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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 and capital...

Peninsula groups help farmers

By Jackson Russell Four 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 from the Bentons Square Community Centre,...

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 rural roads.The...

Kilmore confirmed Victoria’s oldest inland town

By Eden Hynninen CAREER research scientist and previous Kilmore resident Martin Williams has discovered – after 164 years of speculation – that Kilmore is the oldest inland town of Victoria. Mr Williams has done something that...

Creek crossing green light

By Jackson Russell TWO 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 northern end of Kilmore. The bridges and...

Golden eggs

By Eden Hynninen Tamsyn Murray and her son Josh have spent a decade not just selling eggs but building a strong brand through sustainability and education.   In 2009, a then nine-year-old Josh wanted to make...

Call for farmer rates reform

By Jackson Russell Kilmore East farmer Kevin Butler is hoping Mitchell Shire farmers will rally for rates reform outside the council chambers.Mr Butler, who founded BlazeAid, said the current rates are unfair to both Mitchell...

Pyalong wins resilience award

By Steph McNicol Pyalong Neighbourhood House has won a state-wide award for their effort to buy groceries and organise hay for struggling farmers. Neighbourhood Houses Victoria selected the Pyalong group from 401 houses across Victoria for...

More rural doctors

Gisborne’s Bridget Fallon and Macedon’s Cassandra Hocking will start at a new Murray-Darling rural medical program in Victoria to tackle the nation-wide rural doctor shortage. The 15 regional students accepted into the course will commence...

Rescue from Hanging Rock

by Evelyn Leckie PARAMEDICS were called to the Hanging Rock Summit on Sunday December 2 to assist a man in his fifties who had fallen from the summit area of the rock. It is believed the...