Grand opening connects diverse communities

A not-for-profit group supporting people from culturally diverse backgrounds has officially opened its doors in Dandenong. The United Cultural Support Inc (UCSI) held an office warming ceremony for their new Walker Street office on Saturday 15 February, which was attended by about 30 people including community leaders – who joined a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark […]

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Tears and cheers as council bows out

There were tears, defiance and a lot of reminiscing as sacked Casey councillors fronted their last official meeting at Bunjil Place on Tuesday night 18 February. Before a packed gallery stacked with many well-wishers and a handful of detractors, the councillors put on a brave face through the brief business of the meeting before launching […]

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Axe falls on councillors but no sign of remorse

They choked back tears and patted each other on the back as they bid farewell for the final time – but there wasn’t a moment of remorse or apology, drawing the ire of ratepayers. Casey Councillors gathered with downcast faces as they sat in the council chambers for their final public meeting on Tuesday 18 […]

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Sacked!

The State Government, backed by the Opposition, has moved to sack Casey Council and put it under the rule of administrators until 2024. It comes on the back of an ongoing IBAC investigation of serious corruption allegations involving chiefly Casey councillors Geoff Ablett and Sam Aziz and property developer John Woodman. However an explosive report […]

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Pride and joy destroyed in crash

A Clyde North man is gutted after his prized possession had been stolen and destroyed when it lost control and struck fence days later. Father of two Matt Mitchell said he woke to find his car, a 2004 Commodore VY SS Series II, missing from the front of his Compton Way home about 4.14am on […]

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Massive deluge hits region

A massive clean-up was underway after Casey was hit by a torrential deluge on Friday afternoon, 14 February, leading to flashing flooding, fallen trees, and traffic mayhem. Cars were left underwater at various locations including Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre and Berwick Lodge Primary School, with dozens of roads flooded, causing chaos during peak hour. Residents […]

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