Council election 2016

Ten candidates have nominated for Watts Ward in the City of Melton 2016 Victorian Local Government elections.

One of our current serving Councillors have nominated for re-election in a different ward.

The township of Diggers Rest within the City of Melton is represented by Watts Ward, whilst the area of Diggers Rest in the City of Hume is represented by Jacksons Creek Ward.

Use the following links to the VEC website if you’d like to learn more about the candidates.

Don’t worry, you’ll not need to attend a polling place. Most Council elections are achieved through postal ballots.

Mail out of ballot packs are expected to begin on October 4, 2016.

Although the official election day is October 22, 2016, completed ballot papers must be returned no later than Friday October 21, 2016.

Ballot packs will include a 200 word statement from each candidate to help with your voting decision.

Residents and ratepayers are required to vote in Council elections. If you are registered to vote on the electoral roll, then voting is compulsory.

For more information on elections please visit the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

Security, it’s the talk of the town


It won’t take long to discover that everyone is talking about personal security and property protection.

Diggers Rest residents will host a crime prevention forum in the coming week with the idea of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch type program for the township.

Electrical and Security Services business, NovaTech offer a range of home and business security packages. These include, movement sensors, day and night vision cameras, visual deterrents such as security lighting and automated intrusion reporting.

What’s more, NovaTech is a locally owned business specialising in domestic and commercial security solutions and is a registered electrical contractor.

Technology is always advancing, NovaTech can provide all your security needs.

So, visit their facebook page or give Daniel Duncan a call on 0431 211 552.

Info session to draw new recruits

There’s never been a better time to join our local fire brigade and become part of
the Country Fire Authority.

The Diggers Rest Fire Brigade was established in 1969 and has grown to be an important component of our community spirit.

Volunteers are currently needed for both firefighting and non firefighting roles.

If you’re looking to make a difference and meet new people, here’s your chance.

An information night will be held on Monday September 12, 2016 at the Fire Station, Plumpton Road, Diggers Rest, starting at 7:00pm.

Use the following link for additional information: