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Treasured volunteers

DOREEN volunteers were recognised for a total of 245 years of service to the Country Fire Authority. An award presentation honouring members with Service and National Award medals was at Doreen Fire Station on November...

Money spashed at Whittlesea Pool

Whittlesea Swim Centre is set to receive an overhaul with plans for an all-abilities play zone with water play features and an all-abilities accessible pool pod, with ramp and para-mobility mobile hoist. Fully-accessible change rooms,...

Whittlesea winless

By Jackson Russell After Hurstbridge set a large target on day one, Whittlesea wasn’t able to get the win in its two-day Diamond Valley Cricket Association Mash Shield match at home. Hurstbridge declared at 7/255 from...

Gambling harm focus

By Evelyn Leckie WHITTLESEA Community Connections has won over the State Government with their proposal to reduce gambling harm by providing alternative recreational activities for residents experiencing gambling issues. The group received $70,155 as part of...

Youth voice

YOUNG leaders will have a chance to advise City of Whittlesea councillors on youth-specific issues with the introduction of a new youth advisory committee. The City of Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee will allow young people...

Sustainability move

By Evelyn Leckie MORE eateries in the City of Whittlesea are being encouraged to accept reusable containers from customers picking up their takeaway meals, as part of a council program to reduce single-use plastic. Whittlesea councillor...

Candidate to contest charges

By Evelyn Leckie A HEARING date in March next year has been set for former state election candidate Meralyn Klein who will contest assault charges. Klein allegedly elbowed a volunteer at Whittlesea Early Voting Centre during...

New police leader

By Evelyn Leckie NEW Whittlesea Police Inspector Geri Porter is three weeks into her new role, aiming to be a strong leader not only to the police force but for women aspiring to reach their...

Stadium go-ahead

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea councillors will enter into a partnership with Casa D’Abruzzo Club in Epping to develop a four-court indoor stadium, costing at least $5 million. The majority of councillors were on board...

Councillor’s climate passion

By Evelyn Leckie ENVIRONMENTAL issues are at the forefront of Whittlesea councillor Emilia Sterjova’s mind after attending the climate strike last Friday. “It was incredible to...