Whittlesea Review

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No jackpot for pokie pub

THE Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ruled against the application for poker machines at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang. The verdict, which was handed down before Christmas, upheld a decision by the Victorian...

Santa is on his way

Mernda CFA members (from left) Bryan Santilli, Hayden Marshall and Alex Latham will join Santa this weekend as they partake in the annual CFA Santa Run. See page 2 for the full story. ​

Raining apologies

by Brooke HaffendenTHE City of Whittlesea’s council meeting again had to be adjourned due to the absence of councillors.With several important items on the agenda, including nine rescission notices of motion, the last meeting...

Review rates call

RESIDENTS from retirement villages from across the municipality are calling on the Whittlesea Council to give them access to fair rates. On behalf of the residents from Mernda, Plenty Valley and Arilla retirement villages, Cr...

NRL Women’s a golden chance for Whittlesea

By Joshua Wells THE National Rugby League (NRL) announced a ground breaking women’s league will debut in 2018 and officials are confident the City of Whittlesea could become a breeding ground for female talent. Mernda Dragons...

Whittlesea, where’s my swing?

By Brooke Haffenden THE Whittlesea community has been left outraged following the theft of a basket swing from Lions Park. The new swing, which costs $2700, was cut down between 7.30pm on Thursday, November 23 and...

Mayor’s excuse disabled

by Brooke HaffendenFORMER Whittlesea councillor Christine Stow has called out Mayor Kris Pavlidis for parking in a designated disabled space while attending the launch of a café for people with intellectual disabilities.On Friday, November...

Hark! the Whittlesea choir sings

RESIDENTS across the district are invited to dust off their Santa hats, warm up their singing voices and get ready for festive fun at the annual Carols by Candelight event. A great night out for...

Mary-Anne’s commitment to Macedon

By Brooke HaffendenMEMBER for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas this week looked back on her time in Government and her commitments to the Macedon Ranges electorate over the past three years.“It’s gone incredibly quickly but in...

Fireworks at meeting

CITY of Whittlesea Mayor, Cr Kris Pavlidis has had her leadership called into question following last week’s council meeting which saw two councillors removed from the chambers and another two walk out.In the first...