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Media Releases

Working with the media is an effective way to inform the community about important issues and upcoming events.

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Councils seek a smarter solution for household rubbish

20 March 2020

Kingston Council and 15 other councils from Melbourne’s south-east have launched the first collective tender for advanced waste processing solutions that will process household rubbish instead of sending it straight to landfill.

Council meetings continue with limited public gallery seating

20 March 2020

Kingston Council meetings will continue during the current COVID-19 closures, however we strongly encourage the community to view the meetings online rather than in-person.

Temporary closure of some Council facilities

17 March 2020

The City of Kingston is temporarily closing its public libraries and recreation centres from tomorrow to try to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus within the community.

Edithvale’s new state-of-the-art Life Saving Club officially opened

14 March 2020

The new $5.75 million Edithvale Life Saving Club was officially opened on 14 March with the community and long-time club members turning out for a tour of the new purpose-built facility.

Kingston’s 2020 Woman of the Year announced

6 March 2020

A tireless advocate for the vulnerable in the community has been named Kingston’s 2020 Woman of the Year, at a ceremony celebrating International Woman’s Day. June Rea accepted her award from Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley.

Kingston’s Pet Expo a purr-fect day out for families

6 March 2020

Animal enthusiasts, pet owners and their four-legged friends are invited to Kingston Council’s annual Pet Expo. The much-loved free event is on Saturday 4 April from 10am–2pm at Kingston Heath Reserve in Cheltenham.

Help protect Kingston’s heritage and trees, nominate your favourite local treasure

28 February 2020

Kingston Council is asking for the community’s help to identify places or features across the city that should be protected because of their heritage significance, and important trees to add to the Significant Tree Register.

Mentone Life Saving Club to get $14.5 million upgrade

28 February 2020

Kingston Council has given the green light to an estimated $14.5 million redevelopment of the Mentone Life Saving Club facility and foreshore precinct, following extensive community consultation.

Don Tatnell Leisure Centre will close due to major structural issues

25 February 2020

Don Tatnell Leisure Centre has been closed after serious structural issues were found at the site, making it unsafe for use. Council was saddened to close the centre, which has served the community for 40+ years, and will now plan a new aquatic and leisure facility to serve the community.

Kingston Council to bring parking enforcement in-house

19 February 2020

The City of Kingston has decided to bring its parking enforcement service in-house, to ensure the community is getting the best service possible.

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