Local News April 20th 2017

Falls of 10-30mm expected today.

Local News April 20th 2017

Mildura could see anywhere from 10 to 30 millimetres of rain today according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

It'll come as a relief to farmers having seen no rain in the region for a while

The Weather Bureau's Senior Meteorologist, Keris Arndt, says the Mallee region will be the wettest over the next few days.

 

As population in Victoria Country towns and cities is declining, a think tank session has been held in Mildura to brainstorm ways we can make our region attract more people from the city.

Local member Peter Crisp and Member for Northern Victoria Luke O'Sullivan were part of the group yesterday with some of the key points taken away being a need to focus on education and job pathways, Government decentralisation, the Public Sector and improvements to our road and rail systems.

Those in attendance also expressed frustration that metro based towns and cities seem to be getting more of the State Governments focus.

 

Canberra’s decision to abolish the 457 Visa for skilled workers could spell bad news for health services in rural and regional areas of Sunraysia according to the Rural Doctors’ Association.

RDA Boss David Butt says that banning the visas will have an immediate and potentially significant impact on the recruitment of health professionals in rural and regional areas. He also suggested that the Government needs to ensure that whatever replaces it doesn’t put the health of country people at risk.

  

A reminder to keep safe on the farm after a local man was injured in an accident at a Red Cliffs property yesterday.

The man in his 60s was working on a tractor in the afternoon when the machine fell on top of him resulting in injuries to his leg.

He was taken to the Mildura Base Hospital in a stable condition.

 

The Millewa Football League will kick off their season this weekend with netballers taking to the courts too.

The first round will feature a Grand Final rematch between Gol Gol and Bambill.

In other games, Werrimull plays host to Nangiloc while Meringur and Cardross both make the trip to Lake Cullulleraine. 

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