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Mayor makes history

CITY of Whittlesea has elected Councillor Emilia Sterjova to lead the municipality next year - making her the youngest mayor in Australian history at age 22. At a meeting on Thursday, Whittlesea councillors elected Cr...

Money spashed at Whittlesea Pool

Whittlesea Swim Centre is set to receive an overhaul with plans for an all-abilities play zone with water play features and an all-abilities accessible pool pod, with ramp and para-mobility mobile hoist. Fully-accessible change rooms,...

Residents want speed change now

By Jackson Russell A lower speed limit through Hidden Valley will be considered as part of the next two Mitchell Shire Council budget processes, but residents say action needs to be taken immediately. Council passed a...

Tallarook venue aims to expand

By Jackson Russell Community feedback is being sought by Mitchell Shire Council on a planning permit amendment application by Tallarook’s Our Friends Farm Environment and Entertainment Park. The amendments would adjust the range of dates the...

Green light for Hogan’s extension

By Jackson Russell An extension to Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan has been approved on the condition that indented parallel car parking is built behind the hotel along Bentinck Street. The unanimous decision comes after Mitchell Shire...

Developers put on notice

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire councillors took a stand against housing developments with one road in and out, which has become a focal point for council when assessing new planning permits. At an August 2018 council...

Quarry hits roadblock

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council is seeking that a quarry is listed as a prohibited land use as part of its submission to the Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan. The Beveridge north west plan...

Colourful mural livens up Seymour

By Jackson Russell Seymour’s newest addition was officially unveiled on Friday morning, with the Art Attack Seymour project giving the town’s viaduct an overhaul. The $152,840 project was funded by the State Government’s Pick My Project...

Youth voice

YOUNG leaders will have a chance to advise City of Whittlesea councillors on youth-specific issues with the introduction of a new youth advisory committee. The City of Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee will allow young people...

Deer culling begins in Kinglake

DEER culling will begin this month in Kinglake National Park, near Toorourrong Reservoir. Parks Victoria will remove up to 400 Sambar and Red Deer, with the culling program expected to take a year, in an...