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Glass bins to roll in for the City of Whittlesea

Residents in the City of Whittlesea can expect a new 120-litre purple bin for glass waste from August, following the State Government’s requirement of a four-bin waste system. At last month’s council meeting, City of...

Grants for performers to tour Victorian regions

Some of Victoria’s most diverse performers will be able to take their art to regional and outer-metropolitan areas, as the State Government is supporting artists through Touring Victoria. Grants between $10,000 and $250,000 will be...

Wallan Love in Action volunteers lend a hand with hampers

By Colin MacGillivray Volunteers spent hours delivering food and essential items to families in need across Mitchell Shire’s south on Saturday last week as part of Love In Action Wallan’s regular hamper deliveries. The community support...

National rural business awards recognises Wandong Collective

Wandong Collective has been recognised for its business success, receiving runners-up for the Overcoming the Odds Award at the first-ever Australian Rural Business Awards 2022.  Rural and regional businesses received acknowledgement for their hard work...

Book spreads message of hope for Mitchell Shire residents

By Colin MacGillivray From some of the darkest moments in the lives of 12 people, a message of hope has emerged. On Saturday, Mitchell Suicide Prevention Network will launch Helping Me to Help You: Discoveries of...

Beveridge/Wallan quarry outcome a matter of weeks away

By Colin MacGillivray Years after it was first proposed, the fate of the mooted North Central Quarry south of Wallan will soon be known. A ministerial advisory committee spent nearly six weeks hearing legal evidence from...

Kilmore Show cancelled for 2022

The Kilmore Show has been cancelled for 2022, with the Kilmore Agricultural and Pastoral Society going into recess until March 2023. The society has cited a lack of volunteers and difficulties surrounding COVID-19 regulations as...

First Taungurung children’s book published

The Taungurung Land and Waters Council, TLaWC, has celebrated the first children’s book written in its indigenous language and English. Bijil Ba Wudhi Deberra (Bijil and Moths) is a story of a young Taungraung boy...

Yarra Valley Water campaign in national awards

Yarra Valley Water’s campaign ‘Water Watchers’ has made its way to the finals of the 2022 Mumbrella Awards. The campaign is a finalist in the Sustainable Practices category, after it was recognised for its playful...

Volunteers wanted at Seymour visitor centre

The Seymour Visitor Information Centre is calling for volunteers to help promote the Mitchell Shire. Located at the Old Courthouse on Emily Street, the Visitor Information Centre is a place for visitors to discover the...