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Call for trail funding

Community group Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail believes the timing is right to construct a rail trail between Wallan and Heathcote to act as an economic stimulus for Mitchell Shire. According to the...

Council vision outlined

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the City of Whittlesea will not join municipalities across Victoria hosting council elections this month, its panel of administrators has set down its vision for the next four years. Administrators Lydia Wilson,...

Broadband ‘backflip’

By Jackson Russell CITY of Whittlesea residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for...

Mernda Community House extension funded

MERNDA’S capacity to host events and support its multicultural community got a boost last week when Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence announced $100,000 in funding to extend Mernda Community House. The house, operated by...

Woodend to Riddells Creek connection underway

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents are one step closer to experiencing a shared trail connecting Woodend to Riddells Creek, after councillors agreed to endorse the project at its August meeting. Councillors read a report to update...

Sports precinct concept design released

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has released a concept design for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Complex in New Gisborne and is inviting community feedback. The concept design was released through an online webinar late last...

More works underway in Mitchell

CONSTRUCTION will continue in Wellington Street, Wallan, and O’Gradys Road, Kilmore, as Mitchell Shire Council hopes safety is improved for road users and pedestrians. Wellington Street will be transformed to support movement by vehicles and...

Children’s services funded

Two Mitchell Shire projects will share in almost $2 million in funding from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. The funding will help Mitchell Shire Council support children and families in Wallan and Kilmore access...

Planning for Gisborne underway

CONSULTATION is underway for the future of Gisborne, and Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the draft plans. Council officers collaborated online with design consultants City Collective to host...

City plan boost

By Jackson Russell A hospital and intermodal freight terminal in Beveridge, extension of the metropolitan train line to Wollert and a ‘21st century food cluster’ at Epping are highlights of a new plan to drive...