Whittlesea Review

Carers workshops on during October

UNPAID carers living in the City of Whittlesea will be able to attend free health and wellbeing workshops throughout October. The workshops will be presented by council in partnership with support group Carers Victoria in...

Caring for Whittlesea’s most vulnerable

By Colin MacGillivray IN times of crisis, volunteer agencies and aid workers often represent the lifeblood of a community. During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, one such organisation helping to keep the City of Whittlesea’s most vulnerable...

Short film to address bullying

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA resident Rhiannon Williams hopes to raise awareness about the impacts of bullying on mental health with her short film Laura Please Come Home. Ms Williams has lived in Whittlesea most of her...

Broadband ‘backflip’

By Jackson Russell CITY of Whittlesea residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for...

Vehicle rebirthing leads to arrests

MACEDON Ranges Shire and City of Whittlesea residents are among a group arrested in connection with a vehicle rebirthing operation linked to an organised crime syndicate. Detectives from the Vehicle Crime Squad arrested 18 people...

Donnybrook subdivision overturned

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, VCAT, has overturned a decision by the City of Whittlesea to refuse permission for a two-lot subdivision at 910 Donnybrook Road. VCAT senior member John Bennett ruled to set...

Melbourne restrictions ease

VICTORIA’S roadmap out of lockdown is progressing ahead of schedule, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing several changes to the plan for metropolitan Melbourne. With only five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Department of...

Kind pet owners showcased

BE Kind to Animals Week begins on Thursday and will be celebrated by its creators at Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary in Lancefield. The week of dedicating kindness to animals was started a decade ago by...

Council launches online arts hub

ARTISTS, dancers, musicians and creative people of all types have a new online hub for their talents. The City of Whittlesea has launched a Whittlesea Arts website, showcasing the creative endeavours of local people in...

Lighting up Mernda’s oval

By Jackson Russell Works are scheduled to begin soon on a lighting upgrade to Waterview Recreation Reserve in Mernda, expanding the ground’s capacity for junior and women’s football. The $150,000 project was allocated as part of...