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Frankston Council - Climate Change Deniers?

So in the week before school children around the world protested about government inaction on climate change, Frankston City Council voted to expend fossil-fuel resources to enable increased recreation also based on fossil fuels.

Council on Nov 19, 2018 voted in favour of further pursuing a breakwater at Frankston Beach. This is after the Frankston Beach Association requested modelling to determine the impacts. The modelling report was released and the community given only three days to read, understand and respond to it before Council made its decision.

The break water will require regular fossil-fuel driven dredging to keep it navigable. This will allow more recreational boaters and jet skiiers (already despised by most locals) to launch and roar around Frankston and Seaford beaches.

The cost of the breakwater - not including the regular required dredging - is the apparently paltry sum of $24 million dolllars, of which $8 million (add to that the cost of the dredging) is to come from Frankston ratepayers, the rest is to be financed by all hapless Victorian taxpayers.

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