Mail - Mountain Views Star Mail - 27th September 2022

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Mountain Views

Tuesday, 27 September, 2022


Postal worker dies following crash

Fuel prices set to rise with excise ending

Yarra Valley businesses welcome a flood of visitors

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Compost revolution Healesville now has it’s very own Community Compost Hub, which will allow residents to get rid of their waste sustainably. It was a community driven project with local members and volunteers building the three bay system, as well as controlling the compost which will help the garden and local residents. It’s the first of its kind for the area and has been supported by the Community Alliance for Waste Reduction and Sustainability (CAWRS) and Sustainability Victoria. Read the full story on page 14 Tina D’Angelo and Mima McDonnell at the compost hub. Picture: RENEE WOOD

Name backlash The word Maroondah derives from the Woiwurrung language meaning ‘leaf’, something Maroondah Council states on its website is representative of the area’s green environment. As one of the only hospitals to hold an Aboriginal name, First Nations People have referenced the decision as a backwards step in


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both treaty and reconciliation. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) CEO Jill Gallagher said with many landmarks, venue names and statues already honouring the British heritage, the name change is not needed. Continued page 2

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The conversation around the proposed Labor government name change of Maroondah Hospital has garnered a public outcry on both sides of the debate. Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement he planned to upgrade the hospital facilities with a $1 billion investment on

Sunday 18 September alongside the renaming as tribute to Queen Elizabeth II should Labor be re-elected in November. A petition, started by Maroondah Action on Sunday, had reached over 3000 signatures by midday on Monday 19 September and as of Monday 26 September had reached over 40,000 signatures, with many sharing it on social media.


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