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Geothermal tests underway in Wallan

PROPERTY developer Crystal Group has begun the introduction of renewable geothermal energy to the Mitchell Shire, with tests taking place in Wallan this month. Tests have been conducted at Wellington Square Shopping Centre, Wallan, and...

Quarry conundrum

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has raised its concern regarding the proposed inclusion of a quarry within the Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan. Council claims it was ‘blindsided’ by an independent planning panel decision...

Annual report highlights hopeful future

THE City of Whittlesea’s Annual Report 2019-20 has painted a positive outlook for the municipality despite the significant challenges it faced during the past financial year. Among the many setbacks the city dealt with from...

Next step for park

ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park’s opening is nearing each day, with the committee hard at work fundraising as the construction kick-off date approaches in 2021. The park is being delivered in three stages, stage two of which...

Upgrades to schools

By Colin MacGillivray SEVEN schools across the City of Whittlesea have received a combined $846,561 in State Government funding to complete a range of upgrades and extensions. The money was allocated as part of the government’s...

Historic cottage to be restored

KILMORE'S Whitburgh Cottage is set to be restored with assistance from a $200,000 State Government grant. Mitchell Shire Council was successfull in receiving the grant from the State Government’s Living Heritage program. Built in 1853, the...

$7 million community centre set for Wollert

WORK on a new Wollert East Community Centre has been given the green light after the City of Whittlesea awarded a tender for its construction at last month’s council meeting. The $7,253,964 project will be...

Park use during road project probed

By Jackson Russell THE Wallan Environment Group has questioned Planning Minister Richard Wynne on the potential effect a Wallan roads project could have on Wallan Community Park. The group is concerned about the effect the construction...

Social housing a priority

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea administrators have identified three potential sites for new social housing developments as part of the State Government’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build. Whittlesea was listed as a priority local government...

Schools step up to show support

THE Lancefield Romsey Stand Together campaign will provide a tangible, grassroots initiative encompassing the community, as part the 16 Days of Activism campaign in the Macedon Ranges. Two primary schools, Lancefield Primary School and St...