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 | Busk Newstead

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


This week in the Tarrangower Times


Jock Comini Rest Area - Upgrade

Work is underway on the $8.2 million upgrade of the Jock Comini Rest Area on the Calder Highway at Ravenswood, with the project set to improve road safety by giving all drivers a better place to take a break. 

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said upgrading the rest area would make the Calder Highway safer by providing suitable facilities for travellers to help reduce fatigue-related crashes.  “Motorists using the Calder Highway often cover large distances and rest areas are an important part of delivering a safer road network,” Mr Chester said...

Community Forum

The next Community Forum for Maldon will be held at the Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 16 August, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.  

All community members, particularly those representing a club or a group in the area, are welcome to attend.  

The forum’s topic will be ‘Paths, Trails and Tracks’ - these have been getting some attention around town of late. There will be four speakers giving a short outline of the work they are involved in, followed by open discussion and networking opportunities.

There will be:

A brief update on the Streetscape Project 

Paula Ewing will talk about the Rail Trail and the Race the Train event 

Noel Muller will cover the Park Vic walking trails 

Lorna Anton (VIC volunteer) will talk about the local tracks that the VIC recommends to visitors, and their popularity.

To RSVP, contact the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 or email

Mountain Bike Park - Construction Starts

Construction of a world class mountain bike park at Harcourt has begun.

The Victorian Government has committed $1.99 million to build 34 kilometres of trails with track grades that will cater to all levels of users. 

The trails will be well signposted and accessible by new connections to Harcourt, and the park will also provide a meeting point and toilets. Construction will be completed by early 2018. 

There is an established mountain bike culture in the region and Mount Alexander is informally known as a place for riders to visit, but is in need of major upgrades to bring it up to a standard to meet the growing interest...

and more .......


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