Environment

Rubbish leaves Salvos down in the dumps

By Jackson RussellThe Salvation Army Broadford Corps is struggling to cope with the amount of rubbish being dumped on their doorstep every week.Like most opportunity shops, Broadford Salvation...

$4.2 million upgrade to Broadford school

A $4.4-million upgrade to Broadford Secondary College has resulted in state-of-the-art classrooms, a refurbished library and a new literacy centre.The upgrade also means more accessible toilets, outdoor learning spaces and landscaping works...

Call for farmer rates reform

By Jackson RussellKilmore East farmer Kevin Butler is hoping Mitchell Shire farmers will rally for rates reform outside the council chambers.Mr Butler, who founded BlazeAid, said the current...

Tree warrior turns attention to home

SHERRIE Yeoman travels all over Australia to protect the environment and Indigenous cultural heritage.Growing up on a farm in Doreen, Ms Yeoman has always had a love...

Lancefield’s lost world

Australia’s ‘big animal’ history may be brought to life in Lancefield after Macedon Ranges Shire Council allocated funds to plan for a Megafauna Interpretation Centre.Council’s Budget Report 2019/20 assigns funds to establish...

3000 trees face axe

THREE thousand gumtrees, some of which are up to 500 years old, face clearing as part of next stage of duplicating Yan Yean Road.With stage two of...

Small fine for SKM for recycling debacle

The Environmental Protection Authority has issued a $16,000 fine for SKM's part in the Coolaroo and Laverton North recycling plants' shut down in mid-February.The closure left tonnes...

Suspicious fire burns close to homes

An out-of-control grassfire that burnt fences and narrowly missed homes at Springridge Estate in Wallan is being treated as suspicious.About eight to ten acres of grassland was...

Recycling robot recognised

CITY of Whittlesea students have won a state-wide award for creating a walking school bus robot - an invention that walks students to school and collects organic and food wastefor the...

Agricultural land plan

People in Melbourne's outer northern fringe will have their say on what land should be ear-marked for agricultural use in the face of the ever-expanding growth of suburbs.