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.

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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


Processing Plant - Noise Abatement

A1 Consolidated Gold Ltd’s (A1 Gold) recently commissioned an independent study and engaged a noise consultant to measure and report on noise levels at their processing facility at Porcupine Flat.  This followed concerns raised by neighbours when 24 hour shifts commenced at the processing facility from Monday through to Thursday.  

Peter Crooks, who is responsible for the operation of the A1 Gold at Woods Point and the processing facility at Porcupine Flat, said that the noise generated by the plant’s operations does not exceed guideline recommendations for noise levels for industry in regional Victoria.  “A1 Gold has been in contact with our neighbours closest to Porcupine Flat,” Peter said.  “Following feedback from this consultation, the company has undertaken works and committed further funds to further reduce noise from the site.  This work includes the construction of a bund wall at the rear of the site to shield the neighbours from operational noise.  Other additional works have been completed, including noise panelling of specific areas of the plant.” 

Fire Restrictions

The Fire Danger Period for Mt Alexander Shire will begin this Monday (12 December) at 1am.  

Bureau of Meteorology and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC forecasts show potential for an above average fire season, despite the recent heavy rain and flooding in many parts of the state.   

“The rainfall experienced in spring has produced a lot of growth, which could very easily become a high fuel load throughout the summer season if not properly managed.  While the CFA does everything it can, we look to the community to use common sense and take responsibility for preventing fires,” CFA District 2 Acting Operations Manager Trent McKinnon said.  

$1 Million for Harcourt Mountain Bike Park

Bendigo West State MP Maree Edwards was in Harcourt last week for the announcement that tenders had been invited for the design and construction of the Harcourt Mountain Bike Park. The State Government has committed $1 million to the project.  

Management of the Bike Park was recently handed over from Goldfields Track Inc. to DELWP (the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning). 

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