Projects

Quarry decision in minister’s hands

By Colin MacGillivray THE final decision on planning permission for a quarry south of Wallan now rests with Planning Minister Richard Wynne after his office ‘called in’ a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal proceeding last...

Beekeeper monument generates buzz

THERE was a buzz in the air when Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell members met with Keep Victoria Beautiful representatives last week to discuss a monument to the region’s most famous beekeeper. Rotarians are keen...

Standpipe fears continue

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL residents fear ‘dire consequences’ because of a lack of State Government funding for ‘critical’ standpipes across the shire – only two of 13 are functioning. Concerned residents gathered outside Broadford Shire Hall...

Clean-up day on Sunday

COMMUNITY groups, schools, businesses and individual across Mitchell Shire are set to clean up the region on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items, such...

Extra funding for council projects

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will apply for additional funding of $2.2 million as part of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Extension. At its ordinary meeting last week, council discussed notification of $2,281,225...

$96.4 million armoured vehicle simulation centre set for Puckapunyal Military Area

A THREE-STOREY armoured vehicle simulation centre is the centrepiece of a $96.4 million Federal Government investment in the Puckapunyal Military Area. In addition to the new centre, works at the base will include a modernisation...

Whittlesea students support bread tag blitz

By Colin MacGillivray THE Whittlesea township has embraced the power of recycling to help make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Students and families from Whittlesea Primary School, St Mary’s Parish Primary School...

Gisborne gardens to grow

GISBORNE Botanic Gardens has received $130,000 as part of the State Government’s Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program. A total of 26 gardens across the state will share in $2.42 million in the latest round...

JJ Clancy Reserve ‘overdue’ for funding

KILMORE'S JJ Clancy Reserve is the largest of Mitchell Shire Council’s latest applications to the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, with council planning a $3.8 million integrated community facility. The fund provides grants for shovel-ready...

Call to stand up for standpipes across shire

By Colin MacGillivray A GROUP dedicated to improving Mitchell Shire’s community water infrastructure will host a meeting in Broadford on Saturday. The group includes landholders from across the north of Mitchell Shire campaigning for upgrades to...