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COVID rules ease again

VICTORIA'S staged return to office work has resumed this week as COVID-19 restrictions ease again. Rules around mandatory mask wearing also changed as of yesterday, Monday, returning to the settings that were in place at...

City weathers the worst of 2020

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea officials are confident the region is primed to bounce back strongly from the harshest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 as an unprecedented year draws to a close. Council...

Annual report highlights hopeful future

THE City of Whittlesea’s Annual Report 2019-20 has painted a positive outlook for the municipality despite the significant challenges it faced during the past financial year. Among the many setbacks the city dealt with from...

Business support

By Jackson Russell THE Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association is one of four Macedon Ranges traders’ groups to share in $90,000 of State Government funding. RRBATA will receive $10,000 from the Grants for Business Chambers...

Council’s $1.45M deficit

MITCHELL Shire Council has attributed a $3.11 million negative budget turnaround on the COVID-19 pandemic increasing costs and reducing revenue. There were also significant costs relating to waste diversion during Mitchell Landfill upgrade works. In council’s...

History moves next door

THE Kilmore Historical Society is preparing to move to a new home – right next door at the Old Post Office on Powlett Street. The move follows ongoing issues with the Kilmore Courthouse Committee of...

COVIDSafe summer ahead

VICTORIA is primed for a ‘COVIDSafe Summer’ after the State Government announced its latest lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at the weekend. Facemasks are no longer mandatory in some settings, although government officials have encouraged people...

Accommodation turnaround hopes after tough year

By Colin MacGillivray ACCOMMODATION providers across the north of the City of Whittlesea are hoping for a change of fortune as Victoria moves towards a COVID-normal summer. Accommodation services have been hard hit by the COVID-19...

Business support a priority

By Colin MacGillivray THE City of Whittlesea has flagged helping businesses recover from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as a priority in the coming months. With easing State Government restrictions providing more opportunities for...

Patrons pack parks

PATRONS have begun to flock back to parks and outdoor spaces across the City of Whittlesea as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and the weather improves. People living in the metropolitan Melbourne area were allowed...