Local News 16th June 2017

Local man dies after vehicle collision

Local News 16th June 2017

A motorcyclist has died after a two vehicle collision in Irymple last month.

It is alleged that a vehicle failed to give way before turning right into Sandilong Avenue and was struck by the motorcycle.

The rider, a 68 year old Mildura man, has died.

The death has taken VIC Roads death toll up to 111.


Nationals Member for Mildura Peter Crisp has slammed The Andrew's Labour Government's proposed taxi legislation reforms.

The new initiative will involve a two dollar tax on every taxi trip.

Mr. Crisp says the tax is unfair for those who rely on the service


New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency has shown crime in the Mildura LGA has risen by 13.3 percent since December 2014.

The total number of offences has taken a leap, from 5950 to 6767.

There's also been a jump in theft, with a 11.3 percent increase from last year to this year.

Experts say the rise is due to a spike in population.


An outcry from residents have gone unheard, with Mildura Council saying it has no plans to move Mildura Landfill.

The location of the landfill has been hotly contested for many years, being too close for comfort to it's proximity to the Mildura Base Hospital, Mildura Golf resort and locals homes.


Victoria Legal Aid has issued an alarming report indicating Magistrates court like Mildura are close to breaking point.

The report released yesterday says more frontline police and changes to the way family violence matters are done -- have driven up the number of cases at Magistrates courts across Victoria.

VLA's criminal law executive director Helen Fatouros says the organisation's lawyers are essential to our justice system but they are stretched to breaking point along with police prosecutors and court staff.

Recent funding from the State Government's not expected to help VLA alleviate the pressure.


And in sport: 

Our footy teams are gearing up for a clash this weekend in the Sunraysia Football and Netball League senior sides.

Red Cliffs are looking to stand tall against Irymple, with Wentworth set to take on Robinvale-Euston.

South Mildura will go head to head with Merbein in Kenny Park, with Mildura hitting the field for a fight against the Imperials.