Whitehorse declares a Climate Emergency

The Climate Was Right. Whitehorse declares a Climate Emergency Chris Trueman Whitehorse Council took an historic decision at its meeting on Tuesday 12 September 2022 when it declared a Climate Emergency. A motion to this effect was put forward by Cr Trudy Skilbeck, and seconded by Cr Prue Cutts, Cr…
September 27, 2022
Public Transport - Melbourne

Railway Projects

Level Crossing Removal Project update - tree removals in Churchill Street, Mont Albert In the February 2022 edition of Eastsider News, the president of CROWAG (Combined Residents of Whitehorse Action Group) Ross Gillespie wrote about the removal of trees in Churchill St, Mont Albert by the Level Crossing Removal Project…
September 26, 2022


Victoria’s e-scooter FAQs: electric scooter safety and laws explained While many people have been quick to jump on an e-scooter of late, it’s important to know the rules and regulations for how e-scooters can legally be operated. E-scooters are being used at record-pace across the globe – including Stockholm, Berlin,…
September 19, 2022

Electric Vehicles – Rick Molloy

Our New Electric Car.  Rick Molloy The decision to buy For four years or so our next car was going to be electric. In March 2020 we finally made the big decision and since then have been finding out about this new reality and how we feel about it. To…
August 23, 2022
DoncasterLocal heroes

Local Heroes

Local Heroes We all know people who make valuable and substantial contributions to our community.  If you have a story you want to tell about somebody who you think should be recognised, please email us at eastsidernews1@gmail.com. But, don't forget to ask them first - it is important that we…
August 6, 2022

Sex Work Decriminalisation

New law says sex workers deserve a fair go in the City of Boroondara Lisa Dallimore and Matthew Roberts The City of Boroondara’s engagement with the sex industry has been non-existent for decades, with the conservative council effectively outlawing all brothels and home-based sex work. But this will change with…
June 7, 2022

Speakers Corner

We have created several Speakers Corner posts to cover specific topics that the community is talking about and debating the merits or otherwise. These include: NE Link Planning matters (town and local, building regulations etc) Bicycle Strategy - Boroondara The pieces we publish in these posts reflect the views of…
June 2, 2022