More trouble for Yacht Club building

NEGOTIATIONS to lease out a bottom floor section of the Yacht Club building have hit troubled waters. Frankston Council confirmed last week that negotiations to occupy the space, which has mostly sat...

MP defends mandatory reporting

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke revealed his father’s story of survival in an emotional defence of mandatory reporting legislation which would force priests to report confessions of sexual abuse. Mr Edbro...

Apartments ‘no longer safe’

A MORDIALLOC apartment complex has been evacuated amid safety concerns. An inspection of the complex by a Victorian Building Authority panel on 22 August led to the building being vacated. The panel ...

Summer beachgoer disruption ‘crazy’

A REPORT will be prepared for Kingston Council to help determine if Bay Trail works will prove disruptive for beachgoers over summer. Councillors voted at their 26 August meeting to ask council offic...

Cancer screening participation ‘low’

LESS than half of eligible Frankston residents are taking part in the national bowel cancer screening program, new figures have revealed. Dates released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welf...

Shire pushing hard line on jet skis

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants residents to back its hard line against jet skiers on Port Phillip beaches.  It is urging them to speak up in a Maritime Safety Victoria survey on a prop...

‘Pathways’ reveal domestic violence

INCREASING money for free legal services could help improve the early detection of family violence on the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston. The Peninsula Community Legal Centre, which has office...

Council changes ‘a waste of time’

KINGSTON mayor Georgina Oxley has called for changes to council’s ward structure to be held off. In June, the Victorian Electoral Commission began a review to determine if Kingston has an appropriate...

Path opens up

WORKS on a new path to “improve the connectivity between Patterson River and the National Water Sports Centre in Bangholme” have been completed. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said the path was “a big step...