Booked ‘speedsters’ slow to complain

ROAD safety camera commissioner John Voyage is puzzled at the lack of “objective evidence” presented to him by motorists blaming their speeding fines on faulty Peninsula Link cameras. Mr Voyage on Mo...

New jetty finally gets cash splash

A CRUMBLING jetty at Patterson Lakes Plaza will be rebuilt after Kingston Council and the state government resolved a dispute over funding for the project. The inner harbour jetty will be built with ...

Wrong way, go back on lights

AUTHORITIES have done a U-turn over controversial traffic light changes at a busy Chelsea intersection. Changes to the sequencing of lights at the Maury Rd and Nepean Highway in Chelsea, introduced i...

Arrests smash a ‘fraud ring’

BYSTANDERS scattered during what police call a “hot arrest” in front of a busy Frankston serviced apartment complex at about 3pm last Sunday (5 February). Detectives tackled a man, 28, to the ground ...

Marathon meetings are a temper trap

FRANKSTON Council’s monthly public council meetings have become mired in lengthy debates about individual councillors’ notice of motions. Councillors have lodged 37 notices in motions over three sche...

Ross River virus alert

CASES of Ross River virus have been confirmed in Frankston and Casey, prompting health officers to warn residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Victoria’s chief health officer Profess...

Beaches ‘wiped out’

ALL 36 of Port Phillip’s beaches were declared unfit for swimming on Monday after heavy rainfall and flash flooding hit Melbourne on Sunday. The Environment Protection Authority issued an alert on Mo...

NBN delayed until 2019

FASTER internet will be slower to arrive in Frankston with the national broadband network rollout to many homes and businesses delayed until 2019. In October 2015, the federal Coalition government an...

Council checks qualifications

AN INFORMAL audit of Frankston Council staff qualifications is underway in the wake of the resignation of a senior manager whose credentials are in doubt. Council employees have been asked to provide...

Ratepayers cop bill for asbestos clean-up

KINGSTON ratepayers will foot the full bill to move soil containing fragments of asbestos from Chelsea’s Bicentennial Park to a tip. Kingston Council was forced to remove a dirt pile from the park af...