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Businesses adjust to plastic bag ban

By Evelyn Leckie DAY one of the plastic bag ban kicked off on Friday, with business owners saying they supported the initiative. The state-wide ban means single-use plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns...

Stadium go-ahead

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea councillors will enter into a partnership with Casa D’Abruzzo Club in Epping to develop a four-court indoor stadium, costing at least $5 million. The majority of councillors were on board...

Tourism boost for Seymour

AN EXCITING new marketing campaign launched by Seymour residents and businesses on Thursday night is hoping to showcase what the town and the region has to offer. Go Seymour is an initiative of Seymour Business...

Hogan’s extension deferred

By Jackson Russell A decision on a planning permit to extend Hogan’s Hotel was deferred by Mitchell Shire Council at the September 16 council meeting. The deferral comes after numerous councillors only received notice of concerns...

Bank building buzz

By Evelyn Leckie A NEW state-of-the-art Bendigo Bank building in Wallan is nearing completion, and expected to be functional by December. The Wallan and District Community...

Bendigo Bank gives back

Nine Country Fire Authority units and one State Emergeny Service unit each received $3000 from the Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches of the Bendigo Bank. The grants were given by the Wallan...

Two Kilmore tobacco shops raided

Police executed a search warrant on Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories. Police raided two Kilmore shops last week for allegedly selling illicit tobacco. Police searched Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories...

Shopping development moves forward

By Jackson Russell Land will be ready for a new shopping centre to be built in Kilmore’s north, pending rezoning approval by the Minister for Planning. Mitchell Shire councillors agreed at last...

Cafe granted restricted liquor licence

By Jackson Russell Oddfellows Café in Kilmore has been granted a liquor licence but a request to serve alcohol in its alfresco dining area in Mill Street Mall was...

Kinglake supermarket reopens

By Jackson Russell Kinglake finally has its supermarket back with the opening of Kinglake Community Foodworks on Wednesday. Owners Dora and Geoff Kordos, along with their children Evan, Peter and Alex, have...