Tallest tower gets council green light

A TOWERING 17-storey apartment building in the centre of Frankston has been given the go ahead by council after the developer was forced to add more car parking spaces. The skyline at Frankston’s fam...

Violence link to homelessness

FRANKSTON ranks highly on family violence statistics, according to Hanover Welfare Services. CEO Tony Keenan said the city’s reported incident rate of 1747 cases per 100,000 people was higher than Da...

Eviction fear looms again at cabin park

SEAFORD Beach Cabin Park residents still have the prospect of eviction looming over them with a new deadline for Frankston Council to stop a lease on Crown land fast approaching. Council has decided ...

Crime down, thefts from cars up

CRIME overall is reducing in the City of Kingston, with the rate down 2.3 per cent 2013-2014. Acting Inspector Janene Denton said that, over the past 12 months, the number of robberies had fallen 23....

Hamer legacy under threat

THE daughter of former Victorian premier Sir Rupert Hamer visited Kingston’s Green Wedge last week to see how her late father’s legacy could be threatened by encroaching development. Julia Hamer join...

Aged care land plan divides council

COUNCILLORS are divided over plans to build an aged care home in Collins St, Mentone, with some backing a community push to use the land as public open space. Council has begun an expressions-of-inte...

Edgy support rallies round

KINGSTON Council is scrambling to do all it can to save the iconic Mentone Hotel. Councillors voted on Monday evening to support any state government review of state heritage procedures to avoid the ...

Climate right for app to cut waste

IF all goes to plan, a free mobile phone app developed by a group of Monash students could offer Mornington Peninsula residents economic, social and environmental advantages all rolled into one. Thei...

Waste hub for wedge on horizon

A WASTE transfer hub could be established in Kingston’s Green Wedge despite Kingston Council’s efforts to stop the area becoming “Melbourne’s waste hub”. Councillors unanimously voted to ask the stat...

Memorial scaled back to go forward

A PEACE of sorts has broken out among Frankston councillors previously at odds with each other over the cost of a new war memorial to be located at Beauty Park. Some councillors baulked at a $1.4 mil...