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Four Avenue of Honour trees to be removed

Four trees in Wallan’s Avenue of Honour will be replaced with trees propagated from the budwood of the existing 53 trees. Work to replace the dead trees in High Street will begin July 13. Council workers...

Plug pulled on Seymour Show

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society will abandon plans for this year’s Seymour Show in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Society president Jason Ronald last week announced the show would not go ahead as planned,...

Council adopts environment policy

By Jackson Russell The adoption of a draft Mitchell Shire Council Environment Policy caused great debate at last week’s council meeting. The policy prompted a motion of deferral from north ward councillor Bill Chisholm and an...

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...

Dog owners warned

AN increase in the number of dog attacks and reported wandering dogs has sparked Mitchell Shire Council to remind pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash. The pet owners are being urged to...

Big cat call-out

By Evelyn Leckie PODCASTER Ben Beed is calling for Macedon Ranges residents to contact him to contribute to his podcast Missing Panther. The NSW man said he was fascinated by the intrigue of panthers and whether...

Exploring for gold

By Jackson Russell -  A Canadian exploration company is in the process of gaining an exploration licence to look for gold in Clonbinane. While an exploration licence doesn’t allow Mawson Resources to mine for gold, it...

Rain floods in

By Evelyn Leckie -  As 83 millimetres of rain and wild weather hit the Mitchell Shire over the weekend, 44 calls to the Kilmore State Emergency Service unit were made for help with flooded homes...

Aims to improve sustainability

By Steph McNicol A MISSION to build flourishing and sustainable communities is the focus of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group. Comprised of more than 400 members, the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is made up of a...

Reserve under threat

THE City of Whittlesea has called on the State Government to honour their commitment to protecting the Grassy Eucalypt Woodland Reserve. As part of the 2008 Melbourne Strategic Assessment agreement with the Federal Government to...