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...

No compromise on committees

VILLAGE committee presidents have failed to convince some councillors to reverse their decision to suspend the community consultation forums while their future is determined. Several presidents made ...

Shaw says sorry with Amazing Grace

HEARD the one about the MP who crossed the Premier then appeared at “a comedy show”? It was no laughing matter for Premier Denis Napthine who – ironically – called Geoff Shaw’s apology to Victorians ...

Cooking up a Wish list

BANKERS will become bakers to whisk up cupcakes and biscuits in aid of a good cause. Staff at Frankston’s Bendigo Bank will host a Bake Off to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Ins...