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  1. TheresiaBerg

    Frankston

    Frankston is a beach side town with some wonderful views, great shopping, and a variety of cultured foods. In the last 12 months Frankston has started a revamp of the city. The train station and surrounding area has undergone upgrades in plans to revitalise the area. In the past Frankston has had a bad name, due to bad publicity and high crime rate, however with the aid of local law enforcement, and Frankston city council funding new refurbishments and upgrades around the area, it now boasts great dining options, Shopping Centres, Beach Front Cafes, Children and pet friendly beaches, Patrolled swimming zones, Aquatic Centres, Arts Centres etc. Beach front dining is so popular now that the beach is clean and tidy with a family friendly atmosphere. There are also more parks for the children to have a great time without being concerned about the weather as they also have undercover options Housing in Frankston in the past did not offer a variety in the “style” of housing, as it was an old commission housing area, however over recent years there has been a great influx of buying and renovating, as a person who has lived in the area for over 20 years, I can honestly say the area is only getting better and looking great. Suburb Profile Report for Frankston VIC (3199) Metrics HOUSE UNIT Median price $545,000 $355,000 Quarterly growth 5.83% 1.43% 12-month growth 22.47% 10.76% Average Annual Growth 7.91% 5.77% With many facilities for all children of all ages in the area, there are all sorts of sporting and other activities for them to do There are a variety of Junior football teams around Frankston, · Frankston Football Club · Frankston YCW Junior Football Club · Frankston Dolphins Junior Football club · Pines Football Club There is a Scout’s Club for all ages · 1st South Frankston Scout Hall · Baden Powell Park Scout Hall (Humphries Road Hall) · Baden Powell Park Scout Hall Just to name a few EDUCATION The schools in Frankston are boundless, offering many different options to suit your schooling and education needs, both private and public. PRIMARY Karingal Primary, Karingal Heights Primary School, Frankston Heights Primary School, Frankston Primary School, Overpot Primary School, Derinya Primary School and Frankston East Primary school, The primary schools in the area are many, with most not having a zoning policy, they are happy to assist you and will help find a suitable placement for your child. They will also advise you if their school can help fit these needs. SECONDARY Frankston High School, McClelland College, Mount Erin Secondary College, Monterey Secondary College are all public secondary colleges. Frankston High has a zoning policy, although they will also assist in a private school payment basis if you have reasons why you insist your child attends Frankston, you can also apply for a scholarship. Frankston High has had a bad reputation in the past and have undergone strenuous changes to change the public perception of their college. As with most schools, there is always someone who will disagree and agree with the quality of education they offer. McClelland College was consolidated of the two Karingal High Schools and has rapidly become a sought-after school as they have a great education program for mainstream and VCAL education Mount Erin is a Zoned Policy Secondary College, however they will take students outside of their zone with extenuating circumstances, and again as most schools in the area, has a great set of programs aimed at helping students better their education. Monterey Secondary collage had a bad reputation in the past, it has worked hard to rectify that by working on its education requirements and needs, Upgrading the buildings and maintaining the appearance of the grounds All the high schools offer the same basic education requirements, but each school has its own independent benefit for your child, some schools offer VCAL some offer special independent studies while others offer specific classes (i.e. camping, surfing, special outdoor education like a botany class with a camping class) PUBLIC TRANSPORT The public transport in Frankston is recommended, with buses or trains able to get you just about anywhere. I would have to say the best way to sort out your trip is to do so with an app you can download to your phone able to show you how to plan your trip it even shows you where to catch your bus or train the time what stops you need to make and so on All in all, Frankston is a great recommended place to live, as it has reasonable priced homes, great variety of multi-culturalism and neighbourhoods that make you feel at home.
  2. The Pom Queen

    Frankston Leisure Centre gets go ahead

    Frankston Council has agreed to construct the Frankston Regional Aquatic Health & Wellbeing Centre at Samuel Sherlock Reserve. The centre will feature a 51.5 metre Olympic sized swimming pool; ‘learn to swim/leisure’ pool; café; gymnasium; warm water therapy pool, spa and sauna; crèche and wellness centre hosting health professionals as well as a 250 car park. Construction is scheduled to commence in January 2013 and be completed in June 2014 at a cost of $46.3 million.
  3. The Pom Queen

    Frankston new TAFE

    Chisholm Institute of TAFE’s Frankston Campus is the site of the new $19 million Frankston START (School TAFE Alliance for Regional Training) Trade Training Centre. Frankston Council has approved land at Samuel Sherlock Reserve to be used for this educational purpose. Construction of the new centre is scheduled to commence this summer with funding provided under the Australian Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program. The Federal Government will provide $2.5 billion over 10 years to enable secondary schools to seek funding for Trade Training Centres. The 13 schools taking part are: Carrum Downs Secondary College; Elisabeth Murdoch College; Flinders Christian Community College; Frankston High School Senior Campus; John Paul College; McClelland Secondary College; Monterey Secondary College; Mount Erin Secondary College; Mount Eliza Secondary College; Patterson River Secondary College; Naranga Special School; Toorak College; and Woodleigh School.
  4. The Pom Queen

