Author: Brodie Cowburn

THE federal election will take place this weekend, 21 May. The Bayside News put questions to all candidates in Dunkley and Isaacs to find out what their priorities for their electorates are. DUNKLEY Peta Murphy (Labor) Why are you running for election? This election really matters. Our community deserves a truly local member committed to our community, who has integrity and wants to be part of a government with a plan for a better future. I believe I am that person, and locals can see that from the work I have done over the last three years. I will continue…

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TREES and shrubs are being planted at the newly rebuilt Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations as the projects draw to a close. The Level Crossing Removal Project is planting more than 800 trees and 85,000 shrubs. Works also include the addition of groundcovers and grasses. The three rebuilt stations were opened last November. Since then finishing touches have been applied to the stations. Greenery planted along the train line includes the Coast Banksia, Narrow Leaved Paperbark, Queensland Bottle Tree, Seaberry Saltbush, Dwarf Willow Myrtle, Emu Bush, Slender Wallaby Grass, Grass Trees, Grevilleas, and Bottlebrushes. The projects are expected to be…

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THE Australian Electoral Commission has referred Liberal candidate for Isaacs Robbie Beaton to the Australian Federal Police. The AEC has asked the AFP to investigate the matter of Beaton’s residential address. Earlier this month Beaton admitted to listing the Bridge Hotel in Aspendale as his residential address on his enrolment forms. The Liberal candidate actually resides in Camberwell, outside the Isaacs electorate. The AFP will probe whether Beaton has broken the law by stating an incorrect address on his forms. Beaton previously worked at the Bridge Hotel, but is no longer employed there after the business was sold last year.…

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MPNFL DIVISION ONE EDITHVALE-Aspendale were denied their first win for the 2022 season by a resilient Red Hill on Saturday. Edi-Asp got off to a strong start at Regents Park. They booted six goals in the first term, taking a 25 point lead into the first break. After a difficult first quarter, Red Hill put their foot on the gas. Their defence tightened up from quarter time, restricting Edithvale-Aspendale to just two more goals for the rest of the game. The Hillmen had to work for it, but eventually came away with a seven point win 8.11 (59) to 10.6…

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MORE money is being spent upfront on the Frankston Hospital redevelopment. The state budget released last week confirmed that the cost of the project would be more than $1.118 billion. The state government said the redevelopment would cost $562 million when it was first announced in 2018. The Times sent Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke questions asking what the extra funding would be used for. In response, a state government spokesperson said “we’re now delivering a much more significant hospital redevelopment that will deliver better health outcomes for families living in Melbourne’s southeast from day one.” Last month a consortium signed…

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