Previous releases for the year
Samantha Dutch from Serpentine has won a hamper of local produce after providing her thoughts around Council’s customer service.
Check in any time, day or night: that’s the invitation from the new owners of the Bridgewater Motel after a major reset of its business approach.
A visit to Wedderburn’s tranquil Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable with the announcement by Loddon Shire Council of a drop in its fees and charges.
The Wedderburn community has responded positively to a proposal to develop an open air gallery in the town.
Victorian irrigation communities have a message for Basin Ministers ahead of the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting: Listen to our stories of innovation and change and acknowledge our efforts and the impact - see how it is affecting us.
A video which focuses on the carers of people with mental health issues and discusses their experiences as a carer will be launched this Friday in Serpentine.
The Loddon Valley now has a new local plumber, with long-time Bridgewater resident David Harrison opening a small business in the town.
Inglewood has raised $6,900 towards the annual Variety Bash, sponsoring local James Clee and his team who took part in the event last month.
Due to tomorrow’s forecast of a significant weather event, Loddon Shire Council wishes to advise that the customer service community workshops scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 1 December) have been deferred.
A “collaboration workshop” planned for Monday 4 December in Serpentine will seek to cement strategies for growing visitation numbers and enhancing visitor experiences.
On the morning of Saturday 25 November, the Bridgewater Public Caravan Park was temporarily closed.
Residents of Loddon Shire are invited to attend a community workshop to provide their ideas around Council’s customer service and how it could be improved.
A swag of awards at the 28th annual Great Aussie Pie Competition in Sydney has spurred the crew at Bridgewater Bakehouse on to greater heights.
Visitors and locals will be able to gain an in-depth insight into Wedderburn’s rich history, heritage and culture with the launch later this month of walking tours of the town.
Since starting as the Eucy Distillery Museum Ambassador on 7 September, Sheridan Symons has discovered that her role varies from day-to-day.
Boort-based business Simply Tomatoes has set out to highlight its achievements and the overall appeal of the Loddon region through entering the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.
The Wedderburn Open Air Gallery Project working group would like to hear from community members regarding the project at a meeting on 14 November at 6pm at the Wedderburn Community Centre.
Boort’s Arnold Family Butchers is now setting its sights on the national stage following the business’s success at the state Australian Meat Industry Council Awards.
If you have a love for all things food, particularly meals made from local produce, then make sure you get along to the Wedderburn Community Centre on 28 October for the Tastes of Loddon dinner.
The tastes of Boort will be on the table when Simply Tomatoes and Salute Oliva showcase their wares at the upcoming Food Fossickers Long Lazy Sunday Lunch event this month.
Filling the main street with a variety of entertainment, live music, displays and delicious food, the sixth Lions Inglewood Alive Festival is expected to see another great crowd flock to the goldfields town.
Schools from Loddon Shire have joined hundreds of primary schools from across Victoria for a fun month of walking, riding and scooting to and from school as part of this year’s VicHealth Walk to School initiative.
Loddon Shire Council is asking the community to provide feedback regarding its customer service and areas for improvement, via a short survey which is open now.
Unique night-time images of our star-strewn southern skies brooding over iconic Australian farmland scenes will be the focus of a special exhibition planned for the Loddon Valley later this year.
Park the car, stow the keys and settle in for a grab-bag of varied visitor experiences.
Six local home owners will showcase how gardens can thrive in the Loddon region’s harsh climate when the annual Wedderburn Open Gardens event is held on Sunday, 22 October.
Pyramid Hill will once again come alive with the sounds, smells, sights and celebration of multicultural Australia as it holds its third town-wide Fiesta on Saturday, 28 October.
Loddon Shire Council is asking producers from across the municipality to provide information regarding what gravel roads they plan to use for this season’s harvest
Members of the Bendigo Canoe Club enjoyed a new experience this month when they made their first-ever visit to Loddon Shire’s brand-new Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
Put your dancing shoes on and party the night away to the sounds of the 50s as Wedderburn Community House holds its annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Spring Dance on Friday, 20 October.
