Monthly Archives: March 2017

Burglaries and thefts driving up crime in Whittlesea

Northern Star Weekly 21 March 2017 Laura Michell A proliferation of home break-ins and car thefts fuelled a spike in Whittlesea’s crime rate last year, new data reveals. Crime statistics for 2016 show the crime rate jumped 21.3 per cent from the previous year – the highest increase in the north west metropolitan area and double the state average. Crime … > More

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Whittlesea councillors vote to dismiss Michael Wootten from top job

Whittlesea Leader 10 March 2017 Peter Reynolds UPDATE: A COUNCIL in Melbourne’s north which has replaced two CEOs in less than a year has been accused of having “a culture of bullying and abuse”. Speaking in parliament last night, Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green said she had been shocked by the sudden axing of chief executive Michael Wootten … > More

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New suburbs but no roads

Whittlesea leader 7 March 2017 Katrina Hinschen and Olivia Lambert Beveridge North West, Beveridge Central, Wollert, Donnybrook/Woodstock to open without roads or schools   THE State Government will not build schools, services, roads and public transport for new suburbs in Melbourne’s north before people move in. Four new suburbs have been announced by the government — Beveridge North West, Beveridge … > More

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