New station is on line

A NEW train station on the Frankston line is open for business, commuters and shoppers. Southland Station, located between Cheltenham and Highett stations, near Southland Shopping Centre will see tra...

Hotel drinks plan shot down

COUNCILLORS have rolled the development dice in an effort to ensure a “substantial” food and drinks service is offered at the Mentone Hotel after any conversion to apartments. A 5-4 majority of counc...

Council walks from stadium upgrade

FRANKSTON Council has walked away from funding any part of a proposed $12.7 million upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium after months of negotiations over the signing of a new lease for the st...

All change for bus routes through suburbs

CHANGES to bus routes may be on the way. The state government says the proposed changes will make travel on buses “simpler and more reliable” but wants to hear from public transport users about the a...

Marriage equality’s big ‘yes’

THE majority of voters across the federal electorate of Isaacs backed same-sex marriage in the marriage equality postal survey in line with the nationwide vote. The Australian Bureau of Statistics an...

Young St bus space ‘shemozzle’

Bickering widens over space for buses along the street THERE are no plans to widen road lanes for two-way traffic along Young St despite concerns there is not enough space for buses to pass parked ve...

Hampton happy to be mayor again

LOVE and camaraderie were in the air as veteran councillor Colin Hampton was confirmed as Frankston’s new mayor despite “a difficult 12 months” between councillors. A 5-2 majority of councillors vote...