This week in the Pyrenees Advocate


Central Goldfields CEO now facing 41 charges

The troubled Central Goldfields Shire has suffered more humiliation with multiple criminal offences being laid against CEO, Mark Johnston.

 The charges were laid in Melbourne on Friday last week by the State Government’s Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate.

The charges follow inspectorate raids on council offices in September 2016, and the appointment of a municipal overseer.

The LGICI released a statement on Monday afternoon, which said.:

Public demands lower speed limit in High St. Avoca

Pyrenees Shire Council will pass on to VicRoads demands by Avoca people to lower the speed limit in High Street, Avoca.

The street is part of the Sunraysia Highway, and trucks travelling towards St.Arnaud come down a hill on the Ballarat side of the commercial centre at excessive speed into the intersection of the Sunraysia and Pyrenees highways. 

At the same time, trucks speed up coming through the business sector so they can drive up the hill.

The council this week received a petition from 110 local people demanding that the speed limit on the Sunraysia Highway through the town be reduced from 60 to 50kph.

Protest group to fight the tower

A protest group has been formed in Beaufort to fight against the proposed Optus tower being built in Leichardt Street.

The group wants the tower built on a site comparable to the original golf club site, where it would not be detrimental to the local environment.

The protest group is called the Tower Site Opposition Group. Its membership and leadership has not been disclosed.

Details of the group’s campaign were provided to The Advocate on Tuesday night.

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