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Mitchell Shire Council bids for $4 million in grant applications

Lighting upgrades at recreation reserves in Pyalong and Broadford and a redevelopment of Kilmore Senior Citizens Centre are at the top of a Mitchell Shire Council wish list in its latest round of State...

Mitchell Shire Council to pursue sustainable development requirements

Mitchell Shire Council will join 30 other Victorian municipalities petitioning new Planning Minister Lizzie Blandthorn for authorisation to prepare and exhibit a new environmentally sustainable development, ESD, provision that would become part of the...

V/Line fare push by Mitchell Shire Council

By Colin MacGillivray Mitchell Shire Council will push the State Government for fairer V/Line ticket prices, with councillors at last week’s council meeting noting rural commuters often lacked access to ‘quality, affordable and reliable public...

Glass bins to roll in for the City of Whittlesea

Residents in the City of Whittlesea can expect a new 120-litre purple bin for glass waste from August, following the State Government’s requirement of a four-bin waste system. At last month’s council meeting, City of...

New trees set for Riddells Creek streets

A new street-tree program will plant about 400 trees in Riddells Creek between June and September.  Macedon Ranges Shire Council is aiming to give the trees a chance of survival to keep Macedon Ranges’ green...

Beveridge-Wallan quarry outcome a matter of weeks away

By Colin MacGillivray Years after it was first proposed, the fate of the mooted North Central Quarry south of Wallan will soon be known. A ministerial advisory committee spent nearly six weeks hearing legal evidence from...

Macedon Ranges council approves $111.5 million budget

The continued development of a Romsey Structure Plan and the construction of the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, MRRSP, are among the key parts of Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s recently...

Nominations open for Macedon Ranges Youth Awards

Nominations for the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Youth Awards are now open, celebrating the significant contribution young people make to the life of the community and society. Since beginning in 2006, the awards have recognised...

Wallan business affected in planning permit bungle

By Colin MacGillivray A Wallan business owner is irate after challenging a Mitchell Shire Council decision to reject a planning permit she was told she needed at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, VCAT, only...

Macedon Ranges community grants now available

Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s annual Community Funding Scheme grants program is now open and will accept applications until June 27. The scheme provides money for not-for-profit community groups to operate programs and initiatives that benefit...