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Call for an inclusive Australia Day

The Whittlesea Reconciliation Group (WRG) is calling for Whittlesea Council members to consider moving council’s Australia Day Celebrations to a different date.The community-based committee comprised of Aboriginal and...

Nannas help Doreen community

Local Nanna’s Julie Sutherland and Jane Gilroy-Scott have started an influential Facebook group that has taken off around the community and also around the world.Nanna’s Home Basics is...

Whittlesea prepares to remember

The Whittlesea community is preparing for a time of remembrance and reflection as the 10th anniversary of the 2009 bushfires draws closer.There are several community events planned...

Councillor boycott amid Overland Lawyer X scandal

THERE were five empty seats at the Whittlesea Council meeting on Tuesday December 11 amid CEO Simon Overland’s implication in the Lawyer X scandal.Council has been inadvertently...

Moving into the community

STAFF, parents and children from Diamond Valley Special Developmental School Whittlesea Campus have been working hard to raise money for a mini bus to transport students.A mini...

Local karate kid wins gold

LAURIMAR karateka Callum Atwell made a successful trip to the National All Styles National Championships on the Gold Coast last weekend, bringing home five medals including a gold.

Big blokes band together

LAST WEEK, the Big Blokes Brunch Program won the 2018 Network North East Neighbourhood House (NENHN) partnership award for their outstanding contribution to the Whittlesea community. The Big Blokes Brunch is a program run by...

Yan Yean sees red

FOLLOWING the state-wide trend, Labor’s Danielle Green retained her seat of Yan Yean, winning two-thirds of the vote after preferences. Ms Green’s win was one of 51 for Labor as of 10.30am Monday morning, giving...

Lalios makes council return

CITY of Whittlesea councillor Mary Lalios made her return to council at last Tuesday night’s (November 13) council meeting after not attending a meeting since April this year. The return comes as prior requests to...

Council honours Gallipoli

WORLD War I’s Gallipoli campaign has been honoured by the City of Whittlesea with streets and a park in a new Mernda development named in its honour. As a project for to the Centenary of...