Frankston Times 29 March 2022

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What’s old is new again at homestead A $250,000 refurbishment of the Ballam Park Homestead is complete. The ratepayer funded maintenance was undertaken after an electrical fault at the homestead. Work has now been completed on the project, which has included the installation of a CCTV camera system and external LED lighting, painting, rewiring, and replacement of rotting timber. The Ballam Park Homestead is Frankston’s oldest house, having been built in 1855. It now houses a museum, cafe and resource centre. Frankston Historical Society President Glenda Viner said that her organisation’s members are “excitedly looking forward to reopening the homestead and will make an announcement soon.” “As soon as we can, we want to reopen,” she said. “The works are absolutely wonderful and have transformed our historical jewel in the crown.” The Ballam Park Homestead is listed on the Historic Buildings Council Register in Victoria For more information on the Ballam Park Homestead and the Frankston Historical Society visit frankstonhs.

FRANKSTON Historical Society President Glenda Viner at the Ballam Park Homestead with Frankston mayor Nathan Conroy. Picture: Supplied

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A basketball and gymnastics stadium

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A revitalised Sandfield Reserve

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An arts and sculpture shared user path from Frankston to Langwarrin

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2022 Advocacy Priorities Throughout August 2020 and February 2021, Council asked the Frankston City community for feedback and ideas on the issues that matter to them, how we can improve the challenges they face in their daily lives and their vision for the future of Frankston City. The results have been used to determine the key priorities requiring Council-led advocacy in the lead up to the upcoming state and federal elections. Our five key priorities above were adopted at the 15 November 2021 Council Meeting.



Standing strong, fighting for our community Authorised by Sam McQuestin, Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), L12, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 Frankston Times

29 March 2022