Transport

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...

Hume Freeway truck fire causes explosions heard across Broadford

MORE than 20 Country Fire Authority, CFA, vehicles fought a fire on the Hume Freeway at Broadford for several hours last night after a truck ignited, spilling oil across the road. The CFA was notified...

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...

Kilmore bypass part of Mitchell Shire agenda

WITH the state election less than a year away, Mitchell Shire councillors have resolved to redouble advocacy efforts to progress the Kilmore bypass project. At council’s November meeting, councillors noted the lack of progress on...

Hume Freeway closed at Broadford-Wandong Road

City-bound lanes of the Hume Freeway are closed at Clonbinane due to a car fire. Motorists can exit the freeway at Broadford-Wandong Road and re-join the freeway via Wandong Road. South-bound traffic is banked up on...

Broadford Railway Station upgrades underway

WORKS are underway at the Broadford Railway Station to improve travel experience for passengers and make the precinct more inviting, comfortable, and accessible. Seven workers will be on site over the coming weeks to upgrade...

Stage 2 of O’Herns Road upgrade on Hume Freeway complete

Upgrades to the Hume Freeway at O'Herns Road are now complete with new lanes, upgraded intersections and a new freeway interchange open to traffic from today. Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade includes a...

MP Steph Ryan pushes again for Seymour signalling upgrades, criticising city focus

SEYMOUR railway line has been overlooked by State Government funding, with state-of-the-art signalling on the cards for Melbourne railway lines but not for Seymour’s outdated double line block system. Member of Euroa and Shadow Minister...

Wandong resident’s frustration at Inland Rail works: “Absolutely nothing in it for us”

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Wandong resident who will have part of his land compulsorily acquired by the Inland Rail Project is frustrated about the potential disruptions the works could have on the town. David Moran, president...

New sweeping plan for Mitchell roads, council responsibility and maintenance standards

MITCHELL Shire Council has adopted a new road management plan, outlining maintenance standards and council responsibilities for roads across the municipality. At last month’s council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to adopt the new plan, which...