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Bendigo Bank gives back

Nine Country Fire Authority units and one State Emergeny Service unit each received $3000 from the Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches of the Bendigo Bank. The grants were given by the Wallan...

Whittlesea council calls for pokie reform

By Jackson Russell City of Whittlesea councillors were united at last Tuesday’s council meeting on calls for gaming machine reform throughout the municipality. Cr Caz Monteleone called for council to declare its...

Gambling loss increases in City of Whittlesea

A total of $303,715 a day has been lost on pokies in the City of Whittlesea over the past financial year. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation figures reveal that 10...

Macedon Ranges adopts 2019/20 budget

Macedon Ranges Shire Council has allocated $1.5 million in additional grants to finish road projects and support matters relating to community submissions, when finalising the budget on Wednesday.Council adopted the Budget Report...

Budget approved

By Jackson RussellMitchell Shire Council’s 2019-20 budget was adopted at Monday’s council meeting, but it was far from unanimous.The budget includes $7.13 million...

Budget pleases most of Whittlesea

By Evelyn LeckieThe City of Whittlesea has given the 2019-2020 State Budget a big tick, pleased with the honouring of election promises and commitments to additional projects.City of...

Reasons behind extra gaming machines revealed

By Jackson Russell ‘No net detriment’ and gaming machines not reaching their cap in Mitchell Shire were two reasons detailed in a report outlining Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s decision...

Budget in focus

A $2.1 million for Wallan East Relocatable Early Learning Centre, plus major works to roads, footpaths, recreational spaces and waste management facilities highlight Mitchell Shire Council's 2019-20 draft budget.

Draft budget released

INVESTMENT in roads, traffic management around schools and funding sporting and leisure facilities are high priorities in the City of Whittlesea’s draft budget and council plan.Whittlesea Council...

Macedon Ranges’ $3.3m surplus

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council ended the financial year on a high, carrying a $3.3 million surplus into 2018-19. The majority of the surplus came from council saving $1.835 million on its operating budget, which includes...