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Sunday, April 18, 2021

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GREATER DANDENONG: Scam hits Council

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

FRANKSTON: Libraries open late at night

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

MORN. PENINSULA: Plastic roads at Tootgarook

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

MORN. PENINSULA: Meetings re-open to public

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

MORN. PENINSULA: $4.5 mil. boost for Flinders Hall

A total budget of $4.5 million will be applied to the re-development of the Flinders Hall. Anticipated upgrades to the services and utilities will occur in early April , with the main construction commencing in late September. Project completion is currently expected in October 2023. The facility will be home to a wide variety of

DANDENONG: ‘Not so fast’ says Council

“Not so fast”, Greater Dandenong Council is saying about proposals for a hazardous lquid waste recycling plant at Dandenong South. The State Government made an announcement on January 10 regarding the planned recycling plant. “This announcement relates to a grant that has been provided to a Dandenong South business by Sustainability Victoria for the treatment

WHITTLESEA: City offices re-open

Whittlesea City Council is re-opening its South Morang customer service centre from Wed., Nov. 4 as well as its service desk at Westfield Plenty Valley. Customers will be able to pay bills and complete transactions in person between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Customers need to wear a mask, use the sanitiser station, and

MURRINDINDI: Robyn looks at big picture

Murrindindi Shire candidate Robyn Walsh is taking the pre-election conversation to imaginative new levels. As well as local Red Gate Ward issues, Ms Walsh is canvassing the long-term idea of a new road between Glenburn and Taggerty, which would be a boost to tourism to the Alexandra and Lake Eildon regions. “A new road is

MORELAND: New soccer pitch for North Coburg

Hosken Reserve in Coburg North will be home to a new synthetic soccer pitch, allowing more football club participants, local schools, women and girls and wider diverse community to access to modern, safe and inclusive facility. The new sporting facility will include 100-lux LED lighting, a shock pad and low-level fencing. The Fédération Internationale de

WHITEHORSE: Candidate takes swipe at Council, paper

Caroline Cook, Elgar Ward candidate in the Whitehorse Council elections, spends considerable time promoting a Boroondara Council publication, in a rambling pre-poll video. In election publicity, Ms Cook says: “Given my award winning corporate background, I possess exceptional negotiation experience, analytical and investigative skills, and ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.”

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