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Victorians access power saving bonus

Victorians are applying for more immediate bill relief to cut their energy costs through the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said a $205 million increase to the program allowed...

City of Whittlesea council adopts budget

The City of Whittlesea received 23 community submissions in response to its draft budget, with a focus on roads, parks, supporting businesses and events. Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the $297.06 million budget included an...

Macedon Ranges council approves $111.5 million budget

The continued development of a Romsey Structure Plan and the construction of the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, MRRSP, are among the key parts of Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s recently...

Power saving bonus to bust energy bills

People can now claim a $250 bill busting bonus if looking for a better energy deal through the State Government’s Energy Compare website. Opening today, the Power Saving Bonus provides a bonus for people looking...

Whittlesea show financially fragile

By Courtney Black The City of Whittlesea has proposed funding the Whittlesea Show, but show organisers say it won’t be enough to overcome two years of cancellations. Due to the financial impact of cancelling the 2020...

Rising costs of living hit home in the Mitchell Shire

By Colin MacGillivray Mitchell Shire charities believe rising cost-of-living pressures are behind a surge in the number of people seeking aid across the region. Skyrocketing petrol costs, rising interest rates and a shortage of vegetables forcing...

Macedon Ranges community grants now available

Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s annual Community Funding Scheme grants program is now open and will accept applications until June 27. The scheme provides money for not-for-profit community groups to operate programs and initiatives that benefit...

State Budget: Mernda fire station in focus

The United Firefighters Union criticised the State Budget, saying not enough money was allocated to professional firefighters working for Fire Rescue Victoria, FRV. Union secretary Peter Marshall said budget funding for FRV had not kept...

Mitchell Shire Council considers problem over property proceeds

SHOULD money generated by the sale of council property only be used in the specific community in which that property was sold? That was the question raised by Cr Rhonda Sanderson during last month’s Mitchell...

Macedon Ranges council budget details released

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is planning an array of community projects as part of a $40.17 million capital works program in its 2022-23 budget. Residents have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft budget...