Author: Bayside News

AN 11-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed on a Frankston street last week. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment after sustaining multiple stab wounds. Police allege that the girl was stabbed on Gallery Lane at around 12.15am, 16 June. Three children were arrested after the alleged incident. A group allegedly demanded the girl’s phone and personal items before stabbing her with what police called a “sharp implement”. A 14-year-old boy from Frankston and a 12-year-old girl from Highett were both charged with armed robbery and assault. They were summonsed to appear at a children’s court…

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PLANS are forming to redevelop the public park and equestrian facilities in Baxter. The master plans for Baxter Park and for the equestrian reserves at Baxter and Langwarrin are out for community consultation. The plan for Baxter Park features work on the oval and pitches, pavilion, spectator areas, training facilities, car parking, pedestrian crossings, and lighting. The tennis courts are proposed to be turned into multipurpose courts, and a new playground with shelters and barbecues is being planned for. The draft equestrian master plan for Baxter includes a new sand area and water jump, walking trails, and an upgraded entry.…

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A NEW sculpture is being installed on the foreshore at Hazel Pierce Reserve in Mordialloc. Artist Deb McNaughton has been working on the project. In 2020 McNaughton painted the mural A Rainbow of Hope at the Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale. The sculpture also takes the form of a rainbow and stretches over the footpath below. Kingston Council undertook community consultation on the project in 2020. Council says that “the survey results reflected an overwhelmingly positive response to the Raindrops and Sunbeams sculpture design and its timely focus on the hope and connection experienced in the Kingston community during the…

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THE Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge has reopened after a one month closure. The Dandenong bridge closed for four weeks to allow for works to take place. Crews undertook repair works on the bridge, and added in new steel reinforcement plates, safety barriers, a handrail, waterproofing, drainage pipes, signage, and lighting. Major Road Projects Victoria project director Marc Peterson said that the project was finished five days ahead of schedule. “Crews have worked hard to get the Frankston-Dandenong Road Bridge open a week earlier than expected and with minimal disruption to motorists and local businesses,” he said. “Local businesses in and around…

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THE rebooted Frankston business chamber has officially begun its work. The Frankston Business Collective’s board has been appointed and met for the first time last week. Bernd Neubauer has been appointed the chair of the business chamber. He said that the organisation is “working on a launch event with a jam packed calendar of networking opportunities, events and training to follow including a business summit and business awards in late 2022.” “Our pillars of advocacy, connection and education resonate with our business community,” he said. The business network offers four levels of membership, ranging from individual and small business memberships…

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