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ID checks compulsory

By Steph McNicol CHECKING customers’ identification, to ensure they aren’t from metropolitan Melbourne, is now a legal requirement for businesses as the State Government aims to ‘protect the hard work of regional Victorians’. The new restrictions...

Health organisations set to merge in 2021

COMMUNITY health services in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges are set to be strengthened with the announcement of the merger of Cobaw Community Health and Sunbury Community Health. The merged organisation, to be known as...

Council vision outlined

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the City of Whittlesea will not join municipalities across Victoria hosting council elections this month, its panel of administrators has set down its vision for the next four years. Administrators Lydia Wilson,...

Safe immunisations for Macedon

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council’s immunisation team has decided to take extra precautions to control risks of exposure to COVID-19 during immunisation sessions. Measures include advising parents to stay at home if either they or their...

Man walk back on

By Steph McNicol MEN of Kilmore will be able to gather again for The Man Walk after the initiative was halted due to the pandemic earlier this year. The walk was an idea organiser Phillip Collings...

CEO to leave Kilmore hospital

By Jackson Russell AFTER almost five years in the job, The Kilmore and District Hospital chief executive Sue Race is leaving the hospital to take up a chief executive position with Castlemaine Health. Ms Race will...

Carers workshops on during October

UNPAID carers living in the City of Whittlesea will be able to attend free health and wellbeing workshops throughout October. The workshops will be presented by council in partnership with support group Carers Victoria in...

Caring for Whittlesea’s most vulnerable

By Colin MacGillivray IN times of crisis, volunteer agencies and aid workers often represent the lifeblood of a community. During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, one such organisation helping to keep the City of Whittlesea’s most vulnerable...

One giant leap for regional Victoria

Being part of regional Victoria allowed Mitchell Shire residents to take a big step towards normality last week, progressing to the third step of the State Government’s roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews...

Lessons learned

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea community leaders hope lessons learned from a cluster of suicides among South Asian women can propel the municipality to become a national leader in migrant mental health and family...