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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...

A City with a plan

THE City of Whittlesea has formally adopted its 2018/19 budget following a special council meeting on Tuesday, June 3 after a failed rescission motion. The motion was submitted by Cr Ricky Kirkham citing concerns with...

Funding to make a splash in Whittlesea

By Joshua Wells CITY of Whittlesea councillors have clashed on the Proposed Annual Budget 2018/19 which was approved by councillors last week. The City of Whittlesea is set to separate waste charges from their rates in...

Works for court house

THE Kilmore Court House will undergo urgent conservation works thanks to a Heritage Grant of $130,000. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes met with members of the Kilmore Court House committee of management last Monday,...

Cuts concern council

Recent cuts to the Growing Suburbs Fund in the 2017/18 State Budget will have a negative impact on the social strength and resilience of more than 1.3 million residents, and is likely to cost...

Macedon Ranges budget deferred

Discussion on the adoption of the Macedon Ranges Shire budget has been deferred to the June ordinary meeting of council to be held tomorrow evening (Wednesday June 28). The matter was to be discussed at...

Back to basics budget

MITCHELL Shire Council has released its draft budget that shows a return to the ‘three Rs’ – roads, rates and rubbish. The draft budget provides for a much waited improvement in road and footpath maintenance...