The Department of Transport advises that due to the ongoing incident near Wallan, coaches are currently replacing services on the Seymour, Shepparton and Albury lines until further notice. Passengers should check the V/Line website or app for the most up to date information before they travel. Traffic is expected to be heavier around Southern Cross
Healthy crowd numbers were recorded at the Yea St Pat’s Race Club meeting held on Sunday (Feb. 23). Three photo pages were assembled by the Local Paper photographer.
The need to separate motor vehicles from cyclist on the Maroondah Hwy from Fernshaw to St Ronan’s Well was emphasised at a tour organised by the Black Spur Action Group on Saturday (Feb. 22). Organisers including Ray Donkin and Peter Johnson welcomed a full load of passengers of a bus tour of an alternative track
1st Alexandra Scouts staged a fundraising barbecue in Grant St, Alexandra, on Saturday (Feb. 22). Pictured are (from left) Kelly Menzies, Kate Jenkins, Lottie Weisse, Amanda Moore and Violet De Groot. The funds will go towards members attending a Cuboree at Gilwell Park, Gembrook, from September 28-October 2.
Murrindindi Shire Council is making application to the State Government for a $391,800 lights project at the Yea Recreation Reserve. Councillors are set vote on Wednesday to consider the application of a Sport Recreation Victoria grant for the oval lighting project. If successful with the $250,000 Government grant, Council will look to approve the allocation
Terry Livy, Secretary of the Alexandra Bowling Club, presented a cheque for $800 to the local Legacy Group at Legacy’s February meeting at the RSL Hall, Alexandra. “The donation was raised by competitors at the annual Shep Morehu competition at the Bowling Club on Thursday, January 16,” Terry said. “Alexandra bowler, Shep More-hu, left $10,000
Murrindindi Council, together with Yarra Energy Foundation and Eko Energy, will donate a 5kW Solar System to a community group. Murrindindi Council’s ‘Dindi Bulk Buy Program’ launched back in April 2018. Since then, some 65 solar systems – totalling a 318 kW of solar power capacity – have been installed on the rooftops of homes
Due to the railway incident near Wallan, there will be changes to regular services on the Seymour, Shepparton and Albury lines today (Fri.), says a Department of Transport ‘alert’. “Due to ongoing industrial action on the V/Line network there may be some cancellations to services on other lines today. In the event of this passengers
Eltham MLA Vicki Ward has thanked organisers at Montsalvat and local artists for the exhibition held in support of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with funds managed by the community arm of Bendigo Bank. “At the opening we were privileged to hear from Malcolm Hackett, who is the chair of the board of volunteer directors who
Local councils are calling on community groups and individuals around the region to join in the Australia-wide clean up on Sunday, March 1. Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community-based mobilisation event. Last year more than 680,000 volunteers removed more than 15,000 ute-loads of rubbish from 6,901 locations across the country. In Murrindindi
The huistory of the ill-fated North-South Pipeline, and the struggles by Yea woman Jan Beer, were highlighted in State Parliament this week. “The north–south pipeline stands as a reminder of how city-centric, arrogant Labor governments have little regard or respect for those living in country Victoria,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly. “It was 10
Electricity is being restored to approximately 2700 users in the Murrindindi region tonight (Thurs.) after another unplanned outage. A tree over power lines is thought to be the source of the problem. According to Ausnet, the company that operates the ‘hardware’ of the electricity network, 2692 homes were affected by tonight’s breakdown: Acheron (122 customers),
Read the latest 104-page issue of The Local Paper, free, online. T Tuesday afternoon’s storm knocked out the electricity supply at the newspaper office – right on press time. We were unable to restore power supplies in time for our print edition schedule. This means we missed our print and distribution deadlines. This means that
Police are currently in Mangalore following an aircraft collision this morning (Wed.). Emergency services were called to two separate crash scenes east of the Mangalore airfield about 11.25am. It is believed two aircraft have collided mid-air before crashing. Two occupants in each aircraft have died at the scenes. The four persons are yet to be
Ricky Kirkham has resigned as a Whittlesea City Councillor. The former Mayor’s resignation takes effect immediately (Mon., Feb. 17). He issued a statement today: “It has been an immense honour and privilege to serve our community for the past seven years. “In that time, I have been proud to witness the very best of our
