Maldon and districts community newspaper

The Tarrangower Times community newspaper reports on news and events in Maldon (Australia's first notable town), Newstead, Baringhup, Castlemaine, Walmer, Muckleford and surrounding areas.

The Tarrangower Times is available from the following outlets or by Subscription if you are outside our readership areas.

Castlemaine Newsagency | Loddon House Caravan Park & General Store, Baringhup | Maldon Newsagency | Newstead Country Store

Cost: $1.40 | Published: Every Friday | Circulation: 668
Achievements: Celebrated 150 years in 2008.


This week in the Tarrangower Times


Maldon resident counts himself lucky

Maldon resident and handyman Jeffrey Douglas lost all of his tools-of-trade in a shed fire in the very early hours of last Sunday morning. 

It’s understood passers-by and neighbours called the CFA who were on the scene only minutes after Jeff was awoken by cracking and bumping noises coming from just outside his house.  With no initial obvious cause, the fire was classified as suspicious with forensics investigating the scene later Sunday morning. 

Jeff said he was told it appears to have been caused by an electrical fault. “You see these types of things on the television and in newspapers but it never really hits you until you go through it. I raced out of bed and then outside to see the shed was totally engulfed... the flames... and the heat... I knew it was gone the moment I realised what was happening,” he said...

Loddon Mallee, Landfill Diversion Fund Opens Monday

Councils, businesses, industry and community groups located in the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery region, as well as groups who provide services within the region, are invited to apply for the 2018 Loddon Mallee Landfill Diversion Fund. 

The Fund opens this Monday 24 September and closes on Monday 26 November 2018. It will assist organisations to deliver best practice projects to help reduce the amount of waste going into Landfill - improve recycling and sorting, and increase the end-market value of waste materials. 

The total amount of funding available is $100,000. Each application can apply for funds up to and including $100,000. 

All projects must align with the strategies and actions in the key priority areas of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group Business Plan, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan...

Easy Hospital Parking

The parking problem at Castlemaine Hospital is to get proper treatment with $1.47 million in funding for a new car park for the Hospital’s main entrance.  

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards announced last week the car park will make hospital access easier and safer, particularly for patients who find it difficult to move far without assistance.

“This new car park will make a huge difference. Patients, families and visitors will have safe and easy access to their hospital, taking away the extra stress of parking when they may be distracted by other things, such as taking a family member to and from hospital,” Ms Edwards said.

The existing laundry will be demolished and a new one constructed to make way for the car park. The project will include a new storeroom to improve delivery accessibility from the road, extending the car park, resurfacing of the road access and a lighting upgrade. 

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