with axe

A MEDIATOR has been brought in by the state government to try to salvage a multi-million dollar expansion and upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium amid a council threat to “remove” the organis...

Wetlands warning on level

RARE species of bird that migrate to the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands and other endangered wildlife could be further threatened if rail under road is built at Bonbeach and Edithvale. The state governme...

Seal ‘attacked by dogs’

WILDLIFE officers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning want to hear from anyone who saw dogs attacking a seal on Edithvale beach last week. The alleged attack occurred after 7...

Food waste to be recycled

MORE than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste will be diverted from Melbourne landfills to a new composting facility as part of a deal with 13 councils including Kingston and Frankston fro...

Stadium lease stoush in overtime

A STALEMATE over lease terms for the use of the Frankston Basketball Stadium that threatens a $12.7 million upgrade and expansion of the stadium is no closer to resolution two weeks after The Times f...

Fear funding change may hit homeless

HOMELESSNESS could get a lot worse if Treasurer Scott Morrison “tampers” with any of the $1.3 billion of federal funding that keeps public and community housing afloat, according to Council to Homele...

Rosie Batty backs legal help centre

THE Frankston-based Peninsula Community Legal Centre has welcomed the support of high-profile domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty in the fight to stop funding cuts that could cripple the service...