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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...

Police operation targets trucks on Kilmore, Wallan residential streets

Complaints about small trucks on residential streets and concerns about truck driver behaviour sparked a police operation in Kilmore, Wallan and Beveridge last week. Wallan and Kilmore police led the three-day traffic operation targeting tippers,...

State Budget 2021: Further delay on Kilmore bypass

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders have voiced their disappointment at last week’s state budget after the government again baulked at providing funding for a Kilmore bypass. The government had previously committed to acquiring land for...

No more appointments: Learner driver tests are moving online

Prospective learner drivers will soon be able to take their permit tests online with the rollout of a new State Government program. The changes to learner permits means new drivers can take their test without...

Mitchell Shire campaign to increase safety between motorists and horse riders

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A central Victorian horse riding group is promoting its campaign to educate motorists about risks to rider safety on the road during National Road Safety Week this week. Led by Avenel resident Helen...