Business

Objectors to Wallan south quarry voice concerns to Mitchell Shire Council

By Colin MacGillivray Lower property values, traffic problems, damage to the environment and noise and air pollution were key points raised by objectors to quarry south of Wallan, at a Mitchell Shire meeting on Monday...

Wallan expo to kickstart events industry

A WEEKEND-LONG expo at Wallan’s Vento Cafe has given a boost to the region’s entertainment and events industry. Several businesses, from cake-makers to musicians to event-hire, took part in the expo, which was hosted at...

Business support

By Jackson Russell THE Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association is one of four Macedon Ranges traders’ groups to share in $90,000 of State Government funding. RRBATA will receive $10,000 from the Grants for Business Chambers...

$7 million community centre set for Wollert

WORK on a new Wollert East Community Centre has been given the green light after the City of Whittlesea awarded a tender for its construction at last month’s council meeting. The $7,253,964 project will be...

Accommodation turnaround hopes after tough year

By Colin MacGillivray ACCOMMODATION providers across the north of the City of Whittlesea are hoping for a change of fortune as Victoria moves towards a COVID-normal summer. Accommodation services have been hard hit by the COVID-19...

Grant supports artisan producers

By Jackson Russell Tooborac pork producer McIvor Farm Foods will soon be able to expand its product range with the help of a State Government’s Small Scale and Craft grant. McIvor Farm Foods owners Belinda and...

Statewide award for Barry Plant Mitchell Shire

Barry Plant Mitchell Shire was crowned winner of the Marketing and Communication Award at the 2020 Real Estate Institute of Victoria Awards for Excellence on Thursday. Due to COVID-19, tuxedos and ball gowns were traded...

Pay it forward inititative takes off

By Steph McNicol KILMORE’s Handmade Marketplace owner Jessie Mann has jumped on board a social media initiative inviting community members to ‘pay forward’ a coffee for other people. Cafés across Australia and the world have implemented...

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...