Council

Sports grounds upgrades

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea lsat week announced a new synthetic pitch would be installed at Lalor United Sloga Football Club in October. The council has also applied for a grant through the Community...

Whittlesea administrator resigns

City of Whittlesea administrator Bruce Billson has resigned his position to accept a new national role as small business ombudsman for the Federal Government. Mr Billson was appointed to the panel of administrators last year...

Wildlife concerns continue

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will investigate solutions to what residents say is an increase in wildlife being killed or injured on the shire’s roads. A report detailing opportunities to improve wildlife safety on roads across...

Quarry decision in minister’s hands

By Colin MacGillivray THE final decision on planning permission for a quarry south of Wallan now rests with Planning Minister Richard Wynne after his office ‘called in’ a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal proceeding last...

Mental health priority

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA has been named a priority site for mental health support in the final Royal Commission report into Victoria’s ‘broken’ mental health system – one of six regions identified for fast-tracked support. The...

Clean-up day on Sunday

COMMUNITY groups, schools, businesses and individual across Mitchell Shire are set to clean up the region on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items, such...

Council flags changes to procurement policy

MITCHELL Shire Council has foreshadowed ‘substantial changes’ to the way it awards and manages contracts with suppliers as part of a change to its procurement policy. Councillors voted to adopt amendments to the current procurement...

Seymour sign stoush on Islamic prayer room

By Colin MacGillivray A DECADE-OLD dispute over a Muslim prayer room on the outskirts of Seymour was again brought before Mitchell Shire Council last month. A prayer room was erected at 22 Dempsey Road, about four...

Feeding into city’s plans

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk BETTER lighting on roads and paths, separate bike lanes, more education and employment opportunities for young people, and introduction of a cat curfew to protect native fauna were among key issues raised...

Call for council to adopt bold emissions target

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group has called for Mitchell Shire Council to adopt a ‘bold’ target of zero net carbon emissions within the next decade. Group president Peter Lockyer and member Clare Daly presented to the...