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Emissions and costs reduced as Yarra Ranges Council switch energy provider

From Friday 1 July, Yarra Ranges Council have switched their small and large energy accounts to renewables under the Victorian Energy Collaboration (VECO) contract...

State government announces partial sale of VicRoads

On Friday 1 July, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Roads Ben Carroll announced parts of VicRoads would be sold off through a...

Sassafras-Ferny Creek firefighter honoured for service to local community

Less than two weeks after his community service was acknowledged with an Australian Fire Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Sassafras-Ferny Creek Fire...

Auslan courses becoming sought after in the Hills

A new Australian Sign Language (Auslan) community course has been welcomed by Hills residents hoping to learn to communicate with their Deaf and hard...

Councils vote to wind up Eastern Regional Libraries, create new enterprise

Both Knox City Council and Yarra Ranges Council have voted to fast-track the winding up of the Eastern Regional Library Corporation, with it being...

Upcoming NAIDOC Week events acknowledging First Nations history and culture

NAIDOC Week commences on Sunday 3 July, with events both in Melbourne and the Yarra Ranges to commemorate and celebrate First Nations history and...

Reminder to compare energy deals from 1 July for $250 energy saving payment

Dandenong Ranges residents can score a $250 payment if they use the Energy Compare Website to look for better energy deals from Friday 1...

Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association sharing options for when the power grid shuts down

The Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association (DRREA) will be holding an event at the Emerald Hills Hub on Thursday 7 July, from 7:30pm to...

Fifth Code Red called in 2022

The fifth Code Red of 2022 was called overnight on Tuesday 28 June, with zero ambulances available from 12.15am. Four hours later, ambulance services were...

Fatal incident in Gembrook

A man has died following an incident in Gembrook on Wednesday, 29 June. The man was injured while using a harvester at a Ure Road...

Yarra Ranges Council adopts draft budget

Yarra Ranges Council has adopted its proposed 2022-23 budget at a meeting on Tuesday 28 June. Mayor Jim Child moved the motion with Deputy Mayor...

Community-based rabbit population control on the agenda

The feral rabbit population in Emerald was a hot topic of conversation at the Hills Hub on Wednesday 22 June in a meeting organised...

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Not-for-profit disability support servicing connecting with the community

Outer-east disability support service Experience Life has recently refreshed its look and is excited to connect with local communities following on a long history...