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Macedon Ranges road upgrades

Macedon Ranges roads are set to get more than $7 million of upgrades. About $7.3 million has been allocated to road rehabilitation in the council’s...

Macedon Ranges council pay a ‘bargain’

Macedon Ranges council has defended its decision to increase councillor salaries. The allowance was described as “a very, very good bargain” by mayor Jennifer Anderson,...

Anger over Kyneton growth plan

Macedon Ranges residents have slammed the council’s investigation into residential growth in Kyneton South, saying it is unnecessary. Macedon Ranges Residents Association Inc (MRRA) took...

Free meningococcal vaccines for adolescents

Free meningococcal vaccine is on offer for those aged 15 to 19 years – the age group most at risk of catching and spreading...

My Place: Gisborne’s Kevin Keating

Recent retiree Kevin Keating's life has been all about the Macedon Ranges. Besides bringing up his family in the area, he spent 35 years...

Safety concerns fast-track Kyneton Airfield maintenance plans

Aircraft safety concerns at Kyneton airfield have prompted Macedon Ranges council to fast-track plans to maintain the airfield and its surroundings. The council has moved...

Macedon Ranges step up for gender equality

Macedon Ranges community organisations are being urged to take part in a program to boost gender equality and prevent violence against women. The Rural Challenge...

Plans for Black Hill Reserve’s future

Black Hill Reserve’s management proposals have mostly been given the green light, but two controversial issues have been put on hold. The reintroduction of threatened...

Gisborne shops caught selling cigarettes to minors

An undercover sting has caught a Gisborne shop repeatedly selling cigarettes to a minor. The store was one of three in Gisborne found to be...

Kyneton residents call for ban on betting ads

Kyneton residents are taking a stand against gambling advertising in public places. After successfully fighting for the removal of a betting sign on Campaspe Place,...

Macedon equine industry saddles up for a fight

The push to get an equine strategy back on the Macedon Ranges council agenda is on again. Councillors voted in February to shelve plans for...

Rates cap predicted to impact council services

Macedon Ranges council has flagged reductions in planned works and services allocations in its 2017-18 budget after the state government imposed a rates cap...

Families fire up for film project

Residents affected by last year’s Lancefield fires have been given a creative outlet for their stories, and their recovery. Something About Us is a short...

Council puts lifestyle over policy

The continued fragmentation of farm land for country lifestyle blocks has led to calls for Macedon Ranges council to be consistent in its planning. Cr...

On the spot fines for public roadside car sales

Selling secondhand cars from naturestrips may save owners advertising money, but Macedon Ranges council warns it could also cost them. Roadsides, naturestrips and footpaths are...

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Applications open for First Nations teachers initiative

The state government announced that applications are open for a new initiative that will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, including those living...

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