Environment

Rain won’t lift water restrictions

Stage two water restrictions are still in place for Kilmore, Wandong, Heathcote Junction and Upper Plenty residents despite recent rain.With dry and warm conditions expected to continue throughout the year, Goulburn Valley...

Bagging out plastic

Romsey Neighbourhood House volunteers are saying no to plastic by banding together and creating recycled Boomerang Bags. The initiative started in 2013 when two girls started a conversation about...

Artist paints with environmental message

ARTIST Med De Young noticed when she first moved to Whittlesea that the community house needed a splash of colour. Ms De Young, who had moved to Whittlesea from Preston, approached the...

Free and safe chemical disposal in Seymour

Mitchell Shire residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household chemicals safely through Sustainability Victoria’s Detox Your Home event on Saturday in Seymour.People can drop their unwanted household chemicals at Mitchell...

Rubbish leaves Salvos down in the dumps

By Jackson Russell The 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 Russell Kilmore 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...