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Gisborne growth and town character a concern for residents

The growth of the township and losing the character of the town were highlighted in a Gisborne Future project report presented to Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At its March meeting, council was updated with community...

New community set for Wallan

Core Projects are set to help launch a landmark new masterplanned community in Wallan. St Hilaire is the largest single landholding to go under development in the Wallan South Precinct Structure Plan, comprising 80 per...

Broadford residents launch town plan petition

By Colin MacGillivray A GROUP of Broadford residents has called for an overhaul of Mitchell Shire Council’s draft Broadford Structure Plan amid concerns it will mar the natural beauty and country atmosphere of the town. An...

Mill Park Basketball Stadium works to commence

THE City of Whittlesea will commence upgrade works on the Mill Park Basketball Stadium this month. The $2.9 million redevelopment of the sports hub will include new gender-neutral and family change rooms, accessible public toilets,...

City of Whittlesea plans Wollert land acquisition

THE City of Whittlesea will adopt a planning scheme amendment to apply public acquisition overlays on land required to facilitate the ‘long-planned’ upgrade of an existing intersection in Wollert. Council will apply overlays on two...

Mitchell Shire Council rejects Broadford subdivision

MITCHELL Shire councillors have rejected a proposed multi-lot subdivision at 540 Davidson Street, Broadford, dismissing it as ‘not good planning’. The proposal involved the creation of five lots of between 591 and 682 square metres,...

Seymour focus for Goulburn Regional Partnership

SECURING government COVID-19 recovery grants, improving access to public housing and revitalising the Seymour economy are among the top priorities for new Goulburn Regional Partnership chair Stuart Locke. Mr Locke, who is the chief executive...

Sports grounds upgrades

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea lsat week announced a new synthetic pitch would be installed at Lalor United Sloga Football Club in October. The council has also applied for a grant through the Community...

Quarry decision in minister’s hands

By Colin MacGillivray THE final decision on planning permission for a quarry south of Wallan now rests with Planning Minister Richard Wynne after his office ‘called in’ a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal proceeding last...

Wollert ‘super lots’ proposal rejected

A PLANNING permit application for the development of four ‘super lots’ on Bindts Road, Wollert has been rejected by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dahua Epping Development Pty Ltd challenged the City of Whittlesea...