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Financial roadmap

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea administrators have declared the 2020-21 budget a ‘quality’ and ‘responsible’ financial roadmap to guide the municipality through the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of three administrators, appointed by the State Government...

Lockdown again

THE State Government’s decision to include Mitchell Shire in metropolitan Melbourne’s return to stage three restrictions has prompted questions from community to be told specific COVID-19 case data. When Premier Daniel Andrews announced last week...

Family’s battle documented

By Steph McNicol - THE Hyde family of Seymour will have their four-year battle with immigration authorities broadcasted nationally after taking part in an SBS documentary Who Gets To Stay in Australia? The episode, premiering Wednesday...

Driving a tribute

THE Kilmore-Wallan RSL Sub-Branch is encouraging Mitchell Shire residents to stand in their driveways at 6am on Saturday as a mark of respect to war veterans for Anzac Day. With COVID-19 restrictions forcing the RSL...

Volunteers valued

By Jackson Russell Kilmore identity John Perrett was named Mitchell Shire Citizen of the Year at Australia Day celebrations in Pyalong on Sunday. Mr Perrett was honoured for his years of service to the Kilmore and...

Australia Day change

Evelyn Leckie THIS year’s Australia Day celebrations by the City of Whittlesea may mark a pivotal moment in council history, as Indigenous perspectives will be acknowledged during Sunday’s event. A minute’s silence at the council-run event...

Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Heroic work

By Jackson Russell Quick-thinking and good timing from a group of Romsey-based workers prevented a suspicous grass fire from damaging homes in Springridge estate in Wallan last week. Newearth Constructions machine operator Daniel Ward was leaving...

Vietnam veterans receive 22 years of support

By Evelyn Leckie OVER the past 22 years, Tony Comley has raised more than $1 million for Vietnam war veterans, with the help of Whittlesea businesses. Mr Comley has sold badges, scarves, poppies and rattled his...

Protesters halt logging

By Evelyn Leckie CONCERNED Kinglake residents are protesting in the Mt Robertson Forest to call for VicForests to stop native forest logging in the area. For the past two weeks, protesters have been walking into the...