Crushing message on monkey bikes

THE death of Carrum Downs mother-of-two Andrea Lehane in 2015 focused community attention on the illegal riding of monkey bikes in suburban streets and car parks. Ms Lehane, 34, was knocked six metre...

Supreme win for ‘church’ wedge build

A GROUP that had its bid to build a place of worship on green wedge land in Carrum Downs rejected by VCAT has won a Supreme Court of Victoria appeal to construct buildings on 26.3 hectares of land. T...

Partners saddle up

A NEW era of “cooperation” between the state government and councils across Melbourne’s suburbs has been heralded with the formation of six metropolitan partnerships by the government. The groups are...

Car park rent claim ‘nonsense’ – MP

STATE road authority VicRoads wants to charge Mornington Peninsula Shire annual rent of almost $22,000 for an unmade car park used by people dropping off and picking up children from schools in Mt El...

Rent stress distress

A SINGLE parent in Frankston working part-time, receiving a Centrelink pension of $40,000 and looking to rent a two-bedroom unit with a child or children would be faced with “severely unaffordable” r...

Pokies politics in play

A PUSH against pokies is being planned in the lead up to next year’s state election by a group trying to enlist councils to the anti-pokies cause. The Alliance for Gambling Reform wants councils to s...

Board pay revealed by council

FIVE board members of a company set up by Frankston Council to manage the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre are collectively paid $116,149 each year. Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial confirmed last ...

‘Dirty’ diner fined

A BURGER joint in Frankston has been slapped with a $30,000 fine for multiple food handling offences including failing “to maintain the food premises to a standard of cleanliness”. The America-themed...

Plane drama for dance teacher

AN ACCLAIMED ballet dance teacher from Frankston South caught up in a bomb scare on a plane last month says she will not let the incident stop her travelling. Sandra McKay, who founded the Rosebud Ba...