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Roundabout to improve safety

By Jackson Russell Work has begun on a new $4.7 million roundabout at the intersection of Main and Barry streets in Romsey, which will improve safety and traffic flow. Construction of a second roundabout is also...

No plans for Kilmore-Lancefield Road

Despite temporary speed restrictions being introduced months ago, there are no plans for improvement works on a section of Kilmore-Lancefield Road. An approximate five-kilometre stretch of road was reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h along with...

Bus services under fire

By Evelyn Leckie CONCERNED residents are crying out for more bus services after students, elderly passengers and a pregnant women have been forced to walk from Kilmore East to Kilmore. A lack of bus services in...

Town entrances cleared for fire safety

By Evelyn Leckie MITCHELL Shire Council is responding to the upcoming fire season by clearing and cleaning up entrances to towns, particularly Pyalong and Kilmore. Council voted in favour of spending $50,000 each year to maintain...

Fire reignites wire barrier debate

SAFETY concerns about wire-rope barriers have been reignited by a witness of the Hume Freeway near Clonbinane fires earlier this month. The witness called into 3AW radio station saying they had seen the incident unfold...

Residents want speed change now

By Jackson Russell A lower speed limit through Hidden Valley will be considered as part of the next two Mitchell Shire Council budget processes, but residents say action needs to be taken immediately. Council passed a...

Developers put on notice

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire councillors took a stand against housing developments with one road in and out, which has become a focal point for council when assessing new planning permits. At an August 2018 council...

Interchange stoush

State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green has called for the Federal Government to pay for the entirety of the much-needed Watson Street-Hume Freeway interchange in Wallan East. The interchange has been a point of...

Pothole problems

AN unhappy ratepayer has had to fork out $1305 to fix damages he sustained while driving over a deep pothole on Pyalong-Seymour Road. Mark Freeman was travelling on the main road last Tuesday when his...

Council on the right path

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council’s focus on the Missing Link Footpath Program is paying off with the amount of work left halved in the last four years. Council’s last iteration of the Missing Link Footpath...