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Thursday, November 23, 2017, 2:32 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’

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

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

Snow flurries on Ranges

Kinglake Ranges. Snow flurries this (Sunday, August 27) morning across Kinglake, Kinglake West, Toolangi and Glenburn. Today’s forecast maximum is 5 degrees Celsius. Currently (12:30pm) it’s 5.6c  with 85 per cent humidity and wind chill temperature of 5.6c. The apparent temperature is 3c. Pressure is 1016.8hPa and steady. Nine millimetres of rain fell overnight. Snow

Bushfire victims burned again

Kinglake. Black Saturday law firm Maurice Blackburn met their commitment to bushfire victims to pay compensation claims totaling $494 million for the Kilmore East-Kinglake class action, Australia’s largest ever class action, before Easter. Though many bushfire victims are pleased with the outcome after years of waiting the Australian Tax Office (ATO) claiming up $20 million