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Frankie returns home to Frankston City

Following his world adventures, everyone’s favourite chrome gnome, Frankie has returned home to Frankston City.  In early February, Frankie announced via Frankston City Council’s Facebook page that he had signed a four year lease on a brand new plinth located on the corner of Hastings Road and Moorooduc Highway, adjacent to Monash University. “When I […]

Green light for new road

The connection between the Nepean Highway and McLeod Road in Carrum is now open. Works to connect the roads have taken place amid level crossing removal works at Eel Race Road in Carrum and Mascot Avenue in Bonbeach. Those two crossings were permanently closed on 2 February. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said that “directly connecting […]

Graffiti, rubbish a blow to volunteers

FREQUENT attacks by vandals on toilets at the Jacks Beach picnic area – the first on the day they opened – has members of the Crib Point Stony Point foreshore management committee tearing their hair out. “We can’t understand what makes the block a target for repeated vandalism attacks,” secretary Cecelia Witton said. In September, […]

Hastings boating facility is getting an upgrade

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is hosting a drop-in session on Thursday 27 February for the boating community and other interested stakeholders to learn more about the plans to upgrade the Hastings boating facility. The Victorian State Government committed to funding upgrades at six priority locations across the state, including Hastings, as part of its Better […]

Victoria’s sexiest suburbs uncovered by new research

Victoria’s sexiest suburbs, where residents are splashing the most cash to keep the spark alive in the bedroom, have been revealed. Geelong postcodes East Geelong and Wandana Heights topped the list compiled by adults-only retailer SexyLand, with national marketing manager Rebecca Grech describing the regional city as “liberated, fun and open”. “It’s very modern,” Ms […]

One area of Melbourne will suffer traffic pain for the majority of 2020, with an extra HOUR each way added to their journey

Commuters who are trying to avoid replacement buses on the Frankston line are causing major road delays as the train line closure, road closures and detours take its toll. Along the Frankston line, commuters facing an extra 60 minutes each way on the road as level crossing removal works ramp up in  Carrum, Frankston and […]

Shire response to proposed closure of Centrelink Mornington

The Shire is extremely concerned about the community impact of the proposed closure of Centrelink Mornington. The people who need access to this important local essential service are some of our more vulnerable and disadvantaged community members who may not be able or comfortable to access online services. Many are non-drivers who will have to […]

Peninsula concrete dumping – man charged

A multi-agency investigation has resulted in a 25-year old Tarneit man facing charges in relation to a series of roadside concrete dumpings around Melbourne that caused serious road safety concerns and cost the community thousands of dollars to remove. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, where much of […]

No charge for green waste to reduce bushfire risk

Mornington Peninsula Mayor Sam Hearn is urging residents to reduce their bushfire risk and dispose of their green waste for ‘no charge’ at the Shire’s ‘No Charge’ Green Waste disposal event. Due to the severity of this year’s bushfire season, the bi-annual event has been brought forward and extended by an extra day. It will […]