No monitor yet

THE arrival of a state government appointed monitor to oversee Frankston Council operations has not yet been finalised. Labor Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz said the government has not yet...

MPs say ‘yes’ to marriage equality

POLITICIANS who may ultimately vote in Canberra to decide if same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia have declared their intentions in the marriage equality survey mailed out to Australian voters...

LXRA: ‘No change’ on road closure

THE state government authority tasked with removing level crossings along the Frankston line is not for turning on a decision to close Eel Race Rd in Carrum. The Level Crossing Removal Authority, a D...

Woman’s death ‘tragic accident’

AN elderly man who ran over and killed his wife in a supermarket car park at Patterson Lakes, Saturday 9 September, was taken to Cheltenham police station for interview but no charges were laid. The ...

Asbestos report ‘changed’

ALLEGATIONS that independent reports into the dumping of asbestos-riddled soil at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea late last year were “changed … under pressure” have been aired in state parliament. Libe...

Councillor to cop legal bill

RATEPAYERS will not foot any legal bill for a councillor accused of condoning alleged defamatory comments on Facebook. The deputy mayor Cr Steve Toms asked his fellow councillors to approve payment o...

Waste dumping ‘waste of money’

THE cost of cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish at the Arthurs Seat State Park and Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve is taking away money that could go to both parks’ upkeep, according to Parks Vic...

Australia Day stays on date

AUSTRALIA Day will continue to be a day of celebration in Frankston after councillors voted to reaffirm 26 January as the date council hosts citizenship ceremonies and Citizen of the Year awards. Fra...

Pedestrian dies in Patterson Lakes

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal crash in Patterson Lakes this afternoon. It is believed a van has struck a pedestrian in a car park outside shops on Thompson Road just after 12.30pm. Eme...

Road to election pledge

A CARRUM road earmarked for closure under the state government’s level crossings removal project would be reopened if the Coalition is re-elected at next November’s state election. Liberal state oppo...