Environment

Kilmore service to mourn cypress trees

A ceremony to mark the loss of 39 cypress trees along Kilmore East Road, Kilmore, will take place on Saturday. Kilmore and District Residents and Ratepayers Association, KADRRA, is inviting the public to attend the...

City of Whittlesea to grow trees by half a million

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk City of Whittlesea council has voted to adopt a new greening strategy, which will see more than half a million trees planted in the next 20 years. The Greening Whittlesea City Forest Strategy...

Macedon Ranges Shire Council rejects Gisborne communications tower

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has refused an application for a telecommunication tower at Gisborne, set to be used by the Country Fire Authority and Western Water. One of the key reasons for the refusal was...

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group at odds with VicForests over Tallarook logging plans

By Colin MacGillivray' BEAM Mitchell Environment Group representatives say they are still concerned about a VicForests logging program in Tallarook State Forest despite meeting with the forestry body last month. BEAM president Peter Lockyer said the...

Macedon Ranges councillors declare climate emergency

By Lauren Duffy MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has declared a climate change emergency, and will consider allocating further funding to the cause in its next budget. At council’s December meeting, councillors asked for an officer’s report...

Great Victorian Rail Trail Seymour alignment debate

A POTENTIAL connection of the Great Victorian Rail Trail to Seymour is a step closer after Mitchell Shire councillors voted on a preferred alignment at last week’s council meeting. After seeking community feedback on four...

$1.2 million for Great Victorian Rail Trail art

THE Great Victorian Rail Trail will receive $1.2 million in State Government money for standout art installations and signs. The trail is one of 30 regional Victorian projects announced last week to receive funding through...

Mitchell Shire Council rejects Broadford subdivision

MITCHELL Shire councillors have rejected a proposed multi-lot subdivision at 540 Davidson Street, Broadford, dismissing it as ‘not good planning’. The proposal involved the creation of five lots of between 591 and 682 square metres,...

Mitchell Shire nature-play program to expand

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL Shire-based nature-play program The Bush Bus has triumphed and is now expanding interstate. The program, created by Georgina Dymock, founder of Kidding Around Australia, aims to engage children by allowing them to...

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates inclusivity

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a series of art, film, music and language events and workshops over the next fortnight, celebrating belonging, inclusivity and the municipality’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity. The program is...