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Monday, September 28, 2020

Archives for August 2019

Women footballers praised

Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green this week spoke in State Parliament about local women footballers. “I wish to commend the Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club on their on-field success.,” Ms Green told the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. “Melbourne’s north is the cradle of AFLW, especially the Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club, which has given many

Glamping at Murrindindi

Sonya and Paul Herges from Sedona Estate, Murrindindi, want to introduce ‘glamping’. The galmourous camping option goes before the Murrin-dindi Shire Council meeting tonight (Wed.). Threee glampinmg tents are proposed, however an objection has been received from a neighbour (to the west) of the Shannons Rd property. An officer recommendation to Councillors suggests that the

Petition to seal Saleyards St

A petition submitted by Philip Armstrong, and signed by 19 people, is urging Murr-indindi Council to seal Sale-yards St, Yea. The petition is due to be tabled at the Council meeting tonight (Wed.) at Alexandra. A Shire officer is recommending that the petition by referred to Stuart McConnell, Council’s Director of Assets and Development, for

Grants for local groups

Alexandra Scouts have received a $699 fee reduction for their planning permit application to Murrindindi Shire Council. A $1398 grant was requested by Council officers, delegated with power to decide on the matter, decied on a 50 per cent approval. Similarly, the Alexandra Indoor Swimming Pool group received a 50 per cent reuction on their

Wellness retreat planned for Yea

Plans for a $970,000 well-ness retreat in Yea – ‘Little Bhutan’ – will be put before Murrindindi Shire Council tonight (Wed.). The retreat, which plans to include yoga activities, a restaurant and group accommodation, is planned for grazing land at 5393 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Yea (east of Limestone Rd). It is in a farming zone,

‘Biggest-ever’ protest rally

Upper Goulburn farmer and environmentalist Jan Beer says Communities from across northern Victoria and southern New South Wales will converge on Tocumwal for what is expected to be the region’s biggest ever protest rally. Mrs Beer contributes a letter in this week’s issue of The Local Paper: Community and farming groups have combined to organise

Cattlemen ridicule deer cull

The Parks Victoria strategy of bringing in helicopters to reduce deer numbers in the Alpine National Park has been ridiculed by the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria. The statement comes following the release of deer harvest numbers from the Game Management Authority, which found record numbers of both deer taken and hunter activity recorded across

Tributes to Joan Purcell

The eulogy delivered on Monday (Aug. 26) at the funeral service for Joan Purcell is included in this week’s Local Paper. So too is a photo-feature page. Family friend Neil Beer delivered this tribute: Joan was born on Sunday, May 28, 1922 at Travancore Hospital in Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds. Her mother was Ann Marie

Duck season to be debated

Parliamentian Andy Meddick will today (Wed.) bring a motion to call off the 2020 duck shooting season. The future of duck shooting has not been debated in the Victorian Parliament since 2011. Mr Meddick issued a statement: “The most recent annual waterbird survey in Eastern Australia clearly showed that the long-term trend is in decline

Move against hate-speech

State politician Fiona Patten is introducing new legislation designed to stop trolling in its tracks. In an Australian first, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Amendment Bill 2019 will extend Victoria’s anti-vilification laws – currently only reserved to racial and religious vilification – to hate speech based on gender, as well as disability, sexual orientation, gender

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