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Seymour Levee thrown out

The Seymour Flood Levee project has been unanimously terminated by Mitchell Shire councillors in an additional council meeting last night. Councillors voted to cease to pursue future planning, development and delivery of the levee and...

Gisborne plans cause confusion

By Steph McNicol A DRAFT plan for the future of Gisborne is expected to be open for community consultation at the end of July, after the item caused confusion during Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s June...

Early learning centre planned for Wallan East

MITCHELL Shire Council is seeking lease applicants for a new early learning centre in Wallan East. A relocatable, modular facility is currently being manufactured and will be placed adjacent to Our Lady of the Way...

Key projects in the mix for funding

MITCHELL Shire Council will bid for a slice of more than $90 million in State Government economic stimulus programs aimed at reducing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Councillors last week approved applications for funding...

Subdivision rejected

By Steph McNicol Planning was again a key issue at last week’s Macedon Ranges Shire Council meeting, with an application for a Romsey subdivision dividing councillors. Councillors eventually resolved to refuse the application, with five councillors...

Roads of contention

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council have described the 2020-21 budget as financially responsible, but two councillors are concerned it does not allocate enough money for roads and infrastructure. The proposed budget passed by seven votes...

Councils call for long-term kinder funding

The Municipal Association of Victoria has backed a call from the Council of Australian Governments to lock in long-term federal funding for kindergartens. Federal funding for kindergartens is currently given on a year-to-year basis under...

Candidate aims to engage community

By Steph McNicol KILMORE resident Louise Bannister hopes to bring her community engagement skills to the table when she stands in Mitchell Shire Council’s election in October. Having grown up on a farm near Seymour, Ms...

Council formalises online meetings

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council’s online council meetings have been ratified with the approval of a livestreaming policy. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local governments across Australia have been scrambling to work out how they...

Childcare centre denied

By Steph McNicol -  A permit to build a childcare and medical centre in Romsey was knocked back by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At a council meeting on Wednesday, councillors were divided over granting the planning...