No fix yet for PARC plumbing problem

A PLUMBING problem continues to plague the two main swimming pools at the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre. The PARC’s main 50-metre pool, aquatic playground and a learn-to-swim pool have been clo...

‘Unemployed workers’ united

A UNION for the unemployed may seem like a contradiction in terms but that’s exactly what an organisation setting up shop in Frankston is all about. Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union volunteers wi...

Call for Langy rail line to be part of plan

A PLEDGE by the state government to run “more trains, more often” along the Frankston line has been welcomed by a regional advocacy group but there is also a call for the rail line to be extended to ...

Bay rays win protection

A CAMPAIGN to save stingrays in Port Phillip Bay has made authorities act to increase protection for the animals dubbed “the puppies of the sea” by environmentalists. The Labor state government annou...

Watchdog barks – bite unknown

A REPORT released by the Victorian Ombudsman this month revealed 107 complaints about Mornington Peninsula Shire were made to the watchdog over a 12-month period but council and the Ombudsman’s offic...

Art paves road to recovery

ART can heal old mental wounds. That’s the message of an exhibition called The Art of Recovery to be held at Frankston Arts Centre’s Cube 37 during Mental Health Week. The annual event, coordinated b...

Outdoor dining on the menu

OUTDOOR dining is on the menu in central Frankston as part of a state government push to encourage food and drink businesses to kick business outside to the kerbside. The state government’s appetite ...

Lobbying campaign gets facelift

AN ALLIANCE of six councils that lobbies state and federal governments for investment in the south east has been rebadged and relaunched but ratepayers are in the dark about how much the renewed lobb...

Consultation disappoints

CERBERUS ward councillor Kate Roper says she believes Crib Point residents were not fully consulted about the possibility of the Mornington Peninsula Shire-owned outdoor pool being handed over to a c...

Sports centres go private

FIVE Mornington Peninsula Shire-owned sports and leisure centres will be managed from 29 October by a private company that manages more than 120 other centres across Australia. Belgravia Leisure will...