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Mitchell Shire still open for business

By Jackson Russell Kilmore resident Kellie Speechley has used her web design skills to put together a free directory of Mitchell Shire businesses still serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, cafes, retail shops and...

Mitchell Shire calls for road funding help

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council is advocating for greater financial assistance from the Federal Government to support local councils’ road maintenance efforts. A notice of motion from Deputy Mayor David Atkinson calling for council to...

Units sold for social housing

By Jackson Russell Two one-bedroom units owned by Mitchell Shire Council will be sold to the Rural Housing Network to maintain their roles as social housing for aged residents in Wallan. Two units at the Wellington...

Love in Action adapts

By Evelyn Leckie COMMUNITY groups have quickly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by changing their services and keeping the community connected. Love in Action, a group that started four years ago by four local couples have...

Council introduces hardship support

Mitchell Shire Council has introduced new financial support options for landowners and businesses who may be unable to pay their fourth rate installment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While rates notices will be sent out...

Victorian students to learn from home

Most Victorian students will be learning from home when Term 2 of the school year starts next week, while free internet access and laptops will be provided to students who need it the most. Premier...

Wellbeing movement in full swing

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN Snezana Pezzin faced the news that all gyms were to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, she decided to quickly adapt to keep her clients healthy and connected. The Sentience Personal Training...

Report finds speed a factor in train derailment

By Steph McNicol A PRELIMINARY report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau revealed the Melbourne-bound XPT train was travelling at more than 100km/h in a 15km/h zone when it derailed near Wallan on February 20. The...

Copper wire theft causes boom gate malfunction

By Steph McNicol The theft of copper wire from train line infrastructure is causing boom gates to malfunction, causing serious safety issues for transport users. Teresa Bisignano, of Wallan, has expressed her concerns after a near-miss...

Rain floods in

By Evelyn Leckie -  As 83 millimetres of rain and wild weather hit the Mitchell Shire over the weekend, 44 calls to the Kilmore State Emergency Service unit were made for help with flooded homes...