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Feat of clay

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to overturn Mitchell Shire Council’s refusal to grant a permit for the planned clay quarry in Wallan has been described by councillors as the worst planning...

Small town big heart

PYALONG is a small town with a big heart. The town with a population of under 2000 is driving the drought relief drive through the Pyalong neighbourhood House. The Neighbourhood House has teamed with Need...

Ranges protected

STRENGTHENED planning controls will see the Macedon Ranges protected from over-development for years to come. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne declared the region a distinctive area under the Planning and Environment Amendment (Distinctive Areas and...

Severe weather warning issued

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for people in the North Central, Central and South West districts as a cold front creates damaging winds across the state. North to north-westerly winds...

Romsey park named

THE name of the new community park located at the former Romsey Primary School site is “Romsey Ecotherapy Park”. The name was chosen from 25 names submitted by community members and groups, including the Greater...

Green thumbs reap gardening glory

RESIDENTS across the district are being celebrated for their gardening glory. The results for the City of Whittlesea annual garden competition are in and six talented green thumbs have been awarded more than $2000 worth...

What was that?

By Joshua Wells WAS it a gold mine blast, fighter jet, asteroid, an earthquake or a volcanic explosion? Residents across the Macedon Ranges Shire experienced an unexplained sonic boom at 10am on Wednesday morning, with Macedon...

Broadflooded

By Joshua Wells THE residents of an estate in Broadford have pleaded with the Mitchell Shire Council to change the drainage system before they become inundated with flooding. The action group formed after two rapid water...