Council

Council at a crossroad

CLARKEFIELD residents feel their concerns are falling on deaf ears after two councils have failed to take responsibility for a dangerous section of a Clarkefield road.There has...

Fire restrictions end May 1

Fire restrictions end for Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires and the City of Whittlesea at midnight on May 1.However, the CFA is urging residents to still be extremely cautious when burning off.While...

Hume Freeway access needs funding

MITCHELL Shire Council is calling on a commitment from federal election candidates to relieve the pressure on Wallan’s roads and fund a diamond interchange on the Hume Freeway at Watson Street.Roads are...

Budget in focus

A $2.1 million for Wallan East Relocatable Early Learning Centre, plus major works to roads, footpaths, recreational spaces and waste management facilities highlight Mitchell Shire Council's 2019-20 draft budget.

Small fine for SKM for recycling debacle

The Environmental Protection Authority has issued a $16,000 fine for SKM's part in the Coolaroo and Laverton North recycling plants' shut down in mid-February.The closure left tonnes...

Council advocate for affordable housing

CITY of Whittlesea has labelled Australia’s housing system as ‘broken’ during their Everybody’s Home campaign launched on Thursday at a housing authority estate in Lalor.Mayor Lawrie Cox...

Council welcomes headspace funding

The City of Whittlesea have welcomed ongoing funding for a satellite headspace service in the municipality announced last week, saying it is the first step in helping young people with their...

Ruffled feathers

There was an outcry in the public gallery at City of Whittlesea's council meeting last week as councillors debated the future of a proposed poultry farm in Eden Park.

Fed up!

Mental health services and better access to the Hume Freeway at Wallan will be the focal point of a Mitchell Shire wishlist ahead of the Federal election.In...

Draft budget released

INVESTMENT in roads, traffic management around schools and funding sporting and leisure facilities are high priorities in the City of Whittlesea’s draft budget and council plan.Whittlesea Council...