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  • Two year dental wait crisis in Maryborough

    Shadow Minister for Health, David Davis has accused Member for Ripon, Joe Helper of neglecting Maryborough residents struggling with lengthy waits for dental services in the area. “Joe Helper has neglected residents in Maryborough who waited more than two years for general dental treatment, and he has arrogantly ignored the growing dental crisis,” Mr Davis […]

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  • 4WD in thuggish act

    Maryborough police are investigating an incident in which they believe a four wheel drive was used to demolish a toilet block in the Paddys Ranges State Forest. Police believe the vehicle was used to ram the timber toilet block, which is owned by Parks Victoria, in the state park off the Old Avoca Road between […]

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  • Malfunction at Laanecoorie Reservoir

    Goulburn Murray Water hopes to have identified the cause of two malfunctioning spillway gates at Laanecoorie Reservoir by early this week. The reservoir had reached 100 percent capacity and was overflowing after solid rainfall swept the region over September 4 and 5. But late last week the storage had fallen from 100 percent to 70.8 […]

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  • Tractor ride solution

    The trip to school for most year 12 students does not usually involve travelling part of the way by tractor. But that’s precisely what Lachie Steed was forced to do recently when flash floods washed away the bridge to his family’s Bung Bong home. When heavy rains set in on September 4 and 5, the […]

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  • Two local transport pioneers honoured

    Two local transport pioneers have been inducted into a hall of fame honouring Australian transport legends. Ken Gleisner and Joe Bowen were among 220 inductees into the Shell Rimula National Road Transport Hall of Fame for 2010 on August 28. Based in Alice Springs, the hall of fame features some of the most famous names […]

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  • 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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  • Shire moves to buy Cal Gully Reserve

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has resolved to advertise its intention to purchase the Crown allotment known as Cal Gully Reserve, situated in Wills Street, Maryborough. The Department of Sustainability and Environment has deemed the land surplus to its needs. The reserve comprises an oval, tennis courts, the clubrooms of the Maryborough Apex Club and an […]

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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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