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Mernda residents promised better mobile coverage by Liberals

The Liberals will allocate funding to improve mobile coverage in Mernda. A new TPG site is set for 140 Schotters Road, Mernda. The Morrison Government last week announced it planned to spend $28.2 million on 66 projects...

Train signalling upgrades, electric buses on the agenda for Seymour

By Colin MacGillivray Train signalling upgrades and the announcement of Seymour as a trial centre for Victoria’s promised zero-emissions bus fleet were on the agenda during state Minister for Public Transport and Roads Ben Carroll’s...

Weed management made easy by drone donation

By Tricia Mifsud Weed Management has become easier and more efficient for the Southwest Goulburn Landcare Network after it received a drone to assist their work. The DJI Agras T10 Drone, valued at $25,000, was donated...

Telstra increases blocks on scam text messages

Telstra has introduced a new SMS scam filter feature to better protect customers from scam text messages by blocking them at a network level before they reach mobile devices. The move comes after a rise...

Plans to revitalise northern Victoria rail

By Colin MacGillivray GREATER capacity and consistency for rail services in northern Victoria are among the expected benefits of a rail project funded by the Federal Government. Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell welcomed the government’s announcement...

Steph Ryan: Pyalong power problems need new solution

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has joined a community call for new solutions to power problems plaguing the town of Pyalong. Pyalong residents have been frustrated for years by frequent power outages, some...

Residents slam government response to June storm damages

By Colin MacGillivray MACEDON Ranges and Mitchell residents have slammed a ‘disgraceful’ Federal Government response to their concerns after petitioning for better telecommunications infrastructure following June’s devastating storms. Many homes across the region were left without...

Goulburn Valley Water vows net zero emissions by 2050

GOULBURN Valley Water has joined governments and businesses around the world working to mitigate climate change by committing to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The utility corporation has joined Race to Zero, a...

Macedon Ranges Shire Council rejects Gisborne communications tower

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has refused an application for a telecommunication tower at Gisborne, set to be used by the Country Fire Authority and Western Water. One of the key reasons for the refusal was...

Diamond delay

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has united with the federal opposition to call for immediate works on a planned Hume Freeway diamond interchange at Watson Street, Wallan. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development...