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Reserve some fun

Taylors Hill residents will soon have even more reasons to get outdoors, with works under way...

Put your project on council radar

Melton community members are being asked to share their ideas to make a difference in the...

Cancer Council hotline goes cold

The Cancer Council is urging locals affected by cancer to reach out for support, with research showing less than one in four cancer sufferers...

Focus on mental health

Brookside College was awash with yellow last week, as the school came together to talk about mental health as part of R U OK...

Enrolment boom for west schools

By Craig Butt/The Age   When Andrew Neal became principal at Bacchus Marsh Grammar 21 years ago, the fledgling school was home to about 300 students. Back...

Landfill bid goes to waste

An application to expand the landfill operations at Maddingley Brown Coal has been withdrawn. The Maddingley Brown Coal site at Tilleys Road handles landfill and...

New buses get Melton moving

More bus services will soon be running in Melton South and Rockbank. The state government last week announced two new routes – 444 and 454...

EPA program expands

A pilot program that embeds Environment Protection Officers with local councils will expand to cover Melton and Moorabool. The program allows EPA officers to...

The new face of hope

Radio personality Jennifer Hansen is the new ambassador for Melton’s Hope Street Youth and Family Services. Ms Hansen has been the co-host of the breakfast...

Summersault falls flat

The annual Summersault festival is no more. Melton council last week pulled the plug on the family event because of dwindling attendances. Held at Caroline Springs...

Rebuilding Rockbank CFA

One man is making it his mission to ensure the Rockbank CFA grows with the suburb. Andrew Ingram has been a member of the Eynesbury...

Council shores up flood risk

Moorabool council has started future-proofing the region from major flooding. Recent high rainfall in the region has highlighted the potential flooding issue and the council...

Garden puts on a show

The Melton Botanic Garden is in full bloom, with spring colours lighting up the popular attraction. While the garden is a hive of activity all...

Big boost for Diggers Rest’s carols night

Melton council will contribute $10,000 towards the Diggers Rest Carols by Candlelight. The funds will be an annual and recurrent contribution towards the event, which...

Characters come to life

Rockbank Primary pupils showed their creative side last week as they bought their favourite book characters to life. As part of Book Week celebrations, pupils...

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Spuds take centre stage

Trentham is gearing up for the 16th Great Trentham Spudfest. The festival celebrates the potato heritage and community spirit in the region. Festival coordinator Kye Theobald...

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