Projects

Whittlesea council to re-think Mernda pool budget

By Evelyn Leckie RESIDENTS have applied pressure on the CIty of Whittlesea with the ‘Extend the Mernda Pool Campaign’ causing councillors to re-think the proposed 25-metre pool at Mernda Aquatic Centre. All 11 councillors were present...

New hospital a step closer

By Evelyn Leckie A NEW community hospital in Whittlesea is progressing, with Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green chairing a community consultation committee process in coming weeks. The ‘expression of interest’ process will soon open to...

Mernda plans approved

PUBLIC pressure appears to have influenced a City of Whittlesea council meeting last week with two key Mernda projects progressing. Whittlesea councillors approved a planning application for Mernda Town Centre, while Mernda Aquatic Centre reached...

$50m freeway boost

by Evelyn Leckie PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $50 million injection to bust traffic congestion on the Hume Freeway as part of the Coalition Government’s Urban Congestion Fund. “We want Melburnians to get home...

The place for a village

TRANSITION Village Wallan (TVW) has received the nod of approval from VicRoads and Mitchell Shire Council for land on the outskirts of Wallan to build a sustainable village for the homeless. The TVW is based...

Raising the roof

WORKS to complete raising and replacing the roof at Kilmore Leisure Centre are continuing this month in the hope swimmers and community groups throughout the municipality will be able to dive back into the...

Boost for local projects

The Small Change Project – a local initiative in Lancefield and Romsey – has come together with the Lancefield Neighbourhood House (LNH) to administer and distribute small grants to locals in the community. A local...

More funding for Wallan projects

AN innovative $2.17 million relocatable Early Learning Centre in Wallan East on the corner of Wallara Waters Boulevard and South Station Street is one of a raft of projects announced last week. The centre will...

Timely gift

THE bland stonework of the Mill Street Mall is to be given new life with the gift of a Kilmore town clock by the Southern Mitchell Rotary Club. The club has come up with a...

Pokies push goes up a gear

THE Pokies Play You Campaign has gone up another notch with signs showing up around the City of Whittlesea. The council's push to make everyone aware of the struggles of pokie addiction includes the signs...