    Golf Festival Long Island Club Frankston

    TheLong Island Country Club in Frankston will be running the Festival of Golf from November 11 to 13 with a Celebrity Pro-Am on the last day. The event is open to all members of the Victorian Golf Association or equivalent organisations interstate and overseas and is expected to bring hundreds of visitors to Frankston each day. Competitors will be battling it out in men’s, ladies’ and mixed Stableford, Open Stroke and Handicap events against some of the best club golfers from Victoria and beyond. Long Island Country Club was also awarded Best Victorian Pro Am Course for 2008 and 2009.
  5. Frankston North remains one of Melbourne’s most affordable suburbs with a median house price of $287,500, according to the REIV. Cranbourne West is also in the top ten of Melbourne’s most affordable suburbs with a median price of $320,000. Mordialloc and Cranbourne North have reported some of the strongest one-year rise in house prices with both reporting growth of 13.7%. On the opposite end of the scale Brighton East reported negative growth of -10.4% for the year ending June 30. The median price is now $1.1 million.
  6. really starting to look closer at suberbs. it's always been mornington peninsula area which has taken our fancy. I just read an article about frankston south being listed in top 100 suberbs as things are improving. have read that frankston high school is good school which is important as we have 2 girls one just going into year 9 and one hom due to start secondary sept 2012. Any thoughts would be great xx :wub:
  7. :biggrin:I am currently recruiting distributors for melbourne In Frankston South work your own hours full or part / time hours to suit you please contact me many thanks carole x
  8. Hi, arriving in Melbourne very soon, was looking at living in Frankston South. Hubby used to know Frankston well (over 10 yrs ago) however have heard a few things recently about Frankston not be so safe anymore. Comments like you wouldn't want to be at the train station late at night. We have 2 preschoolers so I am interested on any view points on if Frankston South would be a good place to live. Do you feel safe shopping in Frankston in the evening? Would be interested in any thoughts or experiences. (Hubby will be getting train to CBD) Thanks
  9. Petals

    Frankston South Phil Down Under

    Surfing for something to watch last evening and came across Phil Down Under on Foxtel. Was not going to watch then it was about Frankston South and Melbourne. Very interesting. Good programme in the end from the biased Melbourne/Peninsula lover :laugh:
  10. Cycling in or around the Mount Eliza, South Frankston and Mornington area. Hi 45 yr old Expat who has been in Oz for a while but recently moved to Mount Eliza. Looking to see if there are any other cyclists ( road bikes) that get together over the weekends. Also are there any cyclists who, like me, work in the city and therefore need to go cycling really early during the week 4:30 – 5am ish start for an hour or so?
  11. Guest

    Frankston South Primary Schools

    Hi, we are looking to move to the Frankston South area in July 2011, and could use some advice on which of the two primary schools to enrol our five yr old daughter into. They both look good on the web, but woud be grateful for some recommendations! :confused:
  12. Hi there We're starting a renovations business in the Frankston area and need to find a good property accountant. Has anybody got any recommendations in the area? By the way... we moved over last March. I'm English, my partner's an Aussie. Have to say after the first few months I haven't really looked back! Thanks Janet
  13. Guest

    Frankston Primary School

    I have posted elsewhere about the difficulties we have been having finding before school provision in Mount Eliza (we have recently purchased a house there). We are currently looking at our 5 year old attending a school outside the area that provides before school care. Frankston Primary School on Davey Street provide this and does not have a catchment area. Does anyone have an opinion, good or bad, about Frankston Primary School? Many Thanks.
  14. wishfulthinking

    frankston north/south??

    Just wondered out of frankston north/south which would you say is the better of the two? If i wanted my daughter to go to Frankston high could i live in either of the 2 suburbs? Cheers
  15. littlekelly

    Frankston & Frankston South

    Can anyone give me any info on these areas please.Is it a nice/good area?What are the schools like?Is it close to shops etc?How far is it to the beach?Approx how much do you think 4 bed rentals would be? Any feedback would be welcome.Thanks everyone. Antonia x
  16. Guest

    frankston hospital

    i was wondering if any nurses/midwives work at frankston hospital? if so is there anyone who can help me aquire the name/number/email of the head of midwifery? or anyone i can get some information from? our 175 visas were granted and we're off to validate them in april 2011. as a student midwife, i would like to take advantage and see if i can secure a couple of observational shifts at the hospital while im there. i have checked their website, but cant seem to find much information. :nah: I have found the number for the maternity dept, however i was wondering if anyone could help with any direct numbers? thanks
  17. Guest

