In her monthly Councillor Column, Cr Lesley Hewitt urges residents to get behind the campaign to pressure the state government to fund the upgrade to the Daylesford Hospital.
Dissatisfaction with the Hepburn Shire Council remains high, especially in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs according to the latest Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey. Birch Ward, centred on Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, receved the worst ratings of Council performance by a significant margin.
At this time of year, people are thrilled to see the first signs of early spring – jonquils and the first silver wattles in flower. But for Tanya Loos it’s the sound of chip chip, chip chip – the arrival of the Striated Pardalotes that brings the spring thrill.
Deakin University held a rural high school outreach program at Daylesford College on July 12 and August 2 to encourage year 11 and year 12 students to consider a career in medicine. Deakin offers incentives to encourage rural ad regional students to pursue careers in health care to help address the shortage of health practitioners in rural Australia.
The Premier, Daniel Andrews, has refused to commit to his Government funding the Daylesford Hospital upgrade. The Liberal Party has recently made several funding pledges for hospital upgrades but has not made specific statements about Daylesford. DUHA is appealing to residents to lobby local politicians.
An indigenous garden, a facelift and new tenants at the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.
Last week The Wombat Post reported on a number of initiatives addressing local homelessness. There is growing concern for the increasing number of people in Hepburn Shire sleeping rough and sleeping in inappropriate housing (e.g. cars). Many have no access to food or...
Residents have expressed concerns about the development of a Dan Murphy’s store at 63 Central Springs Road opposite the Daylesford Pool. Few in the community want prohibition. But the community does want a responsible and planned approach to alcohol sales that includes limiting the number of outlets, store size, hours, advertising, position and terms of service that protect people from harm – particularly vulnerable groups.
Daylesford Primary School is one of the schools to receive an Active Schools Grant from the Victorian Government this year. The grant will help kids to get active and foster the talents of Victoria’s future sports stars, with more support for schools to offer exciting...
In Australia, over 116,000 people are homeless on any given night. The most visible of these are people sleeping rough but the problem is much larger. Homelessness also includes vulnerable people and families living in refuges, crisis accommodation or temporary...