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Businesses adapt

By Steph McNicol BUSINESSES in Macedon Ranges Shire are able to remain open and functioning under stage two restrictions as the municipality is classified in the regional Victoria, which is not subject to lockdown measures. Although...

First virus case in weeks

THERE is one active case of COVID-19 in Macedon Ranges Shire after a Woodend Coles worker tested positive to the virus last week. After weeks no active cases, the one active case takes the shire’s...

Shire facilities begin to reopen

LEISURE and sporting facilities have reopened across Macedon Ranges Shire as of yesterday as Macedon begins its first steps to ‘normal’. Aquatic centres, indoor gyms, most libraries, Hanging Rock Reserve, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, sports grounds,...

‘Man’s world’ no barrier for Lancefield woman

By Steph McNicol A FUTURE in managing building sites is on the cards for Lancefield woman Emma Prendergast while she nears the completion of her certificate three in civil construction, as one of the only...

New men’s hub

By Steph McNicol Men can now look forward to the construction of a men’s shed at Romsey Park, following a long-running campaign to start the community organisation in the town. Shed members Stephen Goodman and Paul...

Gisborne plans cause confusion

By Steph McNicol A DRAFT plan for the future of Gisborne is expected to be open for community consultation at the end of July, after the item caused confusion during Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s June...

Macedon artist helps create fantasy film

By Steph McNicol MACEDON hair and creative makeup artist Debbie Müller has described Australian film The Legend of the Five, as her ‘favourite project so far’. The movie, which first screened at cinemas last week, finished...

Subdivision rejected

By Steph McNicol Planning was again a key issue at last week’s Macedon Ranges Shire Council meeting, with an application for a Romsey subdivision dividing councillors. Councillors eventually resolved to refuse the application, with five councillors...

Ranges charity steps up

By Jackson Russell -  From its humble beginnings as a community-driven initiative to help wildlife displaced after bushfires, The Care Initiative has started the process to become an officially registered charity organisation. Originally named Ranges Rescue,...

Blood donor call-out

Following World Blood Donor Day on Sunday, Country Fire Authority members across the state are rolling up their sleeves as part of the Emergency Services Blood Challenge. For one volunteer firefighter from Bolinda and Monegeetta...