Safety

Thousands still without power after wild weather in Mitchell and Macedon Ranges

Thousands of homes in the Mitchell and Macedon shires remain without power tonight after wild winds last night damaged electricity infrastructure. Many people are also without mobile phone reception as telecommunications companies battle to restore...

COVID-19 cases linked to City of Whittlesea cluster grow to 15

VICTORIAN health authorities are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with close concern after 10 new cases of the virus were detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 15. State...

“They’re so distraught”: Doctor shortage in Wallan intensifies

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A rampant doctor shortage in Wallan and surrounding towns is blowing out waiting times to secure a doctor’s appointment, distressing patients and heath workers. Medical professionals say the shortage is due to Wallan...

Road Safety Week: Mitchell Shire road trauma victims plead for drivers to reflect on...

By Colin MacGillivray ROAD-TRAUMA support leaders have encouraged people across Mitchell Shire to pause and reflect on their driving behaviour ahead of National Road Safety Week . The week, from May 16 to 23, is an...

Rob Mitchell’s office receives ‘hundreds’ of emails from residents affected by India travel ban

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Federal Government’s ban on passenger flights from India due to its devasting second COVID-19 wave has affected thousands of Mitchell Shire and City of Whittlesea residents. More than 9000 Australian citizens in...

Plans for tree stumps near Kilmore Racecourse Reserve

The safety and interests of the 8000 people living in Kilmore trump the demands of a small minority protesting against cypress trees cut down at Kilmore Racecourse and Recreational Reserve, according to its trustees...

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...