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Order to clean up old hospital

Developers of the run-down former Kyneton hospital could face large fines if repairs are not made to the derelict site. The state’s heritage authority this...

New planning for Lancefield

Lancefield could be at risk of “losing its charm” unless proper planning guidelines are in place, according to the Macedon Ranges council. It is calling...

Calls for more heritage protection in Gisborne and Kyneton

Macedon Ranges Residents Association is calling for the number of Gisborne and Kyneton sites to be protected and placed under the heritage overlay to...

Gisborne Botanic Gardens’ future

Gisborne residents are being asked to help frame the future of their botanic gardens. Their views are wanted by Macedon Ranges council on its draft...

Sunbury sites not up for grabs

State planning minister Richard Wynne has moved to allay fears that Sunbury sites of cultural and historic significance will be impacted by growth imperatives. The...

Housing development refused

Gisborne residents have successfully halted a planned medium density housing development on a large block behind the town centre. Macedon Ranges councillors last week refused...

Government vows to protect the ranges

  A pledge to protect the Macedon Ranges from the impacts of population growth has been hailed by some, and cautioned by others. Planning minister Richard...

Council decides against planning policy review

No changes will be made to the way Macedon Ranges council handles planning applications before October’s election. Cr Russell Mowatt couldn’t get the support last...

Council paves way for Gisborne Aldi store

Aldi is a step closer to opening a supermarket in Gisborne, with Macedon Ranges council deciding to deal only with the grocery chain for...

New planning body upholds ‘god’s own country’

Community groups have welcomed the state government’s decision to appoint an independent committee to advise on planning protections for the Macedon Ranges. The expert panel,...

Anger at Woodend rezoning impasse

A Macedon Ranges residents group has put a stop, for now, to the council’s plan to expand the Woodend town centre into an existing...
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Councils seek help for population growth

Councils within an hour of Melbourne’s suburban fringe are calling for help to deal with rapid population growth, with towns such as Gisborne expected...

House for migrant workers within rules: council

Claims that a Kyneton residential property is being used as an unregistered rooming house for migrant workers have been rejected by Macedon Ranges council. Kyneton...

Canterbury Estate developers win appeal

New titles for 14 residential lots in Sunbury’s Canterbury Estate are set to be released after developers won an appeal against a Hume council...

Council rejects Champion Road apartment bid

Williamstown residents have applauded Hobsons Bay council’s rejection of a 39-dwelling, three-storey apartment block they said would create a “future slum”. Probus Built applied for...

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Big wins for basketball

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