Author: Brodie Cowburn

Who let the dogs out?: Mornington made it look easy with a 62 point win over Pearcedale. Picture: Alan Dillon MPNFL – DIVISION TWO IT was business as usual for Langwarrin last weekend as the Division Two competition got back underway. The Kangaroos have been unstoppable this season, and remain perched atop the ladder. They continued their winning run on Saturday with a comfortable victory over Devon Meadows. Devon Meadows couldn’t get close to the Kangaroos, who ran away with it. The Panthers only scored five goals all afternoon. In just his second senior match of the season, Langwarrin’s Zac…

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MPNFL – DIVISION ONE THE stripped-back MPNFL season has restarted. After a three week delay due to COVID-19, players returned to the field last weekend. The sounds of bone crunching tackles, ball on boots, and coaches’ sprays filled the air, but the familiar roar of the crowd was absent. Despite the lack of audience, the competition’s top teams still hit the ground running. Top of the ladder Frankston YCW cemented their spot with a big win over Pines. It was a complete team performance by the Stonecats, who had 13 individual goalkickers. Luca Goonan and Luke Paynter were their best.…

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NEARLY 90 calls for assistance were made to Chelsea SES last week as wild weather lashed the state. Harsh winds wreaked havoc, knocking down trees and damaging homes. The SES was at its busiest on Wednesday night, 9 June. Chelsea SES member Phil Wall said “I’ve been with the SES for 18 years and I don’t remember experiencing a night like that.” “We tend to forget and think about the last storm you see, but I can’t remember another one which had winds as strong as they were for as long as they went. We also didn’t even get hit…

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FRANKSTON Council has agreed to spend over $800,000 of ratepayer’s money on upgrading its websites. Councillors have ticked off a two-year contract with OpenCities with the provision of two two year extensions and a one year extension. The total spend for the life of the contract including extensions is $838,200. A report prepared by council officers read “Frankston City Council has outdated, non-customer focussed websites in terms of design, structure and content and has adopted a minimalist (maintenance only) approach for a number of years to the improvement of these websites.” “Procuring a new solution will utilise the latest design…

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A NINE storey building could soon tower over Playne Street. At their most recent meeting, Frankston councillors flagged their support for the project at 35 Playne Street. The proposed development would be used for retail tenancy and commercial use. A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing for the proposal has been set for 30 August. Frankston Council will advise VCAT that it supports the proposal. The proposed development will stand at 39.3 metres, which exceeds the preferred height limit of 32 metres nominated in Frankston Council’s metropolitan activity centre structure plan. The proposal features 67 car spaces, which council officers…

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