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Expanded eligibility for outage payments

Victorians impacted by severe weather this summer will continue to be supported by both State and Federal governments. The eligibility criteria for the Prolonged...

Growing sustainability one can at a time

From saving a few extra dollars to supporting the health of the environment, the state’s container deposit scheme has proved popular in the eastern...

My Place Yarra Valley inviting ‘freedom fighters’ to fortnightly meetings

Just over a year has passed since My Place Yarra Valley (MPYV) made headlines by attending Yarra Ranges Council meetings in large numbers to...

Things to know about the 2024 Council elections

2024 is an election year for all Councils in Victoria. Eligible residents will be asked to vote for a Councillor in their ward to represent...

V Centre launches to empower veterans

After an extensive journey from inception to construction, The V Centre Veteran Empowerment Program celebrated its official opening on Wednesday 21 February. Despite operating...

Volunteer positions are open for local art enthusiasts

YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub Healesville is calling for locals to volunteer. Many volunteer roles are open to anyone who loves art, likes talking to...

Could peri-urban advocacy pave the way for peri-regional recognition?

The push for the Yarra Ranges to be considered peri-regional to reflect the varied needs and lifestyles of the region continues. Peri-regional is a term...

McLovin’ it 50 years on

As a mere 19-year-old George Caruana had his dreams come true with a job opportunity at one of the first McDonald’s stores to open...

Benefits seen despite slow uptake of community pharmacist treatment pilot

Cutting out the middleman to access treatment and medication for common health problems in participating pharmacies has seen a slow uptake in the Yarra...

Making moves in gender equality through community grants

Grants have been awarded to two outer eastern organisations to help them in supporting and empowering women. Homelessness and foster care service Anchor received $10,000,...

Delay in compensation to Victorians without power

Victorians cut off from the power grid for more than a week following destructive storms will have to wait several extra days to lodge...

Yarra Ranges towns lose power again

Towns in the Yarra Valley are suffering from power outages once again on Thursday 22 February. One outage was reported at 10.42am in Lilydale and...

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Expanded eligibility for outage payments

Victorians impacted by severe weather this summer will continue to be supported by both State and Federal governments. The eligibility criteria for the Prolonged...