Frankston Times 27 October 2020

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Lucky day for ducks A FAMILY of ducklings were saved from a drain in Edithvale last week. A resident walking through the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands heard quacking coming from a drain on Sunday, and called emergency services. The local Chelsea SES unit swooped in to save the day. The SES unit dismantled the drain and used a sheet of plastic to act as a makeshift ramp for the ducks, allowing

them to make their escape. Seven ducklings were freed, and soon after waddled off alongside their parents. SES MEMBERS Will Eastwood, Cameron Milner, and Phil Wall worked to free a family of ducklings from a drain last weekend. Picture: Chelsea SES

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Fire preparedness urged IT’S time to start preparing for the upcoming fire season. Fire Action Week was last week, an initiative which aims to remind people to conduct fuel reduction measures. Frankston Council CEO Phil Cantillon said residents should share their fire season plans with neighbours to keep each other safe. “Talk to your family members and neighbours about the risks in your area, as well as what you will do and where you will go in the event of a fire or high risk day,” he said. “October is the best time to prepare. Don’t leave it too late to put fire safety measures in

place. “As of midnight 21 October 2020, COVID-19 restrictions allow residents of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria with written permission from council to travel to Frankston City to prepare properties for fire and flood. “To receive a permit, property owners are required to complete an application form so officers can deem whether it is necessary for them to travel to Frankston City to undertake these works. Considerations will include whether the property is located in a high bushfire or flood risk area.

If fire season preparation is required, Council will issue a permit, accompanied by letters from the Victorian Chief Health Officer and Police Commissioner, allowing the applicant to travel beyond 25 kilometres from their primary place of residence and outlining the COVID-19 restrictions they must adhere to.” Fill in an application form at For up-to-date fire information call the VicEmergency hotline on 1300 226 226, visit the VicEmergency website, or download the app.

More major rail works imminent MAJOR construction works are starting at Edithvale, Chelsea, and Bonbeach train stations. Piling rigs have been on site in Edithvale and Chelsea, which are driving approximately 4,500 sheet piles into the ground up to 19 metres deep. These will form the walls of the rail trenches. Five level crossings will be removed and three new stations will be constructed. Elsewhere on the line, the foreshore park at the redeveloped Carrum Station has been completed and is now open to the public. A water play area, berbeques, seating, and a kiosk are also set to be open at the space in 2021. An LXRP statement read that “Carrum’s new open spaces are connected by the new shared use path that runs along Station Street, with six new pe-

destrian crossings across Station Street and five across Nepean Highway, providing safer walking and cycling access throughout Carrum and to the beach.” “The path will soon connect to Seaford, Kananook and Frankston stations as works in Seaford wrap up in late 2020. By 2022 there will be one continuous 12-kilometre path from Edithvale to Frankston.”

THE new open space at Carrum Station. Picture: Supplied

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27 October 2020


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