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Mallee and Wannon Election Result

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Federal electorates of Mallee and Wannon remain as Coalition strongholds after confirmation of results in last night’s Federal Election.

Pipeline win for Ararat

WATER DELIVERY: From left, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Ararat district farmer Charlie de Fegely and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Mr de Fegely’s farm.

An Ararat municipal leader has joined a chorus in describing a $32-million Federal Government investment to help establish greater water security in the region as an economic game changer.

Horsham receives Wimmera River project commitment

ACTIVATING THE RIVER: An artist’s impression from Horsham Rural City Council shows how the banks of the Wimmera River in Horsham might look as a result of a Wimmera Riverfront Activation Project. The council, which has reserved $842,500 in its proposed 2019-20 budget and is lobbying state and federal governments for $5-million, is considering a raft of ideas surrounding the plan. It is seeking community input but ideas already include a bankside restaurant and café, a major water feature, new pedestrian pathways, boardwalks, artworks and gardens development.

A multi-million-dollar plan to exploit the socio-economic benefits of the Wimmera River in Horsham has $1.65-million in federal Coalition support.

Film crew behind Kevin Magee Horsham visit

Laurie Pearson, Matt Baker, Ben Felten, his dog Orson and Kevin Magee at the Horsham Motorcycle Club track at Dooen. Ben Felten, with Kevin's help, broke the world record for fastest blind rider.

Horsham motorcycle racing legend Kevin ‘Magoo’ Magee made a rare visit to his hometown at the weekend with a world record holder and a Belgian film crew in tow.

Over to you… voters

Andrew Coustley pre-polling for the Federal Election.

‘Because I like her’, ‘because I like him’ and ‘ I dunno!’ That was the depth of reasoning three grinning first-time Wimmera voters provided when randomly asked at an early election polling booth why they had voted a particular way. The response from the teenagers, while far from unexpected, provided insight into how different motivations […]

Northern Grampians Shire Council seeking budget feedback

A Northern Grampians Shire Council 2019-20 budget is open for public comment after the council approved it ‘in principle’ at a special meeting on Monday. The draft includes a general rate rise of 2.4 percent and a variety of municipal projects. Mayor Kevin Erwin said the council had increased its road spending after receiving additional […]

Push to protect platypus in Grampians

TESTING THE WATERS: Wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths takes an eDNA sample of water in Mackenzie River in the Grampians as part of Wimmera Catchment Management Authority’s platypus surveys. Picture: LOTTE REITER

Our national parks are home to some of our most treasured cultural riches, and we must look after them.

Ararat Rural City Council inks development plan

A directive providing the backbone for Ararat municipal development for the next two years includes schemes involving Willaura and Pomonal, redevelopment of Ararat’s McDonald Centre and completion of an Ararat Links project connecting Alexandra Oval and Ararat Skate Park. Ararat Rural City Council’s 2017-2021 plan also features a push to establish a cultural festival in […]

Horsham St Brigid’s College duo set for maths camp

St Brigid’s College Horsham students Nadya Nugraha and Daniel Del Castillo will be among 24 Victorian students taking part in a mathematics camp in Melbourne. The pair will be able to gain insight into a career in the STEM industry, alongside other year-10 regional and rural students at The Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Mathematics Camp. […]

New market in Horsham

A new market designed for Wimmera artisans and craftspeople to showcase their talents will start at Horsham Scout Hall in Baillie Street on Sunday. Horsham Family Market, which will also specialise as a place for families to buy and sell baby, children and family items, will be from 10am to 2pm. The market will also […]


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