Environment

Mitchell Shire Council to pursue sustainable development requirements

Mitchell Shire Council will join 30 other Victorian municipalities petitioning new Planning Minister Lizzie Blandthorn for authorisation to prepare and exhibit a new environmentally sustainable development, ESD, provision that would become part of the...

Macedon Ranges getting involved with Plastic Free July

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is motivating residents to participate in the Plastic Free July challenge.  Plastic Free July is an annual month of action where businesses, individuals and governments work on reducing plastic waste, and...

Charges laid after Woodstock industrial waste dumping

The Environment Protection Agency, EPA, has charged a person with 10 offences after finding dumped and burned industrial waste on an unlicensed property at Woodstock, east of Donnybrook. The charges relate to the Environment Protection...

Glass bins to roll in for the City of Whittlesea

Residents in the City of Whittlesea can expect a new 120-litre purple bin for glass waste from August, following the State Government’s requirement of a four-bin waste system. At last month’s council meeting, City of...

New trees set for Riddells Creek streets

A new street-tree program will plant about 400 trees in Riddells Creek between June and September.  Macedon Ranges Shire Council is aiming to give the trees a chance of survival to keep Macedon Ranges’ green...

Yarra Valley Water campaign in national awards

Yarra Valley Water’s campaign ‘Water Watchers’ has made its way to the finals of the 2022 Mumbrella Awards. The campaign is a finalist in the Sustainable Practices category, after it was recognised for its playful...

Supporting businesses to ‘go green’ in the City of Whittlesea

Businesses in the City of Whittlesea will soon be able to become more environmentally friendly, as a low-interest loan will be offered through a new program. The council has partnered with Better Building Finance to...

Waste welcomed in the City of Whittlesea

By Max Davies An Epping resource recovery company has donated garden mix soil and compost to five community gardens across the City of Whittlesea to celebrate five years of operation. Repurpose It is a company that...

Macedon Ranges a hotspot for Snow Gums

The findings of Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Snow Gum monitoring project have now been released, revealing the Macedon Ranges is a snow gum epicentre. Council has been working with Landcare groups and the Arthur Rylah...

Donation paves way for Kilmore walking trail

By Colin MacGillivray A scenic walking and cycling trail around the perimeter of Kilmore Racecourse and Recreation Reserve could be finished as early as next year after a $100,000 donation from Bendigo Bank. Reserve trustees have...