Whittlesea Review

Equipment boost for CFA brigades

By Colin MacGillivray CFA brigades across the City of Whittlesea have claimed a share of $4.8 million dollars of fire-fighting equipment and training programs distributed across Victoria. The equipment was purchased with the aid of community...

School return row

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for Yan Yean Danielle Green has called for the families of City of Whittlesea school students to be patient while waiting for face-to-face learning to resume, in spite of criticism from...

Charges laid over Whittlesea kidnapping

A DOREEN woman and two men from Warburton and Lilydale will face court in December charged with kidnapping a Whittlesea woman in July. The trio allegedly kidnapped the woman from a Whittlesea property at about...

JobKeeper cuts set to hurt McEwen

NEW data reveals about 19,000 workers in McEwen could be worse off and almost $17 million will be taken out of the electorate’s economy each fortnight if the Federal Government proceeds with its cuts...

Dog groomers united in animal welfare concerns

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA Hairy Cherubs dog grooming salon owner Trish Wileman says she is worried for the welfare of people’s pets as metropolitan Melbourne groomers are unable to open under current COVID-19 restrictions. Metropolitan groomers...

Three arrested over Whittlesea kidnapping

THREE people will face court in December charged with kidnapping a Whittlesea woman in July this year. Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 36-year-old Doreen woman, a 24-year-old Warburton man and an 18-year-old Lilydale...

Lessons learned

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea community leaders hope lessons learned from a cluster of suicides among South Asian women can propel the municipality to become a national leader in migrant mental health and family...

Slight restrictions reprieve

THE number of active COVID-19 cases in the City of Whittlesea fell below 40 on Sunday for the first time since early July, with only 35 people in the city currently infected. The figures released...

Mernda Community House extension funded

MERNDA’S capacity to host events and support its multicultural community got a boost last week when Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence announced $100,000 in funding to extend Mernda Community House. The house, operated by...

New transparency policy adopted

By Colin MacGillivray A NEW public transparency policy allowing Whittlesea residents free access to council documents will bring the city into line with the Local Government Act 2020. The policy was unanimously adopted by council administrators...