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Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:01 PM

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Shire seeks Australia Day nominations

Murrindindi Shire is urging the community to get behind the 2018 Australia Day Awards and recognise someone they know who makes a difference in our community.

Gorse … the wicked weed

Gorse produces a pretty yellow flower, but it is one of Australia’s Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) and it already has a presence in Murrindindi Shire.

Shire commences fire prevention works

In preparation for what is predicted to be an above-average bushfire season, Murrindindi Shire Council has started its roadside slashing program, kicking off in the Alexandra area.

Record aircraft fleet for fire season

The State Government has announced $13.42 million to fund Victoria’s largest ever firefighting aircraft fleet for the upcoming fire season, Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino revealed today.

NBN hangs up triple zero

EXCLUSIVE. First for Communications News. When the copper telephone system is shut down across rural and regional Australia following the NBN roll-out the ability to make emergency ‘triple zero’ phone calls in an emergency such as Black Saturday will be lost. On Black Saturday the first utility lost was power. Followed in under two hours’

Thomas wins Educator of the Year Award

Alexandra. Jane Thomas, a Murrindindi Shire family day care educator has been named Regional Winner of the Educator of The Year Award for ‘excellence in family day care.’ Jane has won this award previously in 2013. “I am still passionate about my job. The award gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling and you never really

Webb bids farewell to shire

First for Council News – Why wait ’till Wednesday? Alexandra. Sharon Webb, Murrindindi Shire’s Development Services Administration Officer finished working for the shire on Friday, September 1 after 36 years’ service. Webb first started at Alexandra Shire Council in May 1981 remembering days of ‘smoke-filled rooms and cigarettes in half-filled ashtrays at the desks beside

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.

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