Central Victoria's News Fix - 31st May

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Central Victoria's News Fix - 31st May

The Golden Dragon Museum’s announced a dragon maker’s has been chosen to create Bendigo’s new imperial dragon.

Master Hui from Hong Kong has received the contract from Premier Dan Andrews to create Dai Gum Loong and is expected to have the dragon ready in just over 6 months.

Dai Gum Loong is expected to take part in next year’s Easter Parade along with Sun Loong, who will be featuring for the final time.

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The Mount Alexander Shire Council’s joined calls for a federal government inquiry into the future of waste and recycling in Australia on the back of the recycling crisis.

Councillor Christine Henderson slamming the lack of a recycling industry in Australia at last week’s council meeting - pushing forward a motion calling on federal Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters to support the calls for an inquiry.

Chesters telling the Midland Express national leadership on the issue is need with council’s across the country being forced to propose to charge ratepayers between 30 and 50 dollar rises each to deal with the Chinese ban on recyclables.

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The Echuca Specialist School’s set to meet with Nationals Leader Peter Walsh tomorrow after being snubbed in the state budget.

The school had been calling for the state government to fund their move out of their facilities on High St where sewerage has been seeping above ground and up through the sinks.

They’re looking to set up a plan for the future to hopefully see 11 million in funding for new purpose built facilities at the new Echuca Twin Rivers School so they move in earlier than the projected 2021 transfer.

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Quit Victoria and the Stroke Foundation are launching a new anti-smoking campaign today as part of World No Tobacco Day.

The campaign's features a commercial which will air from Sunday highlighting the link between smoking and the risk of stroke.

Quit Victoria director Dr Sarah White says smoking doubles the risk of stroke but only 6 per cent of smoking regions residents release this.

 

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The Bendigo Braves will be hoping to give coach Ben Harvey a result to remember when they take on the 2nd place Kilsyth Cobras in his 400th game for the SEABL club this weekend.

It's HARVEY's 16th year in Bendigo as a player or coach - the BRAVES are currently sitting in 8th.

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