City looks to health sector for jobs boost

FRANKSTON City’s health sector is booming and the mayor, Cr Darrel Taylor, thinks the time is right for major health organisations to set up shop in the city centre. “The shift in the industry has be...

Watchman keeps eye on councillors

FRANKSTON councillors have been under investigation for the past few months. An independent observer has been shadowing their every move at council meetings to put together a report on their behaviou...

Power to the people’s music

THE People Place Music Club’s ‘Big as Texas Concert’ is getting bigger each year. Organiser Jamez Harrison said preparations for the fourth annual concert to be held next month are well underway. Mr ...

Mayors sign up for city fix

THE mayor of Frankston and five former mayors are blaming the city’s woes on 40 years of broken promises by state politicians. In a letter to the Premier Denis Napthine and Labor leader Daniel Andrew...

Chaos reigns as wild winds wreak havoc

MELBOURNE’S bayside suburbs were lashed by a fierce wind storm on Tuesday that damaged homes, cut power supplies and created havoc for commuters as train services were suspended and major roads shut....

Post office plan ‘under review’

ESTABLISHING a post office at Aspendale Gardens would be a “huge win for a community isolated from postal services,” Mordialloc MP Lorraine Wreford said. She is urging residents to sign her online pe...

About face stops watchman clocking on

KINGSTON councillors have backed away from hiring an independent observer to monitor their behaviour during debate at meetings. Earlier this month, councillors voted to investigate the possibility of...

Cash flow not on the house… yet

BUREAUCRATIC red tape is delaying much-needed funding to occasional child care centres amid federal and state wrangling over who should distribute $12.6 million worth of monies to those who need it m...

Rate rise pain moderates

KINGSTON property owners will have to fork out an average of about $70 extra on their rates next year, with council proposing a “moderate” 4.25 per cent annual rate rise under its 2014-15 draft budge...