The North Central Review

Despite easing of regional restrictions, most sports remain paused

By Colin MacGillivray DISRUPTIONS to community sports across the region have continued despite the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week. A second week of lockdown for metropolitan Melbourne and restrictions on certain community sports...

GP shortage creates flow-on effects for Mitchell Shire hospitals

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A shortage of general practitioners and a lack of community understanding of health services is causing problems for Mitchell Shire hospitals. As reported in the Review last month, a shortage of GPs in...

Broadford bill bungle: residents charged for water meter reader error

By Colin MacGillivray MANY Broadford residents were shocked to see a spike in their quarterly water bills last month after a Goulburn Valley Water error in January led to higher bills in May. GV Water managing...

Kilmore’s Monument Hill upgrade on its way

Kilmore’s Monument Hill Reserve is set to receive an upgrade in signage and tracks, helping to enhance and protect the area according to a Mitchell Shire Council report. Council officers were instructed to prepare a...

Wallan waste dump finally removed

AN industrial-sized waste dump at Wallan’s Newbridge Estate has been finally been removed by a property developer. The site, in Station Street, Wallan East, appeared to include large piles of demolition waste and tyres, as...

Mitchell Shire businesses struggle under new COVID-safe measures

By Colin MacGillivray BUSINESSES across the Mitchell Shire continue to struggle despite an easing in the State Government’s COVID-19 restrictions for regional Victoria. The government announced on Thursday lockdown measures would be scaled back in regional...

Tooborac Primary School welcomes new furry addition

TOOBORAC Primary School has welcomed the arrival of its newest member, Duke, a seeing eye dog in training. Teacher Cheryl Ward has been a volunteer with Vision Australia since 2019, and in that time has...

Nexus Primary Health celebrates LGBTIQ community

Nexus Primary Health staff demonstrated their support to diverse communities by participating in International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT, and Midsumma Pride March events. IDAHOBIT unites people globally to acknowledge the resilience...

Donnybrook’s new sports and outdoor precinct set to open early 2022

Donnybrook’s residential areas have continued to expand and create opportunities for people raising families, with the announcement of the Wallaby Donnybrook Early Learning Centre and a nine-hectare sports and outdoor precinct. More than 600 residents...

Mitchell Shire residents urge council to make changes to its 2021-22 budget

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire residents have urged council to consider including a range of measures when it finalises its 2021-22 budget and four-year rating plan this month. At a community questions and hearing committee meeting...