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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...

Road Safety Week: Mitchell Shire road trauma victims plead for drivers to reflect on...

By Colin MacGillivray ROAD-TRAUMA support leaders have encouraged people across Mitchell Shire to pause and reflect on their driving behaviour ahead of National Road Safety Week . The week, from May 16 to 23, is an...

Wallan, Donnybrook station upgrades complete; questions about ticket prices

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk New facilities at Wallan and Donnybrook train stations are now complete. Wallan’s indoor waiting area on platform one, city-bound, has been extended and renovated, with new toilets and baby change areas and a...

Roadwork blitz in Wallan, Tooborac school upgrades near completion

SEVERAL major council road and beautification works across Mitchell Shire are underway or have recently been completed. Works on Windham Street, Wallan, between William and King streets, have commenced with the aim of transforming the...

“Make some decisions and get on with it”: Ire over Kilmore bypass delay

By Colin MacGillivray Kilmore residents and politicians have admonished the State Government for its inaction on the Kilmore bypass, with little progression on the project for several years. Member for Euroa Steph Ryan visited Kilmore last...