Whittlesea Review

National survey finds passion for printed newspapers in regional Australia

Australia’s biggest ever local news survey has highlighted readers’ passion for printed newspapers, and that they want a much bigger say in their community newspaper’s future. Results from the national survey of local news audiences,...

COVID-19 update: Four new cases confirmed in Melbourne

This morning the Department of Health was notified of two 'likely positive cases' of COVID-19 in Melbourne's north, linked to the Wollert case earlier this month. This afternoon those cases were confirmed along with two...

Kindergarten gets ‘mind-blowing’ $255,000 new playground

Kindergarten children couldn’t wait to cut the ribbon when Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre officially opened its new outdoor learning space and play area last week. The 1137-square-metre space was gutted and relandscaped to include...

Two new ‘likely positive’ COVID-19 cases detected north of Melbourne

Two new 'likely positive cases' of COVID-19 have been made known to the Department of Health this morning, after traces were detected in wastewater around Epping and Wollert. "It's currently understood the two individuals are...

Northern football league results: Kilmore eyes off a top-two position

Kilmore has continued its in-form performances by securing a convincing 96-66 win against Mernda in the Northern Football Netball League division three competition on Saturday Club president Paul Maher described the win at Mernda as...

Government appoints new City of Whittlesea administrator

The State Government has appointed a new City of Whittlesea council administrator to replace former administrator Bruce Billson, who resigned earlier this year. Chris Eddy has joined chair administrator Lydia Wilson and administrator Peita Duncan,...

Pandemic cost City of Whittlesea millions, new report finds

A report of the City of Whittlesea’s corporate performance has tallied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on council as $4.4 million. The report found that between the start of the 2020-21 financial year and...

The one-man charity collection and drop-off service, giving kilos of old towels and linen...

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A charity started by a man living with autism, bipolar disorder and chronic, life-threatening epilepsy is thriving and about to expand its capabilities across the City of Whittlesea. Jake Castledine, of Greensborough, spends...

No more appointments: Learner driver tests are moving online

Prospective learner drivers will soon be able to take their permit tests online with the rollout of a new State Government program. The changes to learner permits means new drivers can take their test without...

Budget 2021: What will north-central Victorians get?

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire and Whittlesea councils have welcomed Federal Government funding for projects across the region in last week’s budget, but opposition members have criticised the announcements as lacking substance. Among the key budget...