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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...

Mitchell Shire land sales jumped 10% in June quarter as people raced to access...

Land sales peaked in the Mitchell Shire in June as people raced to sign deals before the First Home Owner Grant was walked back from $20,000 in regional areas to $10,000. “People tried to get...

Wallan quarry information session to be held online

A community information session about the proposed stone extraction quarry between Beveridge and Wallan will be held online instead of face-to-face due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID restrictions. To be held from 6.30pm on Thursday,...

Broadford Pine Plantation saved from development after 1000 residents sign petition

Mitchell Shire Council planners have made significant changes to the draft Broadford Structure Plan following community consultation. The proposed draft structure plan will be put forward to councillors at a council meeting for further discussion. Broadford...

Construction starts on Mickleham quarantine facility; MP says opening will come ‘too late’

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has welcomed the start of construction on a new quarantine facility at Mickleham, but slammed the Federal Government for unnecessarily delaying the project. The Federal Government’s newly-named Centre...

How big? Mitchell Shire Council debates appropriate housing lot sizes for Kilmore

A PAIR of planning permit applications for multi-lot subdivisions on Mill Road, Kilmore prompted Mitchell Shire councillors to debate appropriate lot sizes on the town’s fringe. At last week’s council meeting an application for a...

More plans and potential retailers revealed for former Wallan car wash site development

By Colin MacGillivray THE developer behind plans for a petrol station and retail lot in Wallan has revealed more about the proposal, including potential retail tenants for the site. Earlier this month the Review reported a...

Former site of Mernda Primary School to be subdivided into residential development

The City of Whittlesea has approved a planning permit to subdivide the site of the former Mernda Primary School into 35 residential lots. Council purchased the site in 2014 from the State Government after the...