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Visitors – stay away!

POLICE closed the road to Mount Macedon’s memorial cross as visitors ignored council warnings not to visit the autumn leaves displays on the weekend. Hundreds of visitors ignored state and federal government recommendations to stay...

Vale David Turnbull

Mitchell Shire Council councillors and staff have paid tribute to chief executive David Turnbull who died on Friday, following a long battle with cancer. Mr Turnbull joined Mitchell Shire Council as its chief executive in...

Chaos ends

By Evelyn Leckie Ex-mayor Emilia Sterjova delivered an emotional press conference last week as a bill to dismiss Whittlesea councillors was tabled in parliament. The dismissal comes after a report by municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher found...

First meeting for Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee

By Evelyn Leckie THE newly-formed Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee saw their first meeting for the year earlier this month. City of Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Sterjova and deputy mayor Alahna Desiato met with 15 young councillors to...

Bullying culture probed

By Evelyn Leckie -  CITY of Whittlesea councillors used the tabling of a safety and wellbeing report to deliver emotional accounts of bullying, not only within the organisation but amongst councillors. Councillors at last week’s meeting...

Mitchell Shire Council to trial live-streaming

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council will trial live-streaming of council meetings with a report to determine whether council could host a live-stream on its website or social media channels. The trial will test the use...

Councillor quits

By Evelyn Leckie -  CITY of Whittlesea councillor Ricky Kirkham announced his immediate resignation last Monday, but details later emerged he was due to face a councillor conduct panel right before he resigned. Acting Chief Municipal...

Mitchell community consulted on VEC

TWO options for new electoral structures for the Mitchell Shire Council will be put forward to the public to provide feedback on. The community can have its say on the two options proposed, following the...

ALP disendorses mayor

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova has been ousted by the Australian Labor Party two months into her leadership role. She was disendorsed due to crossing caucus lines and accepting a non-Labor...

Cultural clash

By Evelyn Leckie - TENSIONS between Greek and Macedonian residents at council meetings have continued into 2020, with a group of Macedonian residents angry with City of Whittlesea staff for not letting them fly a...