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Council’s $20 million surplus

MILLIONS of dollars for infrastructure, digital and COVID-19 relief reserves were approved by City of Whittlesea administrators at this month’s council meeting after it recorded a surplus of nearly $20 million past financial year. The...

Mitchell Shire housing market bucks trend

By Jackson Russell Despite lockdown keeping Melburnians at home, Mitchell Shire real estate agencies have posted record numbers of sales but have noticed a shortage of listings. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria last week slammed...

Tourism plan for Mitchell Shire

By Jackson Russell A new plan is set to shape the future of Mitchell Shire’s tourism industry over the next four years, including a campaign to welcome visitors back once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Mitchell Shire...

Gold exploration aim near Lancefield

By Colin MacGillivray MELBOURNE mining company Syndicate Minerals is among a throng of groups applying for exploration licences across the north central region, with bids to explore for gold north and to the west of...

Plumber gives back

Family-owned Wallan plumbing business Crawford Plumbing is focused on giving back to the community at a time when it is needed most. Owner-operator Jack Crawford took over the business two years ago, running it alongside...

Bakery’s new owner leads with positive approach

TAKING over a business is a stressful endeavour at the best of times, but in the middle of a pandemic it has the potential to be a nightmare. However, Greg Stevenson, the new owner of...

Gym misses out on government support

By Jackson Russell A Wallan gym has called for more support after being left out of the latest round of the State Government’s Business Support Fund grants. As one of many businesses forced to close due...

Tourism initiative for GoSeymour

GoSeymour is ready to roll out the welcome mat, building a brand-new tourism campaign to highlight the attractive features of Seymour as the gateway to the Goulburn River and ranges. GoSeymour is an initiative of...

Call to continue working from home beyond COVID-19

MITCHELL Shire residents who previously commuted to Melbourne for work are among those to find a silver lining in the State Government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Research from the National Growth Areas Alliance – a peak body...

Bringing local businesses together

By Jackson Russell A Wandong small business owner is hoping to bring the community together by offering other small businesses a retail space while their exposure is limited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sack-it Custom Made owner...