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Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Giving thanks

By Evelyn Leckie GOVERNOR of Victoria Linda Dessau visited the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Northern District Office on Thursday to thank emergency services and listen to residents affected by the Plenty Gorge suburban fire. Ms Dessau visited...

Prepare a fire plan

With bushfires continuing to rage across south-eastern Australia, Mitchell Shire Council is urging residents to be fire-ready and have a plan. The council reminded residents of that bushfire survival plans were critical to all households...

Wallan park needs name

AN unnamed park in the Wallara Waters Estate in Wallan is yet to be formally named, with Mitchell Shire Council calling for public input on preferred options. Developers of the park, Frasers Property Australia, approached...

Town entrances cleared for fire safety

By Evelyn Leckie MITCHELL Shire Council is responding to the upcoming fire season by clearing and cleaning up entrances to towns, particularly Pyalong and Kilmore. Council voted in favour of spending $50,000 each year to maintain...

Community spirit shines

By Steph McNicol A FACEBOOK post has banded together the Seymour community as they look to help much-loved resident Ramona Dunwoodie maintain her garden. After hearing about Ms Dunwoodie’s time nursing and all she has done...

Seymour garden opens for the community

A DAY of live music, food and children’s entertainment is not to be missed as the Seymour Community Garden officially opens on Saturday. The event will begin at 9.30am, at 8-10 Victoria Street, with a...

Environment group says stop logging now

By Evelyn Leckie A Kinglake environmental group has called the State Government’s announcement to ban native timber logging by 2030 as inadequate, saying harvesting should stop now. Kinglake Friends of the Forest, who protested against the...

New community hub plans

Plans to redevelop the site of Kilmore Library, memorial hall and the surrounding area have been released for community input, with a community drop-in session on Thursday. The plans were developed following discussions with community...

Clonbinane group takes action

CLONBINANE Community Action Group has been awarded more than $9000 for its community empowerment project by Australia Post’s Community Grants program. The grants program awarded close to $500,000 to 75 not-for-profit community organisations across Australia...