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Wimmera River Challenge success

Organisers are thrilled with the success of the biggest ever Wimmera River Challenge at the weekend and expect the event to continue to grow. The event was at Dimboola’s Riverside Holiday Park, with about 300 members of the Wimmera’s indigenous community as well as community organisations and groups taking part. A corporate challenge was hosted […]

Lake Wallace Algae warning lifted

Authorities have lifted a blue-green algae warning for Lake Wallace at Edenhope. Repeated testing from GWM Water has shown the water is again safe for recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing and other water sports. GWMWater is regularly monitoring the water in Lake Wallace, as well as other recreational lakes across the region. The entire […]

VIDEO| Watch as the first Murra Warra wind turbine blade snakes its way through Nhill

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WIND CATCHER: Transport operators navigate one of the many mighty propeller blades destined for Murra Warra Wind Farm tower through the Wimmera at Dimboola. Construction of the latest renewable energy power station is well underway at the farm on the Kalkee plains between Horsham and Warracknabeal. Each blade shipped from China to Australia measures 70.5 […]

Fresh future likely for Little Desert Nature Lodge

A unique and iconic Wimmera environmental attraction near Nhill appears set to retain its role as a tourist resort and wildlife sanctuary. Prospective buyers of Little Desert Nature Lodge at Winiam plan to continue to operate the lodge as an eco-tourism venture, guaranteeing a legacy established by Wimpey and Maureen Reichelt in 1969. Driscoll, McIllree […]

Horsham Rural City Council seeks help on Pit 23

Municipal leaders fear the Horsham community might be left with the costs of managing and monitoring a controversial mining waste pit at Douglas. Horsham Rural City Council is worried that without State Government intervention, it will ultimately and inappropriately find itself responsible for Iluka Rescources’ Pit 23. Despite arrangements in place to meet pit-management requirements, […]

Upgrades for e-waste disposal in Stawell, St Arnaud

Stawell and St Arnaud transfer stations will receive $100,000 upgrades through Sustainability Victoria’s E-waste Infrastructure Grants Program. With the State Government banning the disposal of e-waste to landfill from July 1, 2019, the grants will allow councils to construct enclosed sheds for transfer stations to receive and safely manage rising volumes of e-waste. The term […]

‘Spectacular construction’ underway for Murra Warra Wind Farm

Wind towers will start becoming a prominent feature on the Wimmera skyline between Horsham and Warracknabeal by the end of the year.

Minister Lily D’Ambrosio impressed by Stawell bush walk

Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio saw first-hand how Stawell Cooinda Kindergarten children are being proactive in terms of waste removal during a visit to the centre. Ms D’Ambrosio participated in a ‘bush walk’ and rubbish pick-up alongside Labor candidate for Ripon Sarah De Santis, Northern Grampians Shire councillors Tony Driscoll, Murray Emerson […]

Horsham council to replace hazardous Bradbury Car Park tree

Horsham Rural City Council will remove a hazardous tree in the centre of Horsham’s Bradbury Car Park and plant a replacement tree in autumn. Council infrastructure director John Martin said the organisation was responding to risks for car park users, following damage to vehicles from fallen limbs. He said the large lemon-scented gum was regarded […]

Horsham Spring Garden Festival provides incentive

SPRING GROWTH: Amy Fulton and Cassie Hateley explore a selection of roses for sale at Horsham Spring Garden Festival. Patrons made the most of mild conditions to soak up attractions during the two-day event at Horsham Botanic Gardens. The festival has traditionally marked a change in seasons in Horsham district and provided an incentive for […]


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