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Roads, rail, schools top Melton council wish list

A railway station, roads upgrades and land for new schools top the list of projects Melton council wants funded in next week’s state budget. Melton...

Land sale wipes out Bacchus Marsh carpark

A Moorabool council plan to sell off land used as a carpark has left business owners scratching their heads, predicting the decision will deliver...

Moorabool council joins call for kinder cash

Moorabool council has joined in calls for the federal government to continue funding four-year-old kindergarten places amid concerns children could lose up to five...

Tell one and all, code says: Moorabool

Councillors in Moorabool shire will have to tell all their colleagues if they have a dispute with another councillor. At a special meeting earlier this...

Pools, gym in Moorabool council hands

Moorabool council has quashed rumours it plans to close the Bacchus Marsh and Ballan leisure facilities, assuring the community it will directly manage and...

Security tightens after break-ins at Bacchus Marsh depot

Moorabool council will ramp up security at a Bacchus Marsh depot that’s been broken into 15 times in two years, with thieves causing damage...

Moorabool council shoots down Balliang East range plan

Plans for an outdoor shooting range at Balliang East have been described as “too intensive”, and could threaten farming on nearby properties if it...

Australia Day – when life changes

For brothers Albert and Jamel, this Australia Day will symbolise new hope, new lives and opportunities. The pair weren’t born in Australia, but Australia was...

Moorabool bookworms wrap it up

Have you been spending the summer break reading good books and relaxing? Moorabool council is inviting bookworms to celebrate the great reading they’ve done at...

Meet your new Moorabool councillors

Improving roads and social networks ... providing hopes and jobs for young people ... the newly elected Moorabool councillors reflect on their goals for...

Dark Ballan Industrial Estate given street lighting

Not long after Adrian Abela set up shop in the Ballan Industrial Estate four years ago, his warehouse was broken into. Since then he’s installed...

New mayor in the chambers

Long-time councillor and three-time mayor Sophie Ramsey will again don the robes and chain of Melton council’s top role. The Coburn ward councillor beat Lara...

New structure, new faces following council elections

Five fresh faces have been elected to Melton’s newly structured council. While four incumbents were re-elected for another four-year term, two councillors failed to make...

Big spender Pat Toohey cites lobbying costs

A Moorabool councillor has defended a yearly expense bill that’s as high as the total of all other six councillors combined. Woodlands ward councillor Pat...

Moorabool council pushes CFA Ballan base

The state government has been urged to compulsorily acquire land in Ballan for a new CFA facility amid concerns authorities are looking to build...

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Police focus on Elder Abuse

Police are urging Victorians, including those in Melton and Moorabool, that know or suspect an older person is being abused are being urged to...

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