Rail rises at river

ELEVATED rail is coming to Carrum as part of the state government’s promise to remove level crossings along the Frankston line in a plan dubbed “sky rail” by opponents of any form of raised rail. Lab...

IBAC finds nothing to answer on wedge

INVESTIGATIONS by state watchdogs into alleged code of conduct breaches have found a Kingston councillor has no case to answer over the way he voted on Green Wedge planning matters during the previou...

Hall’s well for youth hub plan

YOUTH could hold the key to the future of the historic Mordialloc Masonic Hall. Kingston Council asked for expressions of interest last year for tenants to lease the vacant building that requires ext...

Artists left without studio

By Fran Henke AFTER 31 years of tuition, demonstrations and exhibitions, McClelland Guild of Artists is being shown the door by its landlords – McClelland Gallery Trustees. Gallery director John Cunn...

Reserve revamp cleared to kick off

OBJECTIONS against the redevelopment of Moorabbin Reserve have been dropped and the $28.4 million project will begin soon ahead of St Kilda Football Club’s move back to its “spiritual home”. The Vict...

Line avoids sky rail

LONG stretches of the Frankston line will not see sky rail erected but an 8-metre high elevated rail bridge will be built for about one kilometre between Kananook and Frankston train stations. The st...

Code of conduct agreed

FRANKSTON councillors have signed off on an agreed code of conduct to police behaviour and conflicts of interest. Councillors met last Monday (13 February) at a special meeting, open to the public, t...

Pay offer ‘a pay cut’

DISAGREEMENT over a pay offer to Frankston Council staff will see union members take industrial action on Wednesday in what could be the first of several disruptions to council services in coming wee...

Legal centre faces ‘crisis’ budget cut

A FRANKSTON-based legal service that has helped thousands of low-income clients to access free legal advice and representation will be forced to turn away clients when the federal government cuts fun...