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WORKS on the Frankston Hospital redevelopment have passed the halfway mark. Major construction on the $1.1 billion project began in June 2022. A new 12-storey tower for clinical services with 130 more beds, rooms for mental health and cancer treatment services, and 15 operating theatres is being built.The redevelopment is being funded by the state government. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said the project will be a “gamechanger for the south-east” and will “cut wait times and ease pressure on other hospitals.” Concrete slabs for the first seven floors of the new tower have now been poured. Construction on a new…

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Compiled by Cameron McCullough A LARGE deputation waited on the council on Friday last with the request that action be taken to provide adequate drainage for the residential area from Beach Street to Overton Road, Frankston.Cr. Gray read a letter from Mr. E. A. Evans, asking him to introduce the deputation of residents affected by the recent floods, and it was evident from the commencement that the deputation had the sympathy of the whole council.Under the circumstances it was extremely unfortunate that Mr. W. Milvain, who was absolutely “straining at the leash” in his eagerness to address the council, should…

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NEWLY donated works are now on display as part of a new McClelland Gallery exhibition.Visionary: Recent donations to the McClelland Collection opened on 30 March, and will run until 21 July. It features works from artists Rick Amor, Lauren Berkowitz, Peter Corlett, Lawrence English, Fiona Foley, Mark Galea, Mira Gojak, Julius Kane, Anne-Marie May, Sanne Mestrom, John Nixon, and Kerrie Poliness.McClelland Gallery artistic director Lisa Byrne said “philanthropic support is an important factor for all public galleries and can be a vital part of ongoing success.” “McClelland was founded through the generous gift of Nan and Harry McClelland, and has…

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THE Kubik lights and music show has arrived in Frankston.Kubik got underway at the Frankston Waterfront on 5 April, and will run until 20 April. The event features a lineup of DJs, discos, food trucks, and more.DJs set to perform include Jani Ho, DJ Nelson, and Wolftrax. Special sets from JYDN, JÄMO, and KUMI are also scheduled.The festival takes place at 510 Nepean Highway. To view the full lineup visit kubik.live. First published in the Frankston Times – 9th April 2024

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A SERIES of huge murals will transform Mordialloc’s industrial laneways this month. Street art festival Wall to Wall has teamed with Kingston Council for the project. Seven Australian street artists and three international artists will team up to paint murals along Lamana Road and its surrounding areas between 26 and 28 April.The project has been curated by Shaun Hossack from Melbourne street art collective Juddy Roller. He said “Melbourne is known as a mecca for street art but still lacks well-curated areas where major artworks can be viewed one after another, like an outdoor gallery. The scale of Wall to…

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