Politics

First federal minister visits in an OKR FM first

OKR FM had its first visit by a federal minister on Thursday, with Federal Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland stopping by the Kilmore-based station.Ms Rowland and Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell, joined Brunch Thursday...

Mitchell Shire councillors advocate in Canberra

Mitchell Shire Council representatives attended the 2023 National General Assembly of Local Government, NGA, in Canberra last month.Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Fiona Stevens, deputy mayor Louise Bannister, chief executive Brett Luxford, and director of...

State Budget pressure: What’s included for Mitchell and Macedon Shires?

Allocations in the 2023-24 State Budget will see work start on a new $6 million State Emergency Service headquarters in Kilmore, and money for planning to upgrade Broadford Primary School.Mitchell Shire Council welcomed the...

Just a trickle of Budget allocations for projects in the region

Wallan’s Watson Street diamond interchange at Wallan was listed on the 2023-2024 State Budget papers, but with no firm commitment of how much money would be spent on the long-awaited project in the next...

Budget to benefit healthcare and ‘people who need it most’

By Colin MacGillivrayLabor has touted cost-of-living and healthcare relief as the centrepieces of last week’s federal budget, while the opposition has argued it does not do enough to help rural residents.The Federal Government handed...

Regional sitting of Parliament to proceed

A motion has been successful in securing a regional sitting of the Legislative Council to be in a community impacted by the October 2022 floods.Initially moved by Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell, the...

Power Saving Bonus results encouraging

The latest round of the State Government’s Power Saving Bonus has resulted in 40 per cent of applicants finding a better energy deal, while more than one million Victorians have received $250 directly into...

Push for accessible childcare ahead of State Budget

Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland has called for more accessible childcare in the electorate ahead of the May 23 State Budget.Ms Cleeland took Shadow Treasurer Brad Rowswell on a ‘budget tour’ of the region,...

Northern Victoria MP calls for more social housing in Seymour

By Colin MacGillivrayMember for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has accused the State Government of concealing data about social housing waitlists as flood-affected Seymour residents wait for accommodation.Ms Lovell said while waiting lists for Victorian...

Frustration over Kilmore Bypass roadblock

By Colin MacGillivrayMember for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland wasted no time in putting the Kilmore Bypass front and centre at state parliament, raising it on the first sitting day on Thursday.However, Kilmore and District Residents...