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People power win – Council rejects Irymple billboard following community outcry

By VINNIE RODI ‘PEOPLE power’ prevailed for Irymple residents when Mildura Rural City Councillors voted on Tuesday night to refuse a planning permit for construction of an advertising billboard on the corner of Fifteenth Street and Karadoc Avenue. The application, made by Melbourne-based company Total Outdoor Media, proposed to construct a 12.66 metre wide and six metre high major promotion sign in the area. It was the intent of Total Outdoor Media to use the sign to advertise local business interests and potentially attract larger clients, like the Transport Accident Commission, to utilise the site. Irymple residents, led by...

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‘It’s in the wrong place’ – Council refuses concrete materials recycling permit application following resident concern

By VINNIE RODI A PROPOSAL to re-establish a concrete reprocessing and materials recycling operation in Koorlong has been refused by Mildura Rural City Councillors after 19 objections were lodged by nearby residents. The site, located two kilometres from the Koorlong township on the Cowra Avenue Extension, is owned by Lower Murray Water (LMW) and is currently utilised by Water Excavations Pty Ltd. Water Excavations had previously operated a similar materials recycling, stockpiling and waste reprocessing site at the LMW-owned land, securing a 12-month permit from Council in 2015. That application did not receive any objections due to the short-term...

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Money on the table for passenger train’s return

DREAM TO BECOME A REALITY? An incoming Liberal-National State Government would commit $80million to upgrade the level crossings between Mildura and Maryborough, and to build passing-loops, paving the way for the return of passenger rail to Mildura in the future. By JOHN DOOLEY MILDURA’S dream of having a passenger rail service return has seen a glimmer of light appear at the end of the tunnel, with the announcement on Tuesday that $80million will be committed to upgrade level crossings between Mildura and Maryborough by an incoming Liberal-National Government should they be elected in November. Making the announcement at the...

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Koorlong beverage-maker lauded on the world stage

AWARD AFTER AWARD FOR BOTANICAL WATER: Koorlong beverage-maker, AquaBotanical has just been awarded Best Aqua Drink and Best Technology Innovation for their botanical water. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has been acknowledged on the world stage for their innovative product. The brains behind the company success, Dr Bruce Kambouris is pictured with one of his award-winning bottles of water. By JOHN DOOLEY WHEN it comes to competing on the world stage, it seems AquaBotanical is an ever-enduring star, with the local beverage-maker picking up two more prestigious accolades at the year’s Zenith’s InnoBev...

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It’s serious men’s business that often goes undetected

HELPING HAND: MBH Prostate Support Clinic prostate cancer specialist nurses Kylie Harry and Craig Millard with patient Steven Osborne. By JOHN DOOLEY FOR many men a visit to their doctor for a regular health check is a low priority task, or indeed not even on their agenda, but it’s an apathy that can have deadly consequences if an otherwise curable cancer isn’t detected early. Bowel and prostate cancers are two such diseases, that if diagnosed in their early stages, in most cases, can be treated successfully. In the case of the prostate, a simple blood test known as a...

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