Council prepares to celebrate World War I Centenary with exhibition

August 31, 2016 by  

A quilt created by schoolchildren for Caulfield Hospital patients in 1916 will be showcased as part of a major exhibition to be [Read more]

Major upgrades underway at Frankston city playgrounds

August 31, 2016 by  

Playgrounds in and around Frankston and Seaford are set for a major upgrade.

Mayor James Dooley said work was [Read more]

City’s business mums recognised on national scale

August 30, 2016 by  

Two City of Rockdale residents have been recognised for their business acumen in the annual St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards.

Local winners [Read more]

Residents assist in shaping future of Westgate Park

August 30, 2016 by  

South Melbourne residents have had an opportunity to provide input into the future of Westgate Park.

Throughout August, the public have [Read more]

TV crew showcases native plants in blossoming local reserve

August 29, 2016 by  

Sutherland Shire residents from Caringbah and neighbouring suburbs will be among thousands to tune in to a special spring preview television programme, filmed in [Read more]

Local produce on the menu at Dig in Dinners

August 29, 2016 by  

Budding chefs from Welshpool, Western Australia have joined with fellow residents of the City of Canning in a series of [Read more]

North Lakes highway project on hind legs after frog discovery

August 28, 2016 by  

For an animal that usually only grows to around 20mm in length, the small native Wallum froglet may potentially be about to have a disproportionately large impact on a major Queensland construction project.

The Bruce Highway Boundary bridge project at North Lakes, which is expected to cost around $100m and aims to reduce congestion through measures including the construction of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce Highway, may potentially be affected by the discovery of a possible Wallum froglet habitat.

The small frog, which previously caused delays on the Tugun Bypass project on the Gold Coast, is listed as a vulnerable species and has a high-priority ranking in the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s species protection plan. Environmental groups have historically used signs and flyers to raise awareness of the destruction of the animal’s habitat, but leaders of local organisations such as the Mango Hill and North Lakes Environmental Group believe that the species’ survival is being taken seriously and are pleased that the discovery of the frog’s habitat has been made before the projects kicks into gear.

Despite the concerns about delays, the state government believes that the project will not be affected and a spokesman for the Transport and Main Roads department stated that:

“A field assessment was carried out by a qualified ecologist who confirmed the presence of vegetation that supports the species. A Species Management Plan was prepared and approved by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.”

The construction of the project is expected to be completed around July 2018.

Cultural Threads festival brings local communities together

August 27, 2016 by  

As the Cultural Threads Festival of 2016 begins to wind down, Dandenong and nearby suburbs such as Hampton Park and Narre Warren have [Read more]

Victoria showcases ideas for tech careers

August 26, 2016 by  

The Victorian Engineering and IT Career Expo will be held in September at the State Library of Victoria, close to Essendon and [Read more]

Initiative introduced to improve facilities at sporting and recreation clubs

August 26, 2016 by  

Canning Vale sporting clubs are among many throughout the city to benefit from endorsements and grants made available through [Read more]

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