The Free Press

Police operation in Lancefield

INVESTIGATIONS are underway after police executed an operation on High Street, Lancefield on Tuesday. Police attended the address following reports of a man armed with a firearm at about 9am.Police began calling out to anyone...

Peter is a top Aussie

ROMSEY resident Peter Mitchell has been recognised in the Macedon Ranges Australia Day Awards for his contribution to the Romsey community for many years. He received one of council’s Community Achievement Awards for his contribution...

The Rock’s flash mob

By Joshua Wells A PHYSICAL theatre group tasked with creating the first ever flash mob at Hanging Rock has begun searching for their Mirandas. The Too Many Mirandas Flash Mob will take place on February 24...

Romsey’s Cooper O’Brien is on the ball

By Brooke Haffenden YOUNG tennis player Cooper O’Brien will be playing a different role on the court this summer when he lines up for the Australian Open. The 13-year-old from Wallan is among 350 kids in...

We need support

Photo by Ben WhiteBy Joshua Wells A ROMSEY artist has called on the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to support local creators so they have a platform to shine. Sand Art Gallery Romsey director Leo Vamvalis wants...

Grape expectations

THE Macedon Ranges Wine Region is richer with a $68,775 package to increase its penetration into Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

Protecting the region

LEGISLATION was introduced into parliament last week to protect the Macedon Ranges region. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne introduced a Bill that will allow the shire to be declared a distinctive area, strengthening planning controls...

Action on gender equality

LANCEFIELD and Riddells Creek CFA brigades and the Lancefield Football Netball Club are part of a new three-year action plan that will empower local brigades and sporting clubs to be more gender equal and...

School’s big night out

ST Mary’s Primary School in Lancefield recently held its annual ‘Drive In Movie Night’, the most successful one to date. The school incorporated a family friendly carnival at the beginning of the evening, providing an...

Busy council year kicks off

IT was a busy night at Macedon Ranges Shire council last Wednesday night, November 22, with a special meeting to elect councillors and the ordinary meeting for general council business to follow.West Ward Councillor...