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Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Sep. 30, 2020

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Emergency Services

YARRA RANGES: Fatal fire at Lilydale

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale on Sunday morning (Sept. 27). Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Rd following reports several explosions were heard about 3am. Sadly, a person died at the scene. A crime scene was set up and the circumstances surrounding

Police News

HOBSONS BAY: Police concern for Kylee, 16

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Kylee Jongkryg. The 16-year-old was last seen at an Altona North address on September 11. Police and family have concerns for Kylee’s welfare due to her age and the length of time she has been missing. Kylee is described as being about 150cm tall

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Police officer charged

A Police officer has been charged following an investigation into an incident that is alleged to have occurred late last year. The senior constable from a specialist unit has been charged with unlawful assault. The charges relate to an alleged on-duty incident that occurred in the North West Metro Region on October 5 last year.

Police News

BRIMBANK: Deer Park robbery attempt

Brimbank Divisional Response Unit Embona detectives have charged two people following an attempted robbery of a man in Deer Park this month. The victim was sitting in his wheelchair outside a chemist on Ballarat Rd just before 6.30pm on September 13when he was approached by an unknown man and woman. It is alleged the man

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Hunt for Dylan, 15

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing boyDylan Russell. The 15-year-old was last seen in Parkville about 12 Noon on Monday, September 7. Police hold concerns for Dylan’s welfare due to his age and the length of time he has been missing. Dylan was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black track

Police News

EAST: Off-duty allegation

A Victoria Police officer has been charged following an investigation into an incident alleged to have occurred earlier this year. The senior constable from Eastern Region has been charged with unlawful assault and assault by kicking. The charges relate to an off duty incident that is alleged to have occurred in the Eastern Region on

Police News

MORELAND: Stephanie, 15, missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help find missing teenager Stephanie Mackliley. The 15-year-old was last seen leaving her Coburg North home about 1.30pm Friday. Police and family hold concerns for her welfare due to a medical condition. Stephanie is described about 170cm tall with shoulder-length blonde hair and was last seen wearing a

Politics

BANYULE: Door-to-door selling in West Heidelberg

Door-to-door sales in a significant problem in West Heidelberg, Ivanhoe MLA Anthony Carbines told State Parliament last week. Speaking to new legislation, Mr Carbines said he wanted to speak about banning door-to-door sales and cold calling by energy retailers. “If there is one thing we have to put up with more often than not in

Sport

MURRINDINDI: Alexandra races cancelled

Alexandra Racing Club’s unlucky streak has continued with the cancellation of the first meeting for the 2020-21 picinc season. “All picnic meetings from Saturday, October 24 up to and including Saturday, November 7 have been cancelled which will affect meetings at Alexandra, Healesville, Mansfield and Balnarring,” said a Racing Victoria statement. The 2020-21 picnic racing

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Politics

STATE: McLeish quizzes Education Minister

Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish questioned State Education Minister James Merlino about children returning to school in Term 4, when State Parliament sat on Friday (Sep. 18). “Parents want to their kids back at school for the first day of term 4, which experts say can be done with a COVID-safe plan,” Ms McLeish said.“Why is

Politics

KNOX: MP’s 6000 phone calls

Bayswater MLA Jackson Taylor says he has used the lockdown time productively, making 6000 phone calls to local residents. “In the last few weeks I have personally picked up and I have made about 6000 phone calls within my community, and yes, absolutely—there is frustration,” Mr Taylor told the Legislative Assembly on Friday (Sep. 18).

Council News

NILLUMBIK: Melbourne Water pressured

Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green has turned her focus from Nillumbik Council to Melbourne Water regarding soil dumping in Chapel Lane, Doreen. Ms Green said she wanted Lisa Neville, Minister for Water, to have Melbourne Water do everything in its power to cease waterway damage at Chapel Lane. “Over the past couple of months there

Politics

NORTH-EAST: MP pushes for rural zoning

Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish says that rural areas of the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges do not want to be classified as metropolitan communities. In State Parliament last Thursday (Sep. 17), Ms McLeish addressed a question to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews: “Parts of Yarra Ranges and Nillumbik councils are very much rural—people live on farms and

Council News

KNOX: Gully MP explains his anger

Nick Wakeling, MLA for Ferntree Gully (Lib.), told the Legislative Assembly last Thurs. (Sep. 17) that he is grieving because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Can I just start with the 32-year-old constituent who rang me. She has got a two-year-old child. Her husband is at work. “Her mother cannot visit her because she is 12

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Latest Issue. Wed., Sep. 16, 2020

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Ourselves

Newspaper Jobs

Media industry changes have provided great expansion opportunities for The Local Paper group. We are building a network of 34 weekly community newspapers – in print and online – across Greater Melbourne. With COVID-19 restrictions set to soon ease there is likely to be an unprecedented demand for advertising from local businesses, trades people, schools,

Council News

MURRINDINDI: $1.9 million loss for financial year

Murrindindi Shire Council delivered a $1,923,994 deficit in the 2019-20 financial year instead of the budgeted $795,735 surplus. The operating deficit posted for the financial year of $761,994 was largely the result of increased revenue of $795,735 and increased expenses of $2.72 million.

