The North Central Review

Wallan a step closer to proposed Southern Aquatics Facility

By Colin MacGillivray A WALLAN pool is a step closer after Mitchell Shire Council last week endorsed a Greenhill Reserve draft utilisation plan to investigate the precinct’s capacity to host an aquatic complex. Council gave support...

Local junior basketballers selected for state competition

THREE of the area’s junior basketballers have been selected to represent Victoria Country in the upcoming Kumon Country-Metro Challenge after performing well at recent tryouts and camps. Two of the basketballers selected are Whittlesea under 14...

Broadford Cricket Club finishes year second on the ladder

BROADFORD finished the year with a flourish, defeating Tallarook to remain in second place on the Seymour District Cricket Association A Grade ladder. Playing on the road against perennial powerhouse Tallarook, the home side started...

Sydney Street rejuvenation plans supported by potential car park location

MITCHELL Shire Council has identified nearly 200 current and potential future off-street car parking spaces as it continues to advance its Sydney Street rejuvenation plans. The $3.37 million rejuvenation project will remove 34 car parking...

Dismay at Wallan’s Darraweit Road restrictions

By Colin MacGillivray A WALLAN man has questioned traffic management practices surrounding a development on Darraweit Road after workers erected barriers bringing the road down to a single lane of traffic for more than two...

Broadford cricket suffers first setback

BROADFORD suffered its first setback of the Seymour District Cricket Association A Grade season on Saturday, losing to surprise competition leader Eastern Hill. On its home turf at Harley Hammond Reserve, Broadford lost the toss...

Romsey cricket left with work to do

By Tricia Mifsud STRUGGLES with the bat led Romsey Cricket Club to a six wicket defeat to Gisborne at Gardiner Reserve on Saturday. Romsey was able to complete its 45 overs, but with a score of...

Former Kilmore jockey stars in group one win in Hong Kong

By 'Pegs' FORMER Kilmore jockey Blake Shinn captured his first group one triumph on Hong Kong Jockey Club’s biggest stage on Sunday. The Melbourne Cup-winning jockey fended off world-class opposition in taking out the HK$24 million...

Mitchell Shire Council promises to ‘do better’ with petition responses

MITCHELL Shire councillors have vowed to do a better job of responding to community concerns, promising to ‘close the loop’ by communicating the outcome of petitions lodged with council. At last month’s council meeting, Cr...

Free summer classical concerts in Broadford

A series of free concerts featuring the best baroque and contemporary music will entertain residents and visitors at Broadford during January. The concerts, at 11.30am each Sunday in January, will be at a private property...