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With panoramic views across Port Philip, Olivers Hill is home to the most expensive real estate in Frankston. It is considered to have one of the top ten residential views in Melbourne. Due to fluvial processes on its levels of clay and sand and with ongoing property development , landslips on Olivers Hill are historically common. Frankston Beach is continually rated as one the cleanest in Australia.
Three sand bars are located off the coastline of Frankston Beach. The first bar is located relatively close the shore which creates shallow troughs in a rhythmic fashion every metres. Frankston City Council also has strict protection policies with regards to the sand dunes and native flora along the Frankston foreshore , and has regularly received commendations for its litter prevention and coastal rehabilitation programs.
A raised timber foreshoreway named the Frankston Boardwalk winds through large areas of the foreshore including the Frankston Foreshore Reserve in order to protect it whilst allowing it to be enjoyed by visitors. Only key zones on the foreshore at the Frankston Waterfront have been developed. Kananook Creek runs close to the coastline of Port Phillip, which creates an island effect, and gives the locality the name Long Island.
However, it is not technically an island as the creek does not flow into the bay at any point other than its mouth near Frankston Beach. However, the creek was joined to the Patterson Lakes development in via an underground aqueduct and a pumping station was built to improve the water quality in the creek. A substantial sand dune, which was formed over years ago, once ran parallel to the majority of the Frankston coastline and provided the course for the Frankston railway line between Mordialloc and Seaford and for the Nepean Highway to Olivers Hill.
Frankston is generally a leafy suburb with a wide variety of natural heritage elements. The Frankston Spider Orchid Caladenia robinsonii is a rare species of orchid that is endemic to the Frankston area. Frankston City Council has a variety of programs aiming to better environmental sustainability in the suburb. Large natural parks and reserves in the suburb are: Ballam Park estate, located on Cranbourne Road in the Frankston locality of Karingal, is home to the first brick house in the Frankston area.
The metre Frankston Pier is a local landmark of the suburb. Established in ,  and located at McClelland Drive on the border of Frankston and the City of Frankston suburb of Langwarrin , it is also the leading sculpture park in Australia. Frankston Arts Centre is the largest art centre in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, as well as one of the largest in the metropolitan area of Melbourne , and is a major landmark of the suburb. Frankston is one of the last areas of Melbourne to experience the cool change weather effect that occurs during summer.
According to the Australian census , The median age in the suburb is 38, with The oldest and most common religions of Frankston residents are: Places of worship in the suburb of Frankston are predominantly churches of Christian denominations.
Of the most common religions, the Roman Catholic Church has two parishes in the suburb: Luke's in Frankston East. The Uniting Church has two congregations in the suburb, in Frankston and Karingal.
Peter in Karingal, which is closely linked with the Karingal Uniting Church congregation. There are two Churches of Christ in Frankston; one which is part of the Churches of Christ Conference in Australia and another which is congregationalist.
Places of worship for a number of other religions are located in the neighbouring suburbs of the City of Frankston. Mary in Frankston North. A dominant suburban element in the Frankston area means its residential property mix is not as diverse as areas that are closer to the Melbourne city centre —as the suburb has minimal multi-storey development. However, as the economic hub as well as gateway to the Mornington Peninsula , Frankston has been defined as one of the nine activity centres in the metropolitan area of Melbourne in various Victorian state government planning policies—which aim to increase multi-storey property development in the Frankston Central Business District CBD.
According to the Australian census, Being one of the southernmost suburbs of the metropolitan area of Melbourne , Frankston is also one of its most affordable.
Some real estate in Frankston, however, routinely sells for well above the median house price for the suburb. The City of Frankston local government area is divided into three wards, with each of the wards represented by three councillors, which are: Frankston is located in the North West Ward . Nationally, the state of Victoria is represented by 12 senators at a federal government level for the Australian Senate.
