Whittlesea Review

Fire on their minds

By Evelyn Leckie THE aftermath of the Plenty Valley Gorge suburban fire has seen residents proactively seek community safety advice after an out-of-control grass fire injured residents and damaged at least three homes last week. Plenty...

Laurimar stopped in its tracks

Mernda couldn’t close out 2019 with a win, going down to Old Paradians by two wickets in their Money Shield two-dayer. Mernda was bowled out for 157 on day one with Stuart Wright top-scoring with...

Council’s court plans criticised

YOUNG girls in their sporting uniforms crowded the City of Whittlesea foyer and sat cross-legged on the council chamber floor to await council’s decision on the future of basketball and netball in the municipality. At...

Tumultuous times at Whittlesea council

By Evelyn Leckie The City of Whittlesea has experienced a turbulent week since its decision to sack its chief executive – the State Government has appointed a monitor and an investigation is now underway into...

Mernda can’t break drought

By Jackson Russell Mernda are still without a win in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association Money Shield after a 103-run loss to Mill Park in its two-day clash at Waterview Reserve. The Demons had a tall...

‘Complete chaos’

By Evelyn Leckie FORMER City of Whittlesea mayor Lawrie Cox has described the current situation within council as ‘totally chaotic’ following the departure of chief executive Simon Overland. Mr Overland has taken temporary leave from the...

Peaceful and picturesque

Sited on a landscaped 3516m2 (approx.) allotment with a sweeping view over the valley, this unique family home successfully incorporates a great liveable floorplan along with a timeless design and modern qualities. A ranch style...

Melbourne Victory visit Northern Hospital

NORTHERN Health patients, visitors and staff received a special visit from Melbourne Victory Football Club players last week. Victory players, forward Andrew Nabbout and midfielder Elvis Kamsoba, surprised some of Northern Health’s youngest patients in...

Church Street comes alive

FIVE years ago Terry and Elaine Mounteny decided to bring some Christmas cheer to Whittlesea with the Christmas on Church and Whittlesea Cruise night events. On Friday, the combined event will bring the town alive,...

Over and out

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea chief executive Simon Overland has taken indefinite leave from his leadership position, citing health and safety reasons. Mr Overland said his health and safety had been significantly affected due to...