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Music fest hits new note KINGSTON’S Harvest Festival will not bloom this year but the show will go on in the new name of Carrum Beats and Eats. Council has decided to mark the “music, food and fun” festival’s return to Carrum in May with a name change. The festival was held in Chelsea for the past two years during construction works on the Carrum Family and Children’s Centre. “The community was clear they wanted to host an event in Carrum and we wanted to showcase the local atmosphere in the event’s new name,” Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said. “We are proud to be back at Roy Dore and although it’s now a smaller space we’ll be presenting a great line-up of music across two stages including headline performers Wilbur Wilde and the Trouble Makers. The community can also enjoy roving performers, food and drink stalls, all-day entertainment and plenty of family-friendly activities to keep the kids happy. “We’re looking forward to a fantastic day back at Roy Dore Reserve to bring our community together for a day of music, food and fun.” Carrum Beats and Eats will be held at Carrum’s Roy Dore Reserve on Saturday 12 May, midday-9.30pm. Entry is $2 per person, $5 for families. No BYO alcohol or animals allowed. See kingston.vic.gov.au or call 1300 653 356 for more details.

Eat to the beat: The Harvest Festival is back in Carrum and has been rebranded by council. Picture: Gary Sissons

CEO’s salary rises slightly KINGSTON Council’s chief executive officer John Nevins has seen his annual pay rise by 1.5 per cent to more than $380,000 after a performance review. The mayor Cr Steve Staikos confirmed the salary increase, in line Kingston Council CEO with the annual John Nevins consumer price index, colloquially known as “the cost of living”, when asked by The News. The annual review was listed as a matter to be considered by councillors in the confidential section of the March council meeting agenda. It was discussed behind closed doors by councillors as is customary when finalising council personnel matters. Cr Staikos said an independent facilitator helped review the CEO’s performance in line with the council chief’s employment contract. “The results of the review are confidential, however, it did not include any changes to the CEO’s existing four-year contract, which is due to expire on 8 November 2018,” the mayor said. “Council will now consider whether to extend the contract by up to 12-months, offer a new contract or elect not to extend or renew the contract. “The annual review included a salary increase of 1.5 per cent, in-line with CPI, bringing the CEO’s annual remuneration to $382,270. Kingston Council does not provide any additional bonuses under the CEO contract.” Mr Nevins was appointed Kingston Council CEO in 2005. Neil Walker

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