Author: Bayside News

THE federal election is still days away, but voters have already begun casting their ballots. There are seven candidates for the seat of Isaacs. Incumbent Labor MP Mark Dreyfus is being challenged by Liberal Robbie Beaton, The Greens’ Alex Breskin, One Nation’s Boris Sokiransky, Liberal Democrat Sarah O’Donnell, Animal Justice Party’s Alix Livingstone, and United Australia Party’s Scott McCamish. Early voting is underway. Local early voting booths are open 8am-8pm until Thursday, and 8am to 6pm on Friday. They can be found at: 4th Mordialloc Sea Scouts Hall – 24 Park St, Mordialloc VIC 3195North Cheltenham Scouts Hall 7th Cheltenham…

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A MAN is wanted in relation to a Frankston North burglary. Police allege a man wearing a black football top with a yellow sash broke into a home on Mitre Crescent in Frankston North at around 11.30am on 8 May. Images of a man police wish to speak to about the burglary have been released. Anyone who recognises him can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au. First published in the Frankston Times – 17 May 2022

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HARD rubbish collections in Frankston have begun. Residents will receive notices two weeks before their collections take place. Hard rubbish must be placed on the nature strip of a property between the Saturday prior to pick up week and 6am on the Monday of pick up week. Frankston Council mayor Nathan Conroy has asked residents to abide by the rules when putting out their hard rubbish. “Residents can help us do the job as efficiently by neatly placing no more than two cubic metres of waste out for pick up, well out of the way of your bins,” he said.…

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A master plan for Monterey Reserve is out for community consultation. The proposed plan for the Frankston North open space includes a new skate and scooter area with a circuit track, a ping-pong table and multi-use court, a playspace for young kids, and a remodelled picnic area. Frankston mayor Nathan Conroy says that the draft plan focused on “improving accessibility and delivering play spaces for people of all ages.” “There’s a boost to support sport and activation with increased landscaping, pathways and connections and community gathering spaces,” he said. “Key elements of the draft master plan include improved amenities and…

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FRANKSTON has been nominated for another major tourism award. Frankston has been named a finalist for the 2022 Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council. Earlier this year Frankston’s street art walking tours won the top prize for tours at the 2021 Australian Street Art Awards. Frankston was also shortlisted for the VTIC awards in 2021. Frankston’s competitors for the Victorian tourism prize are Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Lakes Entrance, Mildura, Shepparton, and Werribee. The winner will receive $10,000 of airtime with Prime 7, and will progress to the national finals alongside the other two most…

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