    Frankston to CBD by train

    hi there We are looking to move to mount Eliza in January, I have the chance of a few jobs but most of the best ones are in or around melbourne CBD I wondered if anyone made the rail journey from Frankston into the CBD every or most days, and how much of a pain it would be any advice appreciated thanks
  18. Guest

    Football/Soccer down Frankston

    Hi Just wondering wondering whether there are any footy (the real football) club around the Frankston area looking for people to play? Dan
  19. I know its been discussed before but not for a while... My hair is very thick and i have loads of it. In the UK my hairdresser was fab at thinning it out with a cut throat and doing loads of layers. I've been to 3 hairdressers since arriving all who didn't thin or cut it right the worst was today :cry: The side fringe was looking a bit square and messy so popped in somehwere local for a trim and she just cut it on a slant above my eyebrows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :realmad: Please, please tell me there is a good hairdresser somewhere I dye it myself just want a trim cannot wear it pinned up with grips forever..... :wubclub:
  20. Guest

    Epping versus Frankston???

    I have been offered jobs in both the above areas of Victoria and am weighing up the both of them for my family. There is me, my hubby, 19yr old, 17yr old, 13 year old and a 10 year. All children are not big beach lovers so wont be spending every day on the beach and the girls love shopping. Colleges and universities are important for the elder ones and work in the car/truck industry are important for my hubby. The elder ones also like the idea of being close to the city of Melbourne. Any advice would be welcome as i need to decide this weekend .:jiggy:
  21. Guest

    Suburbs on Frankston train line

    Hi there! We are moving from Perth to Melbourne and are thinking about which areas we should be looking at (or avoiding) that are on the Frankston line. My wife will be working in Frankston and i will be working in the CBD so we are thinking somewhere in the middle of both on the train line. Ideally we would like to be near a park (we have 2 little ones...dogs that is!) and also a suburb close enough to a shopping center would be good, and perhaps even within walking distance to a pub and cafes. So can anyone tell me if any of these suburbs might be what we are looking for - caulfield, glenhunty, ormond, mckinnon, benteigh, patterson, moorabin, highett, cheltenham,menton or parkdale?! Also, if we should avoid any of these then please let me know. Thanks!
  22. We have just been to NQR in Frankston (Beach St) and they are selling off ready made bottles of Vimto !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And better still they are 4 bottles for $2 !!!!!!!!!!!! BARGAIN!!! We have bought lots....:embarrassed:
  23. Guest

    Frankston Hospital

    My husband is interested in a job in Frankston Hospital however, we've done some research and it seems to be struggling. He's quite put off by this. Does anyone know anything about the hospital and its problems? Thanks.
  24. Hi, Looking for someone to go for a drink or coffee with in or around Frankston. Tonight, tommorrow, next week.... Let me know!
  25. The full article can be read here:Frankston not in the hunt for Australia’s top bogan suburb | Article | The Punch Below is a summary. The people of Frankston, Victoria, deserve full marks for enterprise. But they’ve damaged their bogan credentials by becoming the latest mulletted suburb to jump on the I-Heart-New York-style merchandising bandwagon, with the suburb’s GDP ballooning to several thousand dollars with the sale of I Love Frankston t-shirts, stubbie holders and prophylactics. The Herald-Sun chronicled the marketing push last week, with residents of “Franga”, “Franghanistan” and “Funky Town” as Frankston is also known hailing the move as a sign their city was on the improve. It’s the kind of upwardy-mobile stuff which appalls committed westies such as bricklayer Todd Farrawell, from St Marys in Sydney’s West, who went public last month to bemoan the aspirationists who were getting all giggly about the “new buzz” out west. Mr Farrawell told The Sunday Telegraph that he feared metrosexual culture was invading the western suburbs. ``You see a few more blokes with their pants looking a bit too expensive and a bit too tight, and a few too many wearing pink shirts and drinking lattes when they should be having a beer,’’ he said. ``They need to man up.’‘ As much as it would pain Frankston’s bogan purists, in the key areas of crime, fashion, culinary options and job opportunities, the suburb isn’t really in the hunt when it comes to Australia’s top 10. The Punch has corralled its contributors, many of whom hail proudly from the wrong side of the tracks, to pencil the following shortlist - which is obviously open to challenge. In no particular order our top 10 bogan suburbs are: <strong>Albion Park NSW, Dandenong Vic, Kambah ACT, Redcliffe Qld, Wyoming NSW, Salisbury SA, Chigwell Tas, Ipswich Qld, Rockingham WA, Moe Vic.</strong>
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