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Kilmore’s Sydney Street to get $3 million revamp

KILMORE residents will be able to help shape a $3.37 million Sydney Street rejuvenation project aimed at brining the town’s historic precinct to life. Mitchell Shire Council last week unveiled streetscape plans for the project,...

New walking and cycling trails to be built across City of Whittlesea to link...

WALKING and cycling trails across the City of Whittlesea are set to be linked as part of a council program to construct and connect new paths. The paved trails will include seating, landscaping, safe road crossings, water points...

Restoration of Seymour’s Old Goulburn River Bridge takes top priority

MITCHELL Shire Council listed the restoration of Seymour’s Old Goulburn River Bridge as a top advocacy priority at last month’s ordinary meeting. Cr Fiona Stevens moved that council add the bridge project to its major...

Frustration over alleged illegal junk yard in Kilmore

By Colin MacGillivray A KILMORE resident has been left ‘frustrated and disappointed’ at Mitchell Shire Council’s response to what he believes is an illegally operating junk yard next to his house. Robert Adam, who lives in...

No new fireworks for Whittlesea council events in 2021-22 as festival program refocussed

THE City of Whittlesea will not introduce any fireworks to council-run events in 2021-22, as it refocuses its festival and events program under the possibility of lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions. In December 2020 council resolved...

Macedon Ranges storm clean up to take ‘at least six months’

Macedon Ranges Shire Council says it will take at least six months to clean up damage from the storm on June 9. Council welcomed the announcement of $55.5 million in recovery funding from a joint...

Kilmore resident stumped by council response to dangerous fallen tree

By Colin MacGillivray A KILMORE resident has been left frustrated at a perceived lack of urgency from Mitchell Shire Council to remove or fence off what he describes as a dangerous tree stump next to...

Large gum trees on High Street, Broadford to be cut down and replaced

Four large sugar gum trees in High Street, Broadford will be replaced after Mitchell Shire Council deemed them structurally unsound and posing a significant risk to the community. The trees will be replaced with Algerian...

Whittlesea council allocates its $2 million COVID-19 recovery fund as unemployment rises

The City of Whittlesea has decided how the $2 million in its COVID-19 pandemic recovery fund will be spent. A group of 32 randomly selected residents representative of the diversity of the municipality, as part...

Aboriginal gathering place approved for City of Whittlesea will embrace anyone in need

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk City of Whittlesea administrators have approved an Aboriginal gathering place to be built at Quarry Hills Regional Parkland at a council meeting held during NAIDOC Week. A gathering place is a community-owned and...