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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Council News

DAREBIN: Monitor appointed to Council

The Local Paper has provided an ongoing energetic coverage of the governance shortcomings at Darebin City Council. We predicted that the appointment of a Local Government Monitor was just around the corner. The State Government appointed a Monitor today (Friday). The Monitor will support good governance and guide the Council to best serve their communities.

CASEY: Boost for Endeavour Hills Library

The City of Casey has received $54,000 in funding for the Endeavour Hills Library Renewal Project as part of the State Government’s 2021-22 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program grants.With Council contributing $36,000, the $90,000 project will include modernising the service desk and self-check station to create an accessible entrance, a new dedicated meeting room and re-purposing

DAREBIN: Council Monitor chances increase after misconduct claims

Troubled Darebin Mayor Cr Lina Messina (pictured) is at the centre of further claims of misconduct and bullying, with Local Government Minister Shaun Leane taking action this month to probe the allegations. Mr Leane wrote to the Mayor and Darebin City CEO Sue Wilkinson on January 14, requesting a response to the serious allegations. Municipal

NILLUMBIK: Plenty Fire Station demolition

The site of the old Plenty Fire Station is set to be rehabilitated as public open space for the local community to enjoy. Nillumbik Shire Council will request the CFA to demolish the building and revegetate the land at 109-115 Yan Yean Rd once the Plenty Brigade compltes its move to their new fire station

WHITTLESEA: Upgrade at Mernda Adventure Park

Mernda Adventure Park, located on Mernda Village Drive, is being upgraded to include new equipment, shelters, picnic settings, a barbecue and a drinking fountain. Whittlesea Council will pay tribute to the park’s rich history by refurbishing some of the playground’s most popular equipment and restoring the park’s iconic horses. Mernda Adventure Park, including the car

MITCHELL: Changes to hours on public holiday

There are some changes to Mitchell Shire Council’s operating hours on the Australia Day Public Holiday on Wednesday, January 26. Some services will be closed or have reduced hours, while some services remain open. Kerbside Collection – no changeThere will be no change to kerbside collection services on Wednesday. Bins will be collected as per

MITCHELL: Beveridge centre closed on Thursday

The Greater Beveridge Community Centre will be closed on Thursday (Jan. 20) due to planned power network maintenance. The electricity provider has advised Mitchell Shire Council that the power will be shut off between 8am and 4pm. Normal operating hours will resume on Friday (Jan. 21).

YARRA RANGES: Warburton car park delayed

Works are set to recommence shortly at the site of Warburton Water World as the construction industry returns from the Christmas shutdown period The construction of a new car park, drainage, footpath and turning lanes at the site on Woods Point Rd has been delayed due to a mix of weather and pandemic-related factors, says

YARRA PLENTY: Staff shortages hit Library service

Yarra Plenty Regional Library services are changing this month. “Due to staff shortages linked to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the below branches will be closed and only offer contactless Click and Collect services,” said a Whittlesea Council statement. • Thomastown Library will continue to offer Click & Collect services available Monday to Friday

WHITTLESEA: 800 households to be surveyed

Some City of Whittlesea 800 residents will be invited to participate in a phone survey about the Council’s performance over the past year. :The annual Community Satisfaction Survey will be conducted by an independent market research agency, National Field Services, on behalf of the Victorian Government,” said a Council representative. “The survey, conducted from January

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