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Frewstal welcomes EPA action on Stawell tyre stockpile

EPA moves in to remove Stawell tyre threat The manager of one of the Wimmera’s largest commercial workforces has described a decision to remove a hazardous stockpile of tyres in Stawell as a ‘huge’ relief. Frewstal abbatoirs general manager Greg Nicholls said the business welcomed and applauded the Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s move to clean […]

EPA moves in to remove Stawell tyre threat

Frewstal welcomes EPA action on Stawell tyre stockpile Environment Protection Authority Victoria is removing a controversial stockpile of car tyres at a site on Saleyards Road, Stawell, based on community safety concerns. EPA chief executive Nial Finegan said the authority believed the lack of obvious activity at the site ‘for an extended period of time’ […]

Horsham Northfest legacy project takes shape

The artistic talents of students from Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School and Horsham College’s McKenzie Creek campus will soon be on show for the community. Students at the schools have created a unique park bench, made from skateboards, for Horsham’s Cornell Park. The bench is this year’s Northfest Family Fun Day Legacy Project. Northfest, at […]

Milestone for Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival is approaching a major milestone and organisers are keen for many people and exhibitors to get involved. The festival, at Horsham Botanic Gardens, will have its 30th anniversary on October 14 and 15. Festival spokeswoman Sonia Matthews said a group of dedicated volunteers kept the popular, annual event running. “We have […]

Water discharge into Wimmera and Hopkins rivers

GWMWater is discharging recycled water into Wimmera and Hopkins rivers. Managing director Mark Williams said water from Horsham and Ararat wastewater treatment plants going into the rivers was ‘Class C’ and met Environment Protection Authority requirements. He said rain had led to a significant rise to water held in storage in the plants and wet-weather […]

Horsham waste committee reviews feedback

Green-waste recycling bins, hard-waste collection and increased kerbside recycling have surfaced as services for consideration in a new Horsham waste-management plan. A steering committee helping Horsham Rural City Council has listed the services in response to community feedback on waste management as part of a review. Council technical services director John Martin said the community […]

Environment Protection Authority moves on Stawell car-tyre stockpile

Environment Protection Authority Victoria was yesterday poised to ‘take charge of and clean up’ a controversial car-tyre stockpile in Stawell. The authority gave notice last week to owners of the Saleyards Road stockpile that it was considering taking charge of the site under Section 62 of the Environment Protection Act 1970. It was ‘working through […]

State money for major expansion of Silo Art Trail

The Wimmera-Mallee is primed to set a new international benchmark for landscape-scale artwork with speculative plans for a major expansion of the region’s Silo Art Trail.

Water to flow to Toolondo Reservoir

The spring and summer recreational prospects of Toolondo Reservoir south of Horsham are primed for a major boost with extra water to flow into the lake from today.

PHOTOS | Horsham students participate in National Schools Tree Day at Riverside

Angus Mintern. Ss Michael and John's Primary School students planting 1200 trees at Heath and Ange Watson's Riverside property for National School Tree Day for Wimmera Landcare.

Horsham Ss Michael and John’s Primary School students plant 1200 trees during National Schools Tree Day.

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