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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1:17 PM

Wattle Glen

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.

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

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