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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Council News

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.”

DAREBIN: Candidate objects to photo

A Darebin Council candidate, seeking re-election to public office, has raised concerns about The Local Paper’s use of a photo. Susan Rennie, one of eight candidates seeking the single vacancy in South Central Ward, wrote an email to The Local Paper on Friday night (Oct. 2): “Imagine therefore my surprise when I opened the link

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

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

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.

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

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

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