Local News 22nd February 2017

Our fire danger rating is severe today.

Local News 22nd February 2017

Six fire districts across the State have been issued with Total Fire Bans today including here in the Mallee.

The fire danger rating is severe right across the district with extremely dry conditions and hot winds getting up to 35km per hour in the afternoon.

Senior Meteorologist Dean Stewart from the bureau says that the heat will go quickly, but, a late wind change may cause concern for our local fire fighters.


Mildura Rural City Council will decide this week if a proposed multimillion dollar Motorsports Precinct will go ahead in Mildura.

Annually bringing in $21.4m, it’s a big industry in the region with Mildura producing some of Australia's top competitors.

The first stage of the plan is set to see a new 3km race track, pits and skid pan built near Koorlong track which is estimated to cost is around $21m.

The project will be seeking Government funding and help from Private Investors with Council funding ruled out for the plan if it's given the go ahead.

The precinct is estimated to being in $723m to the local economy in its first 30 years along with 900 jobs.


Police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed CBD restaurant Miss Lucy's kitchen yesterday.

CFA units were called to the blaze on the corner of Eighth Street and Lime Avenue at around 3pm yesterday with the restaurant and gym nearby evacuated after fire alarms went off and smoke was seen coming from the roof.

A total of 6 Fire units put out the fire while police blocked traffic on the roads. The owners are unsure when they'll be able to get the restaurant back up and running.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.


For the month of February women in Sunraysia are encouraged to learn more about the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

The call comes as a recent study reveals 70% of women in Australian are unaware the disease has any symptoms at all.

Ovarian Cancer Australia CEO, Jane Hill, says that it is vital that we know what to look out for because there isn't an early detection test.