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Service doesn’t cut it

“Inferior” and “poor” is how the Macedon Ranges council describes the standard and practice of tree pruning across the municipality. Trees in the region are...

Airfield in holding pattern

The future of Kyneton Airfield’s plans for expansion are still up in the air. Residents will have to wait another three months for a decision...

Four bin system for all residents

All Victorian households are set to receive a fourth bin to dispose of glass under a new state government recycling scheme. The plan is in...

Cockfighting ring busted

Nearly 200 birds have been removed from a suspected cockfighting operation on a Malmsbury property. RSPCA Victoria inspectors, Macedon Ranges and Brimbank council officers and...

Food recycling bins roll out

Kitchen caddies are being delivered to about 14,000 homes ahead of Macedon Ranges council’s roll out of its new food organics and garden organics...

Council lends a hand

Macedon Ranges council is supporting bushfire-affected towns. Two council emergency management staff have been deployed to Towong Shire in north-eastern Victoria, to assist with its...

Anger over intersection inaction

A New Gisborne resident has criticised Macedon Ranges council’s decision to keep the intersection at Farrell Street and Station Road open to traffic. Resident Russell...

Council’s stand against violence

Macedon Ranges council is taking a stand against violence. The council is taking part in a statewide campaign, Respect Women: Call It Out, during the...

Dog breeder banned for 10 years

A Gisborne dog breeder has been fined $7000 and banned from selling dogs for 10 years after being found guilty of running an unregistered...

Riddells temple bid

A Buddhist temple and two cabins to host weekend retreats has been proposed for Riddells Creek. Macedon Ranges council received a planning permit application to...

Kyneton Airfield decision delayed

Kyneton residents could be waiting up to four months to find out if up to 10,000 annual flights could land and take off at...

Glass bins on the way

Macedon Ranges residents will have an extra bin for their waste from next year. Councillors last Wednesday gave the green light to introduce a mandatory...

Plan gives new life to Old Factory

A proposed 40 stall market and retail premises at The Old Factory in Woodend has residents divided. Macedon Ranges council received a planning permit application...

Spotlight on council complaints

Residents lodged 142 complaints against Macedon Ranges council in 2018, new data reveals. Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass surveyed all local governments to determine how councils...

Glass-only bins now available

The first glass-only recycling bins have been installed in the Macedon Ranges. The 240-litre bins were installed earlier this month in Gisborne, Lancefield, Malmsbury and...

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Easing of lockdown announced

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a lifting of lockdown restrictions that will come into effect later this week, as the state reaches a key...