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March 2015

31 March 2015
  • Council welcomes State Government's rail promise
    Monash Council has welcomed today's announcement by the Andrews Government that it will remove nine level crossings on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line including Clayton Road and Centre Road in Clayton and Poath Road in Murrumbeena. more
24 March 2015 23 March 2015

February 2015

26 February 2015 25 February 2015 19 February 2015

January 2015

15 January 2015
  • Celebrate Australia Day in Monash
    Australia Day celebrations in Monash will feature a vast array of activities including live music performances and a foodie feast to capture the importance of mateship and community on Australia’s national day. more

December 2014

22 December 2014 17 December 2014 1 December 2014

November 2014

26 November 2014 25 November 2014 17 November 2014 6 November 2014

October 2014

8 October 2014

August 2014

28 August 2014 7 August 2014 6 August 2014 4 August 2014

July 2014

18 July 14 July
  • $205,000 to tackle gambling harm in Clayton
    Monash Council continues to lead the way in helping those at risk from harmful gambling after receiving a $205,000 grant from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation towards Council's groundbreaking pilot program Clayton CANVAS. more
9 July 6 July
  • Monash has the lowest rates in Victoria
    Monash ratepayers continue to pay the lowest average rates in Victoria, as shown in the Municipal Association of Victoria's 2014/2015 Victorian Local Government Rates Survey. more

June 2014

24 June 16 June
  • Laneway upgrade to improve safety
    The Mary Street laneways in Clayton are to be revamped to create a safer and more attractive environment for residents and visitors to this busy area. more

May 2014

20 May 15 May
  • Community achievers recognised
    Waverley RSL Sub-Branch president Neil Slaughter leads a field of impressive community-minded people who were presented with a Sir John Monash award at an event last night. more
5 May
  • Council rate capping proposal is disappointing
    Monash Mayor, Cr Geoff Lake, says the rate capping policy announced yesterday by State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews is disappointing and will negatively impact Victorian local government if it is ever implemented.more

April 2014

30 April
  • Boost for community infrastructure in draft budget
    Funding for core community infrastructure such as parks, bicycle paths and recreation facilities gets a significant boost in Monash Council's draft 2014/2015 budget, which has been released for community feedback. more
10 April 7 April
  • Road works in Hughesdale
    A roundabout at the intersection of Poath and Kangaroo Roads will soon be upgraded, in a project being managed by Glen Eira Council. more

March 2014

5 March 3 March

February 2014

20 February 14 February

January 2014

29 January 10 January
  • Playground bonanza
    This summer, local children can check out three new and improved children's playgrounds in Monash. more

December 2013

18 December
  • Flicking the switch to sustainability
    Monash Council's carbon gas emissions are set to be slashed, with Council deciding last night to go to tender for the installation of energy efficient light bulbs in 8000-plus street lights. more
13 December 10 December

November 2013

8 November

October 2013

30 October
  • New era for aged care facilities
    The Monash Gardens and Elizabeth Gardens aged care facilities are expected to continue operating from their existing locations for many years to come, even though Monash Council decided to proceed with a sale process for the facilities at its meeting last night. more
8 October
  • Senior of the Year announced
    Glen Waverley's Judy Peake has been named Monash's 2013 Senior of the Year for her outstanding community service over 25 years. more

Monash News

August 2013

12 August

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July 2013

10 July

Monash News

June 2013

20 June 12 June 7 June 5 June

Monash News

May 2013

31 May
  • A week for refugee recognition
    Monash City Council is encouraging residents to help celebrate Refugee Week at a special event on Wednesday, 19 June recognising the contributions of refugees in the community. more
19 May
  • Vale Councillor Tom Morrissey
    It is with great sadness that we inform our community that Cr Tom Morrissey, Monash’s elder statesman, passed away in his sleep on Friday evening. more
16 May 14 May 2 May 1 May
  • Planning for tomorrow's leaders today
    Monash City Council is focusing on engaging the youth of the community with the release today of the Draft Monash Youth Plan 2013-2016 for public consultation. more
  • Have your say on pets
    The draft of a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the City of Monash has been developed and Council is seeking further community input. more

April 2013

18 April
  • Eastern Region Mayors Join Forces
    Five Mayors from the Eastern Region have joined together to make a last ditch plea for the State Government to continue funding a vital youth support service. more
15 April
  • Sustainability Grants
    Visy is offering grants for organisations in the Monash municipality to fund their sustainability projects. Organisations must have DGR status to be eligible. more

Monash News

March 2013

22 March 12 March
  • Eaton Mall makeover complete
    An enthusiastic crowd braved the ninth day of Melbourne's heat wave to celebrate the completion of a $2.75 million upgrade of Eaton Mall in Oakleigh today. more
8 March 4 March 1 March
  • 10 Days of Oakleigh Music Festival
    Oakleigh will come alive with music events at local venues from 7 to 17 March, highlighting the wealth of local talent and the diversity of cultural life in Monash. more

Monash News

February 2013

27 February 22 February 12 February
  • Change to Fire Services Levy
    From 1 July 2013, the Victorian Government will require councils across the state to collect a Fire Services Property Levy on their behalf as part of rates notices.more
4 February

Monash News

January 2013

31 January 24 January 21 January 9 January
  • Help your neighbours to be safe this summer
    With Victoria now experiencing severe weather, Monash Mayor Micaela Drieberg is encouraging residents to consider their emergency safety plans, and help those in need to make their safety plans too.more
  • Celebrating Australia Day in Monash
    Australia Day will be a hive of activity in Monash, with the featured events including a flag raising ceremony, a citizenship ceremony, community activities and free BBQs at local leisure centres.more

Monash News

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