is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. It
is located in the southern suburbs of Melbourne. It has
an area of 131 square kilometres. In 2001 it had a population
of 113,000. By 30 June 2005 this had grown to 120,562,
at an average annual growth rate of 1.4% from 2000 to
2005. Between 2004 and 2005, the City of Frankston was
the 20th fastest growing Local Government Area in Victoria
(percentage growth), and the 10th largest growing (raw
numerical increase). In 1994 the City expanded by merging
with parts of the Shire of Cranbourne.
The City is located on the eastern shores
of Port Phillip. It consists of the flatter north and
eastern Frankston, and the wealthier and hillier granite
uplands of Frankston South to the south. The civic centre
has grown rapidly in the 80's and 90's and now contains
several interlocking malls and department stores sprawling
over the CBD.
The City is bounded on the north by
the City of Kingston and the City of Greater Dandenong,
on the east by the City of Casey, and on the south by
the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. The boundaries of the
City are defined largely on the north by the Eel Race
Drain and Thompsons Road, on the east by the Dandenong-Hastings
Road, and on the south by a complex boundary featuring
Baxter-Tooradin Road, Golf Links Road and Humphries Road.
An aging population in older areas near
the centre is balanced by several new housing estates
on the fringes and eastern margins of the city.
Frankston Pier is one of the more prominent
landmarks, and the summer weekends will find young children
dive-bombing off it, in contravention of local by-laws.
The City of Frankston was originally
the Shire of Frankston and Hastings. Hastings later split-off.
As part of the Kennett Government's program of municipal
consolidation, in 1994 the municipality's boundaries were
extended in the east to take over parts of Skye and Langwarrin
from the abolished City of Cranbourne (now part of the
City of Casey). However in the south the municipality
lost the suburb of Mount Eliza to the newly created Shire
of Mornington Peninsula.
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