Author: Brodie Cowburn

CHELSEA SES has a very popular new crew member. Kimba Wall has been part of the SES unit for the last decade. Wall has been the unofficial mascot for the Chelsea SES, often appearing in the unit’s Christmas videos and social media posts. Last week Kimba Wall took the next step, and is now an official crew member. She is one of the only people with Down Syndrome to ever pass the tests required to join the SES. Wall was handed a certificate commemorating her achievement at an event last week. There she told the media she was “so proud…

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KINGSTON Council is moving ahead with the purchase of a site in Mordialloc to build a new swimming centre on. A parcel of land at 1-7 Wells Road in Mordialloc will be the home of the aquatic centre, Kingston Council says. In December last year council executed an option deed for the land worth $14.6 million. The future pool site is across the road from Jack Grut Reserve. Council began investigating options for a new pool location after structural issues forced the closure of Don Tatnell Leisure Centre in 2020. At a recent meeting, Kingston councillors voted to proceed with…

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Flying high: Somerville kicked 19 goals to run out 63-point winners against Mornington. Picture: Alan Dillon MPNFL DIVISION ONE TWO points separated Rosebud and Pines at the end of a thrilling clash on Saturday. Rosebud have had a miserable year, and went into their clash with Pines looking for their first win of the season. The Pythons have also struggled at times. Rosebud raced out of the gates, taking a 22 point lead into the first break. Pines put just one behind on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Pines chipped away at the lead in the second term. They…

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CANDIDATES for the federal seat of Dunkley are making their final push for votes. Incumbent Dunkley MP, Labor’s Peta Murphy, is one of nine candidates for the seat. The Liberals are running lawyer Sharn Coombes. Liberal Democrat Damian Willis, Animal Justice Party’s Elizabeth Johnston, The Greens’ Liam O’Brien, One Nation’s Scott Middlebrook, Federation Party’s Kathryn Woods, anti-vax independent Darren Bergwerf, and United Australia Party’s Adrian Irvine will also feature on the ballot paper in Dunkley. The Village Church in Mt Eliza hosted a candidate’s forum on 2 May. Last week Frankston Council also hosted a debate for Dunkley candidates. Both…

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THE federal opposition will spend $2.2 billion on the Suburban Rail Loop project if it wins this weekend’s federal election. Labor leader Anthony Albanese made the announcement alongside Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews last week. The first stop on the Suburban Rail Loop is planned to be on the Frankston line in Cheltenham. The completed rail loop will link all major rail lines from Frankston to Werribee, and provide a long-awaited railway connection to Melbourne Airport. Construction on the SRL East section of the project, running from the Frankston line to Box Hill, has begun. The opposition’s announced funding will go…

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