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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...

Facebook’s news ban hits local media

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell believes public interest journalism in communities is being hung out to dry in the tussle between the Federal Government and Facebook. Mr Mitchell said he was alarmed at the savage...

Australian-first for vet surgery

By Colin MacGillivray AUSTRALIA’S only purpose-built hyperbaric chamber for treating animals has put Whittlesea’s The Vet Practice on the national veterinary map. A hyperbaric chamber is a machine that allows oxygen to be delivered to a...

Broadband ‘backflip’

By Jackson Russell CITY of Whittlesea residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for...

NBN waiting game

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL Shire residents will be playing the waiting game after the Federal Government announced a $4.5 billion investment into the National Broadband Network, according to Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell. Minister for Communications,...

Energy webinar for Mitchell Shire

MITCHELL Community Energy, MCE, will host a national webinar on community batteries that will explore their potential to boost energy accessibility in the shire. MCE president Peter Lockyer said community batteries were being rolled out...