The North Central Review

Wallan’s big win

WALLAN received a $5 million boost to develop better roads and enhance the town centre for small businesses and residents, creating over 60 jobs. $3.8 million will be provided to develop road projects including providing...

Cuts concern council

Recent cuts to the Growing Suburbs Fund in the 2017/18 State Budget will have a negative impact on the social strength and resilience of more than 1.3 million residents, and is likely to cost...

Sister act

IT is no wonder newly sworn in Mitchell Youth councillor Vivien Flannery is as passionate about community work as she is, when you consider the example she has been set. Following in the footsteps of...

Sleeping rough at ACK

Assumption College students aim to raise awareness of the significant plight of the homeless with the ACK Sleeps Out 2017 event on Friday, August 25.Keen to ensure the experience is an authentic one, Certificate 3 Events...

Australia Day alive and well

Australia Day is alive and well in Mitchell Shire with council’s commitment to growing the day which features community events in just about every town in the shire. A its August meeting, council voted to...

Local breeders take the awards

Kilmore’s Sayla Park Suffolk stud has added supreme champion Suffolk at Hamilton’s Sheepvention to the stud’s long list of trophies Jodie Zoch and Jon Sutherland, co-principals of Sayla Park have taken their win in their stride...

Council’s quantum leap

Twelve months ago nobody would believe it could happen but the 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey results for Mitchel Shire tell otherwise. In an amazing turnaround council’s overall direction measure leapt from an all-time low of...

Earthcore’s End?

Organisers of the Earthcore dance festival have slammed Mitchell Shire Council’s actions in refusing to grant consent for the 2017 festival to go ahead. Earthcore chief, Spiro Boursine, has vowed to take the decision to...

Back to basics budget

MITCHELL Shire Council has released its draft budget that shows a return to the ‘three Rs’ – roads, rates and rubbish. The draft budget provides for a much waited improvement in road and footpath maintenance...

Award for swim teacher

Mitchell Shire Leisure swim teacher Jennifer Fuhrmeister has received the Victorian Teacher of Adults Award. The award, one of eight categories presented each year, identifies and honours a swim teacher for their contributions to aquatic...