Frankston Greens Local Government Policies
Consultation with the Community
- Active consultation with residents and community groups regarding issues that affect them.
- Conduct community ward meetings to discuss important issues like the budget.
Transparency and Accountability
- Decisions made by Council should be in the best interests of residents and open to public scrutiny.
- Seek to have Council meetings streamed live through the Council’s website; and engage more directly with residents through new technology.
Public Open Space
- Protect and improve valuable public assets including Kananook Creek, our natural reserves, the foreshore and our parks and gardens.
- Preserve and increase the tree canopy within the whole municipality, to improve the liveability of our city.
- Improve services to allow aged people a real choice to stay in their own homes.
- Expand bike paths and lanes for safer cycling and better links to Frankston’s key locations.
- Encourage innovative practical measures to improve services and affordable housing options for the homeless population of Frankston.
- Support and increase community programs managed at the local level to increase the community engagement of those at risk of committing crime.
Development and the Community
- Maintain the integrity of the Green Wedge by scrutinising all proposed uses and actions.
- Protect neighbourhood character and heritage buildings; including the identification and conservation of Indigenous sites and artefacts.
- Have appropriate building controls in residential areas.
- Encourage an increase of densification around key public transport corridors to alleviate pressure on outer urban areas, including an appropriate mix of affordable housing.
Climate Change, Energy Use and Waste
- Increase energy and water conservation in all Council operations.
- Encourage residents, ratepayers and businesses to increase energy and water conservation.
- Develop options that assist residents, ratepayers and businesses to access cost effective solar.
- Keep council on track to meet the carbon neutrality target.
- Reduce plastic waste within the Frankston municipality.
- Ensure services are available to ensure that everything that can possibly be recycled is able to be with ease for all residents, including plastic film, e-waste and compact fluorescent light globes.
- Retain annual hard rubbish collection and incentivise full reuse, repair and recycling of all materials collected onsite at Frankston's transfer station.
Better Value for your Rates
- Have transparent and efficient expenditure.
- Reduce reliance on external contractors and consultants.
- Advocate for better public transport outcomes and connectivity.
- Work with state authorities to improve public transport facilities including provision of all weather, seated bus shelters at every stop.
- Advocate for the electrification of the train line to Baxter.