Council

Bypass acquisitions supported

By Jackson RussellLand acquisitions for the southern portion of a Kilmore bypass can now proceed following a unanimous vote by Mitchell Shire councillors. Regional Roads Victoria can now...

Shopping development moves forward

By Jackson Russell Land will be ready for a new shopping centre to be built in Kilmore’s north, pending rezoning approval by the Minister for Planning. Mitchell Shire councillors agreed at last...

Cafe granted restricted liquor licence

By Jackson RussellOddfellows Café in Kilmore has been granted a liquor licence but a request to serve alcohol in its alfresco dining area in Mill Street Mall was...

Bike track bid

Kilmore's Monument Hill and Green's Pinch Reserve could become home to mountain bike tracks.Mitchell Shire Council is investigating the feasibility of creating mountain bike tracks through both...

Former election candidate charged

By Evelyn LeckieFORMER state election candidate Meralyn Klein will contest assault charges after she allegedly elbowed a volunteer at Whittlesea Early Voting Centre last year.The victim was handing out ‘how to vote’...

Gambling loss increases in City of Whittlesea

A total of $303,715 a day has been lost on pokies in the City of Whittlesea over the past financial year. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation figures reveal that 10...

Green waste collection changes

Mitchell Shire Council will no longer offer free green waste drop-offs in November, blaming new State Government requirements which prevent stockpiling combustible materials.Residents were previously able to...

Northern Highway speed zone confusion

The speed limit on the Northern Highway north of Wallan has been temporarily reduced to 60 kilometres an hour after Regional Roads Victoria determined safety upgrades are required. However, the safety upgrades...

CWA unites to support regional patients

By Eden HynninenThe Country Women’s Association Central Highlands Group has raised close to $5500 to support family accommodation for regional patients at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. The group made a...

Property prices continue to rise

Property prices in the Mitchell Shire continue to increase, bucking the downward trend of metropolitan Melbourne. Mitchell’s average lot price was $294,000 over the past three months to May increased from $285,000...