Labor pledge for hospital

FRANKSTON Hospital could be set to receive a major facelift, after the state Labor government promised $562 million for its ongoing development should the party be re-elected in November. Plans for t...

Libs catch ‘boaties’ vote with first cast

CAMPAIGNING for the 24 November state election is already underway, although just one of the major parties seems to have acknowledged the existence of the Mornington Peninsula. With the peninsula’s t...

Anxious wait for pick a project cash

FIFTY-SIX active and engaged groups on the Mornington Peninsula are waiting anxiously to see the results of the Pick My Project “competition” being run by the state government. The Victorian-first co...

Expo offers help to those in need

A FREE community expo during Anti-Poverty Week (14-20 October) offers “support and hope to anyone experiencing hardship”. The expo will raise awareness and address issues around housing affordability...

Young jobseekers’ ‘passport’ to a better future

WHILE most young people on the Mornington Peninsula have the benefits of living within strong family structures supported by positive role models and a sound education improving their job prospects –...

Detectives investigate Blairgowrie house fire

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious house fire in Blairgowrie this month. The blaze broke out about 5.30pm on Father’s Day, 2 September, completely destroying the Fawkner Aven...

Revamp for reserve

A PERFORMANCE space, market space, and nature-based play area, is being built at Balnarring to encourage outdoor recreation activities while residents make friends with other visitors. The first sod ...

New PM pumps up Baxter line

AUSTRALIA’S new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made first visit to Frankston as leader, visiting Leawarra station to reaffirm the federal government’s $228 million commitment to electrifying the F...

Tall tower for hospital

A RE-ELECTED Andrews Labor government will spend $562 million to build an 11-storey tower at Frankston Hospital. The announcement was made at the hospital by Premier Daniel Andrews and state health m...

Ex Tyabb plane crashes

THE former Russian fighter plane that crashed in Gippsland last week killing the pilot was previously owned by a member of Peninsula Aero Club, Tyabb. The single engine Yakovlev Yak-9UM fighter crash...