Council

Councils call for road side assistance

LOCAL governments are reaffirming roads as one of their main priorities as residents continue to push for more upgrades on local stretches.Both the Mitchell Shire Council and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have noticed a...

Council a ‘circus’

by Brooke Haffenden QUESTIONS have once again been asked over the efficiency of the Whittlesea Council with one councillor referring to it as a 'circus'. The questions come following the recent council meeting on Tuesday, February...
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Up in smoke

By Brooke Haffenden LAURIMAR Community Centre went up in flames last Wednesday night, January 10. CFA crews arrived on the scene shortly after 11.30pm to find to the meeting room area engulfed in fire with considerable...

Enough is enough

MITCHELL Shire Council has slammed criminals for their repeated attacks on council facilities in Broadford. Fed up with the vandalism and theft on council property, Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson released a statement explaining how...

Bridging the gap

MITCHELL Shire, along with all other councils on Melbourne’s fringe, is seeing rapid population growth which is increasing the need for local support services, while placing significant pressure on existing services and providers according...

Raining apologies

by Brooke HaffendenTHE City of Whittlesea’s council meeting again had to be adjourned due to the absence of councillors.With several important items on the agenda, including nine rescission notices of motion, the last meeting...

Busy bodies

MITCHELL Shire councillors attended over 120 community group and association meetings over the last month.These meetings are in addition to their attendance at ‘in house’ meetings pertaining to the operation of council.Each ordinary meeting...

Mayor’s excuse disabled

by Brooke HaffendenFORMER Whittlesea councillor Christine Stow has called out Mayor Kris Pavlidis for parking in a designated disabled space while attending the launch of a café for people with intellectual disabilities.On Friday, November...

Cr Anderson mayor for second term

CR JENNIFER Anderson has been elected Macedon Ranges’ mayor for a second term. Councillors voted unanimously at this week’s special meeting to return Cr Anderson to the mayoral chair and again decided that the role...

New mayor for Whittlesea

SOUTH West Ward’s Cr Kris Pavlidis has been elected as the new City of Whittlesea Mayor, with Whittlesea’s youngest-ever councillor Emilia Lisa Sterjova elected as deputy mayor.Both councillors were elected on Thursday night, November...