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Fatal Wollert collision under police investigation

POLICE are investigating a two-vehicle collision in Wollert this afternoon that left a woman dead. Emergency services were called to Epping Road just after 1pm after a truck and car reportedly collided. The female driver of...

Northwood car crash results in fatality

A PERSON has died following a crash in Northwood, near Seymour, on Friday morning. Police and emergency services were called to a truck fire on the Hume Freeway at about 6.40am. It is believed a truck...

Hume Fwy upgrades at Beveridge to use recycled asphalt

Upgrades to the Hume Freeway Melbourne-bound at Beveridge are using recycled asphalt, designed to be more robust and last longer. Reconophalt, which has a lifespan of 15 per cent longer than standard asphalt, uses processed...

Hume works at Beveridge to close lanes for three weeks

The Hume Freeway Melbourne-bound will be reduced to one lane through Beveridge for three weeks from Sunday 17 October while upgrade works take place. Motorists can detour by leaving the Hume Freeway at the Wandong...

Speed limits around Wandong school reduced after neighbour’s campaign

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Mitchell Shire Council has reduced the speed limit around Wandong Primary School to 40km an hour at all times and installed new signs after a neighbouring resident expressed safety concerns. Travis McCarty, who...

New sweeping plan for Mitchell roads, council responsibility and maintenance standards

MITCHELL Shire Council has adopted a new road management plan, outlining maintenance standards and council responsibilities for roads across the municipality. At last month’s council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to adopt the new plan, which...

Mitchell Shire council identifies 26 ‘high-priority’ footpath projects to complete within four years

MITCHELL Shire Council has identified nearly 40 priority footpath projects to be considered in future capital works programs under a 2021 update to its footpath missing links program. The update prepared by council officers found...

Kilmore SES says new facilities needed after storm that rocked the region

By Colin MacGillivray EMERGENCY service leaders say a devastating storm that rocked the north-central region earlier this month has shown a clear need for new and improved facilities in Kilmore. The Victoria State Emergency Service, VICSES,...

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...

Roads ‘high priority’ as Mitchell Shire council approves management plan

MITCHELL Shire’s road network is again in the spotlight after council recently approved a draft road management plan for public consultation. The draft plan will govern the management of and decisions relating to the shire’s...