This year's media releases
A practical website has been developed to help central Victorian residents prepare themselves and their homes to beat extreme heat during the summer months.
When opportunities for short breaks come up, Loddon Shire’s wealth of lakes, waterways, quiet fishing spots and pleasant nature walks could be just the ticket.
DROPPING into the Loddon Visitor Information Centre in Wedderburn might take a bit longer than you’d expect.
Tourists considering a weekend getaway in Wedderburn are in for a real treat when they stay at KurracaBurN Heights boutique accommodation.
Treasure-hunters flocked to the Loddon region in their thousands during the goldrush years and the lure of discovery is no less compelling today for lovers of antiques.
Loddon Shire has a reputation for being the place to strike it lucky in the gold stakes. During the festive season those chances are on the increase, with the return of the popular gold nugget draw being run for the third consecutive year through Loddon Shire Council in conjunction with the Loddon Visitor Information Centre.
Families in the Inglewood area are set to benefit from increased pre-school opportunities, with a three year old program to be reinstated in Term 2 of 2016.
Loddon Shire Council employees expect a frantic rush to the rest room to throw on emergency services uniforms when an emergency pager sounds in their office.
A winning combination of Council foresight, business innovation and position perfect location is taking Loddon Shire produce to the world stage.
Loddon Shire Council is taking a community leadership role to help stamp out violence against women.
A MAJOR new tourism initiative is about to be unveiled in Loddon Shire, offering experiences never before available in the area.
BEER and babies, boots and bargains – one historic Wedderburn building has seen the lot over its long and eventful life. The one-time Commercial Hotel in High St, on the southern edge of town, is for sale, offering a rare business opportunity for someone ready to write the next chapter.
CADEL Evans is owed a big vote of thanks. His 2011 Tour de France victory inspired thousands of followers to get back on their bikes and get into cycling.
Planned this time for Sunday 20 December, the Inglewood Lions Christmas Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a change of venue.
With nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards set to close on the 11 December, Loddon Shire Mayor Neil Beattie is calling on individuals and service groups to nominate the worthy among our ranks.
GRAEME and Meryl Watters were living and working in Melbourne when they started looking for land in the country.
FLASHING lights and sirens filling the main street of Wedderburn next month won’t be any cause for alarm.
There’s nothing quite like a community festival to bring people together and the Lions Inglewood Alive Festival is set to do just that on Saturday 5 December.
VOLUNTEERS and staff from the Loddon Visitor Information Centre in Wedderburn will receive a close-up look next week at some of what Bendigo has to offer its visitors.
Loddon Shire Council has released drawings detailing an architectural view of what Inglewood Hall will look like once the building’s first major restoration in living memory is completed.
PATRONS at a dinner meeting in Newbridge next week will receive a “behind the scenes” insight into the dramatic growth of tourism in the Bendigo region.
ONE of Loddon Shire’s premier tourist drawcards is in the race for top honours at the state’s peak industry awards.
LOOKING for a “tree-change” in Loddon Shire has paid handsome dividends for former Melbourne couple Greg and Dede Williams.
Can you imagine the sound, colour and excitement generated by some 77 energetic four-year-olds dancing and drumming up at a storm?
AN ARRESTING mix of rock, reggae and African arts will enliven Central Victoria later this month when the monthly Wedderburn Farmers’ Market links up with the town’s annual New Age Festival for one vibrant day.
IF YOU’VE ever had a fancy to try your hand with bow and arrow, an Archery Open Day on Saturday 24 October presents the opportunity.
NO NEED to wait for Melbourne’s famed Food and Wine Festival next March to enjoy a memorable “long lunch”.
A BUS tour next month will highlight the difference being made by volunteers in Loddon Shire dedicated to improving their environment.
WET a line and collar a carp – that’s the invitation from Boort Angling Club as members put the finishing touches to their plans for this year’s family carp fishing competition.
THE flavours of a traditional Filipino community celebration will be on show this month at the first-ever Pyramid Hill Fiesta.
TRANSFORMING scrap metal from farms into striking works of art is raising the profile of Boort as a tourist destination and feeding hope of even greater things to come.
Planned for 3-11 October, the program will be based at Mulwarrie Studios in Bridgewater, owned and operated by Robert Scholes and partner Roberta Foster.
THE intriguing secrets of Boort’s diverse wetlands will be unlocked during a guided tour planned for later this month.
TARNAGULLA’S rich gold-mining history will be front and centre when the town hosts its annual free family days next month.
A CLOSE-UP look at a little-known, but highly significant, nature reserve is on offer with the 10th annual activities weekend coming up at Terrick Terrick National Park.
Travellers now have extra incentive to spend time in Loddon Shire, with the announcement that two local caravan parks can offer a special deal.
LIFE is sweet – and highly satisfying – for Bendigo chocolate maestro Hayley Tibbett.
NATURE and local history come together in a striking fashion later this month when Inglewood plays host to a full weekend of festive family activities.
TOOLS in numbers Dad would never dream of – used in ways he couldn’t imagine. John and Sonia Piccoli open their famed sculpture gardens for a Father’s Day picnic.
Letter to Bendigo Advertiser in response to a claim that Loddon Shire has approved a permit for someone who has been successfully prosecuted, allowing them to subsequently operate a dog breeding facility.
The Loddon Shire is developing the Shire's first Digital Community Strategy and is calling on local businesses and organisations to get involved in a community workshop.
“The Business of Agribusiness” will be hosted by the Loddon Shire and the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum on June 2 at Newbridge recreation reserve clubrooms.
An industry event in Loddon Shire next month will look opportunity square in the face. “The Business of Agribusiness” will be hosted by the Shire and the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum on June 2 at Newbridge recreation reserve clubrooms.
Loddon Shire residents with questions about Centrelink, Medicare and other government services can get the answers they need when the Australian Government Department of Human Services Mobile Servces Centre pays a visit.
Residents are advised that the Inglewood standpipe is currently out of action.
Loddon’s rich wine country was well represented at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival during the Easter long weekend.
A multicultural fiesta will showcase the richness of the Australian and Filipino heritage, as the Pyramid Hill community combines to offer a taste of each culture.
Each day, the Bureau of Meteorology determines a fire danger rating for each weather district in Australia. The Loddon Shire Council is in the Northern Country weather district. A fire danger rating of ‘Code Red’ is the highest level of rating in Victoria.
As the summer months approach, Loddon Shire Council is reminding residents to register for heat wave notifications.
Loddon Shire Council has joined forces with the northern municipalities of Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Campaspe and Greater Bendigo to progress one of its key advocacy priorities - improved passenger rail services.
Newbridge Progress Park is set to undergo the next stage of its facelift, with the new works set to commence in March.