The Free Press

Crime rise concerns

by Jackson Russell A ROMSEY business owner is growing frustrated after a spate of break-ins in the area. Thieves made off with chainsaws, nail guns and other tools during two break-ins four weeks apart. Romsey Hardware owner...

Sports boost

FOUR Macedon Ranges sports clubs are set to share in over $9000 of grant funding in the first round of the state government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. Gisborne Soccer Club, Woodend Hesket Football Netball Club,...

Romsey education up for discussion

THE ROMSEY community will soon be able to have its say on the future of education in the town. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced Wednesday that community consultation on the possible expansion of Romsey...

Council backs statement

MACEDON Ranges Shire is a step closer to a localised planning statement following a Special Council Meeting in Gisborne on Thursday night. The draft localised planning statement, now known as the Macedon Ranges Statement of...

Sports plan launched

by Jackson Russell RESIDENTS of the Macedon Ranges are one step closer to an elite sporting facility with the launch of the Macedon Ranges Sports Hub Business Plan. Senator for Victoria James Paterson and Liberal candidate...

Council makes federal funding bid

FEDERAL Shadow Minister for Sport Don Farrell met with local MPs and council on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of future funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct. Mr Farrell met with Member for...

Ranges protected

STRENGTHENED planning controls will see the Macedon Ranges protected from over-development for years to come. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne declared the region a distinctive area under the Planning and Environment Amendment (Distinctive Areas and...

Light up Lancefield

LANCEFIELD is one of two Macedon Ranges football clubs appealing to the community to back their projects in the state government’s Pick My Project initiative. Lancefield Football Netball Club is looking for funding to go...

Without a prayer

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council meetings will no longer open with a prayer after a motion was carried at the most recent council meeting on Wednesday night. Councillor Natasha Gayfer moved the motion, saying the 2016...

Local projects up for voting

by Jackson Russell LOCALS in Romsey and Lancefield can now have their say on which local projects they want to see get up as voting opens on Pick My Project funding. A dozen projects from Lancefield...