Whittlesea Review

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...

Crime down in Whittlesea

By Brooke Haffenden FIGURES released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) recently indicated that crime is on the decline in the City of Whittlesea. The latest data, from the September quarter, revealed that the municipality had...
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Up in smoke

By Brooke Haffenden LAURIMAR Community Centre went up in flames last Wednesday night, January 10. CFA crews arrived on the scene shortly after 11.30pm to find to the meeting room area engulfed in fire with considerable...
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No jackpot for pokie pub

THE Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ruled against the application for poker machines at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang. The verdict, which was handed down before Christmas, upheld a decision by the Victorian...