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Black Saturday survivor, Melanie Harris-Brady’s story of her personal journey of recovery over the past 10 years is due to be released in her book ‘Ten Years On’.


Having lost her home and raising a young daughter alone, Melanie found that what came out of the garden -...

In November 2018, it will be 120 years since the school at Kinglake Central was opened.  At that time, its official name was 'Kinglake Township State School No. 3315'.  The 'township' part was used because the school was located on one of several small blocks set aside...

May 2, 2018

Drop in to the Kinglake Pub on Thursday 3rd May.

Have a chat with Cr Leigh Dunscombe

12pm - 1:30pm

Providing equitable service delivery across the shire and greater access to senior council officers at the local level will be a Murrindindi Shire priority, CEO, Craig Lloyd, says.

Mr Lloyd said that since taking the reins in January, he had identified some inequities i...

Let’s talk about rentals

The Kinglake Ranges has always been a popular destination for investors. In fact, many established residents have started in the area by purchasing a property, be it vacant land or an established home for rental investment, with the intention to...

Often, it is the seemingly small things that get us riled. In this case, it’s a carved wooden wombat that has sat on the Kinglake roundabout for years after his creator quietly placed him there. From time to time he gets moved around, but he never leaves the roundabout...

A vote of thanks from the community for the efforts of our CFA volunteer firefighters and other fire authorities for the rapid response to fire outbreaks in the district in mid-March.

For the Kinglake Ranges and other nearby communities, it was a strong reminder that wh...

March 3, 2018

Construction works have begun on the six outstanding Black Saturday Bushfire Memorials around the Shire.

Murrindindi Shire Council has appointed the building contractor, Fineblade Pty Ltd, to undertake this important work. Work is expected to be completed around the mid...

There have been many different ways of visiting the Kinglake district over the years. In February MM, KHS member, Rob Verhagen, quoted the bicycle trip by members of the Melbourne Bicycle Club in 1883, surely one of the earliest ventures of its kind, and one of the mos...

March 2, 2018

Just like the ‘pioneer bicycle trip to the Mount’ on September 30, 1883, it is no surprise that, over a century later, this ride has become almost a pilgrimage that thousands of cyclists make each year. And they are rewarded at the top of their climb with welcoming loc...

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