Whittlesea Review

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...

Council a ‘circus’

by Brooke Haffenden QUESTIONS have once again been asked over the efficiency of the Whittlesea Council with one councillor referring to it as a 'circus'. The questions come following the recent council meeting on Tuesday, February...

The last post

By Brooke Haffenden FOR Gwenda and Ross White the relocation of the Whittlesea Post Office signals a new era. After 48 years of dedication and hard work, the husband and wife team will be doing...

Honouring Whittlesea’s best

WHITTLESEA resident, Margaret Jolly, has been named the City of Whittlesea Senior Citizen of the Year.  Ms Jolly received her award at a ceremony at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre on Australia...

Bridging the gap

WHITTLESEA Council, along with all other councils on Melbourne’s fringe, is seeing rapid population growth which is increasing the need for local support services, while placing significant pressure on existing services and providers according...