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IGA backs Broadford brigade

BROADFORD Country Fire Authority members were grateful recipients of a $1200 donation from the town’s IGA supermarket last week. Broadford IGA manager Fiore Ambrosio said the store made charitable donations to community groups ‘once or...

Key projects in the mix for funding

MITCHELL Shire Council will bid for a slice of more than $90 million in State Government economic stimulus programs aimed at reducing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Councillors last week approved applications for funding...

Fired up over reforms

By Colin MacGillivray A lack of consultation and underfunding are two of the major concerns expressed by volunteer firefighter leaders in condemning State Government fire service reforms set to come into effect tomorrow. The government’s restructuring...

Community group still in action

By Steph McNicol CORONAVIRUS did everything except stop the work of Love in Action Wallan, a social movement, according to founding member Jeremy Scrivens. The virus did present some challenges to the group, but they were...

Recovery boost

By Jackson Russell - Mitchell Shire Council will waive an abundance of fees to support residents and businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment opportunities across Mitchell Shire will also be bolstered through the...

More council help

THE City of Whittlesea will pour another $150,000 into non-government agencies to help support people as part of its COVID-19 relief and support. The council’s announcement of its next stage of support, focusing on the...

Gambling harm focus

By Evelyn Leckie WHITTLESEA Community Connections has won over the State Government with their proposal to reduce gambling harm by providing alternative recreational activities for residents experiencing gambling issues. The group received $70,155 as part of...

Pokies submissions encouraged

Organisers of a public meeting regarding Hogan’s Hotel’s application for additional poker machines are encouraging residents to make a submission to a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal appeal. Representatives from Wallan Gateway Church, the Victorian...

No laughing matter

A night of fun and hilarity is hoped to help raise money to prevent homelessness in Mitchell Shire. Comedy for a Cause will include four of Australia’s top comedians visiting Kilmore on Saturday, October 26...

Bank building buzz

By Evelyn Leckie A NEW state-of-the-art Bendigo Bank building in Wallan is nearing completion, and expected to be functional by December. The Wallan and District Community...