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Thursday, 18 July, 2019,09:10

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McGowan visits Kinglake

Last week Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan visited Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale and Violet Town to speak with the community and meet author Melanie Harris-Brady about her book, Ten Years On, a personal account of the Black Saturday bushfires and the decade that followed.

South African weed invades Shire

A new weed is invading Murrindindi Shire Council with council encouraging residents to remove it. Councillor for Natural Environment and Climate Change, Rebecca Bowles, said the South African weed orchid (Disa Bracteata) was first spotted in Kinglake after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. “At that time, Parks Victoria issued a weed alert. This plant is

Bushfire victims to be ‘paid by Easter’

Kinglake. Black Saturday law firm Maurice Blackburn are “very pleased to announce that compensation was distributed to personal injury claimants at the end of 2016,” whilst economic and property damage (ELDP) claimants are still waiting for payments that Maurice Blackburn “currently estimate that compensation cheques will be sent by early April 2017.” There remains “main