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Equipment boost for CFA brigades

By Colin MacGillivray CFA brigades across the City of Whittlesea have claimed a share of $4.8 million dollars of fire-fighting equipment and training programs distributed across Victoria. The equipment was purchased with the aid of community...

SES urges people to be flood ready

By Colin MacGillivray THE Victoria State Emergency Service, VICSES, has called for people to be flood ready as a potentially wet spring arrives. The Bureau of Meteorology recently released data indicating La Niña weather was likely...

Calls for fuel reduction and community involvement

By Jackson Russell Tooborac farmer Bill Chisholm has called on the state and federal governments to step up fire prevention and management measures in a submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Mr...

Councils boost investment in trail

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council has joined Murrindindi and Mansfield councils in boosting investment into the Great Victorian Rail Trail. As part of the Great Victorian Rail Trail Strategic Development Plan, the three councils will...

Tribute to Willowmavin icon

By Jackson Russell A group of Willowmavin residents have banded together to remember their late neighbour Brian Jones, dedicating a newly-repaired bridge outside his property in his honour. Jonesy’s Bridge on Diggings Road was washed away...

Planning for Gisborne underway

CONSULTATION is underway for the future of Gisborne, and Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the draft plans. Council officers collaborated online with design consultants City Collective to host...

Ecosystem in decline

By Steph McNicol Macedon Ranges Shire Council has thrown its support behind the shire’s smallest residents, outlining the plight of the area’s ecosystem, including endangered flora and fauna. The council’s submission to the State Parliament’s Inquiry...

Restoration works underway at Kelly house

By Jackson Russell The childhood home of Victorian icon, bushranger Ned Kelly, is receiving some much-needed restoration works. Works began at the Kelly House in February after the house and surrounding land in Beveridge was acquired...

Safety boost for Hume Freeway

Electronic signs to slow down traffic on the Hume Freeway near a Tallarook intersection will be introduced as a safety measure. The signs will alert motorists travelling on the freeway to reduce their speed by...

Energy webinar for Mitchell Shire

MITCHELL Community Energy, MCE, will host a national webinar on community batteries that will explore their potential to boost energy accessibility in the shire. MCE president Peter Lockyer said community batteries were being rolled out...