Drowning death lessons for all

A CORONER’S report into the drowning death of a boy at Seaford in 2012 has recommended swimming and water safety education should be mandatory at every Victorian primary school. Nine-year-old Bailey ...

Waste hub still option

THE door is still open for parts of Kingston’s Green Wedge to be used as a waste hub for Melbourne after the state government released a statewide waste infrastructure plan late last week. One of the...

Man dies in earthmover accident

A CARRUM Downs man died after being crushed by earth-moving equipment he was operating in Moorhen Cr on Thursday. The 36 year old, a licensed operator, was landscaping the front yard of his home when...

‘No more deaths’: petition plea

THE tragic death of Mt Eliza woman Olivia Steadman-Meconi at the Robinsons Rd-Western Port Hwy intersection last month has prompted demands for a roundabout. A petition to be presented to Roads Minis...

Height fight fails to stop city plan

THE shape and height of things to come in the centre of Frankston was hotly debated at last month’s council meeting. Councillors voted to adopt the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre Structure Pl...

Permanent plan plea for Yarrabah

A SPECIAL needs school in Aspendale has special needs of its own. Rising enrolments at Yarrabah School, which provides programs and curriculums for children with intellectual and psychical disabiliti...

Award inspires new direction

FRANKSTON High School student Daniel Benjamin is on a high after receiving a Premier’s Award for excellence in his VCE studies last year. Frankston High School student Maria Veresova received a Premi...

Hospice moves into new $5m home

PENINSULA Home Hospice (PHH) has launched a $5m campaign to pay for its new Mornington headquarters. The building will provide the first permanent home for the 30-year-old organisation that supports ...

Time to fight crime on the Beach St front

BATTLING Frankston’s “negative image” – especially at shopping hubs in Beach St – was the topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s FUNC meeting in Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre. Frankston United ...