Community

Funding push for Aboriginal Gathering Place in the City of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea’s Aboriginal Gathering Place is one step closer to reality following council’s endorsement of a business case. The business case outlines a $10 million-plus project, with the City of Whittlesea seeking a...

Victorians access power saving bonus

Victorians are applying for more immediate bill relief to cut their energy costs through the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said a $205 million increase to the program allowed...

Commonwealth Games an opportunity to showcase regions

Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shire councils are calling for the community’s best ideas in a bid to attract Commonwealth Games events in 2026. With Victoria committed to hosting the games across four regional hubs in...

Neighbourhood houses get Lancefield, Romsey communities moving through transport initiative

By Colin MacGillivray Lancefield and Romsey neighbourhood houses celebrated with the community last week as they launched ShareRide, the latest project of their transport initiative Community Driven. The neighbourhood houses collaborated to establish Community Driven in...

Late winter open garden coming soon at Macedon

Open Gardens Victoria is delighted to present a late winter open garden event, opening Tugurium, a fascinating private garden at Macedon on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Tugurium is the private garden of...

New campaign to encourage organ donation

New data has revealed an urgent need for more Australians to register as organ and tissue donors. As part of DonateLife Week, from July 24 to 31, Australian Organ Donor Register, AODR, has released data...

St Pat’s preps celebrate 100 days of school

St Patrick’s Primary School’s prep students celebrated 100 days of prep on Wednesday. The children celebrated by dressing up as a 100-year-old person, complete with grey hair, glasses and walking sticks. They also enjoyed a fun-filled...

Historic films of Kilmore to be revitalised by historical society

By Pam Kiriakidis Kilmore Historical Society is in the works of editing archive footage, presenting Kilmore’s oldest events captured on film. The films are films that were recorded by Kilmore’s Catholic parish priest Father James McHugh...

Broadford’s upgraded tennis and netball facilities officially open

The new $2.5-million pavilion and tennis and netball courts at Harley Hammond Reserve in Broadford were officially opened last week, updating the facilities for increased sporting opportunities. Two new competition standard shared-use tennis and netball...

Dreams to come true for Wallan singer

By Pam Kiriakidis For one night only, Wallan’s Dylan Marguccio is taking on Kilmore’s Trackside on August 20 to fulfil his singing dreams. The wheelchair-bound teenager’s debut show has come true, thanks to BGGROUPAU, a creative...