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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...

Risky trees reported to council

OVERBEARING trees leaning towards Towts Road are causing concern for a Whittlesea resident, who fears stormy weather could cause them to fall on passing cars or pedestrians. The resident, who wished to...

Parking issues for Wallan businesses

By Jackson Russell Three Wallan businesses are frustrated with a lack of support from Mitchell Shire Council after requests to maintain their parking areas. A gym, a mechanic and a garden supplies...

Bypass acquisitions supported

By Jackson RussellLand acquisitions for the southern portion of a Kilmore bypass can now proceed following a unanimous vote by Mitchell Shire councillors. Regional Roads Victoria can now...

Risks of rural roads

Alarming statistics released by the Australian Road Safety Foundation have highlighted the unnecessary risks taken on rural roads.Despite having just 16.5 per cent of Australia's population, two-thirds of road deaths occur on...

Lights on in Wallan

New pedestrian lights on High Street in Wallan were turned on for the first time on Friday, improving the safety of pedestrians.The lights will help people move between Wallan’s retail strip and...

Police target headlights

By Jackson Russell Kilmore police are on the lookout for drivers with defective headlights or not using the headlights properly, as part of Operation Nightlight. Sergeant Kalev Jones said he started the...

Northern Highway speed zone confusion

The speed limit on the Northern Highway north of Wallan has been temporarily reduced to 60 kilometres an hour after Regional Roads Victoria determined safety upgrades are required. However, the safety upgrades...