Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 9 March 2022

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NEWS DESK

Vespa rider dies Golf courses could host major events A MAN who was allegedly struck while riding his Vespa in Cheltenham last month has died, police have confirmed. Police allege that the Vespa rider was struck by a blue Toyota sedan on Charman Road at around 6.50am on 23 February. The Vespa rider, a 38-year-old man from Mentone, was taken to hospital but sadly died on 24 February. A 38-year-old woman from Dandenong who was allegedly driving the Toyota was taken to hospital for observation. She was charged this week with dangerous driving causing death, and bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 11 March.

FLOWERS paying tribute to a man killed in Cheltenham last month. Picture: Supplied PROTESTERS rally against sky rail in Parkdale in November last year. Picture: Supplied

Land use under sky rail considered AN advisory panel set up to consider uses for space under elevated rail at Parkdale has had its first meeting. Rail bridges are being built to replace level crossings at Warrigal Road in Mentone and Parkers Road in Parkdale. The project also includes the construction of a new Parkdale Station. The Parkdale Open Space Advisory Panel’s job is to gather feedback on the project. It consists of 14 people, who had a meeting for the first time online last month. The panel is seeking feedback

through an online survey. Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson says that the state government is “looking forward to hearing more from the community about their priorities for making use of the two large open space areas created by elevated rail at Mentone and Parkdale.” “The project will really enhance the village look and feel Parkdale locals love and we are excited to work together with the community to create something everyone can love for years to come,” he said. Concept designs for the space un-

LOCAL golf courses and reserves could be the home of more music festivals in the future. Kingston Council officers are preparing a report on which golf courses and reserves in the municipality could be used to host major events. Kingston councillor Cameron Howe moved a motion at council’s last meeting which read “that council, in order to lure entertainment companies and live music promoters to operate music festivals in the municipality, commit to preparing a report for a council meeting identifying reserves and golf courses that could host these events, which includes discussion of feedback from the arts and live music industry on their criteria for site selection. Further that guidance of future steps to progress this will be contained within the report for the consideration of council.” The motion was approved by councillors.

Hard rubbish change under consideration

der the rail line are expected to be released this year. Construction at Parkdale is projected to begin in 2023. The plans to build sky rail at Parkdale have sparked backlash from the community. An online survey conducted by Kingston Council last year found that 76 per cent of residents wanted a rail under road solution at Parkers Road and Warrigal Road instead (“Residents rally against rail over road” The News 24/11/21). To provide feedback on the project visit engage.vic.gov.au/lxrp-mentoneand-parkdale.

KINGSTON Council is investigating extending its hard rubbish service to apartments and units. At their most recent meeting, Kingston councillors ordered council officers to prepare a report on “extending the hard rubbish service to residents living in apartments, units or other properties that aren’t covered by council’s waste services”. Councillors have asked for the report to come back “as soon as practicable”.

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

9 March 2022

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