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Council honours Gallipoli

WORLD War I’s Gallipoli campaign has been honoured by the City of Whittlesea with streets and a park in a new Mernda development named in its honour. As a project for to the Centenary of...

Council waste

CITY of Whittlesea councillors were bemoaning a waste of their time at a Special Council Meeting last Wednesday night (November 7). Councillors Ricky Kirkham, Alahna Desiato and Caz Monteleone called the urgent meeting on two...

Cox elected Mayor

LAWRIE Cox was elected as the new Mayor of the City of Whittlesea at Thursday night’s special council meeting. Cr Cox was elected unopposed after being nominated by the outgoing Mayor Kris Pavlidis. Cr Tom Joseph...

Feat of clay

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to overturn Mitchell Shire Council’s refusal to grant a permit for the planned clay quarry in Wallan has been described by councillors as the worst planning...

Challenges in the north

AROUND 40 local business and community leaders joined Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, and the Treasurer, Tim Pallas at a business lunch that focussed on issues and achievements in Melbourne’s north. Mr Pallas addressed...

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...