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Pokies record for Melton

Melton gamblers lost a record amount on gaming machines in the past 12 months, continuing a six-year trend of growing losses. Almost $68 million was...

Honouring excellence

Thirty local businesses are in the running for the 2019 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards, after the finalists were announced last week. A range...

Council opens door for rezoning

Melton council has decided that a parcel of land in Melton South is no longer required for its original purpose, opening up the possibility...

Blueprint set for new town centre

A new regional hub being planned for Cobblebank has been described as the largest planned town centre in Melton and one of the largest...

Uproar over plans to rezone park

A proposal to re-zone a section of open parkland in Melton South to allow for community care accommodation is set to come to a...

Council waste in banned rubbish

By James Massola, Chris Vedelago and Amilia Rosa/The Age   Australian company Visy Recycling was behind the export of a container of plastic waste – including...

Flower show funds tweak

Moorabool council has approved more than $175,000 in community grants, but one event was approved even though it failed to meet the council’s own...

Council amalgamation rejected

The state government has quashed any suggestion the Shire of Moorabool could be amalgamated. Moorabool mayor Paul Tatchell last month put council amalgamations on the...

Carparking rise rejected

Melton and Caroline Springs town centres will not receive additional carparking after a Melton council report declared current provisions adequate. The officers’ report, which followed...

Melton council’s $66m capital works splurge

A broad capital works program is the centrepiece of Melton council’s 2019-20 budget. The budget was passed at last week’s meeting, following a period of...

New councillor a voice for change

The newest Melton councillor says she is looking forward to getting stuck into the business of helping the community. Yvonne Sebire was sworn in as...

City of refugee stories

The food and stories of refugees and asylum seekers will be shared this week as Melton celebrates Refugee Week. While there are events planned for...

Park works complete

While the weather may be chilly, there’s never been a better time to get out and about in Melton after the opening of three...

Big budget slices to sport, roads

Sports facilities and roads investments are the highlights of the proposed Moorabool council budget. The draft budget, which is out for community consultation until June...

Hospital tops budget wish list

A hospital business case and more funding to deal with rapid growth are at the top of Melton council’s wish list ahead of the...

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Police focus on Elder Abuse

Police are urging Victorians, including those in Melton and Moorabool, that know or suspect an older person is being abused are being urged to...

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