Council

Great Victorian Rail Trail Seymour alignment debate

A POTENTIAL connection of the Great Victorian Rail Trail to Seymour is a step closer after Mitchell Shire councillors voted on a preferred alignment at last week’s council meeting. After seeking community feedback on four...

Mill Park Basketball Stadium works to commence

THE City of Whittlesea will commence upgrade works on the Mill Park Basketball Stadium this month. The $2.9 million redevelopment of the sports hub will include new gender-neutral and family change rooms, accessible public toilets,...

City of Whittlesea plans Wollert land acquisition

THE City of Whittlesea will adopt a planning scheme amendment to apply public acquisition overlays on land required to facilitate the ‘long-planned’ upgrade of an existing intersection in Wollert. Council will apply overlays on two...

Mitchell Shire Council rejects Broadford subdivision

MITCHELL Shire councillors have rejected a proposed multi-lot subdivision at 540 Davidson Street, Broadford, dismissing it as ‘not good planning’. The proposal involved the creation of five lots of between 591 and 682 square metres,...

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates inclusivity

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a series of art, film, music and language events and workshops over the next fortnight, celebrating belonging, inclusivity and the municipality’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity. The program is...

Pool opening extended

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will keep its outdoor pools at Lancefield and Woodend open for an additional two weeks – closing on Sunday. Due to the ‘significantly lower than normal temperature range’ during the summer...

Diamond delay

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has united with the federal opposition to call for immediate works on a planned Hume Freeway diamond interchange at Watson Street, Wallan. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development...

Wallan Youth Hub opens

A $1.74-million one-stop-shop providing essential youth support is now open in Wallan. The Bridge Youth Service will manage the facility, providing a suite of services as well as assisting other providers outreaching to the area. Services...

Kilmore tree removal divides opinion

By Colin MacGillivray WORKS to remove 29 Monterey cypress trees at Kilmore Racecourse began on Friday despite the protestations of a group of community members. The trees along the northern boundary of the racecourse reserve were...

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates inclusivity

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a series of art, film, music and language events and workshops over the next fortnight, celebrating belonging, inclusivity and the municipality’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity. The program is...