Frankston Times 13 April 2021

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NEWS DESK

Heritage sites under review POTENTIAL heritage sites in Frankston are now under review. Council’s heritage gap review has identified 23 places that it says “warrant further consideration for heritage overlay protection”. Sites considered for heritage protection include numerous homes, the Riviera Hotel in Seaford, the Frankston Mechanics Institute, the former Methodist Church in High Street, and the former Colonial Bank of Australasia on the Nepean Highway. Earlier this year, five residents spoke in opposition to the proposal at a council meeting. They were concerned that if their properties were placed under

heritage protection, it would become more difficult to maintain and sell their homes. One resident called the proposed changes a “nightmare”. Cr Brad Hill said “heritage places can provide essential links with the past and help us to define our shared community history. Frankston has a rich history. Research shows that communities value and have a strong connection to the past and protection of heritage places is an important step in maintaining the link.” “Residents have told us that they value the positive contribution heritage places make to the historical context and identity of Frankston and

its suburbs; and the role that heritage makes in contributing to the importance of place and cultural connectedness,” he said. “We’re keen to get input from residents and receive feedback regarding views on heritage. The Frankston Heritage Survey will help us gain insights into community values and understanding of heritage both indigenous and European. Our survey takes about five minutes and closes on 20 April.” Provide feedback at frankston.vic. gov.au/Your_Council/Have_Your_ Say/Frankston_Heritage_Survey

FRANKSTON residents of a bygone era pose for a photograph. Picture: Supplied

Brodie Cowburn A PERFORMER playing for attendees at a previous Bay Mob Expo. Picture: Supplied

Indigenous health expo coming up THE Bay Mob Expo will return to Nairm Marr Djambana this Friday. The expo will showcase health, education, and wellbeing services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Elder Helen Bnads, cultural lead at Peninsula Health, said “the Bay Mob Expo is a great example of the active and respected partnership between the local Aboriginal communities, Peninsula Health and other organisations of the south eastern area.” “This free family event brings together health, education, sports, arts, government providers to share information about their services and to pro-

mote further Aboriginal safety, strong culture, strong peoples aspiration of self-determination.” The Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership is hosting the event. The event’s organiser says “the expo is provided to break down barriers to local health services, employment and educational pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula – and to build long-term partnerships with service providers.” The Bay Mob Expo will run from 12pm to 4pm on 16 April at 32 Nursery Ave, Frankston.

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Frankston Times

13 April 2021

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