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Kilmore resident stumped by council response to dangerous fallen tree

By Colin MacGillivray A KILMORE resident has been left frustrated at a perceived lack of urgency from Mitchell Shire Council to remove or fence off what he describes as a dangerous tree stump next to...

Calls to upgrade Kilmore SES HQ answered after June 9 storm stretched outdated facilities

By Colin MacGillivray VICSES Kilmore Unit leaders say a $25,000 extension to their Green Street headquarters was a huge aid for volunteers responding to a devastating storm that struck the region last month. The extension was...

Tallarook house fire victims identified as adult and child

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The remains of two people were discovered on Monday afternoon after a large house fire near Tallarook on Sunday night. Police confirmed the two victims, aged 42 and 10, were residents of the...

Two people die in Tallarook house fire

Police have confirmed two people have died after a house fire near Tallarook last night. Victoria Police arson squad and forensic specialists are investigating the circumstances surrounding the house fire on Tallarook-Pyalong Road, near Tallarook. Emergency...

Call for signalling upgrades on Seymour line after collision scare

Shadow Minister for Regional Public Transport and Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says the signalling on the Seymour train line needs fixing urgently. Ms Ryan said signalling on the Seymour line had been an issue...

No phone service in Romsey and Lancefield presented ‘major challenge’ during storm

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A lack of access to communication was identified as the greatest challenge during a major storm that hit the Macedon Ranges earlier this month. The Romsey and Lancefield neighbourhood houses asked residents in...

Forests and parks remain closed indefinitely after storm

Forests and parks across the Macedon Ranges remain closed for a second week, some indefinitely, as the clean-up effort continues following a freak storm earlier this month. The Wombat State Forest, Cobaw State Forest, the...

Kilmore SES says new facilities needed after storm that rocked the region

By Colin MacGillivray EMERGENCY service leaders say a devastating storm that rocked the north-central region earlier this month has shown a clear need for new and improved facilities in Kilmore. The Victoria State Emergency Service, VICSES,...

Report into fatal Wallan train derailment finds line signalling was disrupted

By Colin MacGillivray The region’s leaders have expressed hope a final report into a 2020 train derailment near Wallan that killed two people and seriously injured eight others will shed light on the cause of...

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Seymour volunteer firefighter awarded service medal

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Seymour volunteer firefighter Lesley Read has been awarded the CFA’s highest honour as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday honour list. Ms Read is one of 10 Victorian recipients of the Australian Fire...