Author: Brodie Cowburn

MPNFL DIVISION ONE MT ELIZA suffered their third defeat for the season at the hands of Pines last Saturday. The second-placed Redlegs hosted Pines at Emil Madsen Reserve. After a tight first half just two points separated the sides at the main break. Pines extended their two point lead in the third term, going up by 20 at the final break of play. The Pythons held off Mt Eliza, claiming the win 7.8 (50) to 11.10 (76). Guy Hendry was the best player on the day. Russell Gabriel and Shane Savage also impressed. The victory takes Pines to 5-4 for…

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FRANKSTON Library will be shut until late next month. The library closed on 3 June to allow for a refurbishment to take place. It is not expected to reopen until late July, with an exact date not set. While the doors to the library are closed, the floor will be re-carpeted and new shelving will be added. A pop-up library with a collection of children’s books will open at Clyde Street Mall in the meantime. Frankston Libraries manager Laura Antoniak said the changes were made after visitor feedback. “In the last library survey, we heard from the community how much…

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CHELSEA Soccer Club is worried that the floodlights at its home ground are posing a safety risk after a light burst and left broken glass on the pitch. The soccer club plays out of Edithvale Recreation Reserve, which is maintained by Kingston Council. Last month a floodlight bulb at the ground exploded, sending broken glass down onto the turf below. The club has called on council to take action to make the lights safer. Chelsea Soccer Club secretary Hannah Walder said “since the installation of these lights, they started becoming faulty within a short period of time and have continually…

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THE state government will spend nearly $25 million on a recycled water pipeline which will provide water to Mordialloc. The 42 kilometre pipeline will deliver recycled water to 46 sites across the Kingston, Bayside, and Monash local council areas. Around 1800 megalitres of water is expected to pass through the pipeline each year. The planned Dingley Recycled Water Scheme is expected to cost $72 million to complete. As well as Mordialloc, the pipeline will provide water to sites in Waterways, Dingley Village, Braeside, Heatherton, Sandringham, Cheltenham, and Clayton South. The state government will contribute $24.8 million to the project, and…

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KINGSTON Council has released draft plans for the skyrail precinct in Parkdale. The state government will build rail over road to replace the level crossings at Warrigal Road in Mentone and Parkers Road in Parkdale, building a new Parkdale Station in the process. Council has engaged a consultant firm to prepare a draft framework for the area in the hopes of influencing the Level Crossing Removal Project’s final designs. The draft document reads that council’s “vision” for Parkdale “includes a generous and well integrated public realm that offers high levels of amenity, shade and canopy cover, site-specific plantings that enhance…

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