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Labor commits to Riddells Creek CFA upgrade

RIDDELLS Creek will get an upgraded fire station if Labor is re-elected on November 24. The existing station was built in 1984 and is no longer meeting the needs of the local brigade. The facility is...

Council honours Gallipoli

WORLD War I’s Gallipoli campaign has been honoured by the City of Whittlesea with streets and a park in a new Mernda development named in its honour. As a project for to the Centenary of...

Horror train ride

PASSENGERS on the 5.11 V/Line service from Melbourne had a ride to remember last week when one carriage of the Sprinter set began filling with smoke. Passengers were unable to alert the conductor who was...

A fresh coat of paint

LANCEFIELD Neighbourhood House will be able to get a much-needed refresh thanks to $20,000 of funding from the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program. Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell made a surprise announcement for the funding...

Council waste

CITY of Whittlesea councillors were bemoaning a waste of their time at a Special Council Meeting last Wednesday night (November 7). Councillors Ricky Kirkham, Alahna Desiato and Caz Monteleone called the urgent meeting on two...

Upgrade works underway at Kilmore

UPPER House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, called into Kilmore Racing last week to get an update on track improvements that are part of a $1.3 million dollar joint funding project. The club will...

Feed it Forward launches

A PACKED Lancefield Mechanics Institute played host to the launch event for the Feed it Forward project on Tuesday. The project is a combined effort between the Lancefield and Romsey Neighbourhood Houses to bring people...

Cox elected Mayor

LAWRIE Cox was elected as the new Mayor of the City of Whittlesea at Thursday night’s special council meeting. Cr Cox was elected unopposed after being nominated by the outgoing Mayor Kris Pavlidis. Cr Tom Joseph...

King of the road

THE Kilmore Bypass is back on the agenda with the Opposition Leader, Mathew Guy announcing in kilmore last week that an elected Liberal-Nationals Government would build the long-awaited facility. Mr Guy was joined by Leader...

Mernda’s tiny library

THE Ideas and hard work of Mernda Primary School students has helped create the first Mernda Tiny Library, a initiative which will celebrate a love of books. Mernda Village Tiny Library was built by the...