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Whittlesea backs refugees

THE City of Whittlesea will take a stand against the federal government after passing an urgent business item about supporting refugees. Mayor, Cr Kris Pavlidis, who  doubles as the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria chairperson,...

$5 million sports promise

SPORT in the Macedon Ranges could get a massive boost with the Labor government promising $5.6 million to build the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct if re-elected. Premier Daniel Andrews made...

More support for neighbourhood houses

FOUR neighbourhood houses in the Macedon Ranges will be able to deliver an extra five hours of support with funding delivered by the state government. Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Romsey Neighbourhood House, Macedon Ranges Further Education...

Teens ‘mugged’ before basketball

WHITTLESEA City Basketball Association has urged its members to be careful after two teenagers were 'mugged' on their way to the basketball stadium. The organisation revealed the police were formally dealing with the matter. In a...

NBN rollout splits communities

by Jackson RussellRESIDENTS in Gisborne and Riddells Creek have expressed their concern with the quality of service the National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivering.Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell said the government’s technology choices...

Pokies play Whittlesea

CITY of Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis has joined mayors from five other metropolitan councils to publicly launch The Alliance for Gambling Reform’s policies. The Alliance, formed by Tim Costello, wants maximum $1 bets at poker...

Nominating a hero

LIAM BIRCH has nominated the man who saved his life for a First Aid Champion Award. The young Wallan footballer, who is recovering from a cardiac arrest he suffered recently, made the call to nominate...

Seniors park officially opens

A SENIORS group in Mernda is calling on the City of Whittlesea to expand their seniors’ exercise park program through the region. The calls come off the back of the City of Whittlesea’s announcement a...

Kinders improving outdoor areas

FOUR Macedon Ranges kindergartens are set to benefit from nearly $25,000 in grants that will provide kids with improved outdoor play spaces. The funding comes through the state government’s Minor Infrastructure Refurbishment grants, which provides...

Child safety near schools a priority

COMMUNITY concerns are growing about school safety in Kilmore, particularly around Kilmore-Lancefield Road and Conway Street, Kilmore. Former school crossing Officer Denise Galea spoke about her concerns of the roads network near four local schools...