A Bipartisan Council

Heading into an election year

Over the past 12-18 months Council has liaised with Members of Parliament and candidates in relation to our advocacy campaign, both throughout the development of our key priorities and following their adoption in November 2021 as we lobby MPs and candidates to influence their decision making.

The way Council interacts with Members of Parliament and candidates is underpinned by the following key documents:

Election commitments

Take a quick look at the election tracker via the link below, which shows you where Frankston is at for candidate election commitments:

Election Tracker

Our communication

Council uses Facebook to share news to our community on the success of our advocacy such as election commitments and budget announcements towards our key advocacy priorities. 

Social sharing:

Frankston City Council attends many local events with our state and federal Members of Parliament, including where funding has been delivered towards a Council project. Subsequently, Council will share stories and updates on Facebook for our community to be aware of what’s happening in their local area and how Council is working with other levels of government to deliver the best outcomes for the Frankston City community. 

Reporting of any issues

During, and heading up to election campaigns, it is essential Council is monitoring issues such as election signage.  To ensure our reporting is transparent below is an outline of complaints and their actions. (To navigate please use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table)

Date of complaint

Location of complaint

Land type

Notes on complaint

FCC action taken

Status

Outcome

26/02/2022

92 Skye Rd, Frankston

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

No dated photo provided. No action can be taken due to lack of evidence.

Completed

No action can be taken

26/02/2022 and photos supplied 27/02/2022

177 Golf Links Road, Frankston

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

8/4- Compliance have directed the electoral candidate to remove the sign by 14/4

12/4- Landowner also directed to remove the sign.
Sign removed by deadline, but has now been re-erected. Further direction to landowner to remove sign.

Sign removed on 14/04, but has been re-erected since. Further direction to landowner to remove sign. 2/5- sign removed

Completed

Sign removed

26/02/2022 and photos supplied 27/02/2022

106 Overport Road, Frankston South

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

8/4- Compliance directed the electoral candidate to remove the sign by 14/4

12/4- Landowner also directed to remove the sign.

Sign removed by deadline

Completed

Sign removed

26/02/2022 and photos supplied 27/02/2022

420 Robinsons Road, Langwarrin

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

Sign removed following contact from Council

Completed

Sign removed

26/02/2022

500 Hall Road, Skye

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

No dated photo provided. No action can be taken due to lack of evidence. Email to complainant sent 14/04.

Completed

No action can be taken

26/02/2022

300 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs

Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on land greater than 3 months.

Location not specific enough and no dated photo provided. No action can be taken due to lack of evidence. Email to complainant sent 14/04.

Completed

No action can be taken

12/4/2022

Mobile trailer - Frankston-Dandenong Rd Carrum Downs (near Bunnings)

Public Land (Local Laws)

Public land outside Council remit- cannot enact enforcement

Referred to Vic roads for follow up. VicRoads has advised that this site was not approved in principle. The signage has exceeded the size limit on their applications and they have requested the signs to be removed

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

12/4/2022

Moorooduc Highway - outside Frankston Private Hospital

Public Land (Local Laws)

Public land outside Council remit- cannot enact enforcement

Referred to Vic roads for follow up. VicRoads has advised that this site was approved in principle, however the signage has exceeded the size limit on their applications and they have requested the signs to be removed

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

14/04/2022

Corner Lyrebird and Ballarto Drive Carrum Downs

Public Land (Local Laws)

Request via Snap Send Solve. Compliance Officers attended 8.45am 14/4/2022. Confirmed that this is VicRoads land and this has been referred to VicRoads for follow up

Referred to Vic roads for follow up.

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

14/04/2022

Corner Nepean Hwy and Overton Road (Mile Bridge

Public Land (Local Laws)

Email received on 14/04/2022 at 3.40pm. Compliance Officer attended at 4.15pm and confirmed that this is VicRoads land and this has been referred to VicRoads for follow up

Referred to Vic roads for follow up.

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

18/04/2022

Corner McClelland and Cranbourne Rd

Public Land (Local Laws)

attended at 1.20pm and confirmed that this is VicRoads Land and will be referred to VicRoads to follow up

Referred to Vic roads for follow up.

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

21/04/2022

475 Hall Road Carrum Downs

Private Land

Manager Development Services has advised that this is on Council land

Phone call and email to candidate’s office requesting that sign is removed (22/04/2022).