All 12 senators were elected in the double dissolution election ; four from the Australian Labor Party, four from the Liberal Party of Australia, two from the Australian Greens, one from the National Party of Australia in coalition with the Liberal Party of Australia , and independent senator Derryn Hinch.
The Division of Dunkley is the federal government division for the Australian House of Representatives that Frankston is located in. Bruce Billson who had held the seat since The state and federal electorates that Frankston is located in are often referred to as part of the " Melbourne Sandbelt " in the media.
According to the Australian census, 7. Currently the suburb of Frankston is defined by the Victorian state Metropolitan Planning Authority as one of nine activity centres in the metropolitan area of Melbourne. Bayside Shopping Centre is a super-regional shopping centre, and the largest in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. Kmart and Target ; the large speciality stores: Aldi , Coles and Woolworths ; a 12 screen Hoyts cinema multiplex ; a Strike Bowling Bar and a further smaller speciality stores, restaurants and food outlets.
Karingal Hub Shopping Centre is a regional shopping centre, and the second largest in Frankston. Many restaurants are located in the Frankston CBD, with a large concentration on the Nepean Highway , and cover a variety of cuisines which include: Around years later, in the mids, they were joined by a nightclub on its southeast corner.
The first pub in the Frankston area, the Cannanuke Inn,  was located near the southeast corner of the intersection on the present site of the Frankston Mechanics' Institute at 1 Plowman Place. Its southeast corner has had a chequered history. It was the site of Frankston's Commonwealth Post Office which was built in , and later remodelled with a telephone exchange in and expanded again in It was remodelled again as a nightclub named The Saloon during the mids, and Monkey Bar during the s, and even became a strip club briefly,  before being remodelled as an upmarket pub named The Deck Bar in The northwest of the suburb has a number of automotive dealerships, mainly located on Dandenong Road, including: The largest and oldest artists group in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula is the Peninsula Arts Society which has its own studios and gallery in Frankston South and was founded in Frankston also has over 50 sculptures in public places.
Larger additions are Sentinel , a 5-metre wooden sculpture inspired by the deity eaglehawk spirit Bunjil from the Indigenous Australian Dreamtime mythology on Young Street by artist Bruce Armstrong;  The Power of Community in Beauty Park by mosaic artist Deborah Halpern ; Sightlines along Frankston Pier by installation artist Louise Laverack, which consists of 22 nautical flag -themed weather vanes and light panels that reflect the movement of the waves below;  and a life-size bronze statue of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch by sculptor Peter Corlett in the foyer of the Frankston Arts Centre.
In addition to permanent sculpture, Frankston is also home to Sand Sculpting Australia's annual sand festival. Frankston has a number of performing arts groups, including: The largest of these groups is the Frankston Music Society which was founded by concert pianist Vera Bradford in Frankston Theatre Group is the oldest dramatic theatre company in the suburb and was founded in The Frankston Arts Centre is the largest art centre in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula , as well as one of the largest in the metropolitan area of Melbourne , which is owned by Frankston City Council.
The George Jenkins Theatre is a seat theatre, and the second largest in Frankston, which is owned by Monash University. A strong contemporary music scene is centred around "pub corner" the hotels and pub at the intersection of Davey Street and Nepean Highway in the Frankston CBD, and a number of successful musicians and bands have come from the suburb, such as 28 Days ,  The Basics ,  Lee Harding ,  Madison Avenue ,  and Superheist.
The Christmas Festival of Lights has been held annually in early December since ,  and is the largest in Frankston's events calendar. Frankston Waterfront Festival is a celebration of Frankston's seaside location that is held annually over a weekend in mid-January. It opens on Boxing Day each year and runs till the end of April. The Frankston Waterfront Festival weekend attracts around 25, people,  and the Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition attracts over , people during its four-month run.
Ventana Fiesta is boutique festival celebrating Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish culture held annually since Good Friday in Frankston is a Christian religious event that has been held at the Frankston Waterfront since The "Road to Jerusalem" is a procession that reenacts the Sanhedrin trial , carrying of the cross and crucifixion of Jesus which takes place during the event.
