Council

Mitchell Shire road upgrades: footpaths, speed limits, tree planting, safety barriers

Footpaths, speed limit changes, tree planting and installing safety barriers on dangerous stretches of roads are among projects in focus by Mitchell Shire Council. Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was fantastic to see...

Mitchell Shire residents urge council to make changes to its 2021-22 budget

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire residents have urged council to consider including a range of measures when it finalises its 2021-22 budget and four-year rating plan this month. At a community questions and hearing committee meeting...

City of Whittlesea reels as epicentre impacts deepen

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea has become the epicentre of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, with close to 100 exposure sites now listed. Epping has been the hardest hit suburb by far, with 13 active...

Broadford petition picks up 1500 signatures against high-density housing project

By Colin MacGillivray BROADFORD residents have thrown their support behind a petition calling for Mitchell Shire Council to rethink future plans for high-density housing in the town. The petition protesting a draft Broadford Structure Plan had...

Roads ‘high priority’ as Mitchell Shire council approves management plan

MITCHELL Shire’s road network is again in the spotlight after council recently approved a draft road management plan for public consultation. The draft plan will govern the management of and decisions relating to the shire’s...

City of Whittlesea will run a COVID-19 community briefing tonight

The Victorian Department of Health and Victorian Multicultural Commission are holding public community forum tonight on Zoom in response to the new cases in the City of Whittlesea area and Greater Melbourne's new restrictions....

State Budget 2021: Further delay on Kilmore bypass

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders have voiced their disappointment at last week’s state budget after the government again baulked at providing funding for a Kilmore bypass. The government had previously committed to acquiring land for...

State Budget 2021: Northern Health funding hailed by City of Whittlesea

By Colin MacGillivray City of Whittlesea leaders have hailed the State Government’s commitment to mental health and education in the region in last week’s budget. The City of Whittlesea was one of the budget’s big winners...

Whittlesea and Macedon councils sign Victoria’s largest ever emissions reduction plan

The City of Whittlesea and Macedon Ranges councils have signed the largest carbon emissions reduction project ever to be undertaken by Victorian local governments. By signing the Victorian Energy Collaboration agreement, councils commit to using...

More consultation ahead of council’s decision to rehome Kilmore Wallan RSL

A potential move to relocate Kilmore Wallan RSL from its home at Kilmore’s Memorial Hall will come under closer scrutiny after councillors opted to conduct more consultation with the group. A 2019 Kilmore Community Hub...