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New social housing in Mitchell Shire

Mitchell Shire families will soon be able to move into two new homes in Wallan thanks to a $3.1 million partnership between social housing provider BeyondHousing, the Victorian Property Fund and Mitchell Shire Council. The...

Food recycling launched

KERBSIDE waste collection in the Macedon Ranges Shire will now include food organics to divert thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill. State Government money will support a project worth more than $460,000 to potentially...

Community spirit shines

By Steph McNicol A FACEBOOK post has banded together the Seymour community as they look to help much-loved resident Ramona Dunwoodie maintain her garden. After hearing about Ms Dunwoodie’s time nursing and all she has done...

Kilmore Show calling for entries

The Kilmore Agricultural show on December 7 promises to provide a fun day out for the entire family. The show is celebrating its 157th year this year, making it one of the oldest agricultural shows...

Seymour garden opens for the community

A DAY of live music, food and children’s entertainment is not to be missed as the Seymour Community Garden officially opens on Saturday. The event will begin at 9.30am, at 8-10 Victoria Street, with a...

Water restrictions to stay

Despite recent rain boosting water storages, Goulburn Valley Water has announced water restrictions will remain in place in Kilmore and surrounds throughout summer. With a hot, dry summer forecast, stage two restrictions will remain in...

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...

Magic Garden

By Eden Hynninen There was magic in the air at Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House when fairies gathered in their new garden on Friday. Thanks...

Property prices continue to rise

Property prices in the Mitchell Shire continue to increase, bucking the downward trend of metropolitan Melbourne. Mitchell’s average lot price was $294,000 over the past three months to May increased from $285,000...