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Park plans for dogs

As part of the 2021/22 Municipal Budget for Melton, Council have included $20,000 to establish an internal working group for external specialist advice relating to the development of a Dog …

Council rates under fire

A recent Facebook group post has described the 2021/2022 Melton Council rates as “unacceptable” during the current lock-down situation. The post author, Diggers Rest local resident Nitin Patel, demonstrates the …

Hard waste, made easy

Melton City Council now provides residents with the option of an additional hard waste at home waste collection. Each household can choose either two (2) hard waste collections from their …

Serving up compassion

Local Taylors Hill resident Deepti Alurkar is determined to ensure her community is well fed during the pandemic. Deepti and her team have a passion for supporting community members in …

VCAT to decide

An application for a multi-million dollar development to build a 340-dwelling “Residential Village” in Diggers Rest was recently refused by Melton City Council. According to a report by Insight Planning …

Dog park audit

Watts Ward Councillor Moira Deeming moved a motion at the December 2020 meeting of Council requesting Council to prepare a report which would provide for improved dog parks within our …

Employment hub to start

At the December Meeting of Council held last night, Council confirmed that planning for the 23Ha employment land in Diggers Rest is currently underway. Planning and Development Manager for the …

Primary School $3.2m upgrade

Today the Minister for Education and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced that the Diggers Rest Primary School will receive $3.2 million to upgrade and modernise the school. Construction of …

No stopping on pathway

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely tough for many residents. A local resident was helping out by delivering some necessary supplies to another resident who at the time was under …

Houdini plane display

Local Melton resident Ian Satur became well known for his contribution to the 2010 Houdini Festival of Flight celebrations held in the municipality of Melton. As part of the festivities, …