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Archives for January 2020

Revolving door at Whittlesea Council

Kelvin Spiller, who replaced Simon Overland as Whittlesea Council chief, has announced he will step down on February 28. Mr Spiller has advised Council and staff that he will finish in the role of Acting CEO. Mr Spiller said his decision to leave the City of Whittlesea was related to personal and other business commitments

Concerns for Kangaroo Ground man

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Kangaroo Ground man James Thorpe. It is believed the 35-year-old was last seen in the vicinity of Heidelberg Railway Station about 2.40pm on Tuesday (Jan. 28). Police and family hold concern for James’s welfare due to a medical condition. Investigators have released an image of

Mernda link to man wanted by Police

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Jason Prasad. A warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old’s arrest for failing to appear at court for stalking related offences. Police have released an image of Prasad in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts. He is described as 178cm

Dahlin’ It’s Caroline from Ruffy

During her working day, Caroline Ferguson can be heard on major Victorian radio stations, giving reports for the Australian Traffic Network. Out of hours, ‘Ferg’ is stepping the boards, and her latest one-woman show is Dahlin’ It’s the Jeanne Little Show. Caroline’s family is well known throughout the Upper Goulburn, as successful farmers in the

Injunction stops Central Highlands timber harvesting

A Supreme Court interim injunction granted last week has stopped some logging in the Central Highlands. VicForests must desist from cutting trees in 10 coupes that had been earmarked for clear-felling in the Central Highlands and Gippsland after ‘Wildlife of the Central Highlands Inc.’ went to court, arguing the threatened species in the woodlands needed

CSIRO to support bushfire rebuild

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has welcomed its role in delivering practical resilience measures in relation to bushfires and climate change, as the country faces continued extreme fire weather in the future. Announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, CSIRO, in collaboration with other agencies and partners, will bring plans and recommendations to Australian Governments

Sessions on Nillumbik’s financial future

Nillumbik Shire Council has endorsed the exhibition of the draft Economic Development Strategy that will provide a plan for the local economy over the next 10 years. The community is now invited to have their say on the draft strategy that aims to strengthen the economy and support local job growth through a range of

Saluting Lion-hearted Syd Savage

This bloke – Syd Savage – is pretty special to our family. So we were delighted to hear that Syd was named as Murrindindi Shire’s Senior Citizen of the Year. The award was presented on Australia Day at Eildon by Cr Jackie Ashe. Syd, 79, was recognised for many community service achievements, including his 45

Rob Dolan Wines joins donor list

Rob Dolan Wines, of South Warrandyte, is the latest local company to donate goods for a Bushfire Fundraiser being held on Thursday, February 6. Lucie Aperloo and Tayla McKay were on hand to handover the mixed dozen, to be auctioned at the Fundraiser. To attend the free barbecue, use the Trybooking link at this address:

Alex. Rotary bushfire fund reaches $6000

Rotary Club of Alexandra treasurer Ian Gibb (pictured) has announced that the Rotary Club of Alexandra Fire Relief Fund has now exceed $6000. The Club is appreciative of the generous donations from the wider community. Donations may be made through Ian or by direct deposit using the following details: Account Rotary Club of Alexandra BSB

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