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Earthquake rocks Victoria

A MAGNITUDE 5.8 earthquake left most of Victorian shaken up Wednesday morning as it hit the state at about 9.15am. According to Geoscience Australia, the first earthquake was detected in Mansfield at a depth of...

MP Steph Ryan pushes again for Seymour signalling upgrades, criticising city focus

SEYMOUR railway line has been overlooked by State Government funding, with state-of-the-art signalling on the cards for Melbourne railway lines but not for Seymour’s outdated double line block system. Member of Euroa and Shadow Minister...

Speed limits around Wandong school reduced after neighbour’s campaign

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Mitchell Shire Council has reduced the speed limit around Wandong Primary School to 40km an hour at all times and installed new signs after a neighbouring resident expressed safety concerns. Travis McCarty, who...

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Calls to upgrade Kilmore SES HQ answered after June 9 storm stretched outdated facilities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