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Upgrades for reserves at Wandong and Wallan

Two Mitchell Shire sporting reserves will share in more than $950,000 of State Government funding to upgrade change rooms, oval lighting and build new multi-use courts. Three projects across Wallan’s Greenhill Reserve and Wandong’s LB...

Works continue through lockdown

Works on several essential projects are being continued by Mitchell Shire Council throughout Victoria’s second lockdown. Road crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens staff, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite...

Finally funded!

By Jackson Russell Wallan’s much-needed Hume Freeway diamond interchange has been green-lit after the Federal Government announced it will fully fund $50 million for the long-awaited project. The upgrade will create south-facing ramps on and off...

Financial roadmap

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea administrators have declared the 2020-21 budget a ‘quality’ and ‘responsible’ financial roadmap to guide the municipality through the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of three administrators, appointed by the State Government...

Play space revamp

BROADFORD residents have an opportunity to help design two new play spaces for the town. Mitchell Shire Council announced it was seeking input to help finalise the design of the play spaces, which will be...

Heritage bid for Whitburgh Cottage

MITCHELL Shire councillors hope ‘overdue’ works on Kilmore’s historic Whitburgh Cottage can begin next year after applying for a heritage grant to restore the building. The council approved an application for $200,000 to restore the...

Rail trail a premier attraction

MITCHELL, Murrindindi and Mansfield councils will join to deliver the Great Victorian Rail Trail Strategic Development Plan – a plan for Australia’s longest continuous rail trail. The 134-kilometre rail trail follows an old railway line...

Seymour levee plans abandoned

By Jackson Russell OPPONENTS of the planned Seymour Flood Levee rejoiced after Mitchell Shire councillors unanimously voted against continuing the project at last Monday night’s council meeting. Councillors voted to cease pursuing future planning, development and...

Gisborne plans cause confusion

By Steph McNicol A DRAFT plan for the future of Gisborne is expected to be open for community consultation at the end of July, after the item caused confusion during Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s June...

Macedon artist helps create fantasy film

By Steph McNicol MACEDON hair and creative makeup artist Debbie Müller has described Australian film The Legend of the Five, as her ‘favourite project so far’. The movie, which first screened at cinemas last week, finished...