Frankston’s Future is in your hands

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Frankston City is a vibrant area within one of the fastest growing regions of Australia. Though as the population continues to grow, the vital infrastructure the community requires isn’t keeping up.

Advocating on behalf of the community to politicians and government departments, Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton said: “We have worked with the local community and key industry organisations to develop four priority projects that will deliver vital improvements for our growing region,”

“But projects of this size can’t be funded by Council alone. We need the state and federal governments to contribute and we need the community to show politicians that these projects matter to residents and families in our community and that we won’t wait any longer for the essential funding we need.”

“These projects will offer even more reasons to live, work, study, invest and enjoy time in Frankston City, the Lifestyle Capital of Victoria.”

Extending and duplicating the Frankston rail line towards the Peninsula

The extension and duplication of the Frankston rail line will deliver:

  • Brand new stations at Leawarra, Langwarrin and Baxter
  • Hundreds of extra car parks for commuters
  • Metro Services running to Baxter with increased frequency
  • Better connections to Monash University, Chisholm Tafe, Frankston Hospital and Peninsula Private

Frankston City Mayor, Colin Hampton said: “Electrifying the rail line beyond Frankston would build connectivity between businesses, education institutions and health facilities, reducing car parking congestion in Frankston and allowing residents to board a train directly from Langwarrin to Melbourne.”

“I encourage the Victorian Government to get on board this vital project now by making a funding commitment to deliver electric trains beyond Frankston as soon as the business case is completed.”

Committee for Greater Frankston CEO, Ginevra Hosking said: “the Frankston rail extension would provide faster links to Melbourne and all stations in between for tens of thousands of people living in Greater Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.”

Monash University Peninsula Campus Manager, Michael Watchorn said: “Monash University Peninsula Campus welcomes the proposed train line extension. Efficient and effective public transport links to and from our campus will enhance the student experience and furthermore would increase access to education for students living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Region.”

Chisholm Institute CEO, Dr Richard Ede said: “Chisholm Institute supports the development of public transport infrastructure, which will assist students to access education and training in the South East of Melbourne.

Peninsula Health Chief Executive, Felicity Topp said: “The extension will enable the more 6,000 patients, visitors and staff who access the Frankston Hospital site each day with another option for getting to and from the Hospital as well as closer links for students, researchers and staff to the Monash University Peninsula campus.”

Building a new facility that will house gymnastics and tennis at Centenary Park, Langwarrin

A new regional hub for gymnastics and tennis at Centenary Park will include:

  • A dedicated, fully-equipped gymnastics centre
  • 16 new, competition-ready tennis courts
  • Female-friendly change rooms, a cafeteria and function spaces

Frankston City Mayor, Colin Hampton said: “Council has been working alongside all relevant stakeholders for over five years to develop a multi-sport complex as a new home for the tennis club and in establishing a permanent home for the Bayside Gymnastics Club.”

“We have committed $11 million towards gymnastics and tennis at Centenary Park, but we need matched state and federal government funding to get the project started.”

Bayside Gymnastics Club President, Joyce Stocker said: “Centenary Park is an excellent project that will see tennis and gymnastics working side by side to deliver a variety of exciting sport and recreational programs to our community, whilst attracting visitors to the wider Frankston Municipality through major regional sporting events.”

Frankston Tennis Club President Dawn McCormack said: “We are fully supportive of the vital hospital expansion. Our club is one of the oldest in Victoria and we need to preserve its rich history which will be further enhanced with an amalgamation with the Frankston East Tennis Club.”

Transforming Jubilee Park indoor stadium into a regional multi-sport facility

The expanded indoor facility at Jubilee Park will feature:

  • Six multi-purpose indoor courts, including a 1,000 seat show court
  • Elite training facilities for multiple sports
  • Female-friendly change rooms and a crèche for players and spectators
  • State-of-the-art café, community meeting and function rooms

Frankston City Mayor, Colin Hampton said: “With over 4,000 members and growing, the Frankston District Netball Association is one of the largest sports associations in our region. This project will not only allow the club to offer more netball opportunities, but will bring together further growth for basketball, football and crickets in one central location for our region.”

Frankston District Netball Association Vice President, Shane Matthews said: “With an expansion to our existing facility, we will be able to grow our membership and foster development within our club, particularly for women in sport.”

A new home and safe boat refuge for Frankston Coast Guard, water police and other boats

This project will deliver:

  • A new safe boat refuge making mooring the Frankston Coast Guard, Water Police and other marine vessels safer
  • Facilities to better monitor weather conditions on the bay
  • Training facilities for new recruits
  • Public amenities, including new toilets and a kiosk

Frankston City Mayor, Colin Hampton said: “Safety is an important factor for people enjoying recreational opportunities on Port Phillip Bay, from swimming, paddle boarding and fishing to leisure boating and jet skiing.”

“A safe boat refuge will not only provide a home for the Coast Guard and Water Police vessels, resulting in faster response times to rescues, but will also offer other boat users safe access when using the recently installed ramp at Olivers Hill.”

Frankston Coast Guard Flotilla Commander, Les Ingram stated: “Having a new facility will give us the ability to educate not only our members but also members of the public in marine safety and knowledge it will also mean a reduction in our response times to emergency situations as we can launch straight from our building.”

“A safe boat refuge at Olivers Hill will make the existing boat ramps safer for all bay users in all weather conditions it will also enable easier and safer transfer of mariners that have been assisted or require medical treatment.”

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