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Population ‘tsunami’ hitting Gisborne

A Macedon Ranges councillor has suggested a suspension of Gisborne’s rapid expansion as figures reveal its population is racing ahead of expectations. Speaking at last...

Macedon Ranges councillors praise own budget

Fiscal and environmental sustainability are being billed as key features of Macedon Ranges council’s proposed budget. But with the state government’s cap on rate rises...

Group slams council’s Anzac Day ‘hypocrisy’

Macedon Ranges council has rejected accusations of Anzac Day hypocrisy and defended its decision to quash plans for a federally funded World War I...

Sunbury girl’s lonely battle with rare syndrome

Like most toddlers, Izzy adores The Wiggles and regularly dresses up in a tutu and yellow skivvy to dance along to Rock-A-Bye Your Bear. She...

$1.2m for Kyneton courthouse upgrade

Legal and welfare workers have welcomed news of a $1.2 million upgrade for Kyneton’s ageing courthouse. Safe waiting spaces, interview rooms and a secure registry...

State Budget yields few local surprises

Several Sunbury and Macedon Ranges schools will get major upgrades, while $2 million will go towards planning for improved Bendigo line train services as...

Macedon Ranges ratepayers in for $50 rise

Rates for the average Macedon Ranges property owner are likely to rise $50, according to the council’s draft budget. The draft, which will be presented...

Forum to hear of Sunbury NBN woes

McEwen residents fed up with the stalled rollout of the National Broadband Network will have the chance to vent their frustrations at a forum...

Bike count for dangerous Sunbury path

Sunbury Bicycle Users Group will conduct a bike and pedestrian count on Vineyard Road as it continues to push for the extension of a...

Charity ride raising funds for MND

Sunbury Rotarians such as David Allan and Bruce Wallace (pictured) are ready to hit the road for the club’s Ride for Motor Neurone Disease...

Romsey’s Annie Phelan shares cancer story

Romsey’s Annie Phelan shared her personal story of cancer and a few tales from her acting career during a charity event at the town’s...

$4m upgrade for specialist school

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School will receive $4 million in this week’s state budget as part of a $155.8 million package to upgrade...

Drought drives farmers to recycled water

More Macedon Ranges farmers are switching to recycled water as concern about low rainfall continues to mount. Bureau of Meteorology figures show that just 139...

Sunbury commuters face parking sting

Parking officers are planning to come down hard on commuters leaving their cars in short-term bays next to Sunbury train station, with an enforcement...

Group prepares bid for Malmsbury station

A community group long dismayed by long-term maintenance issues at privately leased Malmsbury train station is preparing a business case in the hope of...

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New Woodend Station waiting room

A new waiting room was built at Woodend Railway Station, equipped with modern features and taking architectural inspiration from the station's heritage-listed building on...