• Domain shaping up

    Work on Maryborough’s new Station Domain project is tipped for completion by the end of November. Central Goldfields Shire is looking to an official Australia Day community launch of the $3.3 million renewal project, the shire’s technical services general manager, David Sutcliffe, said. When completed the Station Domain project will particularly serve to beautify and […]

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  • Big bill for flood aftermath

    The Central Goldfields Shire has appealed for patience as it tackles a hefty $4 million plus bill of flood aftermath works. Central Goldfields and Hepburn municipalities are believed the worst hit in the state in terms of civic repair works needed following this month’s flash flooding. Both are facing works bills in the order of […]

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  • Nurse rescued in flooded creek drama

    When Bealiba’s Dianne Barnes caught up with Bet Bet’s Cliff Harrison last Friday it was a far less dramatic meeting than their first. Instead of rescuing the nurse from surging floodwater, as he did during their first encounter, this time Cliff offered Dianne and her partner, Peter, coffee. When flash floods struck the district on […]

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  • Crime rate report

    Burglaries, drug offences and assaults increased but fewer rapes and road fatalities are occurring across Central Goldfields and Loddon, the latest policing statistics indicate. “Areas of decreased crime are best reflected in the category of rape,” Police Service Area Manager, Inspector Wayne Barclay said last week. The latest official Victoria Police crime statistics show the […]

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  • Clunes counting the cost following floods

    Clunes is a town in mop-up mode after last weekend’s flash flooding damaged more than 35 homes and several businesses. About 50 people attended a community meeting in Clunes’ town hall on Tuesday aimed at informing “flood” and “storm damage” affected residents how to get help. Hepburn Shire Cameron Ward councillor, Tim Hayes said he […]

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  • Thieves try to take advantage of flooding

    Clunes Caravan Park operator, Les Eastcott has a message for looters who have tried to take advantage of flash flooding at the park. “Don’t come down here because we’re waiting for you,” said the owner-operator of the park which was targeted by looters after it was struck by Saturday’s flash flooding. Now the water has […]

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  • Printing jobs safe

    Maryborough’s printing industry is a main beneficiary following the formation of a minority Labor Government, Labor Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons says. Mr Gibbons was to spend yesterday in Canberra after Independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott gave Labor their vital votes, delivering Julia Gillard the 76 seats needed to form a Labor government. “I’m […]

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  • Dunolly marooned as it gets swamped by water

    Dunolly was a town marooned for much of the weekend. Swamped by floodwaters from the swollen Avoca and Loddon rivers and from Bet Bet and Burnt creeks, the town’s access routes were cut between noon on Saturday and Sunday morning. Dunolly SES volunteers worked non-stop attending to more than 40 emergency calls including vehicle entrapment […]

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  • Reservoirs at capacity

    Most of the region’s reservoirs have reached capacity and are overflowing. Within the Loddon catchment system, Tullaroop Reservoir and Laanecoorie Reservoir both have reached capacity and were yesterday spilling over. Also within the Loddon Catchment, the Cairn Curran Reservoir 10 kilometres west of Maldon was yesterday sitting at 74 percent capacity. But Goulburn-Murray Water which […]

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  • Still counting the flood cost

    The weekend’s deluge has left a damage bill estimated to be at least upwards of $1 million in its wake. “I wouldn’t even try to put a figure on it but it would be a million dollars for sure,” Central Goldfields engineering and services manager, Ron Potter said yesterday. Mr Potter said it will take […]

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