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BEAM Mitchell Environment Group at odds with VicForests over Tallarook logging plans

By Colin MacGillivray' BEAM Mitchell Environment Group representatives say they are still concerned about a VicForests logging program in Tallarook State Forest despite meeting with the forestry body last month. BEAM president Peter Lockyer said the...

Broadford Secondary College welcomes new principal and captains

BROADFORD Secondary College welcomed its 2021 school captains and new principal Tania Pearson last week at its first whole-school assembly for the year. The cohort gathered in Broadford Leisure Centre to applaud the new appointments,...

Mitchell Shire library fines abolished

MITCHELL Shire Council has voted to scrap fines for overdue items at libraries throughout the municipality. Members of libraries in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan, as well as a micro library in Beveridge, will no...

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to return after 15-month hiatus

AFTER a delay to the event in 2021, the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo will return from April 16 to 18. Usually the third week of February, event manager Jamie Gilbert said the decision to delay...

Bid to issue enforcement order on Tallarook music festival quashed

A Tallarook resident has taken an annual Easter music festival to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over 'likely music noise that might arise'. The applicant sought an interim enforcement order, IEO, to ensure the...

Broadford residents launch town plan petition

By Colin MacGillivray A GROUP of Broadford residents has called for an overhaul of Mitchell Shire Council’s draft Broadford Structure Plan amid concerns it will mar the natural beauty and country atmosphere of the town. An...

Mernda family gets behind Good Friday Appeal

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A MERNDA family is sharing its experience of the Royal Children’s Hospital to encourage donations to mark the Good Friday Appeal’s 90th anniversary. Emma Minney and Jamie Morris said the staff at the...

Kilmore Bowls Club’s Hudson Park future up in the air

KILMORE Bowls Club’s long-term future at Hudson Park is in doubt after Mitchell Shire Council approved long-term master plans showing a civic plaza and public lawns in place of the club. The club, which has...

Wallan’s Pryde family suffers double blow

By Colin MacGillivray ‘Like hitting the lottery twice, but in the worst possible way’ is how Wallan mother Louise Pryde describes the emotional rollercoaster she and her family are enduring. While the COVID-19 pandemic afforded some...

Romsey Community Co-op a success story

THE Romsey Community Co-op has thrived since opening its doors last year including implementing several initiatives and obtaining more than 100 volunteers. Romsey Neighbourhood House coordinator Michelle Balthazar said the co-op focused on its motto,...