Bandicoot under threat from government

THE federal Department of the Environment is trying to take the southern brown bandicoot off its threatened species list. The move has angered conservationists in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula r...

Councillors ‘feel bullied’

TENSION between councillors erupted into the open at a Frankston Council meeting last week. The first monthly meeting of the year last Monday evening had to be halted for about 10 minutes after counc...

Memorial ‘moves forward’

FRANKSTON’S new war memorial is a step closer to reality after Frankston RSL agreed to work with council on a scaled back design budgeted at about $490,000. In November, councillors voted to a new me...

Full steam ahead for station revamp

PREMIER Daniel Andrews visited Frankston last Thursday to confirm his newly elected Labor state government will redevelop Frankston train station and its surrounds in its first term. Before November’...

Police hunt for Carrum Downs sex offender

Detectives from the Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team are on the hunt for a man who exposed himself to an elderly woman in Carrum Downs last year. Investigators have been t...

Trains not stopping all stations

METRO Trains has denied trains skipping stations on the Frankston line is a regular occurrence. Melbourne’s rail operator was criticised last week after it was revealed an average of 15 trains skippe...

Uber’s arrival challenges taxi operators

CONTROVERSIAL ride-sharing business Uber launched its uberX service across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula late last month despite operating illegally in Victoria. Uber’s online system allows ...

Councils rates warning

COUNCILS across Victoria have been warned not to gouge ratepayers next financial year ahead of a state government edict aimed at capping rates rises at the consumer price index rate. Premier Daniel A...