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Cr Brian Cunial elected as Mayor, new council
Frankston City’s newly elected councillors have commenced their term making unanimous decisions to elect Councillor Brian Cunial as Mayor and Councillor Steve Toms as Deputy Mayor at last night’s (Monday 7 November) Statutory Meeting.
Mayor Cunial said he was honoured that the new Council had put their faith in him to lead Frankston City over the next 12 months as Mayor.
“Having lived in Frankston all my life, I care deeply about our community and its future wellbeing as a desired place to live, work and study,” said the Mayor.
“I, along with my fellow councillors, am committed to working together with Council, community members, businesses, Federal and State Governments to create better opportunities and outcomes for Frankston City.”
“I look forward to working alongside the newly elected Council to commence addressing the various issues raised throughout the election campaign whilst continuing to deliver existing projects and services.”
Mayor Cunial also acknowledged all 35 candidates who put themselves forward as potential councillors and thanked the outgoing Council for their contribution and commitment to the municipality.
“The large number of candidates in this year’s election reflects a strong interest in the future of our community and as a Council we must build upon this interest by continuing to work alongside the community we have the privilege to serve,” said the Mayor.
“There is much to be done and success will only be achieved if we work together.”
A proud resident of Frankston, South Ward councillor for three consecutive terms and Leading Senior Constable with over 30 years’ experience within Victoria Police, Mayor Cunial has lived in Frankston since he was born, attending both Frankston Primary School and Frankston High School.
Mayor Cunial was first elected to Frankston Council in 2008.
He is married to Diana to whom they have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Frankston City’s newly elected Councillors have commenced their term making the unanimous decision to elect Councillor Brian Cunial as Mayor and Councillor Steve Toms as Deputy Mayor. Councillors pictured left to right are: Cr Glenn Aitken, Cr Quinn McCormack, Cr Michael O'Reilly, Cr Lillian O'Connor, Cr Kris Bolam JP, Cr Sandra Mayer, Cr Brian Cunial (Mayor), Cr Colin Hampton and Cr Steve Toms (Deputy Mayor).
Barefoot Bowling in Frankston
Fridays are barefoot bowling night at the City of Frankston Bowling Club. An evening out for the family or social group.
Bookings are not required, however groups are asked to contact the club,
Barefoot Bowls is a way to feel the cool grass underfoot, however if you want to wear shoes please make sure they are either runners or flat soled.
A sausage sizzle and raffle are included in the price. Bowls are supplied. Cost $10 for adults $2 for children.
Sunday Bowls Sessions
Every Sunday from 10am to 12pm
This is a new activity in our bowls program and all are invited to attend.
Bowls is played socially and competitively by all age groups from teenagers to grey haired warriors. We offer free bowls, some tuition if required and free tea/coffee and cake to follow.
Please wear flat soled shoes or runners.
Bookings are not required although a call to John on
0418.331.377 would help our organisation.
City of Frankston Bowling Club, 12 Yuille Street Frankston
International Games Day
Saturday 19 November. 11am to 3pm
To celebrate International Games Day, Virtual Reality Insanity is coming to Frankston Library!
Frankston City Libraries is excited to welcome the 501st Legion Knightfall Squad at Frankston Library as part of International Games Day celebrations. You may have seen them at Supernova or Comic Con - the 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. Come dressed as your favourite character (movie, video game, pop culture, anime etc.) or check out their awesome costumes and have a photo opportunity. Lots of other fun games and activities for children of all ages.
This event is free and there is no need to book.
Contact: Frankston City Libraries email@example.com. Telephone: 9784.1020
Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street Frankston 3199
Jeremy Nikora – Frankston Council Youth Project Officer
Meet Jeremy Nikora, one of Frankston City Council's Youth Project Officers.
Jeremy does a lot of work with people in the Maori and Pacific Islander communities, particularly with youth who he mentors towards employment and cultural education.
Jeremy's vision for #FrankstonCity is a culturally educated and resilient community that places high importance on creating opportunities for all to be successful.
What's your vision? Share it on the 'Think Big' website HERE and help shape the future of your community.
Talking about Newborns
Having a baby can be a wonderful time in the lives of parents. It can also leave you wanting answers to many questions such as “What does my baby need and want?”
This session aims to help parents learn what your newborn is trying to communicate to you.
Children over the age of six months are not able to attend these sessions.
Bookings are essential for these FREE programs.
Frankston City Council reserves the right to cancel, or change these programs or venues.
Banyan Fields Maternal and Child Health Centre,
90A Cadles Road Carrum Downs
Joining forces to
Residents Morning Tea
The team at the Frankston Visitor Information Centre invite you to join them for an informal morning tea, and find out more about Frankston City Council’s services, facilities and activities.
This is also an opportunity for you to meet other new residents, and widen your social networks within the Frankston community.
Morning tea is Free, however bookings are essential
These following links will assist New Residents and long term locals on the everyday facilities of Frankston
Organiser: Frankston Visitor Information Centre
Get rid of junk
Considering an extension or sub-dividing your property?
Here's an opportunity for local home owners to speak face-to-face with Frankston City Council officers and ask questions about the Frankston Planning Scheme and the statutory planning process.
This event is free-of-charge
Wednesday 16 November 2016 - 6pm to 7pm
Contact: Frankston City Council
Frankston Library - Long Room, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights
Saturday 26 November, 5–10pm, Davey Street, Frankston
Entertainment stage features The Mik Maks, Aussie Youth, Adam Ladell and Michael Paynter. Meet 'n' Greet Sid from Ice Age. Ben the Elf and Holly the Fairy show inside Frankston Arts Centre. Fireworks 9.30pm
Changes to parking
Transformation of Frankston’s city centre is well underway, with works for the Young Street Improvement project gathering pace as the project aims to create a safer environment for pedestrians, improve bus operations and provide better connection with the Frankston Station Precinct.
Features of the new-look Young Street include: