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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...

Beveridge to get new $1.3 million walking trails and sports facilities

A $1.3-million expansion is set for Beveridge Recreation Reserve, with new walking trails and play areas as well as sporting facility upgrades. Two lit tennis and netball courts will be constructed, along with outdoor fitness...

Macedon Ranges Shire: Have your say about your town’s growth

By Lauren Duffy People will get to have a say about each town’s expected growth scenarios in the Macedon Ranges Shire when council opens up a report for community consultation. Macedon Ranges Shire Council made the...

Kilmore’s JJ Clancy Reserve gets $3.8 million for overhaul, after five years of fighting

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE sporting and social groups are celebrating the announcement of $3.8 million for an overhaul of the town’s JJ Clancy Reserve. The funding, announced last week, will be put towards a new integrated...

Tooborac Primary School to get $1.1 million upgrade

Planning work is underway to provide a $1.1 million upgrade to Tooborac Primary School. The project aims to modernise the school. Architects will work with school leaders to ensure the upgrade helps achieve their educational...