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It looks as though the damaged bridge just out of Thornton on the Goulburn Valley Highway is going to be repaired. Cindy McLeish, Eildob MLA, brought the state of the bridge to the attention of the Minister for Roads, because locals were frustrated that there had been no action for a long period of time.
A $2 billion major development in Epping kicked off this month with a promise to deliver more jobs, much-needed housing diversity and an economic boost for the City of Whittlesea. New Epping is a partnership between the Victorian Government, City of Whittlesea, Riverlee, Ramsay Health and Haven Home Safe. Richard Wynne, Minister for Housing, joined
Bumper crowds turned out over the Easter weekend to enjoy the display of works at the Rotary Club of Alexandra’s 51st Annual Easter Art Show. Entries, sales and average sale price were all up on previous years.The Alexandra Art Excellence Award was won by Lorraine Lewitzka, with ‘Lunch Date’, Section One, Oil or Acrylic, was
Murrindindi Shire Council wants to assist local people in telling the difference between a European wasp and a native wasp. “While many different species of wasps, bees and flies have black and yellow stripes, there are differences in both the appearance and behaviour of European wasps that will help you tell the difference,” said a
Murrindindi Shire Council hosted the launch of On Taungurung Land: Sharing History and Culture by Roy Henry Patterson and Dr Jennifer Jones, at Alexandra Library. Murrindindi Shire Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said she was proud to welcome guests with an acknowledgement to country – including a number of Uncle Roy’s family. “This was a truly
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A man has had his licence suspended after being detected driving over three times the legal blood alcohol limit in Windsor on Saturday morning (Feb. 6). Prahran police spotted the man parking a 2019 Ford Mustang in a no standing zone outside a bottle shop on Chapel St just before 3am. The vehicle was parked
The cull of eastern grey kangaroos in outer eastern areas was raised last week in State Parliament by Evelyn MLA Bridget Vallence. “My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on behalf of hundreds of local Mooroolbark, Lilydale and Mount Evelyn residents in relation to the mob of around 60
A one-off collection of unwated goods is being held throughout the City of Greater Dandenong until February 20. “Homecycle gives residents the chance to take part in a free one-off collection of smaller items that can be reused and recycled but are not normally included in the regular kerbside recycling bin,” said a Council representative.
A settlement has been reached between Greater Dandenong City Council, the Waste to Energy Project,and the Environment Protection Authority. The Waste To Energy Project is to be situated at 70 Ordish Road, Dandenong South. Jody Bosman, Director City Planning, Design and Amenity for the Council, said: the pending appeal has been withdrawn The Victorian and
The 26-year-old quarantine staffer at the centre of the latestCOVID scare had a wide variety of contact points while potentially infectious. The Department of Health and Human Services said late last week that the Tier 1 public exposure sites were: • Brighton. North Point Cafe, 2B North Rd.• Brandon Park. Kmart. Cnr Springvale and Ferntree
The City of Greater Dandenong says there is a phone scam involving someone posing as an employee of the Council or other councils. “We urge people to conduct the appropriate security checks when someone phones claiming to be from Council and never give out personal information over the phone, especially to people have have called
Carrum Downs library now welcomes the public after hours on Thursdays. Thanks to the Libraries After Dark program, the Carrum Downs library will be open until 10pm every Thursday night, in a bid to combat social isolation and gambling-related harm. Cr David Asker said Frankston City Libraries was joining a number of it counterparts across
Mornington Peninsula Shire is trialling a new material for footpaths and will be recycling plastics into roads. The much-anticipated road upgrade at Wilkinson St and Carmichael St in Tootgarook is being constructed with Plastiphalt – an asphalt product using recycled waste plastic. “With 340 tonnes of asphalt being laid, the road will contain approximately 1,200kg
Mornington Peninsula Shire has announced that the publics will once again be able to attend Council Meetings and Planning Services Committee Meetings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the Shire temporarily changed its metings to online only in April last year. The meetings will now be held at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington from
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Steven Sheen.The 31-year-old is wanted on warrant for traffic related matters. Sheen is described as 193cm tall with a solid build, brown hair and with blue eyes. He is known to frequent the Dandenong, Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Hampton Park, Wantirna and Ringwood areas. Investigators have released
Armed Crime Squad detectives are investigating after a man sustained minor injuries from a gunshot wound in Caroline Springs last Wednesday (Feb. 3). The incident occurred on Caroline Springs Boulevard, near Federation Way, about 12.15am. An 18-year-old Kings Way man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was transported to hospital with minor
Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following an alleged erratic driving incident along the Hume Freeway in Craigieburn. The 26-year-old Mernda man received multiple charges including theft of motor vehicle, possess a drug of dependence, possess identity documentation with intent to commit an indictable offence and dangerous driving while being pursued by
Officers from Altona North Wayward Taskforce are investigating a theft which occurred in Maribyrnong last week. Police were told four males entered a sports store situated in a complex on Rosamond Rd about 3.15pm on February 1. Once inside the store the group have selected various pairs of shoes, valuing $1800, and left without paying.
Detectives from the Monash Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for information following a burglary in Clayton. Investigators believe two men attended a service station on Centre Rd about 4.05am on Sunday, January 24. The pair smashed in the front doors and made their way to the cigarette cabinet where they used an angle grinder to
A man has been taken to hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds during an aggravated burglary in Williamstown. It is believed an unknown female gained entry to The Strand address just after 1.30am when she was disturbed by a male occupant. The man was then stabbed multiple times before the woman fled the scene. The
Manningham Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following a series of alleged burglaries, thefts and a police vehicle ramming in the eastern suburbs. The 33-year-old received 25 charges including burglary, theft from motor vehicle, handling stolen goods, obtaining property by deception and aggravated intentional exposure to police officer. The man, of no fixed
Homicide Squad detectives have upgraded the charges in relation to a fatal stabbing in Ascot Vale last month. A 27-year-old woman was initially charged with a number of offences in relation to the incident, including seriously cause injury. Investigators have now upgraded this to a charge of one count of murder. The woman was due
Brimbank Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested and charged two youths following a home invasion in Sunshine. Police allege a property on Stonemark St was broken into by two offenders about 5am on Wednesday (Feb. 3). Once inside the pair allegedly assaulted the residents and forced the victims to drive their blue Volkswagen Golf several
Police arrested two people and seized drugs, firearms and cash on Thursday morning (Feb. 4) following the execution of several search warrants. Detectives from the Echo Taskforce executed seven warrants at approximately. Suburbs included Brunswick, Heidelberg West, Tolmie, Preston, Oakleigh and Melbourne West. Six firearms were seized by police during the warrants, as well as
Manningham Crime Investigation Unit detectives seized drugs and a firearm following a search warrant in Bulleen on Thursday morning (Feb. 4). Detectives, with the assistance of a Police narcotic detection dog, executed the warrant on Nirvana Crescent and located a number of substances alleged to be 1, 4 Butanediol, MDMA, and methylamphetamine. Investigators also located
Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information following a burglary at a Narre Warren fast food outlet. Investigators have been told two men drove a silver Volvo sedan, bearing false registration plates YLR-443, to the restaurant on Princes Highway about 7am on January 15. The pair exited their car and broke into the
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle collision in Pakenham South which has sadly claimed the lives of two people. Investigators believe a white utility collided head-on with a silver SUV on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Rd about 8am on Thursday (Feb. 4). The female driver of the SUV sustained life-threatening injuries and was
Detectives from the Knox Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for information following a burglary in Scoresby last month. Investigators believe a man attended a house in Borg St about 11.25am on January 4. The man went down the side of the house and accessed a decked area of the property by cutting through a fly