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Glass bins to roll in for the City of Whittlesea

Residents in the City of Whittlesea can expect a new 120-litre purple bin for glass waste from August, following the State Government’s requirement of a four-bin waste system. At last month’s council meeting, City of...

New trees set for Riddells Creek streets

A new street-tree program will plant about 400 trees in Riddells Creek between June and September.  Macedon Ranges Shire Council is aiming to give the trees a chance of survival to keep Macedon Ranges’ green...

Yarra Valley Water campaign in national awards

Yarra Valley Water’s campaign ‘Water Watchers’ has made its way to the finals of the 2022 Mumbrella Awards. The campaign is a finalist in the Sustainable Practices category, after it was recognised for its playful...

Supporting businesses to ‘go green’ in the City of Whittlesea

Businesses in the City of Whittlesea will soon be able to become more environmentally friendly, as a low-interest loan will be offered through a new program. The council has partnered with Better Building Finance to...

Waste welcomed in the City of Whittlesea

By Max Davies An Epping resource recovery company has donated garden mix soil and compost to five community gardens across the City of Whittlesea to celebrate five years of operation. Repurpose It is a company that...

Macedon Ranges a hotspot for Snow Gums

The findings of Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Snow Gum monitoring project have now been released, revealing the Macedon Ranges is a snow gum epicentre. Council has been working with Landcare groups and the Arthur Rylah...

Donation paves way for Kilmore walking trail

By Colin MacGillivray A scenic walking and cycling trail around the perimeter of Kilmore Racecourse and Recreation Reserve could be finished as early as next year after a $100,000 donation from Bendigo Bank. Reserve trustees have...

Brumby activists call for a stop to shooting

By Max Davies Brumby activist across Victoria are calling for a change, with the State Government intending to eradicate hundreds of wild horses in the Alpine and Barmah national parks. About 500 brumbies currently live in...

Lookouts to become a feature along new Plenty Gorge trail

A new trail through Plenty Gorge Park will see the installation of five new lookouts along Plenty River after a $19.3 State Government commitment was announced last week. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change...

Whittlesea man fined $2000 for a cigarette

A Whittlesea man has paid nearly $2000 in fines and costs after throwing a burning cigarette butt into a South Morang car park earlier this year. The man was fined $300 by a magistrate and...