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Mitchell Shire Council divided on draft budget

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire councillors have urged the community to have its say after last week debating a divisive 2021-22 draft budget. Council resolved to release the draft budget for public consultation at a meeting...

Epping set for social housing boost

MORE than 150 new social housing dwellings have been earmarked for Epping under the State Government’s Big Housing Build.Housing Minister Richard Wynne last week turned the first sod at the New Epping development. The project...

Taungurung artefacts recovered near Broadford

By Colin MacGillivray UPGRADES to the Shepparton train line have unearthed significant archaeological finds on Taungurung country near Broadford. Taungurung Land and Waters Council representatives, working alongside archaeologists, recovered more than 80 artefacts at a site...

Kilmore Bowls Club’s Hudson Park future up in the air

KILMORE Bowls Club’s long-term future at Hudson Park is in doubt after Mitchell Shire Council approved long-term master plans showing a civic plaza and public lawns in place of the club. The club, which has...

Old Goulburn River Bridge to undergo $4.3 million restoration

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Councillors credited the hard work and dedication of the Seymour community after endorsing a strategy for the restoration of the Old Goulburn River Bridge. The bridge, which was first built in...

Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre opens its doors

MORE than 60 children have embarked on their educational journey at the newly opened $2.4 million Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre. The centre, which was funded jointly by the State Government and Mitchell Shire...

Great Victorian Rail Trail Seymour alignment debate

A POTENTIAL connection of the Great Victorian Rail Trail to Seymour is a step closer after Mitchell Shire councillors voted on a preferred alignment at last week’s council meeting. After seeking community feedback on four...

$1.2 million for Great Victorian Rail Trail art

THE Great Victorian Rail Trail will receive $1.2 million in State Government money for standout art installations and signs. The trail is one of 30 regional Victorian projects announced last week to receive funding through...

Mill Park Basketball Stadium works to commence

THE City of Whittlesea will commence upgrade works on the Mill Park Basketball Stadium this month. The $2.9 million redevelopment of the sports hub will include new gender-neutral and family change rooms, accessible public toilets,...

Wandong-Wallan Lions celebrate outdoor gym opening

WANDONG-Wallan Lions Club members joined Mitchell Shire Council representatives and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to celebrate the official opening of outdoor exercise equipment in Kilmore this month. The $196,872 project to build outdoor...