Pokies venues win big

POKIES venues have been big winners from decisions made by the state’s gambling regulator over the past few years and applications for extra electronic gaming machines are being effectively “rubber s...

Council weed killer ‘may be harmful’

A WEED killer used by Kingston Council has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, infertility and cancers. Council workers spray Roundup Biactive to control weeds and there is mounting evidence that one...

Grant response not so quick

A COMMUNITY group that became embroiled in a political stoush and legal threats over funding from ratepayers has again applied for a grant from Kingston Council. Kingston Residents Association, a gro...

Sky rail noise report annoys

ELEVATED rail “will reduce noise” from passing trains for anyone living near a train line according to the state government but anti-sky rail campaigners opposed to elevated rail along the Frankston ...

Draft budget open for comment

SERVICES will not suffer despite the Labor state government rate cap coming into force this year according to Kingston Council. Council has released its 2016-17 draft budget for community feedback be...

Group gives government clip on sky rail

A COMMUNITY group with the best interests of the Chelsea and Bonbeach commuters at heart has come up with a visual way to submit its concerns about sky rail along the Frankston line to the state gove...

Cash for station revamp in budget

THE allocation of $50 million for the redevelopment of the Frankston train station precinct was the headline act for Frankston in this year’s state budget released last week. The cash splash is confi...

Careless acts help thieves

“IT was a stupid thing to do”, admittedly, but easily done: the ramifications, though, are irritating, far-reaching – and costly. Langwarrin resident Steve Haddow made the mistake of leaving the keys...

Consultants ‘under control’

CLAIMS that council payments to external consultants are on the rise made Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden see red at last week’s public council meeting as it emerged a committee of councillors ...

Sky rail high on council’s mind

PUBLIC Transport Minister Jacinta Allan visited Kingston Council last week to discuss community concerns over the possibility of sky rail along the Frankston line. The Minister’s visit last Thursday ...