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Land acquisition proposal for sports hub

THE City of Whittlesea has moved to acquire land for the continuing development of the Mernda Sports Hub project. Council administrators voted to request an amendment to the planning scheme that would allow a public...

Mernda subdivision approved

A MULTI-LOT subdivision involving the construction of 12 dwellings on a lot and the removal of native vegetation in Mernda has been approved. The application to subdivide land at 104-110 Schotters Road was given conditional...

Pedestrian bridges to be installed

Two new pedestrian bridges will be installed tomorrow (October 22) on either side of the Northern Highway over Kilmore Creek. The installation will take place between 10am and 2pm at the northern end of Kilmore,...

Duplication plans divulged

By Jackson Russell THE duplication of Watson Street, and the Northern Highway to the south of Wallan, will require the acquisition of strips of public land, as detailed in Department of Transport plans. As part of...

Call for trail funding

Community group Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail believes the timing is right to construct a rail trail between Wallan and Heathcote to act as an economic stimulus for Mitchell Shire. According to the...

Move to make planning controls permanent

Mitchell Shire Council has begun the process of updating planning controls for Hidden Valley estate in Wallan. A planning control review will inform a future planning scheme amendment. With residential development in the estate in its...

Council vision outlined

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the City of Whittlesea will not join municipalities across Victoria hosting council elections this month, its panel of administrators has set down its vision for the next four years. Administrators Lydia Wilson,...

Good timing for historic clock

Following extensive restoration, the old Kilmore Town Hall clock was installed in the Mill Street Mall on Monday. Antiquarian horologist Vivian Kenney has restored the clock as part of a joint project along with the...

Bus stop concern

A Kilmore resident has raised his concern with the location of a new bus stop in Kilmore, with its proximity to a busy schooltime intersection a potential safety hazard. With the bus stop currently under...

Council reviewing planning scheme

MITCHELL Shire Council has completed the first stage of reviewing the Mitchell Planning Scheme, with councillors unanimously adopting the review report at last Monday night’s council meeting. The meeting was the last before council entered...