When checked the next day sign still hadn’t been removed, Council Operations Team then impounded the sign.

Completed

Sign removed by Council

21/04/22

Frankston Football Oval - 3N High Street Frankston

Public Land (Local Laws & Planning compliance)

Permanent/existing sign located on the Frankston Football Oval- no planning permit for sign but has been in place since at least 2019

Emails sent 21/4 and 22/4 to CEO of Frankston Football Club requesting the sign be removed or covered for the election period

Completed

Sign temporarily covered on both sides

22/04/22

1215 Frankston Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs

Private Land (Planning compliance)

Large trailer sign over 5 square metres at BP petrol station

22/4 directed the BP Manager to have the sign removed. He confirmed he would contact the landlord.

Completed

Sign removed

23/04/2022

Intersection of Dandenong Frankston Road and Ballarto Road Frankston North

Public Land (Local Laws) / Private Land (Planning Compliance)

Complaint relating to sign on road reserve causing obstruction. Confirmed that this VicRoads land and referred to VicRoads for follow up

Referred to Vic roads for follow up.

Completed

Referred to relevant authority (VicRoads)

26/04/2022

Kannanook Creek/Gould St Frankston

Public Land (Local Laws)

2 x corflute signs in the ground. Compliance Officers removed and provided to each MP Office

Signs removed by Compliance Officer 26/04

Completed

Sign removed by Council

27/04/2022

184 Heatherhill Road, Light pole

Public Land (Local Laws)

1 x corflute sign (Australian United Party). Compliance Officer have removed and contacted party office to discuss further

Signs removed by Compliance Officer 27/04

Completed

Sign removed by Council

27/04/2022

Fence on Cranbourne-Frankston Reserve

Public Land (Local Laws)

1 x corflute sign (Australian United Party). Compliance Officer have removed by COB 27//04

Signs removed by Compliance Officer 28/04

Completed

Sign removed by Council

28/04/2022

Various signs on Cranbourne-Frankston Road

Public Land (Local Laws)

Email sent to candidates party which requested removal of signs by 3pm 28/04/2022

Signs removed by Compliance Officer 28/04

Completed

Sign removed by Council

30/4/2022

628 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs

Private Land (Planning compliance)

Email sent political party candidate on 1/05/22 directing removal of the sign by 5pm Monday 2/05/22. Large trailer sign over 5 square metres in area. 1/5 also acknowledged customer complaint.

1/5 directed political candidate to remove sign by 2/5/22. Sign moved.

Completed

Sign removed

1/5/2022

774 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs

Private Land (Planning compliance)

Large trailer sign over 5 square metres in paddock of rural property.

2/5 directed political candidate to remove sign by 4/05/22. Sign not removed by deadline so further deadline (5/5/22) provided to political candidate and landowner to remove sign to avoid further enforcement action. 5/5- sign now moved well away from the road and now no longer considered to be publicising a political event.

Completed

Sign removed

3/5/2022

Monterey Reserve Frankston North

Public Land (Local Laws)

UAP BBQ with signage

Officers attended 3/5 and asked to remove signs. Party agreed and complied with requests

Completed

Sign removed

6/5/2022

55 Derinya Drive

Public Land (Local Laws)

Large board in front of house on Council land

Officers requested removal or relocate to private land 6/05/2022

Completed

Sign removed by Council

5/5/2022

McClelland Drive in between Beech St and Edward St

Public Land (Local Laws)

UAP sign attached to Council property on the pedestrian safety barrier

Officer requested removal or relocate to private land 6/05/2022

Completed

Sign relocated on private land

6/5/2022

Moorooduc Hwy / Frankston Flinders Road

Public Land (Local Laws)

This is VicRoads land and has been approved by them for signage at this location

No action can be taken.

Completed

No action taken as approved signage

9/5/2022

14 The Crest Frankston South

Public Land (Local Laws)

Sign on nature-strip

09/05/2022 - email phone call to relevent party requesting removal by COB

Completed

Sign removed by Council

10/5/2022

177 Cadles Road Carrum Downs

Public Land (Local Laws)

large political board in front of house on Council land

Email sent to relevent party requesting removal, given until COB 10/05/22 for removal or reallocation

Completed

Sign removed