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GOTAFE launches Victoria-first social justice charter to strive for equality

GOTAFE has extended its ongoing commitment to equity, fairness and respect for its community, with the launch of the Victorian TAFE sector’s first ever Social Justice Charter. The creation of prayer rooms, multilingual interactive displays...

Roadwork blitz in Wallan, Tooborac school upgrades near completion

SEVERAL major council road and beautification works across Mitchell Shire are underway or have recently been completed. Works on Windham Street, Wallan, between William and King streets, have commenced with the aim of transforming the...

Whittlesea Community House offers free legal, financial and mental health advice

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Whittlesea Community House’s Fix It Friday sessions are gaining momentum after being forced to a phone service during lockdown, addressing the high levels of mental health issues in the area. After makeshift sessions...

Man airlifted after Hanging Rock fall

By Steph McNicol A 79-YEAR-OLD man was taken by air ambulance to The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, after a fall at Hanging Rock, which saw him immobilised and left out in the cold for more than...

Distraction causes collision

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken by air ambulance to hospital in a serious condition after a collision with a car towing a trailer in High Street, Broadford on Sunday. Paramedics, police and an air ambulance were...

Council calls for community collaboration

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council thanked Romsey residents who attended a community forum last month to discuss ‘multi-faceted’ issues and said a community approach was essential. The forum, hosted by Victoria Police, came to be after...

Mitchell Shire COVID-19 vaccinations to commence

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire aged care residents and frontline healthcare workers will be among the first Australians to receive COVID-19 vaccines in coming weeks. The initial stages of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy will...

Fatal crash in Wallan

POLICE are investigating a fatal collision south of Wallan on Saturday night. Police say two cars collided head-on on the Northern Highway, about 200 metres north of the Hume Freeway, at about 11.30pm. A male driver...

Standpipe fears continue

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL residents fear ‘dire consequences’ because of a lack of State Government funding for ‘critical’ standpipes across the shire – only two of 13 are functioning. Concerned residents gathered outside Broadford Shire Hall...

Community rallies

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY residents took the opportunity at a youth forum last week to criticise the inaction of police and Macedon Ranges Shire Council regarding the misbehaviour of young people in the town. About 80...