The North Central Review

What’s on for Mitchell Shire kids these school holidays?

With school holidays to start next week amid restrictions on activities and socialising, Mitchell Shire Council is offering several options to keep children entertained. People aged between 12 and 24 can join council’s youth services...

Wallan quarry meeting draws over 100 attendees raising traffic, land value and environment concerns

Attendees of an online community meeting about a proposed quarry south of Wallan were told to unite and present a community voice to rally State Government politicians. Mitchell Shire Council organised the community meeting on...

New pop-up clinics to boost Mitchell Shire’s low vaccination rate

By Tricia Mifsud The State Government hopes new pop-up vaccination clinics will boost low vaccination rates across the Mitchell Shire – the third lowest across regional Victorian local government areas. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday...

Regional restaurants remain closed to dine-in despite lockdown lifting

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Many hospitality businesses across the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires have decided to remain closed to diners despite the lifting of lockdown in regional Victoria on Friday. Tighter restrictions are in place for...

Five arrested after early morning northern suburbs high-speed pursuit

Police arrested five people following alleged high-risk driving through Melbourne’s north-western suburbs in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police initially observed a white Toyota sedan driving erratically and at high speed with a faulty...

Upgrades to Wallan’s Avenue of Honour paused due to restrictions as site turns 103

Mitchell Shire Council and the custodians of the Avenue of Honour on High Street in Wallan have acknowledged the 103rd anniversary of the site’s planting. A joint project between the custodians, council, and the State...

Three men with connections to Seymour, Broadford and Wallan wanted for alleged carjacking

Three men known to frequent the Mitchell Shire are wanted by police in relation to an assault and theft involved in an alleged carjacking in the Melbourne CBD. Officers from Melbourne Embona Taskforce have issued...

Prepaid postcards to be delivered to regional households to help keep people connected

FOUR million specially-designed prepaid postcards will be delivered to regional and remote households across Australia, thanks to Australia Post’s continued focus on mental health and keeping people connected. The postcards were designed in collaboration with...

Broadford umpire reaches milestone officiating grand final of Australia’s top netball league

By Tricia Mifsud Former Broadford resident Justin Barnes has achieved another milestone in his netball umpiring career, officiating the recent grand final of Suncorp Super Netball. The grand final between the NSW Swifts and Giants was...

NorCen appoints 19-year-old to board of directors

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk NorCen Financial Services, who operates Bendigo Bank’s Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches, has appointed its youngest ever member of its board of directors. At 19, Wallan resident Benny Gregory joined the board last...