Community Journalism Day: this week’s top stories

TRAGIC CRASH: Creswick resident and Mt Xavier bowler Carmel Mitchell was tragically killed in a bus accident at Avoca on Saturday. Picture: Kate Healy.
TRAGIC CRASH: Creswick resident and Mt Xavier bowler Carmel Mitchell was tragically killed in a bus accident at Avoca on Saturday. Picture: Kate Healy.

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.