Environment

Seymour gets solar powered

The Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre is now partially powered by 322 solar panels, following the completion of a $117,000 Mitchell Shire Council capital works project. The centre was selected to receive the system as...

Tree trouble in Broadford

By Evelyn Leckie SUGAR gum trees along High Street are causing anxiety for some Broadford residents after a large tree limb fell on a public park bench and footpath this earlier month. Broadford resident Cedric Brown...

Councillor’s climate passion

By Evelyn Leckie ENVIRONMENTAL issues are at the forefront of Whittlesea councillor Emilia Sterjova’s mind after attending the climate strike last Friday. “It was incredible to...

Uncleared block causes concern

Evelyn and Ken Clifton’s 10-year fight to clear a block of land containing shrubs, trees and rubbish in their street in Broadford continues.The couple believe the contents on the block poses fire...

Fire restrictions on the way

Declarations of Fire Danger Periods in each Victorian munipality are on the way. The Country Fire Authorty has declared last week the first municipality to enter the Fire Danger Period this season...

Accessibility concerns in Kilmore

By Jackson Russell Residents are growing concerned with the lack of access for the disabled and elderly around Kilmore, especially through the town’s main street. People using wheelchairs or walking frames are...

Plans for tourism

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will outline its key tourism issues in a submission to a State Government Regional Tourism Review. The council want increased collaboration between Victorian regional tourism boards and local...

Risky trees reported to council

OVERBEARING trees leaning towards Towts Road are causing concern for a Whittlesea resident, who fears stormy weather could cause them to fall on passing cars or pedestrians. The resident, who wished to...

Input invited for Kilmore Creek master plan

Council has drafted a revised Landscape Master Plan for Kilmore Creek. The aim of the plan is to update the landscape master plan for Kilmore Creek and establish a range of actions...

Snow busy

AS a cold snap over the weekend hit, residents ventured out of their warm homes to embrace the snow that fell as low as 400 metres above sea level.