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Probe on outsourced costs

Greater Dandenong Council is set to investigate the value-for-money of outsourcing work to consultants. Councillors narrowly voted for a report on whether some of the...

Staff apply law of kindness

Staff at a Dandenong law firm have dug deep to ‘adopt’ a family of six for Christmas. It’s the fourth consecutive year that the Maurice...

Model parkland welcomes all

Designing an inclusive park isn’t exactly child’s play. But Years 3 and 4 students at Holy Family Primary School in Doveton put on their design...

Needy left in post-festive lurch

Financial counselling services in the South East have had their funding cut just ahead of the busy post-Christmas peak-season. Clients at The Salvation Army in...

Council rethinks parking meters

Greater Dandenong Council is set to investigate ways to resuscitate Dandenong’s declining CBD. The report into The State of the Dandenong Activity Centre will look...

Council passes ’weak’ pokies policy

Greater Dandenong Council has watered down a proposed gambling policy that would have barred the council holding events at pokies venues. During a meeting on...

One too many mobile fines

The problem of motorists using their mobile phone while behind the wheel “is not going away,” according to police. Alarming new figures showed officers issued...

Cab chases down alleged armed robber

A cab driver has struck down a male and a female fleeing on a scooter after they had robbed the driver at knifepoint, police...

Agony, ecstasy at Parkfield Reserve

In sport, we speak of winners and losers, and the clichéd “agony versus the ecstasy”. The contrasts were writ large in the wake of the...

Dandy mum hits the jackpot

A Dandenong mother is celebrating “the best Christmas present ever” after winning $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries draw. The anonymous winner now has plans to...

Velodrome fate sealed

The Maurice Kirby Velodrome is set for demolition – but not for at least another six months. At a Greater Dandenong Council meeting on 10...

Food scraps get down-to-earth

A state-of-the-art Dandenong South facility that processes food scraps and green waste for high-grade compost has been labelled a “game changer”. Cleanaway recently opened South...

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Probe on outsourced costs

Greater Dandenong Council is set to investigate the value-for-money of outsourcing work to consultants. Councillors narrowly voted for a report on whether some of the...