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Macedon Ranges council split over Lancefield land development proposal

By Colin MacGillivray A DECISION on a permit for the sale of gardening and trade supplies on agricultural land in Lancefield has divided Macedon Ranges Shire councillors. The permit for the use and development of land...

Wallan waste dump finally removed

AN industrial-sized waste dump at Wallan’s Newbridge Estate has been finally been removed by a property developer. The site, in Station Street, Wallan East, appeared to include large piles of demolition waste and tyres, as...

Donnybrook’s new sports and outdoor precinct set to open early 2022

Donnybrook’s residential areas have continued to expand and create opportunities for people raising families, with the announcement of the Wallaby Donnybrook Early Learning Centre and a nine-hectare sports and outdoor precinct. More than 600 residents...

Mitchell Shire housing and rental options could reach crisis point

By Colin MacGillivray Community leaders are concerned access to housing and rental options could reach a crisis point in Mitchell Shire if not addressed. Politicians and Mitchell Shire real estate industry leaders claim a series of...

Wallan, Doreen, Upper Plenty schools receive funding for inclusive play spaces

Schools in Wallan and Upper Plenty have received State Government funding to help them become more inclusive of different abilities. In its sixth round of funding, the Inclusive Schools Fund will contribute more than $12...

Works on $1.2 million Wallan Community Services Hub commence

Work has commenced on the $1.2 million Wallan Community Services Hub, which will provide access to community services and programs with a focus on early intervention and prevention. The former childcare centre at 42/80 Bentinck...

Beveridge to get new $1.3 million walking trails and sports facilities

A $1.3-million expansion is set for Beveridge Recreation Reserve, with new walking trails and play areas as well as sporting facility upgrades. Two lit tennis and netball courts will be constructed, along with outdoor fitness...

Nine mining exploration licences granted in Mitchell Shire and Macedon Ranges

By Colin MacGillivray MINING operations are again in the spotlight across the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell Shire after a fresh wave of exploration licence applications and approvals. Several mining companies have been granted the right to...
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Mitchell Shire council rejects plan to build concrete plant in Beveridge

MITCHELL Shire councillors have rejected an application to build a concrete batching plant in Beveridge, saying nothing about the proposal made sense for the area. Applicant Aurora Construction Materials had proposed a plant on Minton...

Kilmore’s JJ Clancy Reserve gets $3.8 million for overhaul, after five years of fighting

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE sporting and social groups are celebrating the announcement of $3.8 million for an overhaul of the town’s JJ Clancy Reserve. The funding, announced last week, will be put towards a new integrated...