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Continuing the chords through Covid

Music therapist Cath Russell hopes to help struggling musicians during Covid-19 and use music for community development through her new role at the Dandenong...

Community lights up the dark

The Montrose community is bringing brightness to the streets during these dark winter nights of lockdown. The town’s Light Up Lockdown campaign has seen households...

Station car park a popular prospect

A survey asking for feedback on the new multi-deck car park at Belgrave Station shows that an overwhelming number of respondents support the development. The...

The piper’s tale

Mount Evelyn’s Iain Townsley might not be easily recognised when walking down the street, but most locals would know the familiar sounds from his...

Funding for regional accommodation

Thousands of accommodation providers across regional Victoria can now access funding to cover the cost of lost refunds during the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for the...

Mental health support for youth

A new program is set to assist young people struggling with their mental health during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Moderated Online Social Therapy...

Search is on for pen pal participants

Elderly residents within the Dandenong Ranges are being encouraged to get involved in a pen pal initiative with local primary school students. The Hills Hub...

Health hub for youth on its way

A new health hub for young people is set to open in Lilydale next month.The Integrated Youth Health Hub (IYHH) will provide young people...

Product limits return following surge

Coles and Woolworths have reintroduced purchase limits on certain products, following a surge in demand after the announcement of further Covid-19 lockdowns. Premier Daniel Andrews...

Yarra Ranges returns to lockdown

Yarra Ranges Shire will join other metropolitan Melbourne regions and Mitchell Shire in another Covid-19 lockdown period from midnight 8 July. Premier Daniel Andrews announced...

Environmental program powers on

The success of a pilot program that helps businesses improve energy efficiency and lower operating costs is set to continue. The extension of the two-year...

CFA uncertainty

The rollout of the State Government’s Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) has sparked concern for the future of volunteer firefighters throughout the eastern region. FRV was...

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A fence full of fun

A Ferntree Gully couple has been spreading positive messages during Covid-19 by putting colourful signs on their fence. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Ann and...