The latest news from Dimboola and the wider Hindmarsh community.
Planned burn this Friday
Volunteers from the Dimboola Urban Fire Brigade are planning a fuel reduction burn at the railway yards this Friday, weather permitting.
UPDATED | Missing person found safe and well
Chelsie has been found safe and well.
Fatal crash north of Nhill
Horsham Highway Patrol are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash that occurred north of Nhill last night.
Overland train to return
Some good news for the New Year with the Wimmera’s only passenger train resuming after being suspended when the South Australian border was closed to Victoria back in March last year.
UPDATED | Level crossings near Antwerp, Jeparit closing for works
Motorists on the Dimboola-Rainbow Road next week will need to plan their trips carefully as a numbe of railway crossings will be closed for maintenance.
Total Fire Ban | Sunday 27 December 2020
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera, North Central and Northern Country fire districts for Sunday 27 December 2020.
Two Ray Keam Award Recipients Announced
Two recipients of the Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Ray Keam Award have been announced, with a third to follow in the new year.
New bridge proposed for Heritage Trail at Jeparit
The Wimmera River Discovery Trail is set to bypass Jeparit’s iconic railway bridge in favour of a new bridge located near the Ski Club closer to where the river flows into Lake Hindmarsh.
East Ward by-election results announced
Wendy Bywaters has been announced as the successful candidate in the Hindmarsh Shire Council East Ward by-election.
Federal funding for local shows
The Dimboola Show is one of several agricultural shows and field days across the region to receive federal funding to assist with planning for a 2021 event, after not holding an event in 2020.
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