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Yarra Ranges councillors consider options for an LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee

The potential for a specific LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee was put to councillors at Tuesday 27 February Yarra Ranges Council meeting. As reported by the Star...

Power infrastructure, community resilience focus of $10 million AusNet fund

AusNet announced a $10 million Energy Resilience Community Fund (Community Fund) on Wednesday 28 February with a focus on supporting local recovery efforts and...

Rare plants a treasure

Green thumbs can look forward to the 18th Annual Plant Collector’s Expo hosted by the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society over the weekend of March...

Motorhome hits Emerald woman, crashes into store verandah, police investigate

Emergency services worked to help a woman struck by a motorhome in Emerald on Wednesday 28 February. At about 10am, the vehicle which was...

Worksafe call for focus on preventing falls in construction industry

Last week WorkSafe launched a statewide blitz to tackle fall risks such as unsafe or incomplete scaffolds, inappropriate ladder use, steps, stairs and voids...

Petition call for action on hills power

A Cockatoo resident has taken online to petition the State Government to secure power infrastructure in the hills after 13 February’s storm has resurfaced...

Oldest platypus in the wild detected in Monbulk Creek

The oldest platypus found in the wild has been detected in Monbulk Creek, marking a new record for the monotremes. Tagged 01F6-03FF, the 24-year-old...

Stable One takes a step to providing affordable long-term rentals

Stable One is set to realise a long-term goal in the near future with a new project to help quell homelessness in the Outer...

Extreme fire danger declared for central district

An extreme fire danger day has been announced for Wednesday 28 February, with a total fire ban also in place for the central district....

Eligibility expanded for outage payments

Victorians impacted by severe weather this summer will continue to be supported by both State and Federal governments. The eligibility criteria for the Prolonged...

Storms ease, fire crews battle blaze in the west

Residents across the east were asked to brace yet again for both storm and fire risk with winds up to 80km per hour expected...

Vale Jeanette Furmedge

Silvan resident and community member Jeanette Furmedge has been recognised as “determined” and having a “full life” after her passing on Wednesday 14...

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Sad results for Monbulk Bowling club

Saturday Pennant. Cool, cloudy, a slight breeze, perfect for bowling. Two Monbulk sides played in Section Grand Finals, and they had all the intensity,...