The Free Press

Macedon Ranges Council south ward candidates’ statements

Rob Guthrie My name is Rob Guthrie and I am standing as a candidate for the south ward. I live in Gisborne and am married with four adult children. As a resident for more than 28...

Outdoor dining expansion for Macedon

DINING businesses in the Macedon Ranges can apply for funding through a State Government grant which hopes to boost the hospitality industry after COVID-19 impacts. Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging businesses to apply for...

Safe immunisations for Macedon

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council’s immunisation team has decided to take extra precautions to control risks of exposure to COVID-19 during immunisation sessions. Measures include advising parents to stay at home if either they or their...

Local podcast renewed for second season

By Colin MacGillivray AN eclectic mix of poetry, stories, interviews, life advice and more will again stream its way to the ears of listeners in Macedon Ranges Shire and beyond after ‘The Covid Crossing’ podcast...

Vehicle rebirthing leads to arrests

MACEDON Ranges Shire and City of Whittlesea residents are among a group arrested in connection with a vehicle rebirthing operation linked to an organised crime syndicate. Detectives from the Vehicle Crime Squad arrested 18 people...

Reassurance from police after stalking incident

By Steph McNicol A STALKING incident in Romsey has prompted Macedon Crime investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Ivan Bobetic to remind people the shire is ‘still a beautiful, safe place to live’. The message from police comes...

Candidates finalised

SIXTEEN new candidates will enter the race for Macedon Ranges Shire Council, as nominations are now final for October’s election. Five of the previously standing councillors will contest again for their seat in council, making...

Candidate hopes to focus on investment

RIDDELLS Creek resident Annette Death hopes to invest in local services, infrastructure and businesses if she is elected as a councillor for Macedon Ranges Shire. The mother of two will contest the east ward and...

Melbourne restrictions ease

VICTORIA’S roadmap out of lockdown is progressing ahead of schedule, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing several changes to the plan for metropolitan Melbourne. With only five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Department of...

Kind pet owners showcased

BE Kind to Animals Week begins on Thursday and will be celebrated by its creators at Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary in Lancefield. The week of dedicating kindness to animals was started a decade ago by...