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New shared footpath for Watson Street

PEDESTRIANS and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district. Council has released designs for a new shared...

Safety upgrade for Whittlesea intersection

THE Wallan Road intersection in Whittlesea is receiving its much-needed safety upgrade with works commencing last week. The $2.9 million upgrade to the intersection of Plenty Road and Wallan Road will see traffic lights installed...

Council doubles road spend

MITCHELL Shire Council is continuing to invest heavily in improving the quality of local roads, with $1.5 million allocated to re-sheet more than 45km of unsealed roads in 2018/19 – double the allocation of...

Child safety near schools a priority

COMMUNITY concerns are growing about school safety in Kilmore, particularly around Kilmore-Lancefield Road and Conway Street, Kilmore. Former school crossing Officer Denise Galea spoke about her concerns of the roads network near four local schools...

Slow Down!

by Joshua Wells A WOMAN and her kids were almost hit by a car that was overtaking another vehicle while both were driving through a pedestrian crossing right next to a children’s park in Mernda. The...

VicRoads visit Whittlesea

by Joshua Wells VICROADS dropped by to visit Whittlesea residents on Thursday night, answering any questions the community had about their upcoming projects – namely the Whittlesea Plenty Road Intersection Upgrade. The $2 million development will...

Return of the trucks

By Jackson Russell RESIDENTS of Dry Creek Road in Broadford have raised their concerns with a recent increase in truck traffic coming down the southern end of the road. B-Double trucks loaded with materials removed from...

Bypass is back

By Joshua Wells and Ian Blyth THE Kilmore bypass is back on the government’s agenda with $20 million allocated for land reservation in tonight’s state budget, potentially bringing the community closer to a truck free...

Roundabout delivered

by Jackson Russell THE Romsey community are winners in this year’s state budget, with the sought after roundabout set to be built at the intersection of Main Street and Barry Street as part of $941...

Budget battle

by Ian Blyth ROADS and a return to an operating surplus underpin the 2018-2019 Mitchell Shire Council draft budget. With roads one of the community’s top priorities, the draft budget includes $7.07 million for road maintenance...