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Hopes of exploring for gold across Mitchell Shire

By Colin MacGillivray PERTH-BASED mining company Torrens Mining has applied for exploration licences covering most of Mitchell Shire in the belief the area could yield significant gold deposits. Torrens has already been granted an exploration licence...

Upgrades for reserves at Wandong and Wallan

Two Mitchell Shire sporting reserves will share in more than $950,000 of State Government funding to upgrade change rooms, oval lighting and build new multi-use courts. Three projects across Wallan’s Greenhill Reserve and Wandong’s LB...

Works continue through lockdown

Works on several essential projects are being continued by Mitchell Shire Council throughout Victoria’s second lockdown. Road crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens staff, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite...

$12 million traffic lights project complete

A MULTIMILLION dollar Whittlesea City Council project to convert a roundabout into traffic lights at the intersection of Findon Road and Ferres Boulevard in South Morang is now complete. Works on the busy intersection, used...

Dog park unleashed in Kilmore

By Jackson Russell Kilmore’s canine residents will have a new space to play with construction underway on a fenced off-leash dog park near Kilmore Racecourse. The $30,000 project, on the corner of East Street and Kilmore...

Historic trees replaced on Wallan’s Avenue of Honour

FOUR replacement trees were planted on Wallan’s Avenue of Honour last week in a joint effort by Kilmore Wallan RSL and Mitchell Shire Council. The four trees were replaced because of poor health and concerns...

Planning predicament

By Jackson Russell A future development plan for an eastern section of Wallan will be a step closer after a draft masterplan for the King Street and Queen Street precinct undergoes public consultation. The area is...

Waterhole plans brewing

By Jackson Russell Lancefield is set to get a new watering hole, with a brewery expected to open in the town early next year. Inspiration for the brewery, called the Lost Waterhole, came when Lancefield Guesthouse...

Conway Street works fast-tracked

Conway Street in Kilmore will be closed for 20 days for a construction blitz between Kilmore-Lancefield Road and Kilmore Fire Brigade station. The $1.1 million works will involve the rehabilitation of the road pavement, new...

Regional appeal driving population growth

By Colin MacGillivray A REPORT on the population mobility of Australians has found an increasing flow of people moving away from capital cities is driving population growth in regional areas such as Mitchell and Macedon...