Environment

Waste not, want not

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council will look into funding opportunities to develop a feasibility study exploring investment in a waste-to-energy facility in Mitchell Shire. The feasibility study comes from a notice of motion by deputy...

Council’s water use in focus

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire councillors are looking for improvements in water consumption after a report found potable water makes up 95 per cent of council’s water use. In February 2019, Cr Bill Chisholm asked council...

Rail trail a premier attraction

MITCHELL, Murrindindi and Mansfield councils will join to deliver the Great Victorian Rail Trail Strategic Development Plan – a plan for Australia’s longest continuous rail trail. The 134-kilometre rail trail follows an old railway line...

Water authority appoints new chief

GOULBURN Valley Water has appointed a new managing director, Stephen Capewell, after the retirement of long-standing managing director Peter Quinn. Mr Capewell holds a PhD in chemical engineering and has a background in engineering, water...

Logging shutdown

By Colin MacGillivray ENVIRONMENTAL groups have vowed to continue to disrupt native-forest logging after protest action shut down logging coupes in the region last week. Coupes at Mount Disappointment, Kinglake and Toolangi were among 15 sites...

Rubbish dumping spikes

ILLEGAL dumping has become rife in Wallan, with Mitchell Shire Council urging residents to ‘dob in a dumper’. Rubbish is being dumped on Old Sydney Road faster than council can clean it up, with piles...

‘Unfinished business’

By Jackson Russell Unfinished business is a common theme among Mitchell Shire councillors as they weigh up whether or not they will run in the upcoming council elections on October 24. The North Central Review spoke...

Four Avenue of Honour trees to be removed

Four trees in Wallan’s Avenue of Honour will be replaced with trees propagated from the budwood of the existing 53 trees. Work to replace the dead trees in High Street will begin July 13. Council workers...

Plug pulled on Seymour Show

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society will abandon plans for this year’s Seymour Show in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Society president Jason Ronald last week announced the show would not go ahead as planned,...

Council adopts environment policy

By Jackson Russell The adoption of a draft Mitchell Shire Council Environment Policy caused great debate at last week’s council meeting. The policy prompted a motion of deferral from north ward councillor Bill Chisholm and an...