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Change of guard at Criterion


Rushworth’s Criterion Hotel has long been famous as one of the town’s historic landmarks. But for locals, the Top Pub, as it is commonly known, represents much more. Over the grand old building’s long life it has at various times been a favourite watering hole, a venue for fine dining, a community meeting point - even, for a brief time, the paste-up venue for Waranga News production! New owner Danny Horne and his partner Michelle Beecroft have plans to help the Criterion relive some of its glory days.

School’s in for 2018


It's that time again when our schools are enjoying their new intake of enthusiastic little ‘preppies’ - (yes, we know they’re really Foundation students but old habits die hard!). These smiling faces leave us in no doubt they are all set for their new adventure into the world of learning, new friends and lots of fun along the way.

New owners for the Colbinabbin Hotel


The Colbinabbin Hotel which sits in the hub of the town has been sold!

Plenty of action at the site of the new hospital/hostel


The building is now ready for the roof to go on with the framing completed on the new Waranga Hospital and Hostel in High Street Rushworth.

Funds allocated as Community Planning Program is finalised


Planning Program is finalised Rushworth has been allocated $35,812.50 to be used as leverage funding to assist in progressing the Waranga Trail project. The allocation is from the Community Planning Implementation Fund (CPIF), which is to be expended as the twelve year old Community Planning Group program is wound up.

Campaspe Shire reviewing tip voucher use


Campaspe Shire Council is conducting a community survey to discover how waste vouchers provided with rate notices are used.

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