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Mitchell Shire Council divided on draft budget

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire councillors have urged the community to have its say after last week debating a divisive 2021-22 draft budget. Council resolved to release the draft budget for public consultation at a meeting...

City of Whittlesea plans Wollert land acquisition

THE City of Whittlesea will adopt a planning scheme amendment to apply public acquisition overlays on land required to facilitate the ‘long-planned’ upgrade of an existing intersection in Wollert. Council will apply overlays on two...

Diamond delay

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has united with the federal opposition to call for immediate works on a planned Hume Freeway diamond interchange at Watson Street, Wallan. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development...

Distraction causes collision

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken by air ambulance to hospital in a serious condition after a collision with a car towing a trailer in High Street, Broadford on Sunday. Paramedics, police and an air ambulance were...

Beekeeper monument generates buzz

THERE was a buzz in the air when Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell members met with Keep Victoria Beautiful representatives last week to discuss a monument to the region’s most famous beekeeper. Rotarians are keen...

Extra funding for council projects

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will apply for additional funding of $2.2 million as part of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Extension. At its ordinary meeting last week, council discussed notification of $2,281,225...

Signs show Kilmore’s bypass anger

KILMORE residents frustrated by a lack of progress on a bypass for the town have made their displeasure known with a series of signs on Powlett Street. The signs, put up by the Kilmore and...

Busy week for firefighters

IT has been a busy week for the region’s firefighters, with local brigades responding to several callouts across Mitchell Shire and beyond. Firefighters were on high alert yesterday, with a total fire ban declared in...

Northern Highway open after collision

The Northern Highway has reopened after being closed for more than two hours in the early hours of Friday morning after an SUV collided with a semi-trailer between McKerchers Lane and Union Lane south...

Park use during road project probed

By Jackson Russell THE Wallan Environment Group has questioned Planning Minister Richard Wynne on the potential effect a Wallan roads project could have on Wallan Community Park. The group is concerned about the effect the construction...