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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...

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...