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Parks Victoria seeks to make parks more accessible

Parks Victoria will continue to connect people with nature and create a more inclusive environment by developing a new disability action plan. Now open for community engagement, Parks Victoria is seeking ideas and feedback on...

Lancefield author publishes book with sustainability tips for being ‘community sufficient’

The author of a book about how to live sustainably and prepare for the future made an appearance at Red Door Books of Lancefield to sign copies of her new book before lockdown. ‘Future-steading’ is...

Kilmore records double average monthly rainfall, farmer says wettest ‘in 60 years’

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE East farmer Kevin Butler believes the region is in the midst of its wettest period ‘in 60 years’ after the Bureau of Meteorology’s, BoM, Kilmore Gap weather station recorded more than...

Newham Primary School wins National Landcare Award

Newham Primary School were among two Victorians to win a National Landcare Award on Thursday night. More than 3000 people from across the country came together online to watch the awards, hosted by ABC TV...

City of Whittlesea’s first ‘repair cafe’ to help fix broken goods for free and...

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Mernda Community House plans to open a repair cafe after receiving a Sustainability Victoria grant to promote low-waste living. The $45,000 grant from the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund will create a new project...

Free firewood available following Macedon Ranges clean up

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is making free firewood available to residents and ratepayers at its transfer stations until at least September 2021, as part of storm recovery operations. Residents and ratepayers must first register their...

Clean-up crews in Cobaw State Forest delayed as more inclement weather batters the region

Fire Forest Management Victoria is battling inclement weather in its clean-up efforts in the Cobaw State Forest, putting a cloud over the forecast re-opening date on September 30. The forest has been closed since a...

Macedon Ranges storm clean up to take ‘at least six months’

Macedon Ranges Shire Council says it will take at least six months to clean up damage from the storm on June 9. Council welcomed the announcement of $55.5 million in recovery funding from a joint...

BEAM accuses VicForests of obfuscation and ‘misleading’ logging maps of Tallarook State Forest

By Colin MacGillivray THE leader of BEAM Mitchell Environment Group has labelled community consultation around alterations to VicForests’ timber release plan as ‘obfuscation’ from the forestry body. VicForests has put proposed changes to the timber release...

Large gum trees on High Street, Broadford to be cut down and replaced

Four large sugar gum trees in High Street, Broadford will be replaced after Mitchell Shire Council deemed them structurally unsound and posing a significant risk to the community. The trees will be replaced with Algerian...