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Horsham community advocate and tireless campaigner Don Johns dies, 83

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE: Don Johns will be remembered for his passion and commitment to the community he was part of.

Long-time Horsham community advocate and municipal leader Don Johns, OAM, JP, 83, has died after a sudden and unexpected battle with cancer.

Council takes over bridge works

PHOTOS: Anzac Centenary Bridge nears completion Horsham Rural City Council will take responsibility for completing construction of a $1.2-million pedestrian bridge across the Wimmera River after the financial collapse of the contracting firm responsible for the project. The council’s technical services team is now planning to complete the job using a combination of council staff […]

Emma Kealy appeals for driver vigilance on rural roads following fatality

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has appealed for drivers on rural roads to be vigilant and constantly watch for potential dangers after a 19-year-old man died in a car crash west of Horsham.

Premier’s visit ‘invaluable’ for Ararat

Ararat district has the green light for a multi million-dollar upgrade of community health services after a financial commitment from the State Government.

Horsham council to support push to recruit and retain doctors

Horsham Rural City Council has thrown its support behind a push to recruit and retain doctors in the region and will pursue the issue during a visit to Canberrra later this month.

Premier recognises Stawell ‘true believer’ Dawn Scott

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews took time during a visit to Stawell to make a presentation to long-time Stawell ALP branch member Dawn Scott.

Andrew Broad heads up electricity grid inquiry

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has launched a parliamentary inquiry into the best way to modernise Australia’s electricity grid.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy promoted to shadow cabinet

Emma Kealy.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy believes her elevation to Victoria’s shadow cabinet after only two years as a parliamentarian reflects the Coalition’s commitment to broad statewide representation.

Horsham to install extra CCTV cameras

Horsham Rural City will receive funding to install additional CCTV cameras as part of a crime-prevention funding boost announced by the State Government. The government has announced a sweeping package of crime-prevention measures that will give police new powers to collect DNA of suspected criminals, introduce new laws to crack down on organised crime and […]

Harvest truck blitz

IN IT FLOWS: Harrison Baker inspects grain at Shannon Bros. storage centre in Horsham. 
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has called for a ‘proactive’ pre-harvest vehicle-check program to replace the State Government’s Operation Big Wheels safety blitz. She said a vehicle-safety blitz targeting grain-harvest trucks had caused anxiety and stress for farmers and harvest contractors. “We all know that our vehicles must be safe, but it is unreasonable and […]

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