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Environment

Way of the future… new charge station at Harcourt

Harcourt's newly installed electric vehicle charge station is up and running with a new public EV fast charge station for Castlemaine soon to follow. The...

Deserving attention – A guide to our beautiful and hardy native peas

Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests members Bernard Slattery and Bronwyn Silver have teamed up to produce a comprehensive guide to native peas of...

Kyneton farmer joins Farm2Plate

Kyneton farmer Alex Sims says he had no money, no experience and no land when he decided to plunge head-long into regenerative farming with...

Farm build right threat

A strategy aimed at protecting productive agricultural land in the Macedon Ranges is being challenged by farmland owners. The local council's draft Rural Land Use...

A changing landscape?

Accommodation, restaurants and convenience stores could become part of Macedon Ranges’ farming and rural landscape, under the newly released Draft Rural Land Use Strategy. Greater...

Life at The Paddock – Guided site tours on Sunday

Sixteen months after moving into her new abode in Castlemaine's agenda-setting eco village, The Paddock, Deb Shand is loving her new lifestyle. The retired library...

A fungus lover’s foray into foraging

Interest in foraging for wild food is on the rise, and magnificent mushrooms are very much on the menu. But if you’re gathering your...

Ranges residents save tonnes from landfill

Macedon Ranges residents have helped save 8492 tonnes of organic waste from landfill since Macedon Ranges Council’s four-bin service was introduced last year. The new...

Deposit scheme wait

Litter along local roads and in public places is a pet peeve for Castlemaine local Bill Wiglesworth. He wants to see container deposit legislation introduced...

Coliban Water convicted over Campaspe River pollution

Coliban Water has been convicted and fined for discharging treated wastewater from the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant to Snipes Creek at Edgecombe in 2019...

Kyneton South subdivision to VCAT

Residents of Kyneton South have won the support of the local council in their fight against an 87-lot subdivision for Harpers Lane but the...

Glen Junor gone from Gisborne Futures plan

Land known as Glen Junor has been thrown out of Macedon Ranges Shire Council's controversial 30-year Gisborne Futures draft plan. It came down to the...

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Forests and parks remain closed to visitors

Following the severe weather and storm event last week, the Wombat State Forest, the northern part of Lerderderg State Park, Macedon Regional...