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Government appoints new City of Whittlesea administrator

The State Government has appointed a new City of Whittlesea council administrator to replace former administrator Bruce Billson, who resigned earlier this year. Chris Eddy has joined chair administrator Lydia Wilson and administrator Peita Duncan,...

Pandemic cost City of Whittlesea millions, new report finds

A report of the City of Whittlesea’s corporate performance has tallied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on council as $4.4 million. The report found that between the start of the 2020-21 financial year and...

Macedon Ranges draft budget 21-22: Where’s the money going?

Expenditure of $7.068 million on road infrastructure and $6.7 million for recreation, leisure and community facilities are highlights of a $102 million Macedon Ranges Shire Council draft budget. A key component of the money spent...

Works on $1.2 million Wallan Community Services Hub commence

Work has commenced on the $1.2 million Wallan Community Services Hub, which will provide access to community services and programs with a focus on early intervention and prevention. The former childcare centre at 42/80 Bentinck...

Mitchell Council speaks out on rubbish dumping after perpetrators caught on CCTV

Mitchell Shire leaders have condemned the practice of rubbish dumping after a Beveridge man was found guilty of aggravated littering and failure to remove litter last month. The man was caught on Mitchell Shire Council...

Community hearing over fate of Boogie festival site at Tallarook

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Our Friends Farm in Tallarook has applied to Mitchel Shire Council for amendments to its planning permit in a last-ditch effort to keep the annual Easter weekend Boogie Festival on site. After sustained...

Masterplan for management of Seymour’s Whiteheads Creek under investigation

MITCHELL Shire Council are investigating a masterplan for Whiteheads Creek in Seymour. Councillors officially received and noted the report at last month’s council meeting, and agreed a cohesive vision for the creek’s future management was...

Beveridge to get new $1.3 million walking trails and sports facilities

A $1.3-million expansion is set for Beveridge Recreation Reserve, with new walking trails and play areas as well as sporting facility upgrades. Two lit tennis and netball courts will be constructed, along with outdoor fitness...

Macedon Ranges Shire: Have your say about your town’s growth

By Lauren Duffy People will get to have a say about each town’s expected growth scenarios in the Macedon Ranges Shire when council opens up a report for community consultation. Macedon Ranges Shire Council made the...
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Mitchell Shire council rejects plan to build concrete plant in Beveridge

MITCHELL Shire councillors have rejected an application to build a concrete batching plant in Beveridge, saying nothing about the proposal made sense for the area. Applicant Aurora Construction Materials had proposed a plant on Minton...