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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...

Water storage change

By Steph McNicol LANCEFIELD and Romsey residents will have their water supply supplemented by an alternative source due to a decline in storage levels. The dry summer months have resulted in the Lancefield Basin dropping to...

Overlay approved

By Evelyn Leckie THE much-debated Lancefield Development Plan Overlay has been finalised, with the Minister for Planning signing off on Amendment C117 with a few alterations made. The controversial overlay is an overall plan that affects...

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...