Arts experts bow out

TWO doyens of the Frankston arts scene have left the stage. The final curtain has fallen on Frankston Arts Centre manager Robin Batt’s two decades at the helm of council’s cultural headquarters and M...

Labor commits to green wedge protection

NEW Planning Minister Richard Wynne has given the first indication that Kingston’s Green Wedge will not be opened up to residential development under a Labor state government. Kingston Council is pre...

Anger over Pompei’s licences decision

A DECISION by Kingston councillors to split three licences held by the Pompei family estate has failed to quell troubled waters at Mordialloc Creek. After a long-running expression of interest campai...

Station parking fees flagged

COMMUTERS using Frankston train station in future may have to pay to park as part of the redevelopment of the transport hub. Labor pledged to spend $50 million to upgrade the train station and its su...

Auditions for collaborative dance theatre

PERFORMERS Sofia Grage-Moore and Leah Ferguson, 16, and Georgia Rollings, 23, are involved in an exciting new initiative called Loco Youth Dance Theatre. They help make collaborative dance and theatr...

Hunt on for Frankston safe thief

Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identify a burglar who stole a safe from a Frankston shopping centre last week. The burglary took place at th...

Forward thinking vital for business

FORMER UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher infamously proclaimed “there is no such thing as society” in 1987 but it is not an opinion futurist Mark McCrindle would share. The social researcher, autho...

The art of making an appeal

THE McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery is asking Frankston businesses and residents to pitch in to keep its Langwarrin premises open. McClelland has faced a financial squeeze since the death of ma...

Rates cap means ‘jobs crisis’

THE south east suburbs could face a “jobs crisis” if a Labor state government pledge to cap rates goes ahead, according to Frankston councillors. At last week’s public council meeting, councillors we...

Danger flagged as boats, swimmers in mix

KINGSTON Council has taken up a fight to reinstate a no-boating zone off Aspendale beach on behalf of residents. Parks Victoria moved a no-boating area from in front of the Gnotuk Avenue carpark sect...