Whittlesea Review

A big hug for struggling parents

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN Angela Wood witnessed women doing it tough in her neighbourhood – she decided to start up an organisation that donates baby and parenting goods to disadvantaged families. “I started losing sleep thinking...

Business survives with new purpose

WHEN Northern Health increasingly needed PPE equipment as the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the globe, the hospital didn’t have to look far for an innovative supplier. When Nicholas Romeo, head scientist and lab manager of...

Wavering business support

By Evelyn Leckie IT’S mixed offering for local businesses when it comes to the State Government’s $500 million Business Support Fund to support the hardest hit sectors. Hospitality, tourism, accommodation, arts and entertainment and retail were...

Schools debate ignites

By Evelyn Leckie -  MEADOWGLEN Primary School in Epping has been closed for three days this week as a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the school would shut from Monday to...

Council settles with Overland

THE City of Whittlesea has reached a confidential settlement with former chief executive Simon Overland in relation to his legal proceedings challenging his dismissal by the former council. Mr Overland’s contract was terminated on December...

Stronger community through the pandemic

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN Ella Wallwork and Tash Phillips moved into their new place in Yarrambat late last year, they didn’t realise how well they would get to know their neighbours. During the pandemic, the couple...

More council help

THE City of Whittlesea will pour another $150,000 into non-government agencies to help support people as part of its COVID-19 relief and support. The council’s announcement of its next stage of support, focusing on the...

COVID-19 Update: One new case in Victoria

Authorities say social distancing measures appear to be working as Victoria recorded just one additional case of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 1302. No new deaths were reported, with the...

Northern Health call for help

NORTHERN Health Foundation is calling on the community for support now more than ever as it plays a central role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are preparing for a significant increase in patients...

Council support

Details of a COVID-19 financial hardship policy were announced at last week’s City of Whittlesea council meeting - the first since councillors were sacked by the State Government. Administrator Lydia Wilson announced details of the...