APBC to Sell Frankston’s Most Distinctive Building

EIGHT months after the Frankston City Council deferred plans to build the multimillion dollar Frankston Safe Boat Harbour, city developer Asian Pacific Building Corporation has decided to offload the area’s most prominent property.

In doing so, Frankston’s most ambitious privately proposed redevelopment – the $50 million-plus Peninsula Centre – may be no more.

The distinguishing 12-level building at 435 Nepean Highway – once described by comedian Barry Humphries as “the worst building in Australia” is for sale with price expectations of between $13 and $16 million.

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Frankston City CounciI Imposes Smoking Ban in Major Retail Strips

A VICTORIAN council plans to outlaw smoking on its major retail streets, in a move that may be followed by other councils, nationally.

Frankston City Council will impose blanket smoking bans at the Station Street Mall, Shannon Street Mall and the western side of Young Street (Melways reference 100A, D7, E7).

Frankston Mayor Christine Richards said the health benefits were “worth any flak” it would cop, about the decision.

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