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Council says no to church

Melton council has knocked back a permit for a church in an industrial area, saying it is an inappropriate site. Kingdom Life Ministries International has...

Green light for childcare centre

Melton council has approved plans for a new childcare centre in Brookfield, despite a number of objections from residents and councillors. The council last week...

New mayor for Moorabool

Councillor David Edwards is the new Moorabool mayor, after winning a two-way battle for the position last week. Cr Edwards won the position by four...

Health tick for sugary drink drop

Melton sporting centres are embracing a program that encourages residents to drink more water and stay away from sugary drinks. Melton Waves Leisure Centre, Caroline...

Future mapped out for Rockbank

The future of the Rockbank town centre is clearer, after Melton council adopted a framework for future construction in the fast-growing suburb. The council approved...

Turner’s time comes to an end

Bob Turner has served as mayor of Melton council for the past two years, after previously holding the role in 2013-14. He spoke to Ewen McRae...

For crying out loud …

The big voice and friendly face of Gavin Barker is well known across the Moorabool shire, where he’s been the official town crier for...

Tributes flow for former CEO

Tributes flowed at last week’s meeting of Melton council, following the passing of former chief executive Neville Smith. Mr Smith was a general manager at...

Townhouse plan gets green light

Melton council has reluctantly approved a planning permit for 10 double-storey townhouses, despite concerns about neighbourhood character. The application for the proposed development at 15...

Cheese to please

New Year’s resolutions may still be a few months away, but the time to learn a new skill is this week as the Melton...

Election looms after death of councillor

A by-election will be held in Moorabool in December to fill the council vacancy following the death of Cr Pat Toohey. Cr Toohey died on...

No complaints from Melton

Melton council is one of just five Melbourne councils which failed to provide complaints data to a recent Victorian ombudsman’s report. The ombudsman surveyed all...

A celebration for the ages

Melton’s older residents are preparing to take centre stage, with the annual Senior’s Festival set to take over next month. The festival runs from October...

Greening the west

The Melton West environment is set to change significantly in the coming years, with the transformation of Arnolds Creek well underway. The Melbourne Water project...

Tributes for former mayor

The Moorabool community is in mourning, following the death of councillor Pat Toohey last week. Cr Toohey had been unwell for several months, and died...

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Centrals building into season

Things are starting to come together for Melton Centrals in the Riddell District Netball League. After a slow start to the season, Centrals have started...

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