Safety

SES volunteers recognised on Wear Orange Wednesday

By Tricia Mifsud THE selfless commitment by State Emergency Service, SES, volunteers was recognised last week on ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’. The day is celebrated during National Volunteer Week where the community was encouraged to wear orange...

Mickleham shooting: police appeal for information

VICTORIA Police homicide squad detectives are still appealing for public assistance following the fatal shooting of Korey Kesici in Mickleham yesterday morning. About midnight on Wednesday, Mr Kesici left his home on Bangalore Way to...

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 60 years

AIR Ambulance Victoria, AAV, last week celebrated 60 years of pre-hospital care. The AAV wing of Ambulance Victoria, AV, began in 1962 with one rotary-wing aircraft and one fixed-wing plane. Now, a fleet of four fixed-wing...

Whittlesea Community Connections hosts personal safety program

By Max Davies A program aimed at helping teach young people about personal safety is bridging the gap between youths and authorities in the City of Whittlesea. A workshop, hosted by Whittlesea Community Connections last week,...

Sydney Street, Kilmore: variable speed limit debated by council

By Colin MacGillivray A VARIABLE speed limit appears likely to be introduced for vehicles on Kilmore’s Sydney Street after Mitchell Shire councillors last week rejected a motion to request a permanent speed reduction to 40km/h. Sydney...

CFA reminds people to be careful when burning off

As the fire danger period has now finished in Mitchell Shire, Country Fire Authority is urging residents across the region to exercise extreme caution when burning off. CFA District 12 acting assistant chief fire officer...

Beveridge hoon driver faces 52 charges

A 24-year-old Beveridge man faces a total of 52 charges, following a targeted, eight-month police investigation into illegal driver behaviour. Members of the Dandenong High-Risk Driving Unit arrested the man after intercepting a white 2000...

Councillor pushes for Seymour bridge funding

By Colin MacGillivray DEPUTY Mayor Fiona Stevens last week pushed for Mitchell Shire Council to commit seed funding for a bridge across Whiteheads Creek on Seymour's Delatite Road, describing the project as long overdue. The north...

Tallarook crash: truck driver airlifted

A 54-YEAR-OLD man was flown to hospital after the truck he was driving rolled over on the Hume Freeway near Tallarook in the early hours of Friday morning. Emergency services responded to reports of a...

Dry Creek Road among Mitchell Shire Council’s worst: Kevin Butler

By Tricia Mifsud THE condition of Dry Creek Road in Kilmore has again been brought to Mitchell Shire Council’s attention in a plea from residents to have urgent maintenance work completed. In a letter to the...