Local News May 16th 2017

Commitment to reduce road trauma.

Local News May 16th 2017

The Murray Basin Freight Rail Project is set to reduce a number of heavy vehicles from filling roads in and out of Sunraysia with the Federal Government committing money during last week's Federal Budget.

Transport Minister Darren Chester says that along with that and a black spot program for the Calder Highway, he's working hard with our local Nationals MP are to eliminate or reduce road trauma.


The effects of storms that lashed Red Cliffs and Merbein on Remembrance Day last year continue to be felt.

It's expected that the agriculture sector will take two to three years to reach full flight following the storms with many homes and businesses also impacted, dealing with unresolved insurance and legal issues.

Mildura MP Peter Crisp says that the Mildura Rural City Council extended the olive branch yesterday holding dispute resolution sessions in the towns yesterday to guide people towards a positive outcome.


Mildura Police are seeking any information that will lead to a series of thieves that’ve targeted homes and cars in Mildura this week.

Last Thursday to early Friday morning, three vehicles were targeted at Scherger Drive in Mildura and Teleki Drive at Irymple with phones and license plates taken.

A day later, a satellite navigation device was stolen from a car parked on Deakin Avenue.

Finally, Police have also been told thieves entered an unlocked home near Kalimna Drive on Sunday morning, stealing a handbag from the property despite the homeowners being in the house.


Two wins for the Lockstar Homes Mildura Men’s Heat while on the road at the weekend in Division Two of the Big V Basketball League

The first match was against the Southern Peninsula Sharks where a 32 to 22 point second half saw a rousing 4 point win over the home team. Calvin Henry and Dallas Brown combined for 43 points on the night.

On Sunday our boys then played the Camberwell Dragons breaking the game open in the second quarter.

Brown and Henry again combining strongly by sinking 37 points between them.

A massive blowout in the Sunraysia Rugby League match between the Robinvale Storm and the Murray Darling Eels with the Storm winning by 72 points on Saturday.

Meantime a top of the table match between the Mildura Tigers and Mildura Warriors saw the Tigers triumphant, emerging as the only undefeated side after a 20 to 14 win.