Community

Waiting game

By Jackson RussellThe community is playing a waiting game for Federal Government funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct.The State Government delivered...

Reforms set to fire up firefighters

By Jackson Russell A new firefighting body could be established under Labor plans to reform the state’s firefighting services.The Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2019, to...

Better train stations for Wallan and Donnybrook

A $24 million upgrade to Wallan and Donnybrook railway stations began on Thursday, set to improve access and safety.The upgrades, first announced in August last year, have a planned completion date of...

Kilmore East hit by theft

Kilmore East Recreation Reserve has been targeted by thieves again as a picnic table and a table top were stolen from the reserve’s covered area.The table was a replacement for the original...

New Wallan school opens

By Jackson Russell AFTER months of waiting, Our Lady of the Way Catholic School has finally moved into its new campus in Wallan East.The school was being hosted by St Patrick’s Primary...

Budget pleases most of Whittlesea

By Evelyn LeckieThe City of Whittlesea has given the 2019-2020 State Budget a big tick, pleased with the honouring of election promises and commitments to additional projects.City of...

Upgrades for Gisborne paramedics

As part of the State Budget’s $109 million funding for ambulance services, the Gisborne branch will receive upgrades with new facilities that will accommodate for more paramedics.Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas met...

Cantering through 80 years

By Steph McNicol Eighty years of show jumping, cross country and dressage is a reason to celebrate this year for pony clubs across Australia.The first recorded pony club in Australia was in...

Distracted drivers in the spotlight

By Eden Hynninen A new state-wide initiative is calling on drivers to ditch the distractions while on the road, as Victoria's high road toll continues.Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC...

Decades spent helping greyhounds

By Steph McNicol Larissa Darragh has worked at the Greyhound Adoption Program – part of Greyhound Racing Victoria – in Seymour for more than two decades.As adoption manager, she has seen many...