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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...

Dog groomers united in animal welfare concerns

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA Hairy Cherubs dog grooming salon owner Trish Wileman says she is worried for the welfare of people’s pets as metropolitan Melbourne groomers are unable to open under current COVID-19 restrictions. Metropolitan groomers...

Three arrested over Whittlesea kidnapping

THREE people will face court in December charged with kidnapping a Whittlesea woman in July this year. Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 36-year-old Doreen woman, a 24-year-old Warburton man and an 18-year-old Lilydale...

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...

Slight restrictions reprieve

THE number of active COVID-19 cases in the City of Whittlesea fell below 40 on Sunday for the first time since early July, with only 35 people in the city currently infected. The figures released...

Mernda Community House extension funded

MERNDA’S capacity to host events and support its multicultural community got a boost last week when Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence announced $100,000 in funding to extend Mernda Community House. The house, operated by...

New transparency policy adopted

By Colin MacGillivray A NEW public transparency policy allowing Whittlesea residents free access to council documents will bring the city into line with the Local Government Act 2020. The policy was unanimously adopted by council administrators...

Council’s $20 million surplus

MILLIONS of dollars for infrastructure, digital and COVID-19 relief reserves were approved by City of Whittlesea administrators at this month’s council meeting after it recorded a surplus of nearly $20 million past financial year. The...

Feedback wanted on Yan Yean Road

THE community is being asked for feedback on the design of stage two of the Yan Yean Road upgrade. The project’s environment effects statement has been made available to the public through an exhibition that...

New CEO to guide Whittlesea

THE City of Whittlesea has appointed a new chief executive to help guide the municipality’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Craig Lloyd will take over from acting chief executive Joe Carbone next month after spending...