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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Council News

VIRUS: Police close parks

Parks Victoria shut off the 1000 Steps, Redwood Forest Warburton and the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden to the public last weekend. The 1000 Steps was closed due to social distancing concerns. Cr Jim Child of Yarra Ranges Shire was quoted on weekend radio bulletins to say that municipal rangers and Police had concerns that physical

New bike station at Bundoora

Cyclists getting out and about now have access to a public bike pump and repair station has been installed at Bundoora in the City of Whittlesea. The installation has taken place at Norris Bank Reserve along the popular Darebin Creek bike trail. Bike paths are increasingly being used by both professional and recreational users, with

41 new jobs for ‘Dindi

The Victorian Government has agreed to fund 41 positions within the Murrindindi municipality for a period of six months, in a total investment of $1.51 million. Shire CEO Craig Lloyd said this is a welcome boost for local people and the local economy. “We were thrilled by the prospect of partnering with the Victorian Government

Dindi budget open for comment

Murrindindi Council endorsed the draft 2020/21 Budget for public exhibition at its Special Meeting on Wednesday last week (May 6). The meeting was held online and live-streamed via Council’s Facebook page, following the passage of new legislation allowing online council meetings to occur during COVID-19 restrictions. Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor Cr Leigh Dunscombe said the

Free immunisations

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service is providing free immunisations for children,five years and under, and has implemented a number of changes to the service during COVID-19 restrictions to help keep children and families safe and healthy. Council’s Early Learning Portfolio Councillor Sandice McAulay said that although it’s a busy and challenging time

Memories of McLeans Rd Kindergarten

Families and educators past and present of McLeans Road Kindergarten are invited to share their memories before the start of construction of a new bigger facility later this year. Whittlesea Council will soon start building a two-room (66 place) kindergarten on the Bundoora site, replacing the single room, 40-year-old facility. Built in 1977, the launching

‘Dindi Live’ launched

Murrindindi Shire Council is launching a series of online events which feature local artists and performers as well as guest performances from talent outside the region. Council’s Tourism and Events Portfolio Councillor Jackie Ashe said Council’s new initiative, Dindi Live, will see Council work together with community groups and performers to create engaging online content,

Council by video

Murrindindi Shire Council conducted a meeting by video last Wednesday (May 6). In attendance were Crs Leigh Dunscombe (Chair), Margaret Rae, Jackie Ashe, Charlie Bisset, Eric Lording and Sandice McAulay. Cr Bec Bowles apologised for not being able to attend. Joining the Councillors were Shire officers: Craig Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer; Michael Ches-worth, Director Corporate

Eildon survey to close on Friday

Murrindindi Shire is asking for responses to its online survey for the Eildon Reserve Precinct including Walter Moore and Thomas C. Marr Reserves, and the Council needs input. To view the concept plans and provide feedback, go to https://bit.ly/2KfonY4 or phone on 5772 0333. The survey is open until Friday (May 15).

Road works at Laurimar

Two big road projects to improve road usability and safety for motorists in the City of Whittlesea are on track and due to be completed this year, weather permitting. Works to install traffic lights at the intersection of Yan Yean Rd and Hazel Glen Drive started this month to improve traffic flow and reduce delays

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