About 100 people camping along the Murray River from Echuca to Tocumwal were fined for campfire offences over the Australia Day weekend, with more than 1500 spoken to.IVY WISE February 4, 2014 12:33pm
An unattended campfire along the Murray River near Echuca over the Australia Day weekend. Photo submitted.
Campers in the district are being reminded to abide by campfire regulations after a large number of offences were detected during the Australia Day weekend.
More than 1500 campers along the Murray River from Echuca to Tocumwal were spoken to, with about 100 people fined for campfire offences as part of a joint operation between the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Victoria Police.
DEPI senior forests investigator Greg Chant said unattended campfires were the most concerning infringements, but many campers were also fined for having campfires larger than one square metre in size.
Campfires must also not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban; must be in a properly constructed fireplace or in a trench at least 30cm deep; the area 3m from the outer perimeter of the fire must be clear of all flammable material; and the fire must be completely extinguished before the person leaves.
Three vehicles were involved in a collision on the Midland Hwy near Tatura yesterday.
Mulwala opened the encounter against Congupna in attacking form getting in first use of the ball out of the centre and driving it forward to the fast leading Troy Taylor.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
This year's Southern 80 ski race has reaped an estimated $36.2 million for the district economy.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has increased its radiology services from two to four days a week.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Leitchville-Gunbower at home was too strong for Heathcote’s senior footballers in their first Good Friday clash.
Huge crowds turned out for Cobram Barooga's River Beaches Festival, which featured a special splash for 2000 rubber ducks.
South West Arts ArtOut will be held again in 2015 after last weekend's inaugural success.
Some of Australia’s greatest horses and just a few racetrack characters have appeared at the Benalla Racing Club’s grounds in its 150-year history.
Benalla's Kevin Harper will be honoured in the motorcade lap of honour at Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow for his service during the Korean War.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.