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Thursday, May 26, 2022

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CARDINIA: Wetlands Wonders boardwalk opens

Pictured: From left: Megan Lindsay of Cardinia Environment Coalition; Cr Collin Ross; Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jeff Springfield; Cr Jack Kowarzik; Cr Kaye Cameron; Cr Graeme Moore; Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale; Cr Tammy Radford; Rob Nobelius, President, Deep Creek Golf Club; Haydn Thompson, CEO, Deep Creek Golf Club; Carol Jeffs, CEO, Cardinia Shire Council;and Lindsay

PORT PHILLIP BAY: Police help rescue dolphin

Quick thinking police came to the rescue of a dolphin stranded in PortPhillip Bay. Water police were called just after 4pm on Monday last week (Feb. 7) to assist the animal, which had beached itself in shallow water. Marine animal experts from Melbourne Zoo’s Marine Response Unit had requested police assistance, with two inflatable rescue

MURRINDINDI: Garden Workshops at Flowerdale

Garden workshops will be held at Flowerdale Community House on two Saturdays each month from March to August. The sessions, from 11am-12.30pm, will have a small session fee of $5. The workshops will cover the subjects of composting, soil preparation, crop rotation, companion planting, weed identification and management, pest management, rose and druit pruning and

NILLUMBIK: Open Gardens at Montmorency

Open Gardens Victoria will open ‘Small Places, Creative Spaces’ – two small but brilliantly designed neighbouring gardens in Montmorency on the weekend of January 22-23 from 10am-4.30pm. Units 4 & 5 / 200 Sherbourne Road, Montmorency Unit No. 5 owned by Steven Wells is a triumph of multiple levels and clever use of plants and

MURRINDINDI: Detox your home

If you have any household chemicals that you need to get rid of, you can take them to Murrindindi Council’s Alexandra Resource Recovery Centre, free, on Saturday, February 5. Sustainability Victoria’s Detox Your Home program provides a convenient way for households to safely dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals and

MITCHELL: Workshops for environment

Mitchell Shire Council is hosting two virtual environmental workshops in February. The online educational sessions are free, and will help improve environmental expertise from home. The first workshop is ‘All you need to know about solar and batteries’ and will be held on Wednesday, February 2, between 6.30pm and 8pm. Run in conjunction with the

EARTHQUAKE: Significant 5.6 tremor across region

A significant earthquake was experienced across the region at approx. 9.15am on Wednesday (Sep. 22). The epicentre was located near Woods Point. The Siesmology Centre recorded a 5.3 magnitude. Some media outlets said 5.6. Jason Allan of Thornton said his house shook, and the tremor lasted about 20 seconds. Bev Johns at Kinglake West described

OUTER EAST: Stop roo cull, says MP

The cull of eastern grey kangaroos in outer eastern areas was raised last week in State Parliament by Evelyn MLA Bridget Vallence. “My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on behalf of hundreds of local Mooroolbark, Lilydale and Mount Evelyn residents in relation to the mob of around 60

GREATER DANDENONG: It’s Homecycle time

A one-off collection of unwated goods is being held throughout the City of Greater Dandenong until February 20. “Homecycle gives residents the chance to take part in a free one-off collection of smaller items that can be reused and recycled but are not normally included in the regular kerbside recycling bin,” said a Council representative.

GREATER DANDENONG: Council backs down

A settlement has been reached between Greater Dandenong City Council, the Waste to Energy Project,and the Environment Protection Authority. The Waste To Energy Project is to be situated at 70 Ordish Road, Dandenong South. Jody Bosman, Director City Planning, Design and Amenity for the Council, said: the pending appeal has been withdrawn The Victorian and

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