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Money for Balmoral Recreation Reserve

A major update of facilities at Balmoral Recreation Reserve has had a boost with the Federal Government providing almost $500,000 for the project. Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced the funding as part of the second $30-million round of the government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program. He made the announcement at Balmoral Recreation Reserve along with […]

Ararat College expanding opportunities

An expansion of learning opportunities at Ararat College is well underway, with a display home in Ararat set to be part of a school farm project. The RAL 3 home, manufactured by the Loeliger family in Ararat, will shift from AME Systems to the school farm site. The building will provide learning space for the […]

Maurice Billi to stand for Wannon

Stawell youth worker Maurice Billi will run as Labor’s candidate for Wannon in this year’s Federal Election. Party officials endorsed Mr Billi’s candidacy last week. Mr Billi will run against the Liberals’ Education Minister Dan Tehan. It’s the second time Mr Billi has put his hand up to run for public office, having been Labor’s […]

Money for ‘wellbeing’ projects

Northern Grampians Shire Council is inviting applications for its second round of a community grants program. Grants up to $5000 are available to community organisations and groups that have projects that will ‘enrich the fabric of the Northern Grampians Shire community’. Northern Grampians Shire Council is seeking applications that will align with projects around enhancing […]

Bulgana Green Power Hub works on schedule

Work is progressing on Bulgana Green Power Hub near Stawell with the project’s first wind tower up and pre-construction of 11 others expected by the end of the week. Contractors have erected the first of 56 wind-turbine towers on Landsborough Road at Landsborough. The power hub, driven by renewable-energy company Neoen, represents a world-first project […]

VIDEO | Murra Warra Windfarm super load snakes its way through Horsham

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Hundreds of people lined the Western Highway in Horsham to witness a 320 tonne, 70-metre-long Superload as it continued its journey to Murra Warra, north of Horsham. Powerful trucks started hauling a huge transformer, constructed at Glen Waverley and essential for wind-farm operation, about 11pm on Sunday. The massive vehicle – 58 metres long, 4.5 […]

Traffic to stop for Murra Warra Wind Farm superload

A 320 tonne superload will make its way through the Wimmera on Tuesday.

A major renewable-energy project underway in the heart of the Wimmera has created a need for special traffic-management plans for its journey. A 320-tonne, 70-metre-long ‘superload’ transporting a piece of heavy but critical infrastructure for Murra Warra Wind Farm will creep westward along roads and highways on Monday and Tuesday. Powerful trucks will haul a […]

Riverbank cleanup at Horsham Showgrounds to create vista

Horsham Rural City Council is demolishing Horsham Showgounds horse stables and wash for new community area. The mural will be saved.

Horsham Rural City Council is clearing a riverbank area on the eastern side of Wimmera Bridge as part of a beautification project. The project, which has involved consultation with the city’s Wimmera River improvement Horsham Showgrounds management committees, involves removing disused sheds and trees inappropriate for the site, establishing greater pedestrian access and major river-front […]

PHOTOS | Sky’s the limit for new sports star Sophie Martin

Stuart Tripp and Sports Star Of The Year winner Sophie Martin at Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly Sports Star of the Year.

Wimmera regional sports star of the year Sophie Martin remains unsure where her pursuit of tenpin bowling might lead. But the Horsham College year-11 student, who clinched the award from a star-studded field, said the opportunity was clearly available to compete overseas. “I certainly didn’t expect to win. And it’s a little bit weird to […]

Water security drives GWMWater

Secure access to high-quality water is helping open the door to drive major development opportunities across the Wimmera-Mallee.

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