Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Mon Jan 15

Mooroopna Station Fire

Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Mon Jan 15

 

A weekend fire has destroyed a 138-year-old building in Mooroopna.

Firefighters could do nothing to save the town's historic train station building - which quickly collapsed after it was found fully alight on Saturday morning.

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It was a relic of the Mangalore-to-Shepparton rail line - following the Gold Rush period.

Surrounding businesses and residents have expressed their devastation following the incident - some hoping the State government will fund a rebuild.

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VicRoads crews are kicking off $700 thousand of road repairs in the North East - following heavy downpours at the end of November.

Over coming months, debris will be cleared - and roadside slips, drains, shoulders and culverts will be repaired.

160 thousand dollars will be spent on a shoulder at Mount Buller Road - 100 thousand will repairs drains and culverts on Murchison-Violet Town road.

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Shepparton's Fun City complex may continue to be closed until further notice.

The doors were not opened to the public either on Friday or across the weekend.

The group leasing the complex say the closure is due to maintenance and security issues - the business' website and social media pages are currently inactive.

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Greater Shepparton City Council's offering a discounted animal registration fee over the next month.

Discounted fees range from $5 to $22 dollars - to register pets and ensure responsible pet ownership.

The fees help fund council's animal control programs - registration helps owners and lost pets reunite.

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Shepparton's GOLD CUP race event has been postponed until APRIL - following an incident at Saturday's harness race meet.

A power pole in the back straight ignited underground - short circuiting lighting to the area.

Stewards abandoned the meeting - knowing electrical contractors would take at least 2 hours to repair the issue.

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Heavy rain on Saturday saw all but one Haisman Shield cricket match end in a draw - with the Numurkah v Tatura game ending with a defeat.

Numurkah only had to chase 95 runs - after Shaun Downie claimed five wickets from Tatura's middle and back order.

Numurkah claimed the win and are now top of the ladder - hitting 3 for 98 before the rain swept through the region.

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The Shepparton Gators and Seymour Blasters both scored away wins in the Men's country basketball league - Seymour beat Myrtleford 74-45 - Shepparton beat Wangaratta 74-66.

Echuca weren't so lucky - losing to Wallan by 30 points.

In the women's comp - Shepparton won by 12 - Seymour lost by 18 - Echuca lost by 26.

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