Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 July 2020

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Roundabout removed

Scam warning from council

UPGRADE works to Thompsons Road have been completed at a final cost of $225 million to taxpayers. The conclusion of works at the intersection of Frankston-Dandenong Road and Thompsons Road signalled the end of the project. The roundabout at the intersection was removed and replaced with lights. Works at the intersection ran for five weeks, with detours in place during the duration. The intersection has been widened to include two right-turn lanes, three through-lanes, and slip lanes. The Thompsons Road Upgrade project has also seen a 10.7 kilometre stretch of the road duplified and a level crossing removed. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “the community wanted the roundabout gone and I’m so glad we’ve been able to deliver on that promise and improve the journey right along Thompsons Road.” Transport infrastructure minister Jacinta Allan said “we’ve delivered the Thompsons Road upgrade four months early and we’re getting on with removing the Hallam Road level crossing and delivering the brand new station.” “Our road and rail projects are easing congestion and keeping Victorians in work through the coronavirus pandemic,” she said.

KINGSTON Council believes that false rate notices may be circulating around the municipality. Council put out a warning about the fraudulent notices last week. Kingston rates notices will not be sent out until next month. A statement put out on council’s Facebook page read “we’ve been made aware of a potential scam involving fake rates notices. City of Kingston rates notices won’t be out until August this year, and would never contain your personal bank or credit card details.” “Kingston would also never contact you asking for credit card details or other personal information over the phone. If you’re ever suspicious of something we have sent you, please give us a call on 1300 653 356 to double check.” Council also had to deal with other false material during the week, with fake notices posted at playgrounds stating that they are open.

CARRUM MP Sonya Kilkenny at the FrankstonDandenong Road/Thompsons Road intersection. Picture: Supplied

Bay trail works cost confirmed THE second stage of the Bay Trail project from Parkdale to Mentone cost just over $5.5 million. Kingston Council sourced a $150,000 grant from the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning for the project, as well as $700,000 from the Department of Transport towards road resurfacing. The rest of the project was funded by ratepayers. Work on the project’s third stage, from Rennison Street through into Mordialloc, is expected to begin in late July or August.

Picture: Supplied

ANY SYMPTOMS GET TESTED It’s important to get tested for coronavirus at the first sign of any symptom and stay home until you get your result. Getting tested means you keep yourself, your friends, family, workplace and your community safe. It’s not over yet.

Find out where to get tested visit vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS Authorised and published by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

15 July 2020

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