New addition to Waterfront plan

FRANKSTON Council has given the go ahead to another key part of its major foreshore development plan – a new building to house Frankston Yacht Club, a cafe and a restaurant. The three-storey building...

Call to action station

FRANKSTON has waited nearly three decades for a safer, more functional train station precinct, says lobby group Frankston Community Coalition. The group – formed in January to pressure politicians fo...

Critics wage war on green scheme

UNEMPLOYED young people from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will soon be able to apply to join the Coalition government’s Green Army environmental training scheme but they will be paid well b...

Wedge opened

MAJOR changes to Kingston City Council’s green wedge policy were made at last week’s council meeting, with councillors deciding vast tracts of green wedge land should be opened up to development to g...

Walker’s been going coastal for 40 years

GRAHAM Patterson’s ambition to walk the entire coastline of Victoria including Port Phillip had an inauspicious start. In the early 1970s he decided to walk from Port Fairy to Portland but part-way a...

Crime falls but ice scourge grows

KINGSTON’S crime rate dropped significantly during 2013 and remains well below the state average, latest Victoria Police statistics for the 12 months to December 31 released last week reveal. But whi...

No place like gnome at festival

THERE’S a fairy good chance kids will love the festive activities set to materialise at Mordialloc foreshore this month. The Rotary Club of Mordialloc is hosting the Gnome & Fairy Festival, follo...

Ground skirmish

MENTONE Grammar has responded to questions about a bid to rezone its Keysborough playing fields that could open the land up to residential development and earn the school tens of millions of dollars....

Animal carers need helping hand

IN the past year, about 1000 sick, injured or orphaned native animals and birds have found themselves being cared for in Frankston. Sometimes far from their bushland homes, the creatures are fed and ...

Bandicoot corridor plan axed

THE state government has removed habitat corridors from its plans to protect the iconic southern brown bandicoot in the southeast. Conservationists were told about the backflip two weeks ago at a mee...