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Shaping Whittlesea

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA residents can help create a vision for the town’s next two decades with input on a draft Whittlesea Township Strategy. The township strategy will serve as an overarching framework guiding decision-making in...

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...

Opinion divided on container deposit scheme

LOCAL politicians and environment groups have praised the State Government’s new container deposit scheme, but opposition members and lobby groups have expressed concerns. The government announced it would adopt a container deposit scheme, CDS –...

Upgrades set for Plenty Gorge Park

PEOPLE in Melbourne’s north are being invited to have their say on a new 17-kilometre trail that creates the missing link between Doreen and University Hill in Bundoora. The Plenty River trail is part of...

Ecotherapy park continues to grow

STAGE two of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park is underway with detailed design planning taking place ahead of construction scheduled to start next year. The second stage of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park will deliver a sensory...

Whittlesea council sets emissions goal

THE City of Whittlesea has committed to producing zero net carbon emissions within two years. Council last week launched its Zero Net Emissions plan, with a goal of being carbon-neutral by 2022. Major projects manager Nick...

Environmental groups probe candidates

Two of Mitchell Shire’s most prominent environmental groups have put questions to candidates in the upcoming Mitchell Shire Council elections to measure their commitment to key issues in the shire. BEAM Mitchell Environment Group and...

Council vision outlined

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the City of Whittlesea will not join municipalities across Victoria hosting council elections this month, its panel of administrators has set down its vision for the next four years. Administrators Lydia Wilson,...

SES urges people to be flood ready

By Colin MacGillivray THE Victoria State Emergency Service, VICSES, has called for people to be flood ready as a potentially wet spring arrives. The Bureau of Meteorology recently released data indicating La Niña weather was likely...

Calls for fuel reduction and community involvement

By Jackson Russell Tooborac farmer Bill Chisholm has called on the state and federal governments to step up fire prevention and management measures in a submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Mr...