Development

Opposition sports commitment

THE Liberal Nationals have called the Labor government and raised the stakes, committing $15 million to building the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct if elected next month. The funding would cover both sections of the...

Whittlesea ear marked for upgrade

LIBERAL Candidate for Yan Yean Meralyn Klein has promised to deliver a $2 million upgrade to the Whittlesea Police Station if the Coalition wins the election. The candidate joined Shadow Minister for Police Edward O’Donohue...

Feat of clay

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to overturn Mitchell Shire Council’s refusal to grant a permit for the planned clay quarry in Wallan has been described by councillors as the worst planning...

Upgrades for notorious road

A TROUBLESOME section of Lancefield-Kilmore Road is among a number of roads that will be fixed as part of a roads blitz by new country roads body Regional Roads Victoria. The blitz is the first...

Timely gift

THE bland stonework of the Mill Street Mall is to be given new life with the gift of a Kilmore town clock by the Southern Mitchell Rotary Club. The club has come up with a...

Call for Whittlesea commitment

IN the lead up to the November state election, the City of Whittlesea is calling on local politicians to give residents the same access to services and infrastructure as those living in the city. Council...

New shared footpath for Watson Street

PEDESTRIANS and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district. Council has released designs for a new shared...

Council makes federal funding bid

FEDERAL Shadow Minister for Sport Don Farrell met with local MPs and council on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of future funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct. Mr Farrell met with Member for...

Mernda hits the rails

THE Mernda Rail extension, complete with three new stations, opened for passengers last Sunday — six months ahead of schedule. The $600 million rail extension with three new stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge...

Sun sets on dodgy clauses

VICTORIANS will be protected from the sunset clause if they choose to buy off-the-plan following a historic announcement last week. The state government will make changes to the infamous sunset clause in the Sale of...