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Wynne: Wallan quarry not ‘done deal’

PLANNING Minister Richard Wynne’s office has denied the terms of reference guiding a ministerial advisory committee decision on a planned quarry south of Wallan preclude the committee from deciding not to proceed with the...

Whittlesea land price boom expected to last as demand for undeveloped land continues to...

GREENFIELD land sales are booming across Whittlesea and show no signs of slowing down according to a prominent Melbourne real estate group. Luke Kelly, managing director for RPM, a real estate group, said demand for...

Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan to support quarry causes more controversy

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council representatives are dismayed at Victorian Planning Authority, VPA, support for a quarry south of Wallan, while proponents of the quarry slammed what they described as ‘shameful’ tactics by council. The...

Suburbs under stress as City of Whittlesea is warned about rapid community growth

THE National Growth Areas Alliance, NGAA, has warned the City of Whittlesea is among municipalities facing a series of looming crises as one of Australia’s fastest-growing communities. NGAA research found years of government neglect had...

Ray Wittmer speaks out against Kilmore rejuvenation project

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE businessman Ray Wittmer has delivered a scathing assessment of Mitchell Shire Council’s plan to rejuvenate Sydney Street, claiming it would ‘take the town back to the stone age’. The rejuvenation project –...

1600-hectare Wandong gum plantation for sale to developers

One of Australia’s largest wood exporters has put 1600 hectares of blue gum plantations in Wandong up for sale, offering the land as an opportunity for developers. The land between Kilmore and Wandong is being...

Low-density development approved for Tallarook township

A planning permit for a four-hectare, low-density residential subdivision in the Tallarook township has been approved by Mitchell Shire Council. The block, located about 220 metres north-east of the Tallarook Railway Station and abutting the...

1400-home development planned for Beveridge, town’s largest yet

STOCKLAND has announced it has acquired sites at 75 Stewart Street and 261 Beveridge Road, Beveridge.  The 140-hectare site will see Stockland build around 1400 homes in a future community. The site is the largest permit-approved...

New 550-lot housing development planned for Kilmore

DIVERSIFIED property business, Chinese-owned Jinding, has purchased two adjoining sites in Kilmore’s south-east with plans for a development of about 550 lots. The property company purchased two parcels of land located between Quinns Road and...

Social housing to be built in Seymour

The Mitchell Shire is set to gain 16 new social housing homes following a State Government announcement on Friday. The 16 homes will be built in Seymour, partnering with community housing provider The Haven Foundation. The...