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Grampians Central West waste group: Keep recycling

The statutory authority responsible for waste-management across the region has continued to urge people to recycle their waste as government and stakeholders work on finding solutions to major industry issues. Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group executive officer La Vergne Lehmann said the organisation was pleased to see the collection and processing of […]

Threatened fauna talk at Halls Gap

Friends of Grampians-Gariwerd will host a talk about threatened fauna at Halls Gap on Saturday afternoon. The event will be in Parks Victoria’s mural room at 4pm. Threatened Fauna Program leader Nick Clemann from the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research will be guest speaker. Group member Bill Gardner said earth was heading for a […]

Invitation to join Wimmera Bushwalking Club

Wimmera Bushwalking Club members have invited the community to participate in the group’s first public walk of the year on Sunday. Publicity officer Kylie Zelley said the club usually hosted two public walks a year, graded from easy to strenuous, which were open to anyone. “Wimmera Bushwalking Club is probably one of the smallest clubs […]

Walk in the park for Tidy Towns judge

A WALK IN THE PARK: Horsham was under the microscope during a visit from Tidy Towns judge David Moncrieff last week. Mr Moncrieff had a busy itinerary, including visits to Horsham Rural City Council, Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative, Sawyer Park, St Brigid’s College, Apex Island and the Anzac Centenary Bridge. Mr Moncrieff, left, is pictured […]

2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours | Stawell’s Goff Letts attributes AM honour to team work

A decorated politician, veterinarian and conservationist has attributed his latest accolade to the talented, dedicated people he worked with throughout his career.

Tidy Towns back on radar for judging

Tidy Towns chairwoman Gillian Vanderwaal and her team sewing Boomerang Bags. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Rural City residents will have an opportunity to help to continue the region’s Tidy Towns legacy, with a judge to arrive in town today. Horsham councillor Les Power encouraged residents to ensure their ‘houses, lawns, rivers and parks’ were looking their best. “Horsham has been involved in Tidy Towns for more than 30 years and we are […]

Wind farm approval for Wonwondah North

Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved a 13-turbine wind farm at Wonwondah North, with construction to start in early 2019. NewEn Australia announced plans for Rifle Butts Wind Farm in November 2016. The wind farm’s 235-metre high turbines should produce enough energy to power about 25,000 householders every year. “This new wind farm is another […]

Halls Gap facelift ‘long overdue’ – Jaala Pulford

Jaala Pulford and Tony Driscoll with Halls Gap Primary School children. The children had a big say in the Halls Gap plan.

Northern Grampians Shire leaders have welcomed a ‘long overdue’ facelift for important tourist village Halls Gap on the back of a $1-million state government boost. Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford announced the funding during a visit to the region last week. The project is designed to improve liveability for residents and attract more tourists to […]

Ararat vegetation clean-up

Work to improve fire preparedness along the urban interface of the north-western side of Ararat will start in the coming weeks. Ararat Rural City Council, Country Fire Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, DELWP, representatives – as well as members of Ararat Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee – have identified Ararat Hills Regional […]

Growing the environment

The State Government has announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio launched the fund last week, which is open to Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Guides and youth groups. Grants of up to $5000 will be available to […]


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