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Hepburn Shire set for huge decision next week

Big decisions for the Hepburn Shire council next week as they decide on a huge cash injection for the troubled Rex project at Daylesford. Councillors will vote on an extra $3m funding as well as an...

Regional payroll tax cuts help local businesses

The Andrews Government has been spruiking the benefits of regional payroll tax cuts. Three hundred and seventy seven Bendigo businesses are forecast to share in 11 million dollars in savings this financial year, after the payroll...

Essendon football club in town

The Essendon footy club has arrived in central Victoria for its community camp. Half back Marty Gleeson says they're suffering a bit in the 33-degree heat. The club held an open training session at Queen Elizabeth Oval...

Community groups urged to apply for grants

Ballarat MP and Minister for road safety Jaala Pulford is calling for central Victorian community groups to apply for grants to boost road safety awareness in the region. The cash is aimed at supporting programs that...

V/Line reporting improvements on punctuality

V/Line is reporting a big improvement on the Bendigo line when it comes to punctuality. In January about 90% of trains were on time, that's up 4% on December. The figures come after VLine staff on the...

Budding photographers needed for Mount Alexander Shire

Mount Alexander Shire Council is looking for local photographers who are keen to showcase the best of the area.   The organisation is aiming to build a pool of talented local photographers. Projects would include the Official Visitors...

Another incident at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

There's been another incident at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre. Three young people were involved last night with one taken to hospital.It was sparked after a sprinkler connected to a fire alarm was activated around 5.40pm.There...

Lucky escape for excavator operator

Powercor says new bush fire prevention technology operating on powerlines may have saved the life of an excavator operator at Maryborough. Energy safe Victoria say the machine came into contact with high voltage lines last week...

Accident last month claims life of a Tooborac man

A man has died in hospital following a three-car collision in Tooborac last month. Police have been told three cars, one towing a horse float, collided on the Northern Highway near Seymour-Tooborac Road just before 5.30pm...

Police searching for Alanna Sargeson

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old Charlton girl Alanna Sargeson. Alanna was last seen in Essendon on 15 January. It is believed she may be in the north-west suburbs of Melbourne. Police and...