Environment

Water shortage hits

By Jackson RussellKILMORE, Wandong and Heathcote Junction residents are being urged to conserve water, with the Sunday Creek reservoir at 18 per cent capacity....

Sustainable living in Romsey

LINDA Holt has followed a sustainable living practice for as long as she can remember.Mrs Holt recalls her Italian grandmother picking an array of fruits and vegetables...

Enviro talk opportunity

EXPRESSIONS of Interest to speak and exhibit at the 2019 Loddon Mallee organics recovery information series for the horticulture industry are now open.Following on from the success of...

Seymour water supply intact during repairs

THANKS to the conservation efforts of local residents in the face of scorching hot conditions, Goulburn Valley Water was able to maintain water supply to Seymour, Avenel and Tallarook while repairing...

Whittlesea prepares to remember

The Whittlesea community is preparing for a time of remembrance and reflection as the 10th anniversary of the 2009 bushfires draws closer.There are several community events planned...

Feat of clay

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to overturn Mitchell Shire Council’s refusal to grant a permit for the planned clay quarry in Wallan has been described by councillors as the worst planning...

Small town big heart

PYALONG is a small town with a big heart. The town with a population of under 2000 is driving the drought relief drive through the Pyalong neighbourhood House. The Neighbourhood House has teamed with Need...

Ranges protected

STRENGTHENED planning controls will see the Macedon Ranges protected from over-development for years to come. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne declared the region a distinctive area under the Planning and Environment Amendment (Distinctive Areas and...

Severe weather warning issued

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for people in the North Central, Central and South West districts as a cold front creates damaging winds across the state. North to north-westerly winds...

Romsey park named

THE name of the new community park located at the former Romsey Primary School site is “Romsey Ecotherapy Park”. The name was chosen from 25 names submitted by community members and groups, including the Greater...