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Steph Ryan: Pyalong power problems need new solution

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has joined a community call for new solutions to power problems plaguing the town of Pyalong. Pyalong residents have been frustrated for years by frequent power outages, some...

Residents slam government response to June storm damages

By Colin MacGillivray MACEDON Ranges and Mitchell residents have slammed a ‘disgraceful’ Federal Government response to their concerns after petitioning for better telecommunications infrastructure following June’s devastating storms. Many homes across the region were left without...

Yan Yean Reservoir fishing plans endorsed by Rob Mitchell

FEDERAL Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell is calling on State Government departments to work together to deliver recreational fishing opportunities at Yan Yean Reservoir. Mr Mitchell, pictured below, said opening the reservoir to recreational fishers...

Goulburn Valley Water vows net zero emissions by 2050

GOULBURN Valley Water has joined governments and businesses around the world working to mitigate climate change by committing to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The utility corporation has joined Race to Zero, a...

Power restored in Macedon Ranges after storm; SES grateful for reprieve

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Power was restored to thousands of Macedon Ranges Shire homes during the weekend after a storm on Thursday night – the second severe storm to hit the shire within months. Winds of up...

High winds blast Victoria, power outages across Macedon Ranges and Mitchell

Thousands of homes in the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell shires are without power after 110km/h winds rattled central and southern parts of the state early this morning. Almost 2500 Powercor customers in the Romsey...

Now’s the time to get fire ready, here’s a checklist for steps to take...

MITCHELL Shire residents are being urged to prepare their properties and survival plans for fire season, with particular emphasis on the shire’s label as a high bushfire and grassfire risk area. Above average rainfall has...

Attempt to rescue platypuses entangled in rubbish in Kilmore Creek unsuccessful

While an attempt to rescue two platypuses entangled in litter in Kilmore Creek on October 8 proved unsuccessful by the Australian Platypus Conservancy, it did provide good news about how the area's platypus population...

Grant for rural landowners to plant trees

Rural landowners looking to undertake work on their land to help improve the native environment and extend habitat for wildlife can now apply for a City of Whittlesea environmental works grant. The program, now into...

Storm-affected Macedon Ranges residents now eligible for federal disaster recovery payments

RESIDENTS of the Macedon Ranges affected by the June storms can now apply for disaster recovery payments. Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell said he had finally received confirmation that Macedon Ranges had been added to...