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By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council have described the 2020-21 budget as financially responsible, but two councillors are concerned it does not allocate enough money for roads and infrastructure. The proposed budget passed by seven votes...

Upgrade for key intersection at Wollert

By Jackson Russell A major intersection in Wollert will undergo an upgrade as part of a City of Whittlesea plan to cater for rapid growth in the area. Whittlesea council has begun preparations to place a...

Intersection gets much-needed upgrade

Improvements to a much-maligned Kilmore East intersection began yesterday at O’Gradys Road and Kilmore East Road. Works are expected to be completed by September and will include a new turning lane, lighting and speed limit...

New road to ease Beveridge traffic

By Jackson Russell A new street will be built around Beveridge Primary School’s new west campus to help ease congestion, but Mitchell Shire Council will foot a $1.2 million bill to pay for it. While originally...

Federal boost for infrastructure

Roads and infrastructure projects in Mitchell Shire received a $1.7 million boost from the Federal Government to support the local economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of a $1.8 billion package...

Interchange ready

By Jackson Russell -  Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell says the Watson Street-Hume Freeway diamond interchange should be at the top of the list for Federal Government funding to aid in the country’s economic recovery...

Recovery project push

Member for Euroa Steph Ryan has called on the State Government to nominate the Kilmore Bypass as a shovel-ready project to assist with the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Ryan wrote to Treasurer...

Mitchell Shire calls for road funding help

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council is advocating for greater financial assistance from the Federal Government to support local councils’ road maintenance efforts. A notice of motion from Deputy Mayor David Atkinson calling for council to...

Copper wire theft causes boom gate malfunction

By Steph McNicol The theft of copper wire from train line infrastructure is causing boom gates to malfunction, causing serious safety issues for transport users. Teresa Bisignano, of Wallan, has expressed her concerns after a near-miss...

Interchange still on agenda

By Jackson Russell Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has renewed calls for the Federal Government to fund the much-needed Hume Freeway-Watson Street diamond interchange in Wallan. While $50 million of funding earmarked for the Hume Freeway...