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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 […]

Redfin biting at Lake Fyans

Stawell Angling Club members encountered inclement weather at the weekend, but fishing was definitely improving at last. Club members fished an open water event, but Lake Fyans was the drawcard with all fish being caught there. Members reeled in a total of 36 redfin, with most fish in the 30 to 40-centimetre range. Most of […]

Water security drives GWMWater

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

Call for fishing comp stewards

Horsham Fishing Competition organisers are calling on more groups or individuals to put their hands up to be stewards at the annual Labour Day weekend event. While a significant team is primed for the March 10 gathering on the Wimmera River, organisers are about 20 stewards short of what’s needed to run the event successfully. […]

Chance to detox your home of household chemicals

A regional waste recovery group is encouraging Wimmera people to ‘detox’ homes of toxic household chemicals. Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group is promoting the concept with people living in Horsham, Yarriambiack, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Northern Grampians municipalities. The group is urging residents to use a ‘safe, free and easy-to-use’ service to […]

Fire danger education is key at Green Hill Lake

New signs at Green Hill Lake near Ararat will provide clear information about fire ratings after two campfires at the lake escaped, including one on a total-fire-ban day. Country Fire Authority Region 16 donated the two fire-rating signs to Ararat Rural City Council. Council chief executive Tim Harrison said one of the fires was significant […]

New pontoon at Dimboola

Rower and community access to the Wimmera River at Dimboola will become easier and safer with work set to start on a project to replace a fixed ramp with a new floating pontoon. The new pontoon is designed to provide better river access for boat users, including Dimboola Rowing Club, regardless of water level and […]

Ray Kingston calls for basin action

Independent candidate for the Federal seat of Mallee Ray Kingston has called for a Federal Royal Commission into the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Mr Kingston, a former Yarriambiack Shire mayor, said he believed communities had lost faith in the plan and a Federal Royal Commission would prevent further damage to the basin […]

Emma Kealy ups ante on fire airbase

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has again called on the State Government to provide money to complete the second stage of an emergency airbase in Hamilton. Ms Kealy said the Country Fire Authority- Emergency Management Victoria Airbase played a critical role in responding to fires across south-west Victoria. Ms Kealy has been lobbying the government […]

Anglers push for river protection

Major angling organisations have promised ‘an army of volunteers’ to help authorities protect Victorian waterways from circumstances that have devastated the Darling River in New South Wales. Victorian Inland Fishing Alliance partners, Native Fish Australia Victoria and the Australian Trout Foundation have provided assurances they are ready to help. Their pledge coincides with a Wimmera […]

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