Police have arrested nine people following an aggravated home invasion in Ramptons Rd, Eltham North. Mill Park Serious Crime Taskforce detectives simultaneously executed nine search warrants about 6am, arresting three men and six youths. Two 18-year-old men from Kurunjang and Brookfield have been charged with aggravated home invasion, assault offences including intentionally causing injury, theft
Thornton-Eildon will not field Seniors and Reserves men’s football teams in 2020. TEDFNC President Dave Stirling made the announcement today (Fri.), citing the departure of key personnel, and the inability to recruit replacements in time for the season which begins on April 18. Thornton-Eildon were due to be one of nine teams in the Seniors
UPDATE: An electricity user in Acheron reports power being restored at 12.38pm Thursday. A resident of Bayley St, Alexandra, says their electricity was restored at 1.25pm. EARLIER: The Alexandra community is suffering again today (Thurs.) with yet another interruption to the electricity supply. Power went off this morning, and Ausnet says the expected re-connection time
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The life of a former rector of St Luke’s Anglican Church in Yea, Fr Ellis Jones, will be celebrated at a service at 1pm on Friday week, February 21, at St Paul’s Bakery Hill ion Ballarat. Fr Jones was active whilst in Yea, and in addition to her church and pastoral work, had been a
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing woman Maricris Albis. It is believed the 27-year-old was last seen at a house in Diamond Creek on Saturday (Feb. 8) but has not been seen since. Investigators have released the image of Maricris in the hope that someone may be able to provide information
Wednesday saw another fantastic turnout of 34 golfers for the 7th round of the Gender Challenge. P laying stroke and putting, competition was strong with Ladies Captain Vicky Butler (34) winning the day on CB from Allan Thatcher (21) with a nett 68. Third was Graeme Bryant (23) nett 69 from David Ngo (22) 70
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Our photographer says he has the best job on the planet. Meeting the friendliest people. In the greatest part of the world. All part of a week’s work at The Local Paper. Here’s a sneak preview of one of this week’s local photo features.
Our photographer was at the Waranga North Eastern Football League reunion at Avenel today (Sunday). Here is a preview of our photo spread to be published in this Wednesday’s issue of The Local Paper.
Local donors to the bushfire fundraiser included Ed Davies of Yea (artwork), Dino Giammarino of St Andrews (wine), Winston Hawke of Eltham (artwork), Courtney Hill of Rob Dolan Wines of South Warrandyte (wine), Simon Lee of Greenstone Wines of Yarra Glen (wine), Geoff Boulter of Taylor Bay Country Club (accommodation), Doug Golden of Flowerdale (pizza
Motorists report that the Maroondah Hwy has now re-opened between Healesville and Narebthong, after an incident earlier this afternoon (Sunday).
Jack Russell, of Francis St, Yea, says that he was served with a Summons by Police on Sunday (Feb. 9), alleging trespass and refusing to leave a Murrindindi Shire Council meeting at the Yea Shire Hall in December. He will fight the charge at Seymour Magistrates’ Court on March 12.
The Maroondah Highway is closed between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’ due to emergency works. Motorists should avoid the area and use the Melba and Goulburn Valley highways through Yea and Alexandra. This is a significant detour that could add more than an hour to the journey. Drivers should plan ahead to allow
Murrindindi Deputy Mayor Cr Margaret Rae is seeking to reassure aged and disability services clients that they are in good hands. The Council issued a media statement this week to reassure the clients that everything will be fine with the new service providers. “From January 1 2020, aged and disability services in Murrindindi Shire are
Murrindindi Shire Council is inviting aspiring young singers and songwriters to express their creativity at free songwriting workshops in Kinglake and Alexandra. The Council, supported by Creative Victoria and the Victorian Government’s FReeZA youth development program, is excited to be delivering this initiative for the community. Youth and Recreation Portfolio Councillor, Charlie Bisset, said the
Tom Zhou, the controversial man behind the Murrindindi hotel project at ‘Balaclava’, has been arrested and extradited to China, according to The Age (Sat., Feb. 8). Investigative reeporter Nick McKenzie says that Zhou was detained in Vanuatu late last year but then flew to Japan and onto Fiji where he was detained again before being