Local News 23rd January 2017

Have a say in M.R.C.C.'s 2017-2021 plan.

Local News 23rd January 2017

To ensure the council's vision for the region is in line with the community, locals are being asked to share their priorities for the local council in the next four years.

The Mildura Rural City Council's 2017 to 2021 plan has been put on the table and councillors want to communities help in shaping the future.

From Health and Safety to Business and Tourism the plan will cover all avenues and goals for the organisation.

Local residents can access a survey to have their say, or, attend one of the council sessions in their region.

The survey is available at www.mildura.vic.gov.au until Monday March 6.


Sunraysia growers need to be on high alert as mice sightings this summer have been high.

Agriculture experts say favourable summer conditions combined with a good harvest have resulted in an excess of food availability for mice allowing a strong possibility of a population build up.

Farmers are advised to spray and reduce the amount of food available in crops.

Research officer at CSIRO Steve Henry says that if spraying germinations doesn't clear out food supply, baiting prior to sowing is the best way to protect crops.


Millions of dollars in unclaimed money is waiting to be collected at the New South Wales Office of State Revenue.

The State Government announcing around 1 in 14 residents could be eligible to claim their stake in the $220m.

Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, says that the unclaimed money ends up at the OSR because the owner’s details are often out of date and hard to track down.

To see if you have money to collect you can search your details at www.osr.nsw.gov.au


With just a short time before Victorian students head back to school for 2017 now is the time a lot of children can start getting nervous or anxious for the coming year.

Youth Mental Health Foundation, Headspace, says that those who have struggled at school previously, or, those transitioning into high school could find this a challenging time

Head of Clinical Practice at Headspace, Vicki Ryall, says that a lot of factors can contribute to anxiety heading back to school.


Mildura West have proven they’re the side to beat in the Sunraysia First Division Cricket competition this season by beating Mildura Settlers in a nail biter over the weekend.

In other games, Workers Gol Gol defeated Mildura East, Coomealla Wentworth proved too good for Nichols Point and Irymple had an impressive win over Merbein South.