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Helping energy-inefficient homes

A MACEDON Ranges Sustainability Group project will aim to combat the disadvantages people of a low socio-economic status face while living in less energy-efficient housing. The MRSG Healthy Homes Project inception was based on a...

Musicians awarded for online contest

WINNERS of the Macedon Ranges 2020 Battle of the Bandwidth competition – renamed in line with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the activity online – are being recognised for their talent. The competition encourages young people aged...

Men’s shed progress

By Colin MacGillivray ROMSEY Men’s Shed members are looking for donations of tools and equipment after celebrating the long-awaited construction of a shed at Romsey Recreation Reserve. For more than two years the group laboured to...

Next step for park

ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park’s opening is nearing each day, with the committee hard at work fundraising as the construction kick-off date approaches in 2021. The park is being delivered in three stages, stage two of which...

Diving platform demolished

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council, with support from police, removed a makeshift and unsafe creekside diving platform near Dixon Field at Gisborne. Council and police had received complaints about the structure and upon investigation found a...

Public pools open for summer

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents can grab their swimming gear and get ready for a visit to the pool, as Woodend and Lancefield outdoor pools have opened for the summer season. The two outdoor pools will...

Funding to support health

EIGHT community groups in the Macedon Ranges Shire will benefit from $44,700 of funding thanks to VicHealth, who hope the health and wellbeing of residents hardest hit by the pandemic will improve.  One organisation receiving...

Business support

By Jackson Russell THE Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association is one of four Macedon Ranges traders’ groups to share in $90,000 of State Government funding. RRBATA will receive $10,000 from the Grants for Business Chambers...

COVIDSafe summer ahead

VICTORIA is primed for a ‘COVIDSafe Summer’ after the State Government announced its latest lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at the weekend. Facemasks are no longer mandatory in some settings, although government officials have encouraged people...

School building projects to progress

SCHOOLS across the Macedon Ranges will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades. Nine schools in the Macedon electorate will receive varying amounts of funding through the State Government’s $70 million Minor...