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Robyn plays her part

“I’m a very small part of a group.” Robyn Speering, Yarra Ranges Council’s Environmentalist of the Year, is every bit the typical humble award recipient. The...

Celebrating our best

 Australia Day is a great opportunity to celebrate those who’ve made outstanding contributions to our communities. And this year there was no shortage of Yarra...

OAM for skiing stalwart

The first time Raoul Picot came to Mt Baw Baw was with the scouts in mid-1955. “I first skied at Mt Baw Baw back...

Starting the conversation

Belgrave’s Emma Taylor didn’t accept her Australia Day award at Yarra Ranges Council’s ceremony on 26 January. She received her certificate of recognition from Mayor...

OAM for Cox who shows no signs of slowing

There are few people who have given as much back to the Yarra Ranges community as veteran Walling Ward Councillor Len Cox. The enduring Councillor...

A swimming success

 A group of green crusaders shared this year’s Ken McIntosh Memorial Award on Australia Day. The Yarra Ranges Council award for the Young Environmental Achiever...

Knox Australia Day winners

Ferntree Gully Singer Andrea Cobbern was jointly awarded Citizen of the Year along with Johann Poppenbeck from Knox, as part of this year’s Knox...

Environmental enigma

Year four Patch Primary student Jasper was awarded with a certificate of recognition at this year’s Australia Day awards, recognising his strong passion for...

Grooby given recognition

Monbulk resident Belinda Grooby has been recognised for her work in creating a safe space for young people to come together and work with...

Pets and snakes don’t mix

By Mark Menze, Animal Aid CEO January has been a scorcher! While the higher temperatures can be uncomfortable for both humans and pets, summer can pose...

Police out in force for Australia Day long weekend

Victoria Police will be out in force this Australia Day long weekend, saturating holiday hot-spots, regional highways and city roads targeting speeding and distracted...

Lysterfield Lake safe to swim in

Lysterfield Lake’s water quality has improved and is now within safe levels for swimming, just in time for the long weekend. Parks Victoria confirmed on...

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Council adapts to crisis

Yarra Ranges Council has made significant changes to the way it will run during the coronavirus crisis. At a Special Council Meeting on 31 March,...