Goulburn Valley News - Triple M 95.3 Thursday August 17 2017

2 lives lost on local roads

It’s been a horror past 24 hours on our roads, with 2 fatalities occurring in separate incidents.

At about 10.20am the first of the collisions occurred near Benalla, a truck and a ute believed to have been travelling north on the Hume Highway.

The 2 vehicles came together, resulting in the death of an as yet unidentified man.

The 36-year-old truck driver from Brookfield is now helping police with their investigations.

Not long after another man died in Cobram, in a collision between a truck and a car.

According to police the truck was travelling north on the Benalla-Tocumwal road, the 71-year-old male driver of the car travelling West on Healy road

The truck driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In yet another incident, a 54-year-old man was transported to Royal Melbourne hospital after hitting a tree in Kyabram South.

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Benalla Mayor Councillor Don Firth has urged locals to have their say on footpaths in the region, as part of the Pathways to the future program.

Mayor Firth says the aim of the program deliver safe, shared path spaces for all pedestrian, cyclists and scooter riders.

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Campaspe Shire Council have held a meeting discussing the Municipal Early Years plan. 

The strategy is aiming to outline Council's role in children's growth and development, giving a strategic direction for the development and coordination of early years' programs, activities and community development processes. 

The mission statement: 'The Shire of Campaspe is a place where children are supported to reach their full potential', underpinned by four key goals.

These include giving children the best possible start, providing high quality sustainable services and infrastructure, supporting vulnerable children, and providing family-friendly places.

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In Goulburn Valley Netball we're back to a normal weekend of play, games taking place across the region.

It'll be a big game in Shepparton, crosstown rivals the Sheep Swans and Shepparton doing battle.

Other big matches will see Kyabram host Seymour, Shepp United face Mooroopna and Benalla at home to Mansfield.

Meantime Echuca come up against Rochester in what should be a close contest, and it’s Euroa versus Tatura at the Memorial Oval.

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