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End in sight for line upgrade

The Ballarat Line Upgrade is about to clock up one million hours of work as construction on the project heads towards completion by the...

Fun fund hands out $5 million

The state government will continue to help Melton students attend excursions and school camps under a special grants program. Almost $5 million has been allocated...

Group grants up for grabs

Melton and Moorabool councils and community groups have under a month to apply for a share in $200 million of grants to go towards...

Advocate honoured with Queen’s Birthday nod

A deep connection with people is what has driven Christian Zahra’s work over the past two decades. The Trentham local was made a member of...

State splashes funds for public safety

Tightening up security measures around open public spaces will be easier across the west thanks to the state government’s latest funding boost. Councils and community...

Cottrell corridor vital link

A $5000 community grant will help the Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group maintain a vital wildlife corridor at Mt Cottrell and nurture the bird...

Free vaccine for teenagers

More teens across the western suburbs will be better protected against meningococcal with the extension of a free vaccination program. The statewide meningococcal vaccination program...

Cash boost a win for wildlife

  A local landcare group has received an $18,000 boost to help bring back native wildlife to the Melton region. Daryl Akers, secretary of the Melton...

Melton jobs figures on the rise

Melton is in the midst of an employment boom, new census data has revealed. Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that the Melton Local...

Government warns against killing snakes

The state government has warned that residents who intentionally kill snakes will be investigated. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has received...

Green light for more pokies

More than 150 additional poker machines could be allowed in Melton if proposed state government gambling reforms are approved by Parliament. The government recently announced...

Inmates soon for new prison

A six-metre high, 1.7-kilometre wall surrounds Victoria’s newest prison at Ravenhall. The Ravenhall Correctional Centre will start receiving prisoners in coming weeks following its official...

Shot in the arm for flu fight

Djerriwarrh Health Service will receive almost $1 million in state funding to relieve the pressure on the region’s hospitals following one of the worst...

Parking works remain on track

VicTrack and Melton council are calling for commuters to be patient for a while longer as parking upgrades wrap up at the train station. Station...

Shed blokes think big

Bacchus Marsh Men’s Shed is to get new digs aimed at helping more men build friendships, skills and community connections. The group, based in a...

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Panthers show fight

Melton South produced its best performance in a couple of years but still wasn’t able to come away with the points in the Ballarat...