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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...

Fire reignites wire barrier debate

SAFETY concerns about wire-rope barriers have been reignited by a witness of the Hume Freeway near Clonbinane fires earlier this month. The witness called into 3AW radio station saying they had seen the incident unfold...

Businesses adjust to plastic bag ban

By Evelyn Leckie DAY one of the plastic bag ban kicked off on Friday, with business owners saying they supported the initiative. The state-wide ban means single-use plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns...

Water restrictions lifted

Stage two water restrictions will no longer be in place in the Kilmore district as of Thursday. Instead permanent water saving rules will apply for residents in Kilmore, Kilmore East, Wandong, Heathcote Junction and Upper...

Deer culling begins in Kinglake

DEER culling will begin this month in Kinglake National Park, near Toorourrong Reservoir. Parks Victoria will remove up to 400 Sambar and Red Deer, with the culling program expected to take a year, in an...

Sustainability move

By Evelyn Leckie MORE eateries in the City of Whittlesea are being encouraged to accept reusable containers from customers picking up their takeaway meals, as part of a council program to reduce single-use plastic. Whittlesea councillor...

Seymour gets solar powered

The Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre is now partially powered by 322 solar panels, following the completion of a $117,000 Mitchell Shire Council capital works project. The centre was selected to receive the system as...