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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Whittlesea Review

Paws-itive impact

AN animal loving family are making a difference by training service dogs to assist people living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, sleeping disorders and autism. Mernda residents Brad and Mel Rundel started their not-for-profit organisation...

Draft budget released

INVESTMENT in roads, traffic management around schools and funding sporting and leisure facilities are high priorities in the City of Whittlesea’s draft budget and council plan. Whittlesea Council released the draft budget for community feedback...

Blues for country music festival

THE City of Whittlesea will cease their yearly $70,000 contribution to Whittlesea Country Music Festival after voting to introduce a competitive community events program to support outdoor community cultural events. Council’s current provision of grants...

Recycling robot recognised

CITY of Whittlesea students have won a state-wide award for creating a walking school bus robot - an invention that walks students to school and collects organic and food wastefor the school compost bin. The...

Sweet 35 years for lollipop lady

School crossing supervisor Val Bickerton has been helping students in Whittlesea cross the road safely since 1983 in rain, hail and shine. The Eden Park resident celebrated 35 years of being a crossing supervisor in...

Tough ask for Laurimar in decider

By Jackson Russell LAURIMAR Cricket Club is facing an uphill battle after day one of its Diamond Valley Cricket Association Mash Shield grand final against Research Eltham Collegians. Playing down the road at Waterview Recreation Reserve...

Big step up for Pacers

By Jackson Russell WHITTLESEA Pacers’ women were unable to get the win in their first Big V State Basketball Championship game, going down to McKinnon Cougars 84-67 at home. The Pacers started hot, taking a six-point...

Whittlesea’s rushed preparation costly

By Jackson Russell WHITTLESEA Pacers’ men started off the new Big V Division One basketball season with a 93-79 loss to Shepparton Gators at home on Saturday night. Whittlesea led just once in the game midway...

Plans for Aboriginal gathering place

By Evelyn Leckie AN Aboriginal gathering place is high on the agenda for Whittlesea Reconciliation Group in addressing the needs of Aboriginal people in the community. Group members met with Shadow Minister for Families and Social...

SKM Recycling Update

City of Whittlesea continues to be forced to send recycling to landfill as SKM still hasn't reopened its Coolaroo site. The council announced last week that it hoped the Coolaroo site would reopen soon, following...