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$96.4 million armoured vehicle simulation centre set for Puckapunyal Military Area

A THREE-STOREY armoured vehicle simulation centre is the centrepiece of a $96.4 million Federal Government investment in the Puckapunyal Military Area. In addition to the new centre, works at the base will include a modernisation...

McEwen MP blasts flyers spreading ‘misinformation’ on COVID-19 vaccines

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has blasted anti-vaccination supporters who are targetting McEwen constituents with flyers in their letterboxes about the proposed COVID-19 vaccines. Mr Mitchell also lambasted Liberal MP Craig Kelly for...

Health wins in budget

By Colin MacGillivray THE start of a new community hospital and school upgrades are among the big-ticket items for the City of Whittlesea in last week’s Victorian Budget. More than $66 million was set aside in...

School upgrades in Budget

THREE Mitchell Shire schools came out on top of this year’s State Budget, with Beveridge, Wallan and Tooborac primary schools each receiving funding for upgrades. As previously reported in the Review, the troublesome Kilmore intersection...

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...

Station stoush

By Colin MacGillivray A LONG-RUNNING stoush over the state of the Whittlesea Police Station between state Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and upper house opposition Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell flared up last...

A tale of two electorates

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has described last week’s Federal Budget as leaving large sections of his constituents out ‘in the cold’, while neighbouring Member for Nicholls Damian Drum celebrated a $320 million infrastructure...

JobKeeper cuts set to hurt McEwen

NEW data reveals about 19,000 workers in McEwen could be worse off and almost $17 million will be taken out of the electorate’s economy each fortnight if the Federal Government proceeds with its cuts...

Federal MPs stay home

By Jackson Russell Both of the region’s federal Members of Parliament have decided to stay home as Parliament resumes on August 24 in Canberra. Victorian MPs and Senators must self-isolate for two weeks either at home...

MP calls for JobKeeper changes

By Jackson Russell Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called for ‘important changes’ to be made to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper and coronavirus supplement payments after both were extended. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the changes...