Advocacy Campaign 2021-2025

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Overview

As the level of government closest to the community, we are committed to doing everything we can to help Frankston City achieve its vision and aspirations as a vibrant place to live, work, study and enjoy now and into the future.

Council-led advocacy to state and federal governments is a vital tool for building awareness and support for matters that impact our city and to help secure the essential funding necessary to drive change and deliver on priorities that benefit our community.

2022 Advocacy Priorities

Throughout August 2020 and February 2021, we asked our community for their feedback and ideas on the issues that matter to them, how we can improve the challenges they face in their daily lives and their vision for the future of Frankston City.

The results have been used to determine the key priorities requiring council-led advocacy in the lead up to the upcoming state and federal elections. Our five key priorities below were adopted at the Monday the 15th of November 2021 Council Meeting.

A District Basketball and Gymnastics Stadium

Frankston Basketball Stadium Redevelopment

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Project Overview 

Creating state-of-the-art district basketball and gymnastics facilities at Frankston Basketball Stadium.

The redeveloped facility will include:

  • Two additional basketball courts and future-proofing for additional courts
  • A dedicated gymnastics hall and training pit
  • Fully fit-for-purpose and accessible amenities including spectator viewing
  • Increased car parking
  • Pedestrian and cycling access and landscaping improvements

The Feasibility Study for the project can be found here.

Funding Breakdown

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Project Timeline

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A Bigger and Better Pines Pool

Pines Forest Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

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Project Overview

Enhance existing outdoor aquatic experiences for the local and regional community through the redevelopment of Frankston City’s popular Pines Forest Aquatic Centre located in Frankston North.

The redeveloped facility will include:

  • A new 8 lane 50 metre lap pool with ramp access
  • New toddlers pool, splash pad play area and learn to swim pool
  • New and bigger water slides
  • Upgraded playground and BBQ area with shade
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Improved café and kiosk area
  • Upgraded amenities for all abilities and ages


Funding Breakdown

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Project Timeline

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The full Master Plan for the project can be found here.

 

Sandfield Reserve Precinct Revitalisation

Sandfield Reserve Precinct Redevelopment

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Project Overview

Establishing a new district playspace, youth space, family picnic area, public toilet, public art, village green and a circuit path with lighting at Sandfield Reserve within the growing Carrum Downs community, delivering even more exciting opportunities to play, exercise and meet outside for all ages and abilities.

Precinct improvements include:

  • Playground upgrades for all ages and abilities
  • BBQ and picnic area
  • Fitness equipment
  • Public events space
  • Youth space and extended skate park
  • Public toilets, drainage and ecology projects.


Funding Breakdown

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Project Timeline

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The full Master Plan for the project can be found here.

 

A Transformed Nepean Boulevard Corridor for Frankston

Nepean Boulevard Transformation

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Project Overview

Frankston Council is working towards the delivery of a world class Nepean Boulevard corridor.

Council is developing a bold vision alongside industry, private investors, local businesses and community that will transform the highway and unite the bustling Frankston City Centre to the pristine Frankston Waterfront.

Our vision:

  • A vibrant, pedestrian friendly boulevard with extended pavements to encourage more outdoor dining and retail
  • Lower speed limits and new bike lanes for a calmer, more pedestrian friendly traffic environment
  • Better connections from the city centre across Nepean Boulevard to Frankston’s famous foreshore and Kananook Creek
  • New lighting, landscaping and signage to create a distinctive sense of place

Council is currently developing a Nepean Boulevard Master Vision with extensive community engagement being undertaken as part of the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC) Structure Plan.

For more on this emerging ideas paper visit here.

Funding Breakdown

Total estimated project cost $37 million

Project Timeline

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Enhancing our Access to Recycled Water

Monterey Reserve Recycled Water Scheme and Frankston Recycled Water Scheme

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Project Overview

Council, in partnership with South East Water, is seeking Victorian and Federal Government investment to deliver more sustainable alternative water sources for the irrigation of local parklands, reserves and sports grounds by expanding the recycled water infrastructure network.

Projects include:

  • Monterey Recycled Water Scheme - construction of a 2.3 km of pipeline commencing off Peninsula Link near Seaford Road, Seaford. Delivering 115 ML/year of Class A recycled water to approximately 33.7 ha of local school grounds, golf courses and playing fields.
  • Frankston Recycled Water Scheme - construction of a 4km of pipeline commencing at Jubilee Park, Frankston. Delivering a further 43 ML/year of Class A recycled water to approximately 12.9 ha of local parklands, golf courses, buildings and playing fields. This is stage 2 of a project completed several years ago


Funding Breakdown

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Project Timeline

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Frankston Regional Arts Trail

An Arts and Sculpture Shared User Path from Frankston to Langwarrin

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Project Overview

A 7.4km immersive arts and cultural trail from Frankston Foreshore to McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, connecting to existing regional cycling and nature trails.

The project includes:

  • Nine sculptures and three murals, complementing six existing public sculptures, with improvements to paths and urban design requirements.
  • Adding connecting paths to Cruden Farm, Ballam Park, Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve and Mulberry Hill
  • Connecting Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve and extending to the foreshore at the base of Oliver’s Hill. 

 

Funding Breakdown

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Project Timeline

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Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. advocacy@frankston.vic.gov.au