A Bipartisan Council

Page last updated 10/11/2022

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 election years, it is essential for Council to monitor issues such as election signage as per relevant planning schemes and policies. To ensure our reporting is transparent, below is an outline of complaints and their actions from July 2022 until June 2023. (To navigate please use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table).

Should you have any election signage compliance concerns, you may report these to Council by phone on 1300 322 322 or use the Snap Send Solve app.

Complaint Date Street Name Suburb Notes on complaint Compliance Type FCC action taken Status
21-Jun-22 Nepean Highway Frankston Political signage from federal election campaign as candidate for Dunkley still on display after the permittable time period. Has visible high profile street-front view. Private land (planning compliance) Council has requested this signage be removed on multiple occasions throughout June, July and September 2022. Due to action not being undertaken by the property owner, Council is commencing proceedings with VCAT in attempt to allow Council to remove the signage. Awaiting final outcome
17-Oct-22 Gould Street Frankston Small Confute sign on front nature-strip within council reserve Council reserve (nature-strip) Pending assessment by Officers Officers attended 17/10/22 and have taken the sign and have advised Mr Edbrookes office
6-Oct-22 McCormicks, Wedge & Hall Rd Carrum Downs Report of political party signs on several roads Council reserve (nature-strip) Officers attended. Completed
8-Nov-22 Frankston-Dandenong Road Carrum Downs There are political candidate real estate boards along the West side of Frankston Dandenong Road. They are located between the Wedge road and Frankston Dandenong road intersection, and the Thompsons Road and Frankston Dandenong Road intersection travelling north in Carrum Downs. Possible council reserve or VicRoads Land All signs were located by officers and were attached to private fencing on private property Completed
8-Nov-22 Neapean Highway Seaford There are political candidate real estate boards opposite Keast Park on Nepean Highway in Seaford. Possible council reserve or VicRoads Land 1 sign was located within the VicRoads road reserve and we are currently awaiting for advice from Vicroads however the customer should make contact with vicroads directly Completed
8-Nov-22 McCormicks Road Carrum Downs There is a political party sign at the roundabout of McCormick's Road and Brunnings Road in Carrum Downs. Council Road Officers attended and no sign was located believed to be same report as (3) above. Completed