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SES urges people to be flood ready

By Colin MacGillivray THE Victoria State Emergency Service, VICSES, has called for people to be flood ready as a potentially wet spring arrives. The Bureau of Meteorology recently released data indicating La Niña weather was likely...

Calls for fuel reduction and community involvement

By Jackson Russell Tooborac farmer Bill Chisholm has called on the state and federal governments to step up fire prevention and management measures in a submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Mr...

Swooping into spring

By Jackson Russell Now the sun has started to come out swooping season has begun in earnest, with magpies spotted swooping pedestrians and cyclists across the region. Native birds swoop humans, and often dogs, to defend...

Nightlife in Macedon Ranges

DAILY exercise habits sparked an idea for Macedon Ranges residents Tina Hardy and Monika Haller, who decided to explore the nightlife of wildlife and share their findings. Ms Hardy and Ms Haller set up wildlife...

Hanging rock group announced

THE future of Hanging Rock lies in the hands of the newly elected Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG), made up of three community representatives and an independent chair. The group will be responsible for advising Minister...

Feedback wanted on Yan Yean Road

THE community is being asked for feedback on the design of stage two of the Yan Yean Road upgrade. The project’s environment effects statement has been made available to the public through an exhibition that...

Endangered species in clear sight

HOURS of searching and recording rare and threatened species at Kilmore’s Monument Hill has paid off for two community groups that worked together to erect a sign to inform the public. Kilmore Mechanics Institute and...

Planning for Gisborne underway

CONSULTATION is underway for the future of Gisborne, and Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the draft plans. Council officers collaborated online with design consultants City Collective to host...

Ecosystem in decline

By Steph McNicol Macedon Ranges Shire Council has thrown its support behind the shire’s smallest residents, outlining the plight of the area’s ecosystem, including endangered flora and fauna. The council’s submission to the State Parliament’s Inquiry...

Petition draws development ire

By Jackson Russell A petition to stop the Broadford Pine Plantation from being split in half and turned into a residential development has gathered more than 700 signatures in less than a week. In the draft...