Christian music and community activities and exhibitions. The suburb of Frankston is at the centre of a large health care industry within the broader City of Frankston area—which is a health care hub for the greater Mornington Peninsula region. Advancements in health care have taken place in Frankston and have been led by Frankston people for over a hundred years.
First during World War I , when a military hospital was established in the City of Frankston suburb of Langwarrin in order to treat Australian soldiers returning with venereal disease from Egypt and France. In the second half of the 20th century; the Frankston virologist Ruth Bishop lead the research team that discovered the rotavirus in ,  and the Frankston microsurgeon Graeme Miller lead the surgical team that performed the world's first successful scalp replantation in Frankston Hospital is a major bed public hospital ,  and the largest in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, which is a part of the Peninsula Health Care network.
Peninsula Private Hospital is a bed private hospital ,  and the second largest hospital in Frankston, owned by Australian Unity and a part of the Ramsay Health Care network. Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital is a bed private rehabilitation hospital , and the largest in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, owned by the St John of God Health Care network. Frankston Private Day Surgery is a bed private outpatient surgery owned by Generation Health Care and a part of the Healthscope and Genesis health care networks.
A number of other health clubs and independent gyms are also located in the suburb, including: The suburb of Frankston also supports a number of community level clubs for Australian rules football , cricket, golf, basketball, netball, soccer and tennis, as well as baseball, hockey, badminton, volleyball, gymnastics, athletics and croquet clubs. The beach area supports a yacht club, a surf lifesaving club and the state's oldest Australian Volunteer Coast Guard flotilla. Frankston also boasts one of the largest public skate parks in Australia, and urban skateboarding is popular.
Football Soccer has fast become one of the most popular sports played at a junior level in the Frankston area with playing numbers increasing every year. Australian rules football is popular in the suburb, and is played at both a regional and state level. The state club in the suburb is the Frankston Dolphins , which plays in the Victorian Football League. In previous years, Frankston was the recruiting zone for professional Australian Football League clubs, Hawthorn , and later St Kilda , and many star players from each team were recruited from Frankston see List of Frankston people.
Indoor and outdoor beach volleyball is also becoming increasingly popular in the suburb of Frankston. The event was also broadcast on national television and, on the first day, the Nine Network 's Today broadcast live from the event. Many sporting fields and some small stadiums exist in the suburb. There are 11 primary schools in the suburb; eight of which are Victorian state government schools , and three that are Catholic-aligned independent schools.
Frankston Primary School No. Frankston High School is one of the most reputable state government schools in Victoria with an excellent academic record attained through a range of extension programs.
Real estate agents market residential properties as being near the school more often than any other, except Balwyn High School , in the Melbourne inner-eastern suburb of Balwyn North.
The fifth largest campus of Monash University is located in the suburb, on McMahons Road in Frankston, and was established in For Frankston, this includes: Being one of the southernmost suburbs of the metropolitan area of Melbourne , as well as the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula , Frankston is extensively serviced by both railway and roadway.
In particular, the Frankston railway line named so because Frankston railway station is the last metropolitan station on the line connects the suburb directly with the Melbourne city centre. The regional Stony Point railway line then runs from Frankston and connects it with the eastern suburbs and towns of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.
From the terminus, local bus services run throughout the suburbs of the broader City of Frankston area, and connect it with the suburbs of the neighbouring cities of Casey , Dandenong and Kingston. Regional bus services also run from the terminus, and connect the suburb with the western suburbs and towns of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. All rail lines and bus services use the Myki ticketing system , and the suburb is located in Zone 2 of the Melbourne public transport network.
In addition to the major media services of Melbourne , Frankston is also served by two weekly local newspapers: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch , philanthropist. Graham Kennedy , "king of Australian television".
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