Rates cap ‘no problem’

KINGSTON residents should not fear cuts to services when the state government’s rates capping policy comes into force next financial year, according to Kingston Council. Council corporate services ma...

Kids charity push not a gamble

A FUNDRAISING effort to help sick children that promotes the Melbourne Cup has been given the all-clear by the state government in the same week Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister Jane Garrett cal...

Boxing on over signal box

FRANKSTON Labor MP Paul Edbrooke has dismissed councillors’ concerns that the signalling box at Frankston train station could be demolished as part of the $63 million Frankston Station Redevelopment ...

Artefacts find a bind for kinder

INDIGENOUS artefacts discovered on land at Chelsea Heights are being assessed by experts to determine whether a Thames Promenade site can be used to relocate a kindergarten. It was believed the Chels...

Mayor: ‘Speak up on bullying’

FRANKSTON mayor Cr Sandra Mayer has been appointed as an ambassador for an anti-bullying organisation despite Frankston Council itself becoming embroiled in bullying allegations earlier this year. Th...

‘Lip service’ on station revamp

FRANKSTON Council and the Labor state government are at odds over the $63 million redevelopment of the Frankston train station precinct despite councillors voting last week to endorse the Frankston S...

New freeway signs – at last

ALMOST three years after opening in January 2013, Peninsula Link freeway will get directional and tourism signs that were omitted from the original brief for the $850 million road. The signs come cou...

Petition gets jump on basketball bid

FUNDING for a planned expansion of the Frankston Indoor Basketball Stadium in Seaford is still no slam dunk and the Frankston Basketball Association is ramping up its campaign to lobby for federal go...

Cash but no concrete plan for health hubs

THE Labor state government has trumpeted $5 million in funding for three new health hubs in “Melbourne’s growth areas” including Frankston but has refused to reveal where the three hubs will be based...