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Media Releases

The City of Kingston issues media releases to inform the community about important issues and upcoming events.

We also distribute 'Kingston Your City', a quarterly magazine, to every property in the municipality and issue Kingston News, a free monthly enewsletter. Previous editions can be viewed here.  

Kingston's Media Advisor can be contacted on: p 9581 4633, m 0457 541 100 or

Delivering a facility to divert household rubbish from landfill

28 October 2021

The City of Kingston has joined 14 other councils in Melbourne’s south east to form a company to deliver an advanced waste processing alternative to landfill.

Joint Frankston City and Kingston Mayoral statement on water recycling

28 October 2021

Frankston City Mayor Kris Bolam and City of Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos have joined forces to advocate for recycled water projects and spread the message about the need for more efficient and sustainable use of our most precious resource – water.

South East Melbourne Local Government Councillors call for an ambitious 2030 emission reduction target at the COP26

27 October 2021

Councils from across Melbourne’s south east have called on the Australian Federal Government to commit to an ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target, underpinned by a clear plan to achieve the target, in the lead up to the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow.

Council increases arts grants funding for second year in a row

18 October 2021

An additional $25,000 in Arts Grants funding brings the 2021-2022 Arts Grants total up to $48,000. These funds have been awarded to ten local recipients to continue stimulating Kingston’s creative economy and assist local artists and creatives.

Kingston’s Tinsel Trail returns to bring festive cheer, as Carols cancelled

15 October 2021

Due to uncertainty around holding large-scale events during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the safety of our community, Kingston Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Carols by Kingston.

Ombudsman finds no evidence of corruption in Endeavour Cove review

12 October 2021

A Victorian Ombudsman investigation into planning matters at Endeavour Cove has found no evidence of corruption, confirming the results of an independent review commissioned by Kingston Council in 2019. However a number of planning errors have been identified.

Nominations now open for City of Kingston's 2022 Awards

12 October 2021

Do you know someone making a positive difference in the Kingston community? Nominations are now open for the City of Kingston's 2022 Awards, which honour outstanding achievements of individuals and community groups in Kingston.

Council strives for best practice governance

11 October 2021

Kingston Council has put together a plan to work towards best practice governance across the organisation following an independent review.

Plans progress for pavilion upgrade at GR Bricker Reserve

9 October 2021

GR Bricker Reserve is one step closer to boasting a new multi-functional sporting pavilion after Council approved the concept designs, following extensive community consultation.

Kingston ready to celebrate our seniors this October online

6 October 2021

Kingston Seniors Festival returns for its fourteenth year this October, featuring a month-long program of online events and activities for Seniors.

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