Frankston Times 16 March 2021

Page 6

NEWS DESK Proudly published by Mornington Peninsula News Group Pty. Ltd

PHONE: 03 5974 9000

Published weekly and distributed to Frankston, Frankston South, Karingal, Langwarrin, Seaford, Baxter and Somerville

Circulation: 28,320

Audit period: Apr 2018 - Sept 2018

Source: AMAA; CAB Total Distribution Audit for further information visit auditedmedia.org.au

Editor: Brodie Cowburn 0401 864 460 Journalists: Brodie Cowburn, Stephen Taylor, 5974 9000 Photographers: Gary Sissons, Yanni Advertising Sales: Anton Hoffman 0411 119 379 Real Estate Account Manager: Jason Richardson 0421 190 318 Production and graphic design: Marcus Pettifer, Dannielle Espagne Group Editor: Keith Platt 0439 394 707 Publisher: Cameron McCullough REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS: Peter McCullough, Stuart McCullough, Craig MacKenzie, Ben Triandafillou ADDRESS: Mornington Peninsula News Group PO Box 588 Hastings 3915 Email: team@baysidenews.com.au Web: baysidenews.com.au DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE: 1PM ON THURSDAY 18 MARCH 2021 NEXT ISSUE PUBLICATION DATE: TUESDAY 23 MARCH 2021

An independent voice for the community

We are the only locally owned and operated community newspaper in Frankston City and on the Mornington Peninsula. We are dedicated to the belief that a strong community newspaper is essential to a strong community. We exist to serve residents, community groups and businesses and ask for their support in return.

PAGE 6

Frankston Times

16 March 2021

ISPT SENIOR development manager Robert Fleming and Frankston mayor Kris Bolam. Picture: Supplied

End in sight for Karingal shopping redevelopment THE redeveloped Karingal Hub shopping centre is on track to open by the end of this year. Construction began on the project a little over a year ago. The $160 million project will add new retailers, dining, entertainment, playgrounds, and 650 more free parking spots to the centre. The centre’s owners ISPT had its plans ticked off in 2018. ISPT retailer services general manager, Sam Curry, said “we have reached a significant

number of milestones including the unveiling of our new food court, a refurbished Woolworths store, opening of the new lower ground carpark along with upgrades to our existing internal malls and centre entrances.” “We are very excited about what is yet to come, delivering a transformed and revitalised Karingal Hub to provide meaningful experiences for our customers and local community.” Frankston mayor Kris Bolam toured

the site last month. He said “everyone wants to know what is going on behind the scenes so it was amazing to tour the site and the project is coming along beautifully. The revitalised shopping centre will be an absolute asset to Karingal. I commend ISPT for investing in our community and encourage other developers to explore the benefits of Frankston City.” The centre will be home to a Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and Big W.