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Council welcomes step towards bypass

Mitchell Shire Council hopes the announcement of a new roundabout at Wandong Road will lead to the construction of a Kilmore Bypass. The $12-million roundabout at the south end of Kilmore lays the foundation for...

Shaping Whittlesea

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA residents can help create a vision for the town’s next two decades with input on a draft Whittlesea Township Strategy. The township strategy will serve as an overarching framework guiding decision-making in...

Witness appeal for Wollert fatality

By Colin MacGillivray GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol officers are investigating a crash in Wollert that left a 17-year-old Epping boy dead on Sunday morning. Investigators believe the unlicensed boy was driving a Toyota van that left Bindts...

Petition to keep Masons Road open

MORE than 100 City of Whittlesea residents have signed a petition requesting council reconsider the potential closure of Masons Road in Mernda and Wollert. Council conducted a trial of Masons Road as a one-way road...

Road trauma service shifts online

By Colin MacGillivray A STATEWIDE event recognising the victims of road trauma will be presented online for the first time on Sunday. Road Trauma Support Services Victoria’s, RTSSV, Time for Remembering provides an opportunity for people...

Road safety boost at Lancefield

A HIGH-SPEED intersection in the Macedon Ranges will soon be safer, with works underway to improve the corner of Lancefield-Tooborac Road and Burke and Wills Track, at Lancefield. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the...

Council works near completion

Works are continuing across Wallan and Kilmore as part of Mitchell Shire Council’s $40 million capital works program. The first stage of works in Wellington Street, Wallan are complete, with drainage and footpaths on the...

Service station to close for roadworks

THE northbound Hume Freeway BP service station in Wallan will be closed from Sunday night to early Monday morning while essential asphalting works take place on the freeway exit. To ensure the safety of the...

Street name fixed

Mitchell Shire Council has rectified an odd street naming anomaly in Kilmore, with Junction Road being renamed John Street to ensure the road has one continuous name throughout. John Street begins at Kilmore-Lancefield Road in...

Roads top Mitchell Shire Council’s issues list

Roads and footpaths made up 40 per cent of the 2065 councillor requests between January 2017 and September 2020, a Mitchell Shire Council report has found. Mitchell Shire councillors noted a report at the October...