New Community Space & Convention Centre for Wentworth

More than $700,000 has been announced for a new Community Space and Convention Centre in Wentworth. The federal government's providing the funding under its Economic Development Program. Wentworth mayor SUSAN NICHOLS says the centre has potential to...

Almost $1 million for new kindy room

A local kinder will have a new room built to cater for three-year-olds. Irymple Kinder's receiving more than $950,000 in Victorian funding to build the new room. The state government says the early years are important in...

New vaccination hub close to opening

Local health authorities are keeping busy with demand for the COVID vaccines. Mallee District Aboriginal Health Services has increased the number of clinics it runs each week allowing locals to have their vaccination. Sunraysia Community Health Services...

Extension for councils 'event recovery' cash

Mildura council has extended its events recovery funding grants program by another six months. The city says up until the most recent lockdown organisers had confidence to plan events in the region. Applications are open until January...

Further easing of restriction guidelines

Regional Victorians can now head to the Northern Territory and Queensland without having to go into quarantine. Federal MP ANNE WEBSTER's welcomed news the hotspot status for regional Victoria's been revoked and is calling on other...

Finally a good Finke call for VIC riders

The Northern Territory is welcoming regional Victorians after revoking regional areas as a hotspot. It's good news for Finke desert race competitors and teams from the Mallee who'll be able to race in the event.   Photo: JPH...

Solar savings for local pools

Solar PV systems have been installed at the Merbein and Ouyen simming pools. Mildura council says it'll help reduce grid electricity consumption at the sites while also cutting electricity costs. The city says the projects are part...

Further calls for 'Ring of Steel'

Federal MP ANNE WEBSTER's worried not having a so-called RING OF STEEL around Melbourne's putting regional Victoria's COVID free status at risk. The member for Mallee says she's had reports of people living or studying in...

Our region leading in innovation

Mildura's mayor has welcomed plans for a hydro-power plant at Carwarp. RayGen is building the plant with funding help from the federal government. Mayor JASON MODICA says the plant will further cement the region's reputation as a...

Safety a priority for grape growers

Robinvale's table grape growers will be able to keep up to date on how they and their workers can stay safe during the pruning seasons as part of an online information session. GRAHAM PHELPS from WorkSafe...