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Archives for August 2017

Emergency Services switch off radio

MELBOURNE VICTORIAN regional and rural residents lose ability to listen to emergency services radio from 2018. Emergency services radio communications using a ‘scanner’ will no longer be possible with local police and fire converting to enycrpted to digital radio technology. The ability to hear local Country Fire Authority (CFA) fire stations – or trucks –  will be

New Murrindindi CEO coming soon

ALEXANDRA. Current Murrindindi Shire CEO, Margaret Abbey officially finishes her role as shire CEO in June 2018, with Mayor Charlotte Bisset stating at August’s council meeting “The CEO recruitment process has commenced with the appointment of the recruitment agency…” “With the aim the position will be advertised widely within the next few weeks,” Bisset said.

Nillumbik’s four-legged friends

GREENSBOROUGH. Nillumbik Shire has developed the Draft Domestic Animal Plan 2017-2021 following community consultation. The plan addresses statutory requirements and includes key themes Nillumbik residents identified as important including animal identification and registration, welfare issues and tourism opportunities for shire businesses such as pet-friendly accommodation. Support services for disabled and elderly pet owners are included

Hurstbridge extension for rail trail

ELTHAM Nillumbik Shire adopted a plan to extend the Diamond Creek trail extension to Hurstbridge. At last night’s council meeting the shire adopted amendment C 108 to Nillumbik’s planning scheme. Private land will be acquired for the extension. “The project has overwhelming community support and will increase tourism [and] bring added income for local businesses

Spotlight on Cr Margaret Rae

Ward:  Redgate Portfolio: Land Use Planning Tell us about what you do as a Councillor and in your private life? Having spent the past three years as Mayor, I am enjoying being ‘on the backbench’ to some extent. However, as a Councillor, I spend much time simply listening to our community as they stop to

Spotlight on Cr Eric Lording

Ward: King Parrot Ward. Portfolio: Infrastructure and Waste. Tell us about what you do as a Councillor and in your private life? I run a couple of small-ish farms.  I do youth development work. I work weekends at the Yea hardware store. I do scientific research work with Melbourne University. I am forever taking courses

Spotlight on Cr Rebecca Bowles

Ward: Cheviot Ward Portfolio: Natural Environment and Climate Change Tell us about what you do as a Councillor and in your private life? When I am not working as a Councillor, I run my landscape design, consultation and revegetation business. I also work extensively with local landcare groups in weed control. I have a Diploma

Council to address animal cruelty issues

Murrindindi Shire Council’s local laws team investigates animal cruelty matters working with the RSPCA and other agencies. Councillor Sandice McAulay said last week’s RSPCA report about mistreatment of animals in Murrindindi Shire during 2016-17 came as unwelcome news. “The annual RSPCA Report showed that while Murrindindi Shire ranked 57 out of 79 councils overall, it

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