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Sikh temple bid fails again

A push to reconsider a planning application for a Sikh temple in Melton South has failed. At its August meeting, Melton council knocked back an...

Reserve some fun

Taylors Hill residents will soon have even more reasons to get outdoors, with works under way...

Put your project on council radar

Melton community members are being asked to share their ideas to make a difference in the...

Landfill bid goes to waste

An application to expand the landfill operations at Maddingley Brown Coal has been withdrawn. The Maddingley Brown Coal site at Tilleys Road handles landfill and...

Big boost for Diggers Rest’s carols night

Melton council will contribute $10,000 towards the Diggers Rest Carols by Candlelight. The funds will be an annual and recurrent contribution towards the event, which...

Recycling set to return

The state government has provided a $10 million loan to SKM’s receivers to help clean up thousands of tonnes of recycling stockpiled in warehouses...

Council slips down rankings

Community satisfaction with Melton council’s performance has dropped in the past 12 months, according to a new survey. The annual community survey on a variety...

Healthy hub opens up

Kurunjang residents have a new home for community activities and classes, following the opening of a new centre last week. The Kurunjang Community Hub will...

Council rejects Sikh temple bid

Melton council has knocked back an application for a Sikh temple in Melton South following concerns about the location. The proposed temple was to be...

Cobblebank stadium scores an extra court

Cobblebank’s new indoor basketball stadium will be bigger than originally planned, after Melton council agreed to the addition of a sixth court. Council ticked off...

Council Colombia junket

Melton ratepayers will foot the bill to send three council representatives to Colombia for a conference in October. Mayor Bob Turner, councillor Michelle Mendis and...

Residents vow to fight park plan

Melton South residents who objected to a recent council decision on a portion of land say they are prepared to take their fight further. The...

Green light for overpass sign

A large electronic advertising sign is set to be installed on the Hopkins Road overpass of the Western Highway, following a ruling by the...

Recycling sent to tip

Moorabool council will be forced to send kerbside recycling material to landfill following the closure of recycling company SKM. SKM was declared insolvent by the...

Flower show funding lopped off

Moorabool council has backtracked on a grant approval for the Bacchus Marsh Flower and Garden show following a rescission motion at last week’s meeting. Council...

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Jury told to imagine being blamed for campers’ deaths

Jurors have been asked to put themselves in the shoes of an airline pilot accused of killing two campers when they retire to decide...