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Pledge over troubled water

COMMENT is being sought on the future of the 13 water boars scattered across Mitchell Shire via a survey presently available online at council’s service centres.Mitchell Shire Council...

Councillor boycott amid Overland Lawyer X scandal

THERE were five empty seats at the Whittlesea Council meeting on Tuesday December 11 amid CEO Simon Overland’s implication in the Lawyer X scandal.Council has been inadvertently...

Chisholm elected mayor

MITCHELL Shire Council has a new mayor, with North Ward Councillor Bill Chisholm elected to the position at a special council meeting last Monday (November 26) in Broadford. Cr Chisholm was elected alongside new Deputy...

Klein disendorsed

LIBERAL Party candidate Meralyn Klein has been disendorsed by her party following claims of an assault and rape threat made in an anti-Muslim video. In the video, published by far-right party the Australian Liberty Alliance,...

Lalios makes council return

CITY of Whittlesea councillor Mary Lalios made her return to council at last Tuesday night’s (November 13) council meeting after not attending a meeting since April this year. The return comes as prior requests to...

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...