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State investment in Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal, Horsham North Children’s and Community Hub

The State Government has announced funding for Wimmera projects.

Premier Daniel Andrews to attend Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly in Horsham

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, government ministers and advisors will join community and industry leaders in Horsham tonight to explore ways to drive and stimulate the regional economy.

Hindmarsh council wins approval for four-percent rate increase

Hindmarsh Shire Council has been successful in its application for a rate-cap variation to the Essential Services Commission. The council had applied for an additional two percent increase over and above the State Government’s two-percent rate cap for 2017-18. The commission responded to the request, saying it was satisfied the application showed a long-term funding […]

Louise Staley, Emma Kealy raise doubts about north-west jobs figures

Victorian political forces are at odds over what latest Victoria employment statistics have revealed in the state’s north-west. The State Government said in a prepared statement almost 60,000 jobs had been created in regional Victoria under Premier Daniel Andrews. It added employment in the state’s north-west had jumped by 7800 people between April and June […]

Colleen White appointed interim chief executive of Ararat Rural City Council

Colleen White will take over as interim Ararat Rural City Council chief executive on Saturday. Ms White, the council’s corporate strategy, risk and governance director, moves into the role following the retirement of Andrew Evans. She will remain in the interim role until August 20. Following August 20, the council will appoint an interim chief […]

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.

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