Environment

Trees to stay after council reversal

By Colin MacGillivray LAURIMAR residents have won a battle to keep trees on their properties after the City of Whittlesea partially reversed a decision to remove about 140 trees from several streets in the estate. About...

Tree turmoil

By Colin MacGillivray LAURIMAR residents are up in arms about a council decision to remove 140 trees from the area, claiming it will damage ecology, lower property values and ruin the character of the development. Council...

Federal support for Seymour Show

After being forced to cancel the Seymour Show as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society has received a $15,000 Federal Government grant to hit the ground running for the 2021...

Grass fire requires air support

By Jackson Russell Three fires late last week had Mitchell Shire fire brigades busy, with a grass fire near Broadford more than 15 acres large requiring air support and a house in Seymour burning down. A...

Corellas attack golf course

Corellas have returned to Kilmore Golf Club, wreaking havoc to the course’s greens and fairways which are in the best condition they have been in years. The club has obtained authority from the Department of...

Next step for park

ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park’s opening is nearing each day, with the committee hard at work fundraising as the construction kick-off date approaches in 2021. The park is being delivered in three stages, stage two of which...

Council to explore hard rubbish collection

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL Shire Council officers will look into the potential for a hard rubbish collection service to help reduce the amount of illegally dumped rubbish across the shire, following a request from councillor...

Grants engage youth in climate change

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group and Mitchell Shire Council will use State Government funding to tackle climate change at a local level. The funding, from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s youth and community...

Park use during road project probed

By Jackson Russell THE Wallan Environment Group has questioned Planning Minister Richard Wynne on the potential effect a Wallan roads project could have on Wallan Community Park. The group is concerned about the effect the construction...

Shaping Whittlesea

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA residents can help create a vision for the town’s next two decades with input on a draft Whittlesea Township Strategy. The township strategy will serve as an overarching framework guiding decision-making in...