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Glenda McLean resigns as Ararat Rural City councillor

Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Allan Bawden has confirmed Glenda McLean has resigned as a councillor, effective today. Mr Bawden said Ms McLean confirmed her resignation in writing before 5pm today. Ms McLean announced during an interview on ABC radio last night that she would resign as mayor, but added she was still considering […]

Stawell, Kaniva, Dimboola colleges share in $6.9-million for upgrades

Stawell, Kaniva and Dimboola colleges will share in $6.9-million of State Government funding to upgrade their schools. The government has provided $4-million towards stage one of Stawell Secondary College’s master plan in its 2018-19 State Budget. Kaniva College, $2.3-million, and Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, $600,000, will use their funding allocations to upgrade and modernise their […]

Ararat mayor Glenda McLean resigns

Ararat Rural City Council will need to elect a new mayor. But Ararat ratepayers might still face the prospect of having a council representative living in faraway north Queensland. Cr Glenda McLean announced during an interview on ABC radio tonight that she would resign as mayor. But she added that she was still considering staying […]

Ararat mayor Glenda McLean seeks audience with Local Government Minister

Ararat mayor Glenda McLean wants an audience with Victorian Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz before making any decision about her future on Ararat Rural City Council. That is the understanding deputy mayor Gwenda Allgood has after reading an email Cr McLean sent to chief executive Allan Bawden. “From my understanding she wants to meet the […]

Delays for McPherson Street in Horsham from April 26

VicRoads has advised that major resurfacing works will occur on McPherson Street in Horsham as part of staged works to improve the Western Highway. One lane will be closed in each direction between O’Callaghans Parade and Baillie Street to allow the road to be resurfaced to provide a smoother and safer journey. The lane closures […]

Government reviews Act in wake of Ararat issue

The State Government has confirmed that it is reviewing the Local Government Act, including increasing its ability to remove individual councillors for misconduct. Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz said the government was also exploring ways to remove mayors. Ms Kairouz made comments in response to circumstances in Ararat Rural City Council where the council has […]

Ararat councillor against overall sacking

The councillor who led a vote last night in calling for Ararat Rural City Council mayor Glenda McLean to resign hopes the issue can stay out of the hands of the State Government. Cr Bill Braithwaite said revelations that Cr McLean was now living and working in Queensland after mystery about her recent whereabouts made […]

Ararat council waits for mayor’s decision

Ararat Rural City Council is awaiting advice from mayor Glenda McLean on her plans after a dramatic council meeting last night. At the meeting, the council passed a no-confidence motion in Cr McLean and a motion for her to resign as both mayor and councillor. The vote was 5-2 for both motions. Cr McLean indicated […]

$1-million funding boost for Harrow Recreation Reserve

Harrow-Balmoral Football Netball Club members and supporters are celebrating a $1-million State Government funding boost to overhaul facilities at Harrow Recreation Reserve.

Stawell’s North Park receives $600,000 funding boost to upgrade facilities

Leaders behind upgrades at Stawell’s North Park are celebrating a second major funding injection to redevelop outdated facilities in as many years.

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