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Frankston City Council

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Local Government
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Summary Information:
'Frankston City is located on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, approximately 40 kilometres south of Melbourne. Frankston was first settled in the 1850s, the site chosen due of its supply of freshwater from Kananook Creek. The arrival of the railway in the 1880s brought significant population growth. The town functioned as a resort town for Melbourne in the early part of the 20th century. Significant growth took place from the 1950s through to the 1980s, when areas such as Frankston North, Karingal and Frankston South were developed. The 1980s and 1990s has seen significant residential development in Carrum Downs and Langwarrin, both of these areas still having zoned land available for further development. Central Frankston functions as the major regional retail and commercial centre, servicing outer southern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Major facilities include the Frankston Town Centre shopping area, Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Institute of TAFE and the Peninsula Campus of Monash University. Frankston City is also served by shopping centres at Karingal Hub, Langwarrin and Carrum Downs. The City is served by the Frankston railway line with stations at Seaford, Kananook and Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston Freeways.'
(Frankston City, 'Frankston City Community Profile': (at 22 April 2005)).

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