Browsing: Nepean Highway

FRANKSTON will get another multi-storey building after the council on Monday night approved an 11-storey complex on the beach side of the Nepean Highway. The building on land at 446-450 Nepean Highway is currently occupied by Frankston Hi Fi, the Pint and Pickle and the former Sydney’s Furniture store, and will be between McDonald’s restaurant on Wells St and the old cinema complex near Beach St. The highest part of the building will be a tower 39 metres high. The lift “overrun” will be 41 metres high. Other parts of the building will be set back from streets and neighbouring…

RECONSTRUCTION of the retaining wall on Nepean Highway near Olivers Hill in Frankston will take three and a half months. Work started on the $1.4 million wall in February, but it collapsed on Thursday 19 April before it could be finished. Dramatic pictures of the wall collap­sing were taken by a man walking his dog. The first wall was built of rocks in steel cages and backfilled with sand. The second attempt is being constructed using steel posts hammered into the ground, horizontal wooden planks and backfilled with lighter material. The lighter material would “reduce the load imposed on it”,…