Journalist Rochelle Kirkham takes you through this weeks top news stories in Hepburn Shire as we celebrate Community Journalism Day.
This week in Hepburn Shire
- Creswick resident Carmel Mitchell was tragically killed in a bus rollover near Avoca on Saturday. A vigil was held at Buninyong Bowling Club on Tuesday evening.
- Hepburn Springs will celebrate the region’s Swiss Italian heritage over five days this week. The Swiss Italian Festa kicks off on Wednesday.
- Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre is offering a jobs tour to see options for employment in the community services sector.
- The Lyonville Bake Off will raise funds for the Lyonville Hall on Sunday with a cake stall and activities for the family.
- A new health project in the Hepburn Shire is set to help residents save their sight with a new Vision Initiative.
- An expected 2,000 cyclists will ride the Daylesford region in an event supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia on October 28.
- Over 60 garage sales will be held at sites around Creswick on Saturday in an effort to raise funds to build an indoor swimming pool.
- Months of road works at the intersection of Midland Highway, Daylesford Trentham Road and East Street are now complete, with a new roundabout hoping to improve safety.
- A fundraising event at Daylesford Town Hall on Sunday will raise funds to support the region’s homeless by selling designer hats and accessories.
- A celebration of art in Hepburn Shire is well underway with a full schedule of Artober events for visitors to enjoy.
- Daylesford CFA will hold a bushfire planning workshop at Daylesford Fire Station on Saturday.