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Dandenong big-screen funding sought

GREATER Dandenong Council is seeking external funding for a $1.5 million video screen as part of its 'Federation Square'-style civic centre in Dandenong. Engineering services...

Showing the way to Dandenong’s Little India

Long-awaited signage pointing to the Little India precinct in central Dandenong will be installed in the next six weeks. VicRoads acting regional director Graeme Clarke...

Jamie heading for a healthy involvement

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS MANY a good friendship has been forged over food so Trisha Keilty hopes healthy ties can form between her Avocare Community Distribution...

Noble Park family homeless after fire

A NOBLE Park family of six is homeless after their Percy Street house was destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon. It took...

Marg Moments: Sweet thoughts on lolly trolley

LONG-time residents of Dandenong and district will recall many exciting incidents involving the Paydon family, their fleet of removal vans and their storage facilities...

Special Asian food influence ‘must stay’

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS SPRINGVALE'S chief Asian business association has warned that any move to dilute the retail precinct's Asian food flavour may kill the 'golden...

Get set for our ‘Fed Square’

FIRST pictures of Greater Dandenong's planned civic centre, council offices, library and plaza have revealed the council's desire for a "Federation Square of the...

$62m question: Where to now for traders?

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS BRAZILIAN waxer Angie Bottari and fellow nearby traders are making way for Dandenong's new civic centre but are struggling to find suitable...

Teacher gets a laugh from nagging rellies

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS FOR most of the year, teacher Fiona Chau doesn't play for laughs. But during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival she will drop her...

Springvale Primary School tradition a badge of pride

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS TRADITION is important to one of Springvale Primary School's oldest former pupils Bill Warner. The 86-year-old former mayor is one of the organisers...

Nurses call off industrial action

NURSES have called off industrial action ahead of a fresh round of talks with the state government. The Australian Nursing Federation and hospital employers announced...

New Dandy civic centre ‘Fed Square of south east’

By Cameron Lucadou-Wells FIRST pictures of Greater Dandenong’s planned $62 million civic centre, library and plaza have revealed the council's desire for a ‘‘Federation Square...

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Flying foxes survive in numbers

Despite killer heat waves and bushfires, Doveton’s grey-headed flying fox colony is clinging strongly in numbers. Dr Rodney van der Ree organises monthly ‘bat counts’...