Ourselves

OURSELVES: 51-year anniversary this week

The publisher of this newspaper, Local Media Pty Ltd, this weekcelebrates the 51-year anniversary of its origins. The company’s Melbourne Observer was first published on September 14, 1969. Current day editor, Ash Long, started with the Observer as a newsboy in the third week of publication in 1969, later also creating The Local Paper group.

Council News

NILLUMBIK: Peter Clarke stands for City of Melbourne

The Local Paper last week reported that Nillumbik Shire Deputy MayorCr Peter Clarke would not contest next month’s Council elections. With days, Cr Clarke’s name has appeared as a candidate in Cr Arron Wood’s campaign to become Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne. “Peter Clarke, former Melbourne City Councillor and Chair of Planning, deepens

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Local People

MURRINDINDI: Recognition for Sir John

There has been a call for Murrindindi Shire to give greater recognition to pioneer resident Sir John Gellibrand. Sir John held the ‘Balaclava’ property, with a homestead alongside the Murrindindi River. After his death in 1945, his remains were buried at the Yea Cemetery. Major General Sir John Gellibrand, KCB, DSO and Bar was a

Council News

MURRINDINDI: 4-3 vote on Kinglake cemetery

A planning permit for a cemetery at Kinglake was passed on a narrow 4-3 vote at last week’s Murrindindi Shire Council. Mayor Cr Leigh Dunscombe, Cr Eric Lording and Cr Charlie Bisset voted against the controversial application. In favour of the motion were Crs Jackie Ashe, Bec Bowles, Sandice McAulay and Margaret Rae. At one

Community News

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Sep. 9, 2020

Read the latest issue of The Local Paper. Available free from hundreds of outlets. Also read free online: The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy200909z The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part B (Trader) – https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpt200701z The Local Paper – Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv200909z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire

Council News

NORTH: Craig Lloyd to become Whittlesea CEO

MURRINDINDI Shire CEO Craig Lloyd is to become the new Chief Executive Officer at Whittlesea City Council. Announcements were made by Murrindindi and Whittlesea Councils on Monday afternoon. Lydia Wilson, Chair of the Panel of Administrators at Whittlesea described Mr Lloyd as a “highly skilled, talented and community-driven CEO”. Ms Wilson said Mr Lloyd’s community-focused

Police News

BRIMBANK: Concern for Elizabeth, 13

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 13-year-old Elizabeth Chapman. Elizabeth was last seen at a home in Keilor Park on Wednesday (Sept. 2) about 9.45pm. Police are concerned for Elizabeth’s welfare due to her age. Elizabeth is described as Caucasian, about 169cm tall, with an average build, and has brown hair.

Politics

NILLUMBIK: Deputy Mayor Clarke won’t re-stand

Former Nillumbik Mayor Cr Peter Clarke has announced that he will be not be re-standing at next month’s municipal elections. “I will not be seeking re-election in Nillumbik at this year’s October elections and I encourage the next Wingrove Councillor to plan for our future, care for the environment and our residents in an economically

Local People

NILLUMBIK: Sad times for Eltham MLA

Eltham MLA Vicki Ward has told of the heartbreak of losing her mother-in-law in COVID-19 times. “My mother-in-law battled motor neurone disease for 20 years, and she lost her battle with motor neurone disease in June,” Ms Ward said. “We had the funeral at St Mary’s in Greensborough. We were not able to have a

Local People

NORTH: Is this Rodney Crawford?

Perce The Proofreader was using COVID-19 downtime to check his old video collection and came across an episode of the Homicide TV program from December 1968. Perce reckons the boy is the late Rodney Crawford, then of Mendip Rd, Reservoir, and later of St Andrews. The episode was entitled The Four Wise Men.

Politics

MONASH: MP ‘removed’ as Acting Speaker

Mount Waverley MLA Matt Fregon has been ‘removed’ as an Acting Speaker of State Parliament. Speaker Colin Brooks told the Legislative Assembly last Thursday: “I wish to advise the house that under standing order 20 I have tabled my warrant removing the member for South Barwon and the member for Mount Waverley from the panel

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