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  • Roadside mud slide

    A South Australian truck driver escaped with minor injuries after his low-loader veered off the roadside on Wednesday. The 20 year-old driver was hauling his heavily laden loader north along Cross-Forest Road at Naroghid when he hit a muddy patch of road. The truck then slid for several metres, before smashing into a cypress tree […]

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  • New Brain on board

     Camperdown now has four representatives on the South West Healthcare Board of Management after the recent appointment of Terry Brain. Mr Brain, a resident of Camperdown for the past 18 months, brings with him 23 years experience in Information Technology for large corporations. Positioned with BHP Billiton in the late 80s, Mr Brain then […]

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  • Lake abuse

    Illegal camping at Lake Bullen Merri’s north shore will be closely monitored after an incident of environmental damage was assessed this week. Deeply gouged 4WD tracks, discarded rubbish and damaged vegetation were all evident. Walking the North Beach area regularly, two local residents were disgusted with the destruction they have witnessed and reported the damage […]

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  • Daring to dream

    There is a lot behind the big broad smiles of Camperdown’s newest additions. Ehler Kunoo and Tu Lu joined the local community last week and have already put in a full week’s work with their new employer Mark Jehu. The icy-cold weather and heavy work is no deterrent for the apprentice bricklayers, they’re smiling because […]

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  • Shiver me timbers

    Strong winds proved too much for a stately gum at a Leura Street residence this week. Standing about 10 metres high, the tree was blown to the ground on Tuesday, crashing through the property’s boundary fence and sprawling across the footpath. Resident Andrew O’Flynn said the tree was planted 19 years ago by a member […]

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  • Sharing the fun

    With two tickets containing the same six numbers, Coral Thomson was not about to miss out on winning Camperdown’s Sportslotto. Taking out nine tickets each week since the lotto began, Coral’s numbers finally came up on Thursday night, earning her and her grandson an even share in $1100. “The grandkids were helping me with a […]

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  • Unique features

    Two rare specimens of Himalayan Oak, an endangered African Holly and a unique avenue of Lindens – Camperdown’s Botanic Gardens has earned a place on the Heritage Victoria Register. Set aside as public space in 1869, it took just five years for the garden to contain more than 300 trees Three years later and a […]

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  • Biogas plant on hold

    A Camperdown company’s plans to build a $6 million biogas plant have been put on hold for the short-term. The Camperdown Compost Company joined forces with Diamond Energy last year to form the Colac Power Company and secured a $1.5 million State Government grant for the project. However, company director Tony Evans said this week […]

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  • Highway tragedy

    Camperdown residents are in mourning this week after 63 year-old Finley Lucas was killed in a horrific road accident on Tuesday. Mr Lucas was travelling west along the Princes Highway at about 11.40am when his vehicle was hit from behind, about one kilometre west of the Darlington Road turn-off. Leading Senior Constable Mark Daffy of […]

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  • Abs site carved up

    CAMPERDOWN’S disused abattoir site is about to get a new lease of life. The abandoned abattoir is set to go under the hammer on Friday, July 15. Located on Old Geelong Road, the 25 hectare site will be offered as six lots, five of which are zoned industrial and one zoned rural. Lot One is […]

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