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Whittlesea Council Case for Train Line to Wollert

Whittlesea Council Website October 2017 Whittlesea Council A summary of the Whittlesea Council’s case for a train line to Wollert may be found at:  https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/about-us/advocating-for-community-needs/public-transport/ This summary begins with the following. A train line to Wollert Our community urgently needs a train line to Wollert.  Many residents currently face a two-hour one way commute to work, missing out on important … > More

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Questionable Alternatives to Wollert Rail

Daniel Bowen Website & The Age 10 April 2018/ 11 May 2018 Daniel Bowen Two questionable alternatives to building Wollert rail on the Wollert transport corridor are: A rapid transit busway Light rail Major issues arising from these alternatives are covered in recent writings by Daniel Bowen from the Public Transport Users Association. Daniel Bowen’s article ‘Catch Skybus in peak … > More

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Trash improvement promised

Whittlesea Leader 8 May 2018 Margot Taylor New garbage and recycling collection service contractors get to work   A NEW fleet of rubbish and recycling trucks have hit the streets of Whittlesea amid ongoing complaints about the service of the previous provider. New provider JJ Richards and Sons started kerbside collection on Monday, April 30. Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis said … > More

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Whittlesea council asks for monitor for six months

Northern Star Weekly 9 May 2018 Laura Michell Whittlesea council will ask the state government to appoint a municipal monitor for six months to review the governance of the council. Three councillors – Ricky Kirkham, Caz Monteleone and Alahna Desiato – called a special council meeting on Tuesday night in which they pushed for a monitor to be appointed for … > More

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Whittlesea council to consider appointing municipal monitor

Northern Star Weekly 2 May 2018 Laura Michell UPDATE: Whittlesea mayor Kris Pavlidis  has welcomed the request for a municipal mointor to be appointed to the council. “The City of Whittlesea is at an exciting stage of growth and prosperity and requires mature, responsible and transparent decision makers around the table, ” she said. “As chairperson I have been increasingly … > More

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Budget cash for ‘long overdue’ road upgrades in north

Northern Star Weekly 30 April 2018 Laura Michell Five of the most congested roads in Whittlesea and Hume will be duplicated as part of a  $2.2 billion budget commitment. The 2018-19 state budget, which will be handed down tomorrow, will include funding to upgrade 13 arterial roads across the northern and south-eastern suburbs. In the north, more than $1 billion … > More

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Sacking call for Whittlesea Council

Northern Star Weekly 30 April 2018 Laura Michell Whittlesea council should be thrown out and an administrator appointed if its behaviour doesn’t improve, according to one councillor. North ward councillor and former mayor Ricky Kirkham told Star Weekly he was considering his future on the council amid months of growing tension between councillors. Star Weekly understands that another councillor has … > More

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BUILDING A BETTER EPPING ROAD

Media Release 29 April 2018 The Hon Luke Donnellan MP Drivers in the growing northern suburbs will get a faster, less congested commute with major upgrades to Epping Road in Epping. The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – to fix 22 key suburban … > More

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Whittlesea City Council – changes to meeting laws

Victoria Government Gazette 12 April 2018 Simon Overland WHITTLESEA CITY COUNCIL Procedural Matters Local Law No. 1 of 2018 Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 119(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 that, at a meeting of the Whittlesea City Council held on 3 April 2018, Council resolved to give notice of its intention to make Procedural Matters Local … > More

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‘Tightened’ meeting laws on the agenda for Whittlesea council

Northern Star Weekly 10 April 2018 Laura Michell   Whittlesea council is set to “tighten” its laws in a bid to ensure meetings run more smoothly. The council is proposing a number of amendments to its Procedural Matter Local Laws number one, which governs conduct at council meetings. Among the changes, chief executive Simon Overland will have the power to … > More

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