CCLLEN looking for the opinion of our youth
WITH more than 10 per cent of young people in Campaspe Shire disengaged from our education system at the 2016 census, local organisations are teaming up to tackle the issue.
SEVEN of Kyabram’s firefighters powered up the stairs of the Crown Metropol Hotel over the weekend, but there was no fire in sight.
AFTER four years at the helm of the Kyabram Chamber of Commerce, president Miles Gould is calling it a day.
THE Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) doing away with separate wards in Campaspe Shire is looking unlikely as the latest representation and subdivision review for Campaspe Shire draws to a close.A review into the structure of the shire boundaries and wards proposed two main options: keeping the current ward-based divisions with minor boundary adjustments (option A) or an un-subdivided model of nine councillors (option B).In a preliminary report filed in the past month the VEC said the current electoral structure continues to be the most effective method of representation for districts in Campaspe Shire.“Uneven population growth in the shire has necessitated adjustments in the present electoral structure,” the report said.As part of its research, the VEC considered a variation of the current electoral structure that combines Rochester and Waranga wards to accommodate the declining number of voters in Waranga ward.Additionally, a variation that built on the above model by also combining Echuca and Western wards was considered to do away with all single-councillor wards.The VEC found forming an un-subdivided council would overcome population and boundary adjustment issues as well as uncontested candidates, however could affect the ‘distinct identity’ of towns in the district.Campaspe Shire chief executive Ray Burton said council supported Option A, which retained the current structure of nine councillors across two three-councillor wards and three single-councillor wards.“Council considers the current ward-based structure as the most appropriate and effective model to ensure voter representation for the diverse communities of interest across the shire,” he said.“Campaspe Shire continues to experience population growth, particularly within the multi-member wards of Echuca and Kyabram-Deakin.“Overall the council is satisfied with the findings and supports the VEC’s preferred option.”The preliminary report received seven responses, with the majority in support of option A.
THERE may be less than 700 residents in Merrigum, but the town is proving what they lack in size they make up for in spirit.
THE highest of Cub Scout achievements was recently awarded to Kyabram’s Charlie Clark.
MORE than 2500 signatures were delivered to Campaspe Shire Council to protest council’s in-principle decision to exit aged care and disability services.
LOCAL families will be able to get the specialist care they need closer to home thanks to a Victorian Government funding injection.
WANT to find out the latest seasonal and long-term outlook for irrigation, commodities and climate in your area? Then you need to attend one of the upcoming free information sessions this month.
STUDENTS and other Victorians will be better protected from the sun’s damaging rays with new grants being made available by the Victorian Government.
Tongala’s Hatzie family has invested two generations in their town’s Nestle plant – 57 years of combined service.
A man was located with life-threatening injuries on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna. It is believed the incident happened about 6am but the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene. More to come
Emergency services are responding to a major collision on the Goulburn Valley Hwy near Gillespies Rd. The highway is closed in both directions and is under Victoria Police control. It will re-open when it is safe to do so. Drivers have been asked to...
Homicide Squad detectives have charged an Echuca man with murder following the death of another man in Daltons Bridge near Cohuna yesterday. A 29-year-old Daltons Bridge man was located with life threatening injuries at an address on Easton Rd...