Frankston Times 17 May 2022

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FRANKSTON at sunset. Picture: Supplied

Frankston makes tourism award shortlist FRANKSTON has been nominated for another major tourism award. Frankston has been named a finalist for the 2022 Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council. Earlier this year Frankston’s street art walking tours won the top prize for tours at the 2021 Australian Street Art Awards. Frankston was also shortlisted for the VTIC awards in 2021. Frankston’s competitors for the Victorian tourism prize are Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Lakes Entrance, Mildura, Shepparton, and Werribee. The

winner will receive $10,000 of airtime with Prime 7, and will progress to the national finals alongside the other two most successful Victorian areas. VTIC Chief Executive Felicia Mariani said the awards serve as a way to help revitalise the tourism industry following the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re calling on every Victorian to cast their vote and show their support for our domestic tourism industry,” she said. “Every tourism business has worked so hard to survive the past two years. It’s the perfect time to acknowledge what regional towns and centres

have done to revitalise their tourism experiences and welcome visitors back. “Victorians have been charmed by their own backyard — two years of being in and out of lockdown have shown many of us we don’t have to leave Victoria for a getaway. It’s renewed our love for stunning regional destinations. The Victorian Tourism Awards capture that love, and help us honour our favourite parts of this great state as a top tourism town.” To cast a vote in the awards visit vtic. com.au

90 YEARS WAITING FOR A TRAIN EXTEND THE FRANKSTON LINE 2016

2018

2022

INITIAL $225M COMMITMENT

$225M of $400M - $850M

INITIAL $225M COMMITMENT

$225M of $400M - $850M

NO COMMITMENT

NO COMMITMENT

Federal Liberal

WHERE THE BLOODY Hell IS OUR TRAIN?

Federal Labor

For the past two federal elections both parties pledged to extend our train line. But not provided enough money to build it. Without additional federal and state funding, this project will not proceed.

State Labor

State Liberal

INITIAL $225M COMMITMENT Authorised by the Committee for Greater Frankston, 20 Klauer St, Seaford, 3198

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Frankston Times

17 May 2022