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Treading water

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Yan Yean Danielle Green has hit back at criticism about the lack of State Government Budget funding for a Wallan indoor pool, saying she could get the funding if Mitchell...

Macedon council officially sworn in

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council officially welcomed its councillors last week through a virtual event, which saw nine representatives make their oaths to serve the community. The process was familiar to three previously serving councillors: Cr...

Council welcomes step towards bypass

Mitchell Shire Council hopes the announcement of a new roundabout at Wandong Road will lead to the construction of a Kilmore Bypass. The $12-million roundabout at the south end of Kilmore lays the foundation for...

Shaping Whittlesea

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA residents can help create a vision for the town’s next two decades with input on a draft Whittlesea Township Strategy. The township strategy will serve as an overarching framework guiding decision-making in...

Business support a priority

By Colin MacGillivray THE City of Whittlesea has flagged helping businesses recover from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as a priority in the coming months. With easing State Government restrictions providing more opportunities for...

Third time’s a charm

By Jackson Russell North ward councillor Rhonda Sanderson has been elected as Mitchell Shire Mayor for the third time. Cr Sanderson will guide a council with three new additions through its first year and the continuing...

Petition to keep Masons Road open

MORE than 100 City of Whittlesea residents have signed a petition requesting council reconsider the potential closure of Masons Road in Mernda and Wollert. Council conducted a trial of Masons Road as a one-way road...

Youth Week reimagined

THE City of Whittlesea has organised a range of events and projects for young people to help celebrate Youth Week 2020. Youth Week was postponed from earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Wollert community centre opens doors

A NEW community centre providing services to the Wollert community has opened on Macedon Parade. The Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre, which means ‘One Mob’ in Wurundjeri language, includes a modern three-room kindergarten with space for...

Long-serving manager moves on

LONG-TIME City of Whittlesea governance manager Michael Tonta departed council last week for a new role with the City of Melbourne. Mr Tonta joined the City of Whittlesea in July 2005 and has been council’s...