Pyrenees Shire is officially a mobile telephone “black hole” according to an analysis of the nation's mobile phone blackspots.
Around Australia, there are around 6,000 mobile phone blackspots, including many in our Shire.
All 6,000 locations are competing for funds from the Federal Government, which is providing $100 million towards a blackspot eradication program.
Snake Valley based Councillor Tanya Kehoe is the frontrunner to become the Shire’s new Mayor in December.
Councillors had their monthly briefing session this week where it’s understood the Mayoral role was discussed.
The Advocate understands that both Cr Kehoe and Cr Michael O’Connor indicated interest in the position.
On Sunday the fourth of October 1964, four young people became lost whilst walking in the Grampians. Fortunately, they managed to find their own way out and so, what could have become a disaster, ended happily.
On Sunday the fourth of October 2014, Frank Tilley from Geelong and Brian Hare, Linda Young (Ryan) and Jillian Anderson (Crick) all from Beaufort, met at the Golden Age Hotel in Beaufort to reminisce about their adventure. There was a lot of laughter as they swapped stories about the funny things they remembered.