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Upwey filmmaker shines light on road safety

An Upwey film director launched his career during last year's extended coronavirus lockdown, having won a TAC short film competition and had his creativity...

Kitty curfew reconsidered

Community pressure in Knox has resulted in council reconsidering a contentious plan to introduce a 24-hour cat curfew. The Star Mail reported earlier this month...

Rising rent pain

Nationally the cost of renting has seen a staggering increase, to the point where housing unaffordability is pushing people nearer to homelessness. In the...

Feedback wanted on council’s wellbeing plan

Council is encouraging the community to provide feedback on its Draft Health and Wellbeing Plan, after Councillors endorsed it for community consultation earlier...

Poem tree sprouts lockdown joy

We may all be feeling the effects of Covid fatigue setting in, but one little girl and her brothers have thought up an ingenious...

Kalorama family trapped in home, again

Just 50 days after a devastating storm ripped through the Dandenongs, many storm-battered residents have been dealt yet another blow. Gusty winds with peaks of...

Lockdown eased, not lifted

Victoria's fifth lockdown has been eased, but some restrictions will remain in place for at least two weeks. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Tuesday 27...

Carpark plan not ovally popular

Upwey residents feel they have been left in the dark about an elaborate plan to turn half the local school oval into car parking....

Remembering Don Fleming

The wider Monbulk community is mourning the loss of much-loved community man and nursery pioneer, Don Fleming. Mr Fleming, born 8 May 1935, sadly passed...

‘We are bleeding’

Olinda and Mt Dandenong shopkeepers have had a tumultuous start to 2021, plagued by two extended “snap” lockdowns and a devastating storm resulting in...

100km/h winds to lash the Dandenongs

Winds of up to 100km/h are forecast for the Dandenong Ranges over the weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe weather warning...

Truckie testing regime pressures supply chain

Throughout the pandemic, nurses and supermarket workers racing to fill empty shelves have been praised as the unsung heroes on the frontline of the...

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Upwey filmmaker shines light on road safety

An Upwey film director launched his career during last year's extended coronavirus lockdown, having won a TAC short film competition and had his creativity...

Rising rent pain