Frankston lobbies against port plans

FRANKSTON Council says its call for a container port at Hastings is based on economic benefits and concern for the environment. The mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said on Friday that the state government’s “c...

Serve for tennis centre plan

IT is far from game, set and match for a proposed $14 million tennis centre at Centenary Park despite Frankston Tennis Club members agreeing to vacate the club’s Hastings Rd site. The club’s tennis c...

Police search for missing 90-year-old

UPDATE: Nina has been located by the police helicopter – very wet and cold but uninjured. Taken to hospital for a check up. Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 90-year-o...

MP counsels council on station

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke has welcomed council’s views on how best to redevelop the Frankston train station precinct but says the community and state government will have the final say on the specif...

‘F-bomb’ hits council chamber

THE F-word was uttered in the council chamber at the latest public council meeting and it wasn’t “Frankston”. Cr Rebekah Spelman let an expletive slip during a debate about relaxing beach curfew regu...

Same-sex marriage views differ

THE debate around legalising same-sex marriage in Australia gathered pace last week after the United States Supreme Court ruled that nation’s Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. The...

Algae tracking no bore

HAZARDOUS blue green algae in the Quiet Lakes at Patterson Lakes could become more prevalent if a plan by Melbourne Water to ease back monitoring goes ahead. Kingston Council has asked Environment Mi...

Tree of Life

Phil Price’s large scale, wind-activated kinetic sculpture, The Tree of Life, located near the Peninsula Link Cranbourne Road exit is being dismantled much to the disappointment of people passi...

Conference calls on Canberra trip

THREE Frankston Council representatives headed to Canberra this month for the National General Assembly hosted by the Australian Local Government Association. Mayor Cr Sandra Mayer, Cr Darrel Taylor ...

Rooming house rejected

A BOARDING house operating since late last year in Karingal Drive will not be allowed to take in more tenants and some residents will be forced to leave. At last week’s public council meeting council...