Environment

Brumby activists call for a stop to shooting

By Max Davies Brumby activist across Victoria are calling for a change, with the State Government intending to eradicate hundreds of wild horses in the Alpine and Barmah national parks. About 500 brumbies currently live in...

Lookouts to become a feature along new Plenty Gorge trail

A new trail through Plenty Gorge Park will see the installation of five new lookouts along Plenty River after a $19.3 State Government commitment was announced last week. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change...

Whittlesea man fined $2000 for a cigarette

A Whittlesea man has paid nearly $2000 in fines and costs after throwing a burning cigarette butt into a South Morang car park earlier this year. The man was fined $300 by a magistrate and...

Murray cray season now open

Victorians can now try their hand at catching tasty Murray spiny freshwater crayfish to cook over a camp fire or take home for the dinner table. Found north of the Great Dividing Range, the inland...

Sale of Hanging Rock East Paddock to proceed

By Tricia Mifsud An attempt by a Macedon Ranges Shire councillor to reject the sale of Hanging Rock’s East Paddock to the State Government has been quashed. A notice of motion to rescind the item ‘East...

Walking Tullamarine to Newcastle for climate change

By Max Davies Did you spot someone walking along the Northern Highway on your way home last Thursday evening? That might have been Mitchell Drover, who last week set off on a 1000-kilometre walk to raise...

Feedback sought on Macedon Ranges mineral spring use

Mineral springs across Victoria, including in the Macedon Ranges, are at the heart of a Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, DELWP, master plan currently seeking community input. DELWP is putting together a 10-year...

City of Whittlesea celebrating World Environment Day

A range of interactive activities will be on offer for the City of Whittlesea’s World Environment Day celebrations from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, June 5. The free festival, at Lauries Field in Brookwood...

Shower Shorter: Yarra Valley Water launches new water saving campaign

Yarra Valley Water, YVW, is urging people to save water by taking shorter showers and cutting out water-wasting behaviours. A survey conduced by Melbourne metropolitan water corporations found that 33.3 per cent of Generation Z...

State Budget: Mernda fire station in focus

The United Firefighters Union criticised the State Budget, saying not enough money was allocated to professional firefighters working for Fire Rescue Victoria, FRV. Union secretary Peter Marshall said budget funding for FRV had not kept...