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Farmer fears extinction in growth corridor

By Steph McNicol BEVERIDGE farmer Greg Heffernan fears the development of Melbourne’s metropolitan outskirts will force agricultural farming out of existence. Having lived on his Beveridge farm most of his life, Mr Heffernan said the decision...

New road to ease Beveridge traffic

By Jackson Russell A new street will be built around Beveridge Primary School’s new west campus to help ease congestion, but Mitchell Shire Council will foot a $1.2 million bill to pay for it. While originally...

Federal boost for infrastructure

Roads and infrastructure projects in Mitchell Shire received a $1.7 million boost from the Federal Government to support the local economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of a $1.8 billion package...

Springridge plans denied

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has knocked back an amendment to the Springridge Estate development in Wallan to increase lots and remove a proposed community centre. At last Monday night’s council meeting, councillors denied a...

Sydney Street funding boost

The Kilmore Township Sydney Street North Rejuvenation has been announced as one of 35 projects in regional Victoria to share in more than $16 million in funding. The project has received $500,000 from the Regional...

Independent disability housing for Wallan

By Jackson Russell A new multi-unit development in Wallan is set to give people living with a disability the chance to live independently. Specialist Disability Accommodation Australia is building the property in the heart of Wallan...

Narrow street raises concern

By Jackson Russell A Broadford resident has raised his concern with a development on Davidson Street that has created a narrow road. Richard Frost has been living on Davidson Street for more than 40 years while...

‘Problematic’ development goes ahead

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has approved a block of seven townhouses in Victoria Street, Seymour despite being described as ‘problematic’ by some councillors. The major concern with the development is accessibility issues, with the...

Kilmore clock ticks on

By Steph McNicol KILMORE residents can now look forward to a new street decoration to admire with plans to install the Kilmore Clock at the Mill Street mall precinct, near Oddfellows Cafe on Sydney Street. The...

Strong opposition floods in

By Jackson Russell A decision on the Seymour flood levee is one step closer after Mitchell Shire councillors received a report detailing a community survey where 84 per cent of respondents were against the levee. At...