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Men’s shed progress

By Colin MacGillivray ROMSEY Men’s Shed members are looking for donations of tools and equipment after celebrating the long-awaited construction of a shed at Romsey Recreation Reserve. For more than two years the group laboured to...

Seymour aged care redevelopment moves forward

Seymour’s Barrabill House aged care facility is one step closer to a major upgrade with the tender process now open for the $3.17 million redevelopment. The project will increase the number of beds at Barrabill...

Hospitals hit funding jackpot

By Jackson Russell Three Mitchell Shire health services will be able to purchase new life-saving equipment and improve critical infrastructure through a $160 million State Government funding program. Seymour Health, The Kilmore and District Hospital and...

Funding to support health

EIGHT community groups in the Macedon Ranges Shire will benefit from $44,700 of funding thanks to VicHealth, who hope the health and wellbeing of residents hardest hit by the pandemic will improve.  One organisation receiving...

COVIDSafe summer ahead

VICTORIA is primed for a ‘COVIDSafe Summer’ after the State Government announced its latest lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at the weekend. Facemasks are no longer mandatory in some settings, although government officials have encouraged people...

Barbecue serves as important reminder

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell visited Whittlesea Men’s Shed as part of the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Big Aussie Barbie awareness campaign. Mr Mitchell and men’s shed members sat down to eat some sausages for lunch...

Hospital creating accountability

By Jackson Russell THE Kilmore and District Hospital is hoping to turn awareness into accountability in its response to family violence as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign. The hospital launched its campaign on...

Standing united

By Lauren Duffy A RIDDELLS Creek father whose daughter was murdered in Melbourne last year is standing with his community to back the 16 Days of Activism campaign. John Herron’s daughter Courtney was murdered by a...

Schools step up to show support

THE Lancefield Romsey Stand Together campaign will provide a tangible, grassroots initiative encompassing the community, as part the 16 Days of Activism campaign in the Macedon Ranges. Two primary schools, Lancefield Primary School and St...

Business support a priority

By Colin MacGillivray THE City of Whittlesea has flagged helping businesses recover from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as a priority in the coming months. With easing State Government restrictions providing more opportunities for...