Smooth sailing for Frankston Foreshore redevelopment

Media Release


16 September 2016

Joint release with:

Lisa Neville

Victorian Minister for Water

Dennis Hovenden

CEO of Frankston City Council

Paul Edbrooke

Member for Frankston

Chris Crewther

Federal Member for Dunkley

Locals and visitors to Frankston are set to enjoy a modern seaside promenade featuring a new restaurant and deck, following the official opening today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the community was now better connected to the waterfront, with sweeping views over Port Phillip Bay.

“Frankston is a beautiful area, and it's important to have modern facilities that showcase the region to attract visitors to come back to again and again,” Minister Nash said.

“The promenade has a new lease on life, and the Frankston community now has another great space to gather, and the community should be proud to call it their own.”

Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther joined the local community for the official opening today and said the Australian Government's investment was critical to the foreshore's facelift.

“This new architecturally designed, five green star energy rated facility will not only cater for the Yacht Club's sailing needs, but will also be a major tourist destination for both the local community and visitors alike with its café, restaurant, function room and community space.” Mr Crewther said.

Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville said “the Victorian Government's contribution through Melbourne Water's Living Rivers program is improving stormwater management and supporting better urban landscapes and waterway health for our local communities.”

Victorian Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said the Living Rivers Program is all about managing stormwater pollution that can get washed into our rivers, creeks and the bay. 

“It's great to see the Frankston Yacht Club redevelopment embrace these principles to create a space for the community to enjoy,” Mr Edbrooke said.

CEO of Frankston City Council Dennis Hovenden said the newly redeveloped Frankston Yacht Club is an incredible addition complementing the pristine Frankston Foreshore while ensuring the waterfront remains a vibrant location for everyone to enjoy, now and into the future.

“The new Yacht Club boasts enviable views of Port Phillip Bay, architecturally designed to complement the natural beauty of the landscape using Australian Cyprus timber, with significant decking overlooking the beach.

“We thank the Australian and Victorian Governments for their contributions to this vital project which is set to attract more people to our great city, delivering a boost to Frankston's tourism, jobs and local economy.”

The $10.7 million Frankston Foreshore Precinct Redevelopment was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($1.265 million), Victorian Government ($333,020) and the Frankston City Council ($9.087 million).