Business

Property inspection ban reversed

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire real estate agents have breathed a sigh of relief after the State Government reversed its decision to ban private property inspections following industry backlash. The government announced the ban earlier this...

Holden exit hits Seymour dealership

By Jackson Russell One of Mitchell Shire’s oldest car dealerships has been left shocked by General Motors’ sudden closure of iconic Australian brand Holden. The decision to close 185 dealerships across Australia was part of a...

Four CEOs in four years

By Evelyn Leckie -  CITY of Whittlesea acting chief executive Kevin Spiller has announced he will depart council at the end of February, making him the fourth chief executive to exit the leadership position in...

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 Bank building adjoins the Wallan Town Heart development in High...

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 and Kilmore...

Two Kilmore tobacco shops raided

Police raided two Kilmore shops last week for allegedly selling illicit tobacco. Police searched Kilmore Gifts Cigarette Accessories last Tuesday where a quantity of packaged tobacco and loose tobacco was found on the premises.They...