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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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EARTHQUAKE: Significant 5.6 tremor across region

A significant earthquake was experienced across the region at approx. 9.15am on Wednesday (Sep. 22). The epicentre was located near Woods Point. The Siesmology Centre recorded a 5.3 magnitude. Some media outlets said 5.6. Jason Allan of Thornton said his house shook, and the tremor lasted about 20 seconds. Bev Johns at Kinglake West described

OUTER EAST: Stop roo cull, says MP

The cull of eastern grey kangaroos in outer eastern areas was raised last week in State Parliament by Evelyn MLA Bridget Vallence. “My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on behalf of hundreds of local Mooroolbark, Lilydale and Mount Evelyn residents in relation to the mob of around 60

GREATER DANDENONG: It’s Homecycle time

A one-off collection of unwated goods is being held throughout the City of Greater Dandenong until February 20. “Homecycle gives residents the chance to take part in a free one-off collection of smaller items that can be reused and recycled but are not normally included in the regular kerbside recycling bin,” said a Council representative.

GREATER DANDENONG: Council backs down

A settlement has been reached between Greater Dandenong City Council, the Waste to Energy Project,and the Environment Protection Authority. The Waste To Energy Project is to be situated at 70 Ordish Road, Dandenong South. Jody Bosman, Director City Planning, Design and Amenity for the Council, said: the pending appeal has been withdrawn The Victorian and

NILLUMBIK: Council acts on soil dumping

Soil dumping at Chapel Lane, Doreen, was the focus of a report on radio station’s 3AW Rumour File segment last week. Cr Karen Egan, Mayor of Nillumbik Council, issued a statement calling for the State Government to act immediately. “We call on the Minister for Planning to initiate immediate reforms to State planning provisions in

HOBSONS BAY: More EV charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations are being installed at two additional locations in Hobsons Bay. This follows a successful 12-month trial in Altona. The two charging stations are now being installed, one at the Laverton Community Hub, which is complete, and the other at Nelson Place in Williamstown, which is scheduled for installation within the next

Holistic sessions held at Yarck

The start of the Holistic Management course in Yarck provided a grounding framework for the participants to focus on over the coming months, according to organisers. Some 17 land owners and managers from across the Goulburn Broken region attended the two-day session at the Yarck Hall, run by Brian Wehlburg from Inside Outside Management. Holistic

Questions to Council on ‘Climate Emergency’

Yarra Ranges Shire Council was last week (Mar. 10) asked about its declaration of a ‘climate emergency’. A Mooroolbark resident asked the Council meeting held at Lilydale: “In regards to carbon dioxide emissions, 96 per cent of emissions are made by nature and not by humans, there is a 4 per cent contribution which is

Cleaning up across Dindi

Community members across Murrindindi Shire have dedicated their time over the past fortnight to take part in Clean Up Australia Day events. There were 13 events in total taking place all the way from Strath Creek, through to Kinglake, Alexandra, Yea and Taggerty. Council’s Infrastructure and Waste Portfolio Councillor, Eric Lording said Council wanted to

Rubicon Station wants to build mini-hydro

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Deputy President Teresa Bisucci last moth determined that VCAT has the power to consider amendments to the applications in the case between Rubicon Station Pty Ltd and Goulburn Valley Water. The case involves a licence to use and take water, and a licence to construct works on a waterway. The

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