COVID-19

Shire facilities begin to reopen

LEISURE and sporting facilities have reopened across Macedon Ranges Shire as of yesterday as Macedon begins its first steps to ‘normal’. Aquatic centres, indoor gyms, most libraries, Hanging Rock Reserve, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, sports grounds,...

MPs divided on postcode data

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has called on the State Government to release postcode-based data in active cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell Shire, as the entire shire was locked down for a...

Police checkpoints across the shire

By Jackson Russell POLICE have launched an expanded version of Operation Sentinel to ensure people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire adhere to reintroduced COVID-19 lockdown measures. The operation will involve state-wide resources including the public...

Beveridge school confirms case

BEVERIDGE Primary School principal Steven Fernando has confirmed the school had one student diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month. Mr Fernando said even though the school had a confirmed case of the virus, by the...

Hospitals increase testing

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL Shire hospitals are reinstating COVID-19 restrictions as the second lockdown takes effect, while an outbreak at the Northern Hospital has caused a reduction to its services. The Kilmore and District Hospital and...

Mitchell council not consulted on lockdown

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL Shire Council is supporting a ‘safety first’ approach to being placed under the same lockdown as metropolitan Melbourne but suggested a postcode-based approach could be more effective. Face-to-face customer service will be...

Lockdown again

THE State Government’s decision to include Mitchell Shire in metropolitan Melbourne’s return to stage three restrictions has prompted questions from community to be told specific COVID-19 case data. When Premier Daniel Andrews announced last week...

Mitchell Shire Council ‘shocked’ by lockdown

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has been left shocked to be included in the State Government’s lockdown of metropolitan Melbourne, says Mayor David Lowe. Mitchell Shire had which has eight active cases, according to Department...

Calls for postcode data on COVID-19 cases in Mitchell Shire

WITH Mitchell Shire included in reintroduced lockdown measures for metropolitan Melbourne, MPs have called on the State Government to release postcode-based data for cases of COVID-19 in regional Victoria. Mitchell Shire had seven active cases...