Business

Council vision outlined

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the City of Whittlesea will not join municipalities across Victoria hosting council elections this month, its panel of administrators has set down its vision for the next four years. Administrators Lydia Wilson,...

Outdoor dining support available

WHITTLESEA council will help local restaurants and cafes expand their outdoor dining capabilities to prepare for warmer weather as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow. The State Government has encouraged food service businesses to provide more...

Cycling investment call

By Colin MacGillivray THE owner of a Kilmore bike shop has called for Mitchell Shire Council to invest in cycling infrastructure when COVID-19 restrictions ease. The appeal comes in the wake of a survey released by...

Candidate hopes to focus on investment

RIDDELLS Creek resident Annette Death hopes to invest in local services, infrastructure and businesses if she is elected as a councillor for Macedon Ranges Shire. The mother of two will contest the east ward and...

Pubs welcome back patrons

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire’s pubs, clubs and cafes reopened their doors for the first time last week, since being forced to close when stage three COVID-19 restrictions were reintroduced on July 8. The re-opening comes...

No luck for gyms

By Jackson Russell Gym owners have been left confused after being suddenly told they were unable to reopen when regional Victoria moved to the third step of the State Government’s roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions. When...

Dog groomers united in animal welfare concerns

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA Hairy Cherubs dog grooming salon owner Trish Wileman says she is worried for the welfare of people’s pets as metropolitan Melbourne groomers are unable to open under current COVID-19 restrictions. Metropolitan groomers...

Council’s $20 million surplus

MILLIONS of dollars for infrastructure, digital and COVID-19 relief reserves were approved by City of Whittlesea administrators at this month’s council meeting after it recorded a surplus of nearly $20 million past financial year. The...

Mitchell Shire housing market bucks trend

By Jackson Russell Despite lockdown keeping Melburnians at home, Mitchell Shire real estate agencies have posted record numbers of sales but have noticed a shortage of listings. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria last week slammed...

Tourism plan for Mitchell Shire

By Jackson Russell A new plan is set to shape the future of Mitchell Shire’s tourism industry over the next four years, including a campaign to welcome visitors back once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Mitchell Shire...