Previous releases for the year
Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.
Nature in art and in life – is the sole focus of another packed weekend of activities in this year’s “Naturally Loddon” Spring Festival.
A reasonable winter has raised hopes of another bright and lively display this year, as the Friends of Kooyoora prepare for their 12th annual Wildflower Show.
Local mental health and suicide prevention practitioners will gain valuable insights and skills to provide better care across rural and regional Victoria at the inaugural Loddon Healthy Minds Network suicide prevention conference.
It will be BYO lunch and walking shoes when Bush Heritage Australia’s Victorian regional reserve manager, Jeroen van Veen, leads the first of two nature walks in the Nardoo Hills Reserves.
The wheezing and thumping of old machinery will fill the air once more when the Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally cranks up for this year’s event.
The Boort Resource and Information Centre (BRIC) library extension has been officially opened by Loddon Shire Mayor Cheryl McKinnon.
Loddon Shire residents have given their support for a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan, following a survey of the community last month.
A day out for Dad: that’s the inviting prospect in store with the official launch of the 2018 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival, nine weeks of down-to-earth events designed to showcase the best of the Loddon Valley’s natural attractions.
Council is asking residents to provide their thoughts about what local spaces they use for recreation and physical activity, and how these open spaces could be improved.
Honie Tweddle from Boort has won a hamper of local produce after providing her thoughts on improving the volunteer experience.
Residents in the Loddon Shire Council have rated Council’s advocacy efforts as comparable to the state-wide average in the annual community report card.
Loddon Shire Council has expressed disappointment regarding the decision by the Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to decline the City of Greater Bendigo’s application for a Public Acquisition Overlay for land identified for the Marong Business Park.
Loddon Shire Council is undertaking a roadside weed control program as part of a State-Government funded program for the management of regionally-prohibited and regionally-controlled invasive plant and animal species across municipal roadsides.
Council is reminding residents that feedback regarding a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan for Loddon Shire closes soon.
After close of business Monday 25 June, Council will be undergoing upgrades to its telephone system.These scheduled works will mean that no calls to Council’s 03 5494 1200 number can be received (scheduled for between 5pm and 9pm). During this time, all Council’s usual after hours services will be available by contacting 0400 987 104. We will then direct your enquiry to the appropriate out of hours service.
The Basin Plan Ministerial Council meets in Melbourne this Friday morning. This is a critical moment in the implementation of the Plan. Decisions made this week will impact our communities in Northern Victoria for decades to come.
The Murray River Group of Councils (MRGC) has again delivered strong messages on behalf of our northern Victorian irrigation communities to those charged with implementing the Basin Plan.
The Murray River Group of Councils has hailed the outcomes of the Basin Plan Ministers meeting last Friday as good news for northern Victorian irrigation communities.
Loddon Shire Council is asking residents to have their say on a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan.
Opera how it used to be: that’s the promise held out with the announcement of a one-off performance in Tarnagulla this month celebrating a colonial-era tradition in musical entertainment.
Today the Murray River Group of Councils is releasing social research into the impact of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the communities in northern Victoria.
The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group in conjunction with Loddon Shire Council are encouraging residents to download the Loddon Mallee Waste Info App.
Loddon Shire Council is asking residents to help develop its Open Space Strategy by letting Council know what local public open spaces the community uses for recreation and how these spaces could be improved.
Council is asking local residents to provide their thoughts on volunteering in the Loddon Shire, including supporting and encouraging volunteering into the future.
A sapling grown from the seed of Victoria’s historic Separation Tree is to be planted adjacent to Little Lake Boort at a ceremony to be held on Monday 4 June.
Billabong Organics’ owners Sue Bennett and husband Brian Smith believe families should be able to enjoy the bounty that nature provides with minimal interference.
A commemorative sculpture paying tribute to two prominent residents of Loddon Shire – Albert Borella and Albert Jacka will be unveiled this coming Anzac Day.
Loddon Shire is asking residents to take the time to provide their feedback if they receive a survey regarding Council’s performance.
Applications for Council’s Community Grants Scheme are now open for not-for-profit clubs and organisations based in the Loddon Shire, to deliver projects that directly benefit residents.
Ever driven past that solar power plant at Bridgewater and wondered what’s inside?
Residents and visitors will soon be able to cycle and walk among even more of Loddon Shire’s picturesque natural environment when two new trails in the Wedderburn area are launched on 21 March.
Organisers of events in the Loddon Shire have until Wednesday 14 March to ensure their event is listed in Council’s 2018-2019 Calendar of Events brochure.
Due to the Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays, Council offices in Wedderburn and Serpentine will close at 4.45pm on Thursday 29 March and reopen at 8.15am on Tuesday 3 April.
The little-known, yet increasingly popular sport of stand up paddleboarding is set to be introduced to the Loddon Shire region.
The busy Filipino community of Pyramid Hill received a major present last year – and, to this day, they’re still enjoying it immensely.
An innovative competition is recognising the important role of rural Victorians as problem-solvers.
Newbridge once again has its own branded craft beer, thanks to the initiative of former resident Mark Peters.
Local businesses, organisations and people that run events in the Shire are being encouraged to help update information on locally-run town websites.
Giving back and having fun are cardinal rules for the quirky prospecting band known as “The Darkside”.
Loddon Shire Council’s Community Support team have released new resources for residents around preparing for emergencies and looking out for your neighbour.
Federal Member for Murray the Hon Damian Drum MP has officially launched the concept plans for a new purpose-built sporting and community complex in Wedderburn’s Donaldson Park.
The Senate’s political games are endangering the future food security of this nation.
Businesses in the Loddon Shire are invited to attend the Loddon Valley Collaboration Workshop on Monday 5 March at Wedderburn’s Coach House Museum.
Paddle or pedal, fish or fossick, walk a trail or watch an event – the options for healthy family activities in the Loddon Valley this autumn are many and varied.
Like-minded quilters are encouraged to get along to a Mystery Quilt Class in Wedderburn this February.
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Loddon Shire Council’s draft Customer Service Strategy 2018-2022 is now out for public comment.
Residents are being asked to provide their feedback to Loddon Shire Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 which is now out for public comment.
Competitors from all over Victoria will line up when the 15th annual Bridgewater Triathlon and Duathlon gets under way.
An authentic country farmhouse north of Bendigo, updated to provide all creature comforts, provides an option for people seeking an undisturbed getaway.
Some of Australia's most accomplished water skiers will demonstrate their skills on the Loddon River at Bridgewater next month.
Residents in the Loddon Shire are being encouraged to give Council’s Planning staff a call before undertaking any clearing of native vegetation.
Volunteers are working tirelessly to put together the final details for this year’s Australia Day celebrations, which will see towns across the Loddon Shire come together in celebration of the nation.
Loddon Shire Council’s infant immunisation program for 2018 is now available, with sessions to be held from March through to December.
The Wedderburn community will come together to celebrate the town’s revitalised main street when the Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project is officially opened on 13 November.
Wet a line, smell the flowers, hop into history and take to the floor – the options for having fun in Loddon Shire for the October 19-21 weekend are colourful and varied.
Residents and students have used art and literature to help raise awareness of mental health through the Loddon Healthy Minds Network annual art competition.
Schools from Loddon Shire are joining 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.
Crowd numbers look set to balloon again – weather permitting – when the seventh annual “Inglewood Alive” festival fills the streets with noise and jostling colours.