Do you feel that there are blocks to you achieving the life you want? Are you ready to make changes to help you achieve your dreams? If so, make sure you don’t miss the Heal Your Life one-day workshop in Wedderburn.
Maggie the kelpie has been reunited with her owners just hours after she was discovered missing, highlighting the value of registering pets.
Try your fishing luck, be in the running for great prizes and help reduce carp numbers in Little Lake Boort at this year’s Lake Boort Carp Eradication Weekend.
Nardoo Hills and the extensive work of Bush Heritage Australia’s volunteers are being highlighted as part of this year’s Naturally Loddon Spring Festival.
Members of the prospecting community nationwide come together in a remarkable way each year in the Loddon Valley to celebrate their craft and support cancer research.
The competition is already heating up as contestants get set for what will be another highly successful Boort Sculpture by the Lake competition this October.
Loddon Shire residents are urged to consider nominating people and groups in our community for an Australia Day Award.
Some fun, free kids’ activities are coming up at Loddon Library Agencies these school holidays.To book or check details, phone 5449 2790 or visit your Library Agency.
Kicking off on Wednesday 27 September, this year’s Loddon Seniors Festival is a fantastic opportunity for our older citizens to get out and about with a range of activities planned until October 5.
Loddon Shire Council welcomes today’s announcement that it will receive $350,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Bridges Renewal Program.
Nature lovers and those with an affinity for the great outdoors will be able to explore, learn and celebrate the natural wonders of the Terrick Terrick National Park during its 12th family-friendly activities weekend.
The sights and sounds of Tarnagulla’s gold-rush era history will come alive during the town’s Strictly Vintage Fair on 30 September to 1 October as part of the 2017 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival.
The Friends of Kooyoora are preparing for another busy event as the group gets ready to host its 11th Wildflower Show from 23 to 24 September.
Mayors and CEOs from six northern Victorian Councils travelled to Canberra recently to advocate on behalf of their communities.
Pyramid Hill will be celebrating 20 years since the release of the Australian drama-comedy Road to Nhill, which was filmed in the town, with special matinee and evening screenings.
Judges at the forthcoming Official Great Aussie Pie Competition in Sydney will enjoy a tempting taste of Central Victoria, thanks to the efforts of Loddon Shire’s Bridgewater Bakery.
Have you recently started a business in the Loddon Valley region and would like to meet other operators, or are you an established business looking to gain some great ideas?
With an expected crowd of around 1000 people over two days and up to 300 exhibitors, the Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally has certainly made its mark among machinery enthusiasts and the general public alike.
Join beloved Australian actor John Wood this Father’s Day, 3 September, against the backdrop of John and Sonia Piccoli’s Star Spanner Sculpture Gardens at Barraport, near Boort, for a special Open Day.
The Inglewood Kindergarten is pleased to advise we have been successful in our grant application for a vegetable garden and outdoor seating area. We would like to thank the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal for their generous support, which will allow children attending the kinder to participate in planting, growing and harvesting their own vegetables
A bevy of some of Victoria’s top amateur golfers will gather in Wedderburn in September to test their skill at this year’s Trimax Victorian Sand Greens Championships.
Whether you’re a lover of art, nature or history, or like to kick up your heels at a community celebration and a dance, then the Naturally Loddon 2017 Spring Festival is for you.
Featuring fiestas, fairs, festivals and much, much more! Discover what’s happening in the beautiful Loddon Valley for the coming year through the region’s latest calendar of events.
Visitors to the Loddon Valley will now be able to discover the region from their phone with the launch this week of the new Loddon Valley Visitor Guide app.
A totally new visitor experience has just been launched at Durham Ox, with the official opening of the self-guided Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
If enthusiasm counts for anything, the Bridgewater Caravan Park is in for a shake-up.New joint managers Jacquie Dunn and her parents, Jim and Pat Clee, assisted by Nathan Pilcher, take up the reins on 24 June and their minds are already brimming with ideas.
