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Composting bins for all Macedon Ranges households

All Macedon Ranges Shire households will soon be able to compost all organic waste, including bones, pet droppings and weeds, as the Food Organics Garden Organics service expands shire-wide in July. Households new to...

Private heritage-listed garden in Macedon to open to public for two days only

MACEDON'S heritage-listed Bolobek Garden will open to the public for the first time in 18 months on April 24 and 25. The garden sits at the base of Mount Macedon on private property – a...

Winemakers source unique grapes from Kilmore

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Autumn is vintage in Victoria, when winemakers harvest their grapes ready to be fermented and bottled later in the year. In warm areas like Queensland, grapes can be picked as early as January,...

Helping energy-inefficient homes

A MACEDON Ranges Sustainability Group project will aim to combat the disadvantages people of a low socio-economic status face while living in less energy-efficient housing. The MRSG Healthy Homes Project inception was based on a...

$30 million housing investment for Ranges

THE State Government has committed to invest at least $30 million into public and community housing in the Macedon Ranges as part of its $5.3 billion Big Housing Build. The multi-billion-dollar investment, to be included...

Community garden vandalised

By Jackson Russell ISSUES of vandalism and anti-social behaviour by Romsey youth have caused concern throughout the community, with residents being encouraged to look out for one another. Romsey Neighbourhood House’s edible garden was trampled and...

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...