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Council staff feel unsafe: report

Thirty per cent of Whittlesea council staff do not feel safe at work and the number of staff reporting psychological stress as...

Security high as tensions rise

Tensions between Whittlesea’s Macedonian and Greek communities has resulted in security guards being hired for council meetings. Security staff were on hand for the council’s...

Whittlesea council stoush escalates

Whittlesea council has accused former councillor Ricky Kirkham of attempting to undermine its staff and operations in the days following his resignation from council. Mr...

Whittlesea council appoints new acting CEO

Former Manningham council boss Joe Carbone has been named as Whittlesea council's new acting chief executive. Mr Carbone will join the council on March 2,...

Ricky Kirkham resigns from Whittlesea council

Whittlesea councillor Ricky Kirkham has sensationally resigned from the council tonight. Cr Kirkham announced his resignation on Facebook this evening, with councillors informed of his...

Green light for food recycling

Whittlesea residents will be given the chance to recycle their food waste from next financial year. Councillors last week voted to roll-out a municipal-wide food...

Mayor dumped from Labor Party

Whittlesea mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova has been indefinitely expelled from the Labor Party. Cr Lawrie Cox, who is a Labor member, said the party voted...
Whittlesea council acting CEO Kelvin Spiller

Whittlesea council CEO blow, again

Whittlesea council is again searching for someone to fill the city’s top job, after acting chief executive Kelvin Spiller announced he would depart the...

Petition calls for Simon Overland’s return

Close to 200 Whittlesea council employees have signed a petition calling for former chief executive Simon Overland to be reinstated. Cr Lawrie Cox attempted to...

Planning concerns spark audit

Whittlesea council will audit all applications and approvals of commercial and retail developments and residential developments comprising more than five dwellings that have been...

Whittlesea cancels Australia Day fireworks

Whittlesea council has cancelled its Australia Day fireworks as a mark of respect for communities affected by bushfire. The council announced this morning that it...

Search for private partners for Mernda pool

Whittlesea YMCA and other private entities will be asked to consider helping to cover the cost of an aquatic and indoor sports centre planned...

Whittlesea council to get cultural on Australia Day

Whittlesea council will hold a ‘mourning service’ on Australia Day as part of a plan to make the day more culturally appropriate. Councillors voted at...

Councillor calls for Simon Overland to be reinstated

A Whittlesea councillor has called for former chief executive Simon Overland to be reinstated, saying the decision to terminate his contract had exposed the...

Monitor appointed to oversee Whittlesea council

The appointment of Whittlesea council’s new chief executive Kelvin Spiller and the behaviour of councillors will come under the spotlight, with a state government-appointed...

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Next step for Childs Road Upgrade

Another step forward will be taken in the Childs Road Upgrade in Mill Park, with traffic shifting onto newly built lanes to enable work...