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Fire reignites wire barrier debate

SAFETY concerns about wire-rope barriers have been reignited by a witness of the Hume Freeway near Clonbinane fires earlier this month. The witness called into 3AW radio station saying they had seen the incident unfold...

Residents want speed change now

By Jackson Russell A lower speed limit through Hidden Valley will be considered as part of the next two Mitchell Shire Council budget processes, but residents say action needs to be taken immediately. Council passed a...

Developers put on notice

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire councillors took a stand against housing developments with one road in and out, which has become a focal point for council when assessing new planning permits. At an August 2018 council...

Interchange stoush

State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green has called for the Federal Government to pay for the entirety of the much-needed Watson Street-Hume Freeway interchange in Wallan East. The interchange has been a point of...

Pothole problems

AN unhappy ratepayer has had to fork out $1305 to fix damages he sustained while driving over a deep pothole on Pyalong-Seymour Road. Mark Freeman was travelling on the main road last Tuesday when his...

Council on the right path

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council’s focus on the Missing Link Footpath Program is paying off with the amount of work left halved in the last four years. Council’s last iteration of the Missing Link Footpath...

Negligent driving takes its toll

By Steph McNicol The Transport Accident Commission is again warning motorists of the dangers of using mobile phones while driving, in light of the state’s rising road toll. A simple glance at...

Accessibility concerns in Kilmore

By Jackson Russell Residents are growing concerned with the lack of access for the disabled and elderly around Kilmore, especially through the town’s main street. People using wheelchairs or walking frames are...

Tram collection derailed at Bylands

By Jackson Russell The Tramway Museum Society of Victoria is concerned it could lose the world’s only complete collection of W-Class trams if it’s unable to renegotiate an almost 25-year old agreement...

Parking headaches for Beveridge

PARKING restrictions during pick-up time outside Beveridge Primary School are causing headaches for parents who don’t want their young children crossing Lithgow Street without supervision. Mitchell Shire Council set up no standing...