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Call for Whittlesea commitment

IN the lead up to the November state election, the City of Whittlesea is calling on local politicians to give residents the same access to services and infrastructure as those living in the city. Council...

Council backs statement

MACEDON Ranges Shire is a step closer to a localised planning statement following a Special Council Meeting in Gisborne on Thursday night. The draft localised planning statement, now known as the Macedon Ranges Statement of...

Whittlesea councillor request denied

by Jackson Russell CITY of Whittlesea councillors have rejected Cr Mary Lalios’ request for a leave of absence following an alleged bully complaint made against CEO Simon Overland. Cr Lalios took offence to an email sent...

Macedon Ranges’ $3.3m surplus

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council ended the financial year on a high, carrying a $3.3 million surplus into 2018-19. The majority of the surplus came from council saving $1.835 million on its operating budget, which includes...

Without a prayer

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council meetings will no longer open with a prayer after a motion was carried at the most recent council meeting on Wednesday night. Councillor Natasha Gayfer moved the motion, saying the 2016...

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...

A vision for Mitchell

A VISION to develop a thriving business and investment climate in Mitchell Shire has been launched by the Mitchell Business Network. Business Network Chairman, Bruce Nichols, said that the aim of the Business Vision for...

A City with a plan

THE City of Whittlesea has formally adopted its 2018/19 budget following a special council meeting on Tuesday, June 3 after a failed rescission motion. The motion was submitted by Cr Ricky Kirkham citing concerns with...

Funding hopes hiJJacked

THE Kilmore Football Club’s drive for new social club rooms at the JJ Clancy Reserve saw a setback on several fronts – a miss of significant funding in this year’s budget and a lack...

Hack attack

MITCHELL Shire Council is one of dozens of Australian organisations hit by a cyber security breach to PageUp People, recruitment software. Mitchell was one of seven councils and one of many government organisations and large...