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Lessons learned

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea community leaders hope lessons learned from a cluster of suicides among South Asian women can propel the municipality to become a national leader in migrant mental health and family...

Mernda Community House extension funded

MERNDA’S capacity to host events and support its multicultural community got a boost last week when Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence announced $100,000 in funding to extend Mernda Community House. The house, operated by...

New transparency policy adopted

By Colin MacGillivray A NEW public transparency policy allowing Whittlesea residents free access to council documents will bring the city into line with the Local Government Act 2020. The policy was unanimously adopted by council administrators...

Council’s $20 million surplus

MILLIONS of dollars for infrastructure, digital and COVID-19 relief reserves were approved by City of Whittlesea administrators at this month’s council meeting after it recorded a surplus of nearly $20 million past financial year. The...

Woodend to Riddells Creek connection underway

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents are one step closer to experiencing a shared trail connecting Woodend to Riddells Creek, after councillors agreed to endorse the project at its August meeting. Councillors read a report to update...

Council appoint acting CEO

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has appointed director of corporate and community John Hausler as its acting chief executive after Margot Stork’s resignation. Mr Hausler has been a director at council since 2017 and has a...

Sports precinct concept design released

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has released a concept design for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Complex in New Gisborne and is inviting community feedback. The concept design was released through an online webinar late last...

Residential estate approved

By Jackson Russell A NEW residential estate in Seymour has been given the green light by Mitchell Shire councillors, with changes to rectify traffic and safety concerns. The proposed application sought approval for a two-stage, 69-lot...

Council works in final stages

WORKS across Mitchell Shire are in their final stages as upgrades aim to link people with places, while providing a safe environment for drivers and pedestrians. The final steps are being taken to complete the...

Candidate wants governance back on track

A BELIEF that local governance has lost its way is the main motivation for Romsey resident Geoff Neil, who will stand in for Macedon council elections. Mr Neil grew up in Melbourne and moved to...