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Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Mt Evelyn man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Mount Evelyn man James Parker. The 34-year-old was last seen in Mount Evelyn about 10.30am on Friday (May 8). Investigators believed James may be travelling in his Subaru Impreza with registration TML-278. Police and family hold concerns for James’s welfare as his disappearance is out

Surprise $123,970 grant for Yea Showgrounds

The Yea Showgrounds are to get a $123,970 upgrade under a special Regional Agricultural Show Development Grant from the Federal Government announced this morning (Fri.). The funds will be used to upgrade Yea Showgroundsa power facilities including power to three cattle sheds, and major repairs to the heritage grandstand comprising underpinning of two side walls

159 COVID cases in NE

There have been 159 cases of Corona-virus reported in the North-East region, as at Tuesday (Apr. 14), according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Cases, by municipality, are:• Banyule – 79• Nillumbik – 22• Whittlesea – 22• Yarra Ranges – 21• Mitchell – 9• Mansfield – 3• Strathbogie – 2• Murrindindi – 1

Friday: North-East accounts for 10% of Virus cases

The local North-East region of Victoria accounts for 10 per cent of Coronavirus cases in the state. Yet, Murrindindi Shire is yet to record a single case. Prof. Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, announced on Thursday (Apr. 2) that the north-east municipalities had an aggregate 104 cases of Victoria’s total of 1036 The current

This week’s Black Spur closures

Crews are continuing important tree removal works along the ‘Black Spur’ during the school holidays. The Maroondah Highway, between Healesville and Narbethong ,will daily closures set up from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday-Thursday. The closures will be in place from this week until Thursday, April 30, with the exception of Easter Monday (April 13). Electronic signs

Ros Spence promoted

Ros Spence, MLA for Yuroke, has joined the State Government’s Cabinet following the retirement of Gavin Jennings. As a former volunteer solicitor with the Broadmeadows Community Legal Service and Mayor of Hume, Ms Spence has devoted her life to representing and advocating for Melbourne’s growing north. Before entering the Cabinet, Ms Spence held roles as

Cycle Dindi cancelled

The Cycle Dindi event, planned for the first weekend of the school holidays, has been cancelled. “Due to concerns re Coronavirus and following advice from health authorities and Rotary District, the organising committee has decided to cancel this year’s event in the interest of public health,” a statement explained.

Black Spur closures: 98 trees to go

The Maroondah Highway will close through the ‘Black Spur’, between Healesville and Narbethong, for daily tree removal works starting today (Mon., Mar. 16). Closures will be set up daily from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, until Thursday, March 26. The road will re-open each day after 3.30pm. Electronic signs are in place to safely


Effects of the panic surrounding the Corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic have had serious effects across the region. A suggested ban of mass gatherings of 500 or more people, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, took effect on Monday (Mar. 16). A large number of community events have been postponed. Panic buying of foods and household supplies

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