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Government targets City of Whittlesea in urgent vaccine push amid low uptake and increasing...

The State Government has listed Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs as priority postcodes for its new pop-up vaccine centres as a result of low vaccine uptake. The City of Whittlesea urgently called on the State Government...

Five arrested after early morning northern suburbs high-speed pursuit

Police arrested five people following alleged high-risk driving through Melbourne’s north-western suburbs in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police initially observed a white Toyota sedan driving erratically and at high speed with a faulty...

“Advocate for your own body”: 33-year-old Doreen breast cancer survivor turns ambassador

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Doreen resident and mother Georgina Huan, 33, has joined the National Breast Cancer Foundation as a community ambassador to share her story of recovering from stage-three breast cancer. Now in remission, she hopes...

Parents under pressure as childcare rules change and lockdowns drag on

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk With childcare restrictions changing three times in the last fortnight, and after more than 150 days of remote schooling since the pandemic began, City of Whittlesea parents of young children have been...

Stage 2 of O’Herns Road upgrade on Hume Freeway complete

Upgrades to the Hume Freeway at O'Herns Road are now complete with new lanes, upgraded intersections and a new freeway interchange open to traffic from today. Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade includes a...

Two City of Whittlesea-based charities earn State Government funding

Two City of Whittlesea-based not-for-profit organisations providing support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the pandemic have been awarded State Government grants. On Friday Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio announced $20,000...

Whittlesea food relief ramps up as more people than ever struggle through lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Organisations across the City of Whittlesea continue to support a growing number of people in need of food and essential goods as a result of lost income during lockdowns. United Minds Psychology has...

Mernda site announced for new Whittlesea Community Hospital

Construction on a new city of Whittlesea Community Hospital will soon likely begin at 1410 Plenty Road, Mernda. Health Minister Martin Foley said on Friday the block of land had been identified as the preferred site for the...

Whittlesea Show cancelled for a second year in a row

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Whittlesea Agricultural Society has cancelled its annual Whittlesea Show for 2021 due to uncertainty around ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Society president Erica Hawke said after four months of communications with the Victorian Department...

Football and netball leagues release roadmaps to finals amid lockdowns

Football and netball leagues in the region have announced roadmaps of how they hope to play final series, should Victorian end lockdown in September. The Northern Football Netball League’s, NFNL, released its roadmap last week...