Development

$4.2 million upgrade to Broadford school

A $4.4-million upgrade to Broadford Secondary College has resulted in state-of-the-art classrooms, a refurbished library and a new literacy centre.The upgrade also means more accessible toilets, outdoor learning spaces and landscaping works...

Reasons behind extra gaming machines revealed

By Jackson Russell ‘No net detriment’ and gaming machines not reaching their cap in Mitchell Shire were two reasons detailed in a report outlining Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s decision...

Tree warrior turns attention to home

SHERRIE Yeoman travels all over Australia to protect the environment and Indigenous cultural heritage.Growing up on a farm in Doreen, Ms Yeoman has always had a love...

Planning stranglehold

By Eden Hynninen Lancefield residents feel they are trapped and being exploited following a Macedon Ranges Shire Council plan to control the development of their land.Close to...

3000 trees face axe

THREE thousand gumtrees, some of which are up to 500 years old, face clearing as part of next stage of duplicating Yan Yean Road.With stage two of...

Interchange promise

The Labor Party has committed a $23 million promise to construct a Hume Freeway-Watson Street interchange in Wallan should it be elected at the federal election on May 18.

Traffic time battle

EPPING resident Priyam Shah spends 15 hours a week sitting in traffic congestion.He is one of many City of Whittlesea residents losing out on family time, social activities and the chance...

Budget in focus

A $2.1 million for Wallan East Relocatable Early Learning Centre, plus major works to roads, footpaths, recreational spaces and waste management facilities highlight Mitchell Shire Council's 2019-20 draft budget.

Wallan East transformation

By Jackson Russell A proposed $14-million property investment in Wallan East will include an apartment block, a childcare centre, a hotel and other retail and hospitality premises.The site at 21 Station Street...

Footpath frustration

Residents are concerned for their safety when walking due to a lack of footpaths in Lancefield.Mothers Anita McMaster and Bianca Rantall – who walk daily with their...