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Call to grow Drug Court

The evidence is clear – that “therapeutic” justice works and should be expanded, according to Victoria Legal Aid (VLA). An independent evaluation of the “therapeutic-based”...

Residents seek rates relief

About 30 residents a year are receiving rates relief under Greater Dandenong’s hardship policy. Over the past three financial years, the council waived about $8000...

Out in the cold

As winter tightens its grip, Greater Dandenong mayor Roz Blades has urged food donations for stretched charities that report a homeless and foodless “crisis”. “There’s...

Million-dollar donors restore Springvale hub

A million-dollar-plus act of generosity from local businesses has helped restore a Springvale community centre to its former glory. Croatian Catholic Centre members had decided...

Dose of virtual reality

A new learning space named after a much-loved colleague has been opened at Wellsprings for Women. The Rose Room, named after the late Rose Elias,...

Armed robbers prey on teen

Two male youths have threatened a 16-year-old boy with a hammer and knife during a robbery in central Dandenong about 11am on Friday 14...

Recycling can’t go up in flames

Dandenong South recycler Ward Petherbridge says recycling and advanced waste processing are both vital parts of the landfill-crisis solution. Greater Dandenong is exploring the procurement...

Landfill reaches tipping point

Greater Dandenong may be the site of a waste-to-energy combustion plant as a solution to a mounting landfill crisis. South East Melbourne’s only landfill tip...

Guillotine cuts off road

A part of South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South was closed due to a guillotine falling off the back of a truck. Police shut-down...

Springvale man missing for three weeks

Police are seeking help to find a missing 34-year-old Springvale man. Hon Meng Tak was last seen at his Maine Hey Crescent home about 8am...

Commuter robbed at Sandown Park

A commuter walking home from Sandown Park railway station has been grabbed and robbed by two males. The 23-year-old man was grabbed from behind on...

Sports sedan torched

A Commodore sports sedan destroyed by fire has been found outside the National Water Sports Centre in Bangholme. The car fire was reported about 1.40am...

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Four teens arrested after stolen car chase

Four teenagers in an allegedly stolen SUV have been arrested after being followed by police across a band of South East suburbs. The Nissan X-Trail...