The Free Press

Community rallies

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY residents took the opportunity at a youth forum last week to criticise the inaction of police and Macedon Ranges Shire Council regarding the misbehaviour of young people in the town. About 80...

Extra funding for council projects

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will apply for additional funding of $2.2 million as part of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Extension. At its ordinary meeting last week, council discussed notification of $2,281,225...

Gisborne gardens to grow

GISBORNE Botanic Gardens has received $130,000 as part of the State Government’s Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program. A total of 26 gardens across the state will share in $2.42 million in the latest round...

Sale of Hanging Rock East Paddock remains under a cloud

THE future of Hanging Rock East Paddock is at a standstill after the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Macedon Ranges Shire Council were unable to reach an agreement on the monetary...

Farm zone land dispute

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A BOLD new planning proposal aimed at preserving agricultural land on Melbourne’s fringes has been met with criticism from some Victorian farmers. In a move to manage subdivision, overdevelopment and land speculation, the...

Romsey returns with a bang

ROMSEY returned from a week off with a bang in Gisborne District Cricket Association’s McIntyre Shield competition, defeating third-placed Sunbury United to shore up a top-two position. The Redbacks were sent in after the visitors...

Romsey basketballers back on the court

By Steph McNicol IT has been more than 10 years since the final siren last sounded for Romsey Basketball, but new club president Simon Liebelt says he is up for the challenge of building the...

Cricket cancelled due to COVID lockdown

CRICKET matches across the Mitchell, Whittlesea and Macedon Ranges regions were cancelled at the weekend as COVID-19 lockdown measures came into place across Victoria. The State Government’s decision to impose a lockdown meant no community...

Lockdown hurts Macedon Ranges

By Steph McNicol MACEDON residents are experiencing ‘déjà vu’ after the announcement of a snap lockdown by Premier Daniel Andrews on Friday.As of Sunday, Victoria had 21 active cases across the state. Several expsoure sites listed...

Works start on New Gisborne Primary School

STUDENTS in New Gisborne will soon have access to first-rate classrooms and facilities with work under way upgrading New Gisborne Primary School. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas turned the first sod on New Gisborne Primary’s...