Due to footpath and car park works for the Wedderburn Streetscape Project, pedestrian access to the Shire’s office is currently available from the Bendigo side only (near the Loddon Real Estate office). Signage and alternative routes have been put in place to guide access to the Shire.
Council advises residents that due to drainage works for the Wedderburn Streetscape Project, the bus stop in Chapel Street will be temporarily relocated to the adjacent car park from Wednesday, 26 July for approximately one week.
Agriculture Victoria and GWMWater will hold a free Farm Water Planning Workshop for the South West Loddon Pipeline Project on Thursday, 20 July at the Wedderburn Golf Club starting at 9.30am.
Families with children living in the Inglewood and Dingee areas now have access to occasional child care, with Council offering the program during terms 3 and 4.
The Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project is continuing to move ahead, with contractors working on the footpath, garden beds and parking bays alongside Randall’s FoodWorks Supermarket in High Street.
Residents in the Loddon Shire have rated Council’s overall performance above the state-wide average in its annual community report card.
A burst of fresh energy has been injected into the business community of Loddon Valley, with a brace of new stores opening their doors over recent months.
Grab a discount on your trip and experience new places – that’s the doubled-up invitation from Loddon Valley, in Victoria’s north-west, as winter’s chills start to bite.
Don’t huddle by the heater – rug up and explore your back yard!
An afternoon tea, planned for Tuesday, 18 July at the Inglewood Children’s Centre at 2pm, will see those involved in the Shire’s Maternal and Child Health come together and share their memories of the service.
There will be celebrations this Saturday as the $1.27 million Janiember Park project at Serpentine is officially opened by the Hon Jacinta Allan MP Member for Bendigo East, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects.
Canoe paddlers will now be able to take in even more of Loddon’s natural beauty with the launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail at Durham Ox this Saturday.
Walk and run to fight cancer – that’s the invitation from the organisers of this year’s Bridgewater Mother’s Day Classic.
Loddon Shire Mayor Cr Neil Beattie will launch the new Loddon Valley Official Visitor Guide on Tuesday 11 April at Inglewood Town Hall.
Council has resolved not to support an application to conduct the Yemaya festival on a property in Fernihurst this year.
Cheer a horse, search for gold, watch a woodchop or run for Mum: the options for family entertainment in Loddon Shire this autumn are rich and varied.
Gum trees are a national icon and, on one particular day this month, they’ll be celebrated for their unique place in Australians’ hearts and minds.National Eucalypt Day is planned for Thursday 23 March, with events around the country shining a spotlight on this much-loved family of trees.
Tens of thousands of holiday-makers will pour into Melbourne’s Ascot Vale Showgrounds this month – and Loddon Shire will be a highly visible presence.
Loddon Shire Council has launched an online forum called Oursay to coincide with the development of the 2017-2021 Council Plan.
Loddon Shire Council said its communities need $3 million from the Victorian Government to help fund essential, local services and infrastructure including flood mitigation works and improvements to Yorkshire Road at Newbridge
Calling all cooks – here’s your chance to show off your creative skills and be in the running to win a gold nugget.
Loddon Shire Council is taking steps to ensure the region’s smaller towns and districts aren’t forgotten when it comes to its future tourism marketing.
A Wedderburn mother and daughter have proven their fine nose for business with the runaway success of their sweet-smelling enterprise.
Residents and visitors to Boort are advised that Little Lake Boort is not the subject of warnings about a blue-green algae outbreak recently reported in the media.
Some of Australia's most skilful water skiers will strut their stuff on the Loddon River at Bridgewater this month.
Powercor has scheduled maintenance works which will affect the Wedderburn Council Office on Wednesday 25 January 2017.
Australia Day preparations are in full swing across Loddon Shire, with volunteers busily working to ensure community celebrations across the municipality are fun, family focused events.