Safety

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...

Police arrest driver after hit-and-run

GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol officers have arrested and interviewed a woman after a school crossing guard was struck by a car last week. At about 9am last Monday morning, the crossing guard, a 58-year-old South Morang...

Call to stand up for standpipes across shire

By Colin MacGillivray A GROUP dedicated to improving Mitchell Shire’s community water infrastructure will host a meeting in Broadford on Saturday. The group includes landholders from across the north of Mitchell Shire campaigning for upgrades to...

McEwen MP blasts flyers spreading ‘misinformation’ on COVID-19 vaccines

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has blasted anti-vaccination supporters who are targetting McEwen constituents with flyers in their letterboxes about the proposed COVID-19 vaccines. Mr Mitchell also lambasted Liberal MP Craig Kelly for...

Ambulance Victoria funding boost welcomed

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk THE State Government has announced a $14.8 million funding boost for Ambulance Victoria, to improve access to emergency care across the state. The funding will go towards extra paramedics, ambulances and Peak Period...