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New council elected

THREE former councillors of Macedon Ranges Shire Council will be officially sworn in among several fresh faces in each of the three wards next week. Bill West, from east ward, and west ward’s Jennifer Anderson...

Regional competition continues

By Jackson Russell Romsey’s First XI scored a six-wicket win over Woodend in the fourth round of the Gisborne and District Cricket Association’s regional club competition. The Redbacks were stingy with the ball, holding Woodend to...

National survey to help secure future of local news

Readers of North Central Review, Whittlesea Review and The Free Press are being urged to have their say on the future of country media in Australia’s biggest survey on local news. The survey, launched nationally...

Park fundraising for art installations

By Jackson Russell ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park is calling on the community to help fulfill its vision, launching a fundraising campaign to secure unique artwork to complete its sensory therapeutic and arts culture spaces. With Macedon Ranges...

Opinion divided on container deposit scheme

LOCAL politicians and environment groups have praised the State Government’s new container deposit scheme, but opposition members and lobby groups have expressed concerns. The government announced it would adopt a container deposit scheme, CDS –...

Restrictions ease allowing more travel

VICTORIA’S ‘ring of steel’ around metropolitan Melbourne has been disbanded as the state moves towards the final step in its roadmap towards COVID-normal. On Sunday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced regional and metropolitan Victoria would be...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week together

NAIDOC Week is being celebrated in Macedon Ranges Shire from November 8 to 15 with a selection of traditional craft workshops and online storytelling sessions. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come...

Road safety boost at Lancefield

A HIGH-SPEED intersection in the Macedon Ranges will soon be safer, with works underway to improve the corner of Lancefield-Tooborac Road and Burke and Wills Track, at Lancefield. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the...

Wallan’s maiden win

By Jackson Russell Wallan’s First XI was able to score a win in its first proper taste of action on Saturday after rain washed out its previous two Gisborne and District Cricket Association matches. The Magpies...

Call out for artists

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is seeking roving street performers and chalk artists to submit expressions of interest to activate towns during the lead-up to Christmas. Suitable experienced chalk artists will work alongside businesses, bringing colourful...