Murrindindi Shire struggling to maintain over 600 kilometres of unsealed (gravel) roads.
UPDATED 4.15pm:The Country Fire Authority has just downgraded a Watch and Act message to Advice for a bushfire at Terip Terip and surrounding areas.
UPDATED 8pm: Murrindindi Shire today quickly issued a press release after poorly handling a problem of its own making. Director of Assets and Development, Stuart McConnell added to the problem by ‘aggravating’ social media comments further.
UPDATED. 12.30pm: Over 400 people have now signed the change.org petition to save Friday night pizza in Glenburn.
A 2500-head cattle yarding last Friday (8 February) at Yea was 300 more than advertised and almost double what would normally be sold at this time of year during a normal season.
“The 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Bushfires has been a particularly difficult time for the communities of Murrindindi Shire. This milestone meant different things to different people, but we all stand together on the other side of 7 February,” Cr McAulay said.
Community members and visitors around Murrindindi Shire celebrated Australia Day on Saturday 26 January, with eight events taking place around the municipality.
On Saturday, Yea hosted Avenel for the second day of their Seymour District Cricket Association (SDCA) two-day match.
Yea Station has asked Vic Fire to contact Yea Police and activate Yea’s firefighting pager system to notify of two dogs locked in a car out the front of the Grand Calendonian Hotel, Yea.
Whilst PETA wanted today’s cattle sale postponed Dr Liz Walker, RSPCA Chief Executive Officer, expects everyone involved in today’s sale will provide adequate food, shelter and fresh water at all times.