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  • Moolort farm approved

    After grappling with complex statutory requirements over the past weeks, Central Goldfields Shire Council is satisfied the broiler farm at Moolort, operated by PJK Newstead Poultry, has met those requirements, in relation to the risk of impacting on neighbouring properties. Council held a special meeting on Wednesday evening to resolve issues surrounding the planning permit […]

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  • Coalition’s ambo plan

    The State Opposition yesterday promised to upgrade Maryborough’s ambulance station to a 24-hour station and to provide more paramedics to staff it if successful in the upcoming state election. In Maryborough yesterday Liberal-National’s spokesman for health and ageing, David Davis, promised a Coalition government would upgrade the city’s station to a true 24-hour station in […]

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  • SAVE THE DATE

    Sunday, July 25 will be the day passenger rail services return to Maryborough the Member for Ripon, Joe Helper announced yesterday. Maryborough and district residents will be able to use the much-anticipated rail service sooner than expected due to early completion of works on the $50 million Victorian Transport Plan, Mr Helper said. “This is […]

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  • Liberals’ ambulance boost

    The state opposition has promised to deliver 49 extra ambulance staff for the Loddon Mallee region if elected in the November state election. In a joint statement yesterday Liberal leader Ted Baillieu and Nationals leader, Peter Ryan promised to significantly boost the region’s ambulance service as part of a $151 million statewide plan to increase […]

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  • Talbot waves red flag

    About eighty people rallied at Talbot Railway Station on Sunday in support of the passenger train service stopping at Talbot when the service resumes this year. Spokesperson for the Talbot Passenger Train Taskforce, Max Kau said it did not make sense that a passenger train is going to stop at Creswick and Clunes on its […]

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  • Water restrictions to be eased

    Central Highlands Water will ease water restrictions from stage 4e to stage 3 in the Maryborough and district water supply system commencing on August 1, chairman, John Barnes announced on Friday morning at the Maryborough Water Treatment Plant. Mr Barnes said due to ongoing investment into water quality and supply projects such as Stoney Creek […]

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  • Havilah Hostel’s Melaleuca House close to completion

    Havilah Hostel in Maryborough has a new, spacious facility — Melaleuca House — which will cater for 13 low care residents with kitchen, dining, lounge, staff room, office, doctor’s room and laundry areas all in the one building. Chief executive officer, Barb Duffin said there is an ample sized lift incorporated in the new building […]

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  • A new album out for Kristin

    Unconventional cellist, Kristin Rule has released her latest album, The Knife That Cuts a Tear. The Dunach artist began finalising her work on the album earlier this year after spending time on the road and composing a special piece for the Dare to Dance Festival. Kristin has a radically unique approach to her music, combining […]

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  • Community policing the focus for Wayne

    Central Goldfields/Loddon police service area has welcomed its new inspector ahead of time. Inspector Wayne Barclay, based at the Maryborough Police Station, joins the area with 35 years policing experience, since joining the force as a 17-year-old, first posted as a constable in South Melbourne. Inspector Barclay will be responsible for the Central Goldfields/ Loddon […]

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  • New Lines

    As part of Victoria Police’s change from five police regions to four on July 1, Central Goldfields will join with Loddon to create the Central Goldfields/ Loddon Police Service Area. Previously aligned with the Pyrenees, the Central Goldfields/ Loddon Police Service Area (PSA) will come into effect from next week. It will be included in […]

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