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Servo plans headed to VCAT

The applicant behind a proposed service station and restaurant at the Gisborne Road exit of the Western Highway has warned the project operators will...

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...

Melton South land sale approved

Melton council has endorsed the sale of land in Melton South to the Department of Health and Human Services, paving the way for a...

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...

Developer backs down

By Benjamin Preiss/The Age   A property developer in Melton South who tried to gouge tens of thousands of dollars from buyers three years after they...

VCAT denies building permit

An application to build seven properties on a corner block in Melton has been knocked back by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The application...

Boulevard plan gets big tick

A “derelict” site at Caroline Springs will soon be demolished to make way for two multi-storey developments in a bid to “bring glory” to...

Big tick for newest suburb near Rockbank

Four public schools, five sports reserves and a six-lane arterial road will be built in the west’s newest suburb. The state government last week approved...

Smart lights switched on at Woodlea

An Australian-first ‘smart’ street light is being rolled out at Woodlea. The smart street lights include video surveillance, with footage beamed in real-time to a...

Phar Lap stables up for a revamp

Legends don’t come around that often – but when they do, their legacies live on for decades. From humble beginnings, Phar Lap captured the hearts...

Fears raised over Bacchus Marsh housing density

A Moorabool councillor fears the character of Bacchus Marsh will change if the town’s housing strategy encourages high-density residential developments. Councillors last week voted to...

Woodlea: Australia’s fastest-selling estate

Woodlea has topped the charts as Australia’s fastest-selling estate for the last quarter. The news follows on the heels of the Rockbank estate’s crowning as...

Development threatens striped legless lizard

Urban sprawl across Melbourne’s west is endangering the habitats of the threatened striped legless lizard, wildlife groups say. In a joint statement to state and...

Woodlea sets pace on new homes

Maybe it’s the location, the affordability, the modernity – but Woodlea has topped the charts as Melbourne’s fastest-selling new community. And the new Rockbank estate...

Rockbank set for major transformation

Rockbank is set to be the newest high-growth suburb in Melbourne’s west and eventually home to more than 25,000 people. Last month, Planning Minister Richard...

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Panthers show fight

Melton South produced its best performance in a couple of years but still wasn’t able to come away with the points in the Ballarat...