30 July 2019

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Ups and downs: A survey has indicated that Frankston Council has improved in the last year, but still has work to do. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Survey says council on the up FRANKSTON Council’s performance has improved, but are still below the standards set statewide according to the results of a community satisfaction survey coordinated by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. 400 randomly chosen ratepayers were picked to have their say as part of the survey. Councils are awarded “index points” across various performance areas. Frankston Council received a score of 59 for their overall performance. The number is up on their result of 55 from last year, but still just below the state average of 60. The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “the results indicate council is on the right track and making welcome improvements.” “Council accomplished an overall score of 59 out of 100, up four points from last year, and reversed the declining trend experienced between 2013 and 2018,” he said. “I would like to thank all residents who provided their feedback. We acknowledge there is still room for improvement and we will continue

CHELTENHAM – MENTONE

LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL WORKS

Mentone and Cheltenham station car parks will close on Thursday 8 August 2019.

to work towards delivering better outcomes for the Frankston community.” Frankston Council also saw small improvements across the areas of community consultation, advocacy, and making community decisions according to the survey results. One of councils best performing areas compared to state averages is ratepayer’s satisfactions with roads. Council achieved a score of 66 for sealed local roads, well above the statewide average of 56. Last year 19 per cent of respondents rated council’s overall performance as poor or very poor. This year 15 per cent did. Frankston Council marked North West Ward residents and residents aged between 50 and 64 as needing more attention after receiving the survey results last month. Neighbouring Kingston Council fared a little better than Frankston, receiving a score of 64 for their overall performance. Brodie Cowburn

169 free weekday parking spaces for rail passengers*

Westfield Southland Ticketless Parking conditions apply

115 free all-day parking spaces for rail passengers

Pedestrian route to Southland Station (1-7 minute walk)

* Entry to free all-day car park must be between 4.30am – 8.00am (weekdays only). When entering outside these hours, standard Westfield Southland ticketless parking conditions apply.

Mentone Station car park will re-open in late 2020 and Cheltenham Station car park will re-open in mid-2021. We are providing 420 temporary rail user parking spaces at Westfield Southland and near Parkdale Station.

Entry to free all-day rail passenger parking area via Bay Road, between 4.30am – 8.00am on weekdays

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