Whittlesea Review

Andrews must act

Middle Gorge issue LOCAL groups have combined to send a combined community letter to the Premier, Daniel Andrews,  regarding the renaming of Marymede Station on the Mernda railway extension project. As reported in last week’s Whittlesea...

Nix to name change

by Ian Blyth THE unexpected change of name of one of the stations on the Mernda rail extension has received a less than enthusiastic response from residents. Originally named Marymede, the station has morphed into Middle...

Time to speak out

By Brooke Haffenden A 14-YEAR-OLD author and campaigner visited St Mary’s Primary School in Whittlesea last week with a powerful message for the students. Attending the school, Monique Mastrobattista shone a light on bullying and told...

Bottom of the lake

By Brooke Haffenden A LOCAL resident has slammed council for draining water from the lakes in Laurimar to irrigate the sports grounds at Laurimar Recreation Reserve. For the past 10 years Robin Gipps has lived in...

The rate debate

By Brooke Haffenden RESIDENTS from the Mernda Retirement Village are taking on the City of Whittlesea in a bid for a fairer valuation process and fairer rates. Members of the Mernda Retirement Village Action Group, Bain...

The Whittlesea tapes

By Brooke HaffendenQUESTIONS about one of Melbourne’s most secretive councils have once again risen after the governance and transparency of the City of Whittlesea was called in to question.The City of Whittlesea Council was...

Smelly mushrooms prompt school evacuation

THE ODOUR from a mushroom farm caused a school in Doreen to enact their evacuation plan this morning after reports of a gas leak on Friday morning.Country Fire Authority (CFA) Doreen captain Chris Maries...

Scouts without a home

By Brooke Haffenden THE 1st Doreen Scouts Group needs your help. Living by the Scout Promise to do their best and contribute to the community, the young group of Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are not...
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Whittlesea Council sinks swim club

By Brooke Haffenden A LOCAL swim club has been pushed in the deep end following a confidential decision by council to close the Mill Park Leisure Centre for two years. The Mill Park Orcas were forced...

Tree change needed

By Brooke Haffenden COMMUNITY members in Doreen have been left stumped over council’s actions regarding trees on their nature strip. For the past five years, the residents of Hanna Crescent, Doreen have been complaining about the...