Whittlesea Review

Rob Mitchell: ‘community projects ignored’

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called out the Federal Government for ‘short-changing’ regional communities as it ignores calls for more funds for a grass roots grants program. Mr Mitchell said he wrote to Prime...

Doreen harpist fuses music and meditation

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Music’s beneficial physiological effects have always been evident to Doreen harpist Michael Johnson. The accomplished musician is about to embark on a series which will bring harp music and meditation together, with a...

Power bow out

LAURIMAR’S season ended at the penultimate hurdle with a loss to Panton Hill in Diamond Valley Cricket Association’s Mash Shield preliminary final at the weekend. The Power bowled well to restrict the dangerous Panton Hill...

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates inclusivity

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a series of art, film, music and language events and workshops over the next fortnight, celebrating belonging, inclusivity and the municipality’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity. The program is...

Sports grounds upgrades

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea lsat week announced a new synthetic pitch would be installed at Lalor United Sloga Football Club in October. The council has also applied for a grant through the Community...

Whittlesea administrator resigns

City of Whittlesea administrator Bruce Billson has resigned his position to accept a new national role as small business ombudsman for the Federal Government. Mr Billson was appointed to the panel of administrators last year...

Mental health priority

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA has been named a priority site for mental health support in the final Royal Commission report into Victoria’s ‘broken’ mental health system – one of six regions identified for fast-tracked support. The...

Eagles and Power to face off in semi-final

WHITTLESEA and Laurimar will meet in a cut-throat Diamond Valley Cricket Association Mash Shield semi-final on Saturday after finishing third and fourth on the ladder respectively. The season finished with a double round at the...

Vanilla slice delight

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk WHITTLESEA Bakehouse’s vanilla slice has been named best in the state for the second year in a row. At the Victorian Baking Show, hosted by the Baking Association of Australia at Shepparton late...

Police arrest driver after hit-and-run

GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol officers have arrested and interviewed a woman after a school crossing guard was struck by a car last week. At about 9am last Monday morning, the crossing guard, a 58-year-old South Morang...