Community

New social housing for Seymour, Wallan

MITCHELL Shire will welcome 71 new social housing properties, following the State Government’s announcement it will invest more than $26 million to projects in Wallan and Seymour. Minister for Housing Danny Pearson visited Seymour last...

Our Friends Farm to host Tallarook launch party, reopen to public

By Colin MacGillivray TALLAROOK entertainment venue Our Friends Farm is ready to celebrate as it opens to the public for the first time since changing owners five years ago, with a slate of live music...

Mitchell Shire Council debates weed, pest control laws

By Colin MacGillivray WEED and pest control were at the centre of a debate on a new local law during last week’s Mitchell Shire Council meeting. Councillors considered a new community and environment law, which was...

City of Whittlesea cat curfew to start in August

CATS in the City of Whittlesea will be under a 24-hour curfew as part of a suite new rules designed to help protect animal welfare and safety. The council will also introduce mandatory cat desexing...

Whittlesea Primary School promotes inclusivity with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander flags

By Max Davies WHITTLESEA Primary School last week unfurled new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags that will fly alongside the Australian flag at the front of the school. Indigenous families and students were invited to...

CFA awards for Mitchell Shire, Whittlesea firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS from Mitchell Shire and the City of Whittlesea were among those honoured at a Spirit of CFA Awards ceremony earlier this month. The awards recognised the contributions of CFA, Country Fire Authority, members across...

Mitchell Youth Council sworn in for 2022-23

THE next generation of Mitchell Shire leaders was sworn in as members of Mitchell Youth Council last week. Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm inducted nine youth councillors, including new youth mayor Georgia Fletcher and...

New local laws passed in Mitchell Shire

Eased camping regulations, the management of shopping trolleys and the banning of circus animals are among a raft of new local laws changes coming to Mitchell Shire from September 1, 2022. Following two rounds of...

Grants going a long way for Wandong History Group

By Colin MacGillivray Wandong History Group will revitalise its home at the former St Michael’s Catholic Church and preserve a trove of historical documents with the aid of grants totalling more than $20,000. The group will...

Book to document the history of Bylands

A new book on the history of a Mitchell Shire township documents the people, places and stories of the Bylands area and surroundings. ‘The Story of Bylands’ was written by Jim Quillinan, a former Bylands...