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Roadside risks raised

By Jackson Russell TOOBORAC and Pyalong residents’ concern about the fire risks created by overgrown roadsides along the Northern Highway is growing, with some taking it upon themselves to clean up the roadsides. Following a small...

Traditional Owner agreement creates new jobs

NEW local jobs are set to be delivered as part of a formal agreement recognising the Taungurung people as Traditional Owners of central Victoria. The formal agreement between the State Government and the Taungurung people...

Geothermal tests underway in Wallan

PROPERTY developer Crystal Group has begun the introduction of renewable geothermal energy to the Mitchell Shire, with tests taking place in Wallan this month. Tests have been conducted at Wellington Square Shopping Centre, Wallan, and...

Australia Day celebrations to go ahead

IT is business as usual for Broadford’s annual Australia Day celebrations, with the open-air event taking place at the Rotary Rotunda on the Island Reserve at High Street. The event has been operating for decades...

Wandong winners share in lotto prize

TEN Wandong residents have had a lucky start to 2021 after sharing in a million-dollar division one prize from a $30 million mega draw. The store syndicate held one of the 19 division one winning...

Nillumbik businesses unite for ‘Back in Business’ summer season

YARRAMBAT Park Golf Course, Golden Hills Brewery, and Yield Specialty Coffee Roasters are uniting to celebrate the summer season and being back in business, following a tumultuous year of COVID-19 related restrictions and closures. The...

Gisborne school under construction

WORKS at Willowbank Primary School will commence as a builder has been allocated to begin the project, ensuring Gisborne families have a new school to look forward to in 2022. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

Helping energy-inefficient homes

A MACEDON Ranges Sustainability Group project will aim to combat the disadvantages people of a low socio-economic status face while living in less energy-efficient housing. The MRSG Healthy Homes Project inception was based on a...

Musicians awarded for online contest

WINNERS of the Macedon Ranges 2020 Battle of the Bandwidth competition – renamed in line with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the activity online – are being recognised for their talent. The competition encourages young people aged...

Hit and run leaves father in serious condition

A DOREEN family is appealing for public assistance with both the information about their father’s hit and run incident and a call for financial support to assist. Motorcyclist Nick Topia, 55, was left with serious...