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Wandong resident’s frustration at Inland Rail works: “Absolutely nothing in it for us”

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Wandong resident who will have part of his land compulsorily acquired by the Inland Rail Project is frustrated about the potential disruptions the works could have on the town. David Moran, president...

Lancefield Park receives $200,000 towards new oval lights

Lancefield Park Recreation Reserve has received $209,520 in State Government funding to go towards new oval lighting. Existing lights will be removed and replaced with four new 30-metre light towers and LED floodlights to 100...

Lancefield brewery one step closer after securing State Government investment

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Lancefield is one step closer to having its own beer, after a Lancefield brewery received a $200,000 State Government investment. The Lost Watering Hole will be an independent brewery, restaurant and café catering...

Sports facility upgrades in Kilmore, Broadford, Wallan and Seymour green-lit in funding splash

Communities will have access to improve sports facilities after projects across the Mitchell Shire received funding from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria. A $1 million reconstruction of netball and tennis courts in Kilmore...

Mitchell Shire road upgrades: footpaths, speed limits, tree planting, safety barriers

Footpaths, speed limit changes, tree planting and installing safety barriers on dangerous stretches of roads are among projects in focus by Mitchell Shire Council. Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was fantastic to see...

State Budget 2021: Further delay on Kilmore bypass

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders have voiced their disappointment at last week’s state budget after the government again baulked at providing funding for a Kilmore bypass. The government had previously committed to acquiring land for...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...

Federal Government’s “fluff and puffery” around Beveridge Freight Terminal criticised

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders are calling for detailed plans for the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal after the Federal Government dangled a $2 billion carrot for the project in last week’s budget. The proposed site...

WWI plaques unveiled for Avenue of Honour between Romsey and Lancefield

THREE new plaques detailing Australia’s World War One history now line the Avenue of Honour between Romsey and Lancefield after being officially unveiled last month. The plaques were paid for by a Federal Government grant...

Tallarook Hall reopens three years after fire

Tallarook Mechanics Institute will host an open day on Saturday to celebrate its rebuilt hall. The open day, from 10am to 2pm, will feature live music, cooking demonstrations, venue tours and a committee question and...