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Archives for November 2019

Zhou interests may appeal

Murrindindi Shire Council has had to carefully play the ‘Balaclava’ permit application by the book. Interests associated with controversial Chinese businessman Tom Zhou made application for a residential hotel and restaurant on rural land at Murrindindi. The land consists of 13 separate parcels totalling 842 hectares in area and is located in Murrindindi, approximately 15km

M’dindi hotel plan likely to be refused

A report to a special meeting on Wednesday night (Dec. 4) is recommending to Murrindindi Shire Council that they refuse to grant a planning permit for a residential hotel and restaurant at 707 Murrindindi Rd, Murrindindi. The report says that the proposal does not comply with the requirements of Clause 02.03 Strategic Directions:• “Protecting rural

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Reports and photos that you won’t see elsewhere. This week’s 100-page Local Paper is out now. Dozens of names and photos that are not published by others. And it’s free – in print and online:

Yea Tigers undefeated

Yea Tigers A-Grade continued their undefeated run with a sound victory over Eastern Hill in the two-day competition completed last Saturday (Nov. 23). EASTERN HILL V YEA Eastern Hill def by Yea Tigers Venue: Kings Park Reserve Umpire: Timothy Hanson Result: Eastern Hill lost First Innings Toss won by: Yea Tigers Batted first: Eastern Hill

This Week in the North-East

This week’s Local Paper has photo feature pages of activities throughout the North-East. Events included the Yea Show, the Alexandra Producers’ Market and the Kinglake Ranges Art Show. We also salute the life of veteran Ken Howson of Yea.

Passing of Ken Howson

The long serving past Secretary of tyhe Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub-Branch, Kenneth James Howson died at 5.45am on Friday (November 22). He was 3/744011 Private 15 NSTB. RSL President Jeffrey Swain and Vice- President, Frank Philp, joined at 11am on Friady in placing a Remembrance Poppy at the Yea Cenotaph in memory of Ken and in

Toilets likely for Kinglake

Leading Kinglake citizen Charles Exton looks like seeing success regardingt the petition he led for public toilets to be re-established at the Memorial Reserve. Mr Exton presented the petition, with the signatures of 581people, to Murrindindi Council last month. Tonight’s Council meeting at Yea is likely to see a proposal that the Shire spend $10,000

Hopes for Japanese farm

Melbourne young couple wants to establish a Japanese farm locally with traditional Japanese homestead, Japanese farm and Japanese gardens which are open to the public. Michael Maher is on the hunt for a local property in the Murrindindi or Yarra Ranges area. “We are looking to build a farm to grow a type of Japanese

Nominate top local Aussies

Nominations are now open for Australia Day Awards. Murrindindi Shire Council is encouraging community members to recognise those who have made a significant contribution. Mayor Leigh Dunscombe said it is hoped to see community groups, schools, social clubs and service organisations getting behind the Awards to ensure those worthy of recognition are acknowledged. “Australia Day

Recreation review at Eildon

Over the past couple of months, Murrindindi Shire Council has started talking with the community of Eildon about recreation and open spaces in the township to make sure these continue to meet the needs of the community in the future. Eildon Ward Councillor, Jackie Ashe, said originally there was some confusion about which facilities and

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