More detail needed on sky rail

CONSULTATION about options to separate road from rail at level crossings along the Frankston line has begun with a series of drop-in sessions held in suburbs along the rail line this month from Chelt...

Artist with internationally recognised borders

ENGRAVER Perry Fletcher found his niche in the art world after completing a five-month tour of Vietnam during his two years as a national service conscript, or Nasho. Now living in Mt Martha, Fletche...

Political points scoring over rates cap limits

POLITICAL barbs continue to be exchanged over the Labor state government’s rate capping policy, dubbed the Fair Go Rates system by the government, for councils across Victoria. Local Government Minis...

Volunteers make the most of CFA

THE CFA volunteers’ association believes diversity is vital to CFA and its work of protecting the community. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria District 8 president Eric Collier says being a CFA volunt...

No flash finish in jet ski battle

GETTING jet skis banned from Port Phillip could be a long, hard grind for its current sole public advocate, Cr Hugh Fraser. His first hurdle will be to persuade a majority of his council colleagues t...