Whittlesea Review

Whittlesea netballer makes national squad

By Tricia Mifsud WHITTLESEA’S Tara Watson has been selected as one of the 36 netballers in Netball Australia’s 17 and under national squad for the upcoming 2021-22 season. As her first time selected for a national...

Three ‘Local Heroes’ awarded $10,000 each for charity

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Three City of Whittlesea-based volunteers have been named winners of the Westfield Plenty Valley Local Heroes awards, each receiving $10,000 for their charities. The winners Gianna Donato from Encompass Care Victoria, Jill Pope...

New kindergarten announced for Donnybrook

A new two-room kindergarten is being built on Eucalyptus Drive, Donnybrook, increasing capacity for kinder children in the growing area by 132 places. The kindergarten is being delivered by the State Government and the City...

Hume Fwy upgrades at Beveridge to use recycled asphalt

Upgrades to the Hume Freeway Melbourne-bound at Beveridge are using recycled asphalt, designed to be more robust and last longer. Reconophalt, which has a lifespan of 15 per cent longer than standard asphalt, uses processed...

Whittlesea Agricultural Society full steam ahead on events despite Whittlesea Show cancellation

Whittlesea Agricultural Society members are working towards its Irwin Stockfeeds Hoof and Hook Competition and the Education Competition after the annual Whittlesea Show was cancelled for a second year in a row. The society is now inviting beef breeders to...

Grant for rural landowners to plant trees

Rural landowners looking to undertake work on their land to help improve the native environment and extend habitat for wildlife can now apply for a City of Whittlesea environmental works grant. The program, now into...

New mental health satellite service for ages 12 to 25

A new mental health service run by Headspace has opened at Plenty Valley Westfield. Funded by the Federal Government via the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and set up by Headspace’s lead agency, Mind Australia,...

Whittlesea cafe writes thousands of positive messages on coffee cups in lockdown

A Whittlesea cafe has shared thousands of messages of hope and gratitude to customers via coffee cup lids. During each lockdown this year, the staff at Whittlesea Deli Cafe on Church Street have written short,...

Whittlesea teenager heads to US on basketball scholarship

WHITTLESEA teenager Riley Parkinson is excited for the experience of a lifetime in August next year as he prepares to move to the United States on a college basketball scholarship. Parkinson was this year offered...

Greens announce McEwen candidate Neil Barker to stand again

The Greens party has announced its federal candidate for the seat of McEwen will again be Neil Barker. He will go up against sitting member, Labor's Rob Mitchell, and Liberal candidate Richard Welch at next...