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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...

Danielle Green gives the green tick on City of Whittlesea’s State Budget allocation

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for Yan Yean Danielle Green believes the final budget of her 20-year career in the Victorian Parliament will set the state and her electorate up for the future, despite a deficit...

Mitchell Shire leaders voice frustration over ‘possibly the worst [State Budget]’

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders have voiced frustration with last week’s Victorian Budget, which they claim as ‘possibly the worst budget’ ever seen for the area. More than $12 billion for healthcare, $3.5 billion for...

NAB Kilmore branch cuts back hours

National Australia Bank, NAB, Kilmore branch has had its opening hours slashed and will now serve customers for only three hours each weekday. From April 4, the bank’s open hours were reduced to 9.30am to...

Whittlesea council calls for budget feedback

A long-term strategic outlook with significant investment in key services and projects is how City of Whittlesea chair administrator Lydia Wilson sees the council's draft budget 2022-23. The budget is now open for community feedback...

Yara Valley Water offering savings on water bills

Yarra Valley Water is offering customers support to help pay their water bills through its WaterCare program. The program helps financially vulnerable customers and concession card holders who are entitled to government incentives, concessions and...

Mitchell Shire Council draft capital works program out for comment

A $192 MILLION slate of works across Mitchell Shire during the next four years is up for public scrutiny after council released a draft capital works program for comment. The draft program, starting in 2022-23...

Volunteer groups grab grants

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has congratulated local recipients of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program. The program, now into round six, was designed to support community groups and not-for-profit organisations that use volunteers to...