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Gambling harm focus

By Evelyn Leckie WHITTLESEA Community Connections has won over the State Government with their proposal to reduce gambling harm by providing alternative recreational activities for residents experiencing gambling issues. The group received $70,155 as part of...

Pokies submissions encouraged

Organisers of a public meeting regarding Hogan’s Hotel’s application for additional poker machines are encouraging residents to make a submission to a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal appeal. Representatives from Wallan Gateway Church, the Victorian...

No laughing matter

A night of fun and hilarity is hoped to help raise money to prevent homelessness in Mitchell Shire. Comedy for a Cause will include four of Australia’s top comedians visiting Kilmore on Saturday, October 26...

Bank building buzz

By Evelyn Leckie A NEW state-of-the-art Bendigo Bank building in Wallan is nearing completion, and expected to be functional by December. The Wallan and District Community...

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 Russell Mitchell 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 Leckie The 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...