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Playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment reopen as restrictions begin to ease in Kingston

18 September 2020

Playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment have reopened to the community this week, as the first step towards ‘COVID Normal’ under the Victorian Government’s Roadmap to Recovery.

Nominate a local legend for Kingston’s 2021 Australia Day Awards

14 September 2020

Do you know someone making a positive difference in the Kingston community? Nominate them for Kingston’s 2021 Citizen of the Year Awards, from Monday 14 September.

Council trials touch-free push buttons at pedestrian crossing

10 September 2020

Kingston Council has taken its first step towards installing touch-free pedestrian crossing signals, to help reduce any local spread of COVID-19.

Urgent reforms needed to prevent gambling harm when pokies return in Kingston

8 September 2020

Kingston Council has signed a joint letter to the Victorian Government seeking the closure of local gambling venues at midnight until 10am, joining 11 other councils around Victoria.

Council purchase secures new park for the heart of Chelsea

3 September 2020

The Chelsea community is to get a new park following Council’s purchase of a large parcel of land in Dents Reserve.

13 Councils, 2 million-plus residents: a unified voice to tackle homelessness

1 September 2020

Thirteen Councils representing two million residents in Melbourne’s east and south east have joined together in a unified voice calling for urgent action for more social housing* to end homelessness.

Kingston’s foreshores and reserves to be smoke-free zones

1 September 2020

Smoking will be banned in all foreshore areas and reserves in Kingston after Council designated them ‘smoke-free areas’.

Chelsea Yacht Club disability compliance upgrade works given the green light

27 August 2020

Chelsea Yacht Club is to be refurbished to ensure the community facility is accessible for all.

New pedestrian bridge to keep Chelsea’s community connected

25 August 2020

Council is partnering with the State Government to build a new pedestrian bridge in Chelsea as part of the level crossing removal works, to keep the community connected.

Kingston increases its COVID-19 community support package with extra rate relief

21 August 2020

Kingston will deliver a $118 reduction on household rates bills in its 2020-21 Budget, as part of additional support for the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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