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Quarry conundrum

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has raised its concern regarding the proposed inclusion of a quarry within the Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan. Council claims it was ‘blindsided’ by an independent planning panel decision...

Seymour aged care redevelopment moves forward

Seymour’s Barrabill House aged care facility is one step closer to a major upgrade with the tender process now open for the $3.17 million redevelopment. The project will increase the number of beds at Barrabill...

Hospitals hit funding jackpot

By Jackson Russell Three Mitchell Shire health services will be able to purchase new life-saving equipment and improve critical infrastructure through a $160 million State Government funding program. Seymour Health, The Kilmore and District Hospital and...

Next step for park

ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park’s opening is nearing each day, with the committee hard at work fundraising as the construction kick-off date approaches in 2021. The park is being delivered in three stages, stage two of which...

Upgrades to schools

By Colin MacGillivray SEVEN schools across the City of Whittlesea have received a combined $846,561 in State Government funding to complete a range of upgrades and extensions. The money was allocated as part of the government’s...

$7 million community centre set for Wollert

WORK on a new Wollert East Community Centre has been given the green light after the City of Whittlesea awarded a tender for its construction at last month’s council meeting. The $7,253,964 project will be...

School building projects to progress

SCHOOLS across the Macedon Ranges will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades. Nine schools in the Macedon electorate will receive varying amounts of funding through the State Government’s $70 million Minor...

Treading water

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Yan Yean Danielle Green has hit back at criticism about the lack of State Government Budget funding for a Wallan indoor pool, saying she could get the funding if Mitchell...

Park use during road project probed

By Jackson Russell THE Wallan Environment Group has questioned Planning Minister Richard Wynne on the potential effect a Wallan roads project could have on Wallan Community Park. The group is concerned about the effect the construction...

New fire station for Pyalong

PYALONG is set to receive a much-needed new fire station as part of the State Government’s $126 million Fire Services Reform funding program. The new station will replace Pyalong’s existing 38-year-old building and will enable...