Central Victoria's News Fix - 30th April

Sunny and 22 for Bendigo today

Central Victoria's News Fix - 30th April

New drink driving laws are coming into effect today in Victoria and will be the toughest in the country. First time drink drivers between .05 and .069 will lose their license for at least 3 months plus have a mandatory interlock installed in any vehicle they’ll drive for at least 6 months.

The new laws will also affect interstate drivers coming into Victoria and applying for a licence here.


The state government's released the Ambulance response times for the third quarter of 2017-18 and it’s a mixed bag of results for Central Victoria.

80.5% of code 1 responses in Greater Bendigo arrived within the 15 minute threshold, an increase of .5 per cent while Campaspe rose .5 per cent to 67.5

Central Goldfields decreased .7 per cent to 62.5 while Mount Alexander dropped 5.7 per cent to 48.1 with an average response time of 17 minutes 37 seconds


The Liberal party’s named their candidate to contest the seat of Bendigo East in this year’s state election in November.

Former Macedon Ranges shire Councillor and Macedon Ranges Leading Senior Constable Ian Ellis will go to work in the next 6 months to try and usurp Jacinta Allen’s 19 year hold over the electorate.

Ellis highlighting a need for fixing up local roads and addressing youth crimes as two key pillars of his campaign.


Parliament will soon debate a critical amendment to the Basin Plan, looking to change the water recovery settings in the Southern Basin. 

The Murray Darling Basin Authority says at the heart of these amendments is a package of projects aimed at improving how water recovered for the environment is used but there is a damaging misconception in some quarters that the amendments will diminish the environmental benefits of the Plan.

MDBA Chief Executive Phillip Glyde says it could not be further from the truth and the projects tied to the amendment will improve our ability to achieve the Plan’s intended environmental outcomes.


LVFL Results

Inglewood had broken its 31 game losing streak to Calivil United with a 98-93 win at home in ROUND 3.

Maiden Gully's best start to a season since 1999 has continued with the EAGLES taking a 84-61 win over Mitiamo in the top of the table match up.

Pyramid Hill remains undefeated on the season after accounting for Marong 84-75 on the road.

Newbridge won its first match of the year taking down Bears Lagoon Serpentine  96-78.

BFL Results

South Bendigo defeated Maryborough - 62-105

Eaglehawk defeated Gisborne - 108-61

Golden Square defeated Castlemaine 146-21

Strathfieldsaye defeated Kyneton - 79-68

Sandhurst defeated Kangaroo Flat - 155-12

HDFL Results

Huntly defeated Elmore - 136-28

North Bendigo defeated White Hills - 143-88

Colbinabbin defeated Leitchville Gunbower - 97-73

Mount Pleasant - Heathcote - 98-76