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Macedon Ranges Shire Council rejects Gisborne communications tower

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has refused an application for a telecommunication tower at Gisborne, set to be used by the Country Fire Authority and Western Water. One of the key reasons for the refusal was...

Diamond delay

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has united with the federal opposition to call for immediate works on a planned Hume Freeway diamond interchange at Watson Street, Wallan. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development...

Facebook’s news ban hits local media

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell believes public interest journalism in communities is being hung out to dry in the tussle between the Federal Government and Facebook. Mr Mitchell said he was alarmed at the savage...

Australian-first for vet surgery

By Colin MacGillivray AUSTRALIA’S only purpose-built hyperbaric chamber for treating animals has put Whittlesea’s The Vet Practice on the national veterinary map. A hyperbaric chamber is a machine that allows oxygen to be delivered to a...

Broadband ‘backflip’

By Jackson Russell CITY of Whittlesea residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for...

NBN waiting game

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL Shire residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for Communications,...

Energy webinar for Mitchell Shire

MITCHELL Community Energy, MCE, will host a national webinar on community batteries that will explore their potential to boost energy accessibility in the shire. MCE president Peter Lockyer said community batteries were being rolled out...

Temperature technology to the fore

By Jackson Russell - Dulux’s Merrifield factory in Mickleham is aiming to improve the safety of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic by installing thermal cameras at its entrance to check the temperature of every person...

Telstra brings 5G to Wallan

Telstra’s new 5G network has started to rollout in Wallan, with parts of the town among the first outer-suburban locations to gain access to the network. While only parts of Wallan will receive 5G coverage,...

Recycling robot recognised

CITY of Whittlesea students have won a state-wide award for creating a walking school bus robot - an invention that walks students to school and collects organic and food wastefor the school compost bin. The...