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Bendigo Bank gives back

Nine Country Fire Authority units and one State Emergeny Service unit each received $3000 from the Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches of the Bendigo Bank. The grants were given by the Wallan...

Uncleared block causes concern

Evelyn and Ken Clifton’s 10-year fight to clear a block of land containing shrubs, trees and rubbish in their street in Broadford continues.The couple believe the contents on the block poses fire...

Fire restrictions on the way

Declarations of Fire Danger Periods in each Victorian munipality are on the way. The Country Fire Authorty has declared last week the first municipality to enter the Fire Danger Period this season...

Plans for tourism

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will outline its key tourism issues in a submission to a State Government Regional Tourism Review. The council want increased collaboration between Victorian regional tourism boards and local...

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...

Input invited for Kilmore Creek master plan

Council has drafted a revised Landscape Master Plan for Kilmore Creek. The aim of the plan is to update the landscape master plan for Kilmore Creek and establish a range of actions...

Peninsula groups help farmers

By Jackson RussellFour neighbourhood houses from the Mornington Peninsula have come together to help Pyalong Neighbourhood House donate food and clothing to struggling farmers in regional Australia. Members...

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...

Kilmore confirmed Victoria’s oldest inland town

By Eden HynninenCAREER research scientist and previous Kilmore resident Martin Williams has discovered – after 164 years of speculation – that Kilmore is the oldest inland town...

Creek crossing green light

By Jackson RussellTWO pedestrian bridges are set to be built across the Kilmore Creek on either side of the Northern Highway to improve safety of pedestrians at the...