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Lessons learned

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea community leaders hope lessons learned from a cluster of suicides among South Asian women can propel the municipality to become a national leader in migrant mental health and family...

Romsey residents worried for wildlife

By Steph McNicol SPEED limits of up to 100km per hour on rural roads are a concern for a Romsey resident who says Macedon council ‘has failed in its duty of care for wildlife’. Patrick Francis...

Greater accessibility in the works

COUNCIL accessibility and maintenance works at several sites across Kilmore and Broadford have continued during the COVID-19 lockdown. Mitchell Shire Council has worked with businesses and contractors in both towns to continue works on roads,...

New signs aim to boost road safety

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...

Fire at Mernda testing site

INVESTIGATIONS by police are underway after they were called to the scene of a fire at a Mernda COVID-19 testing site before 11pm last night. The testing marquee was closed at the time of the...

Contaminated water warning issued

Residents of 88 Melbourne suburbs have been warned not to drink their tap water after damage caused by overnight storms led to undisinfected water from Silvan Dam entering the Yarra Valley Water supply system. Suburbs...

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...

Restrictions return

AFTER a gradual increase in active COVID-19 cases in the Macedon Ranges there are now 28 active cases, and Mayor Cr Janet Pearce has urged residents to ‘stay safe’. By postcodes, the number of identified...

Appeal for crash witnesses

GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol members are appealing for witnesses of a serious crash in Doreen last week to come forward. A Doreen man, 49, was taken by air ambulance to hospital on Monday last week after...

Police checkpoints across the shire

By Jackson Russell POLICE have launched an expanded version of Operation Sentinel to ensure people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire adhere to reintroduced COVID-19 lockdown measures. The operation will involve state-wide resources including the public...