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Local News August 8th 2017

New crime, a new mine and more.

Local News August 8th 2017

Mildura Police were out in full force over the weekend - stopping a 35 year old Merbein woman in Thirteenth Street for a routine check.

She submitted to a preliminary oral fluid test and it is alleged that this test indicated the presence of a banned substance.

She is expected to be charged with Refusing to Accompany Police for the Purpose of an Oral Fluid Test.



Mildura and surrounds have been ravaged by thieves over the weekend - as four cars go missing.

In some cases, thieves broke into homes and stole keys, taking the vehicles.

All thefts have occurred in semi-rural areas with all four vehicles left unlocked.

Mildura Police are urging locals to take the time and lock vehicles, sheds and properties, with small steps taken stopping opportunistic theives.



Mildura Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that left a man in hospital with serious injuries.

Officers responded to the incident on Deakin Avenue at around 3.40 am on Saturday evening.

Two Mildura men, 19 years old and 22 years old, and a 21 year old man from Buronga have been arrested and charged with assault related offenses.

The men have been bailed to appear in Mildura Magistrate's Court at the end of next month.



A pre feasibility study of Carpentaria Exploration's Hawsons iron project has been released - showing mass potential for employment, investment and environmental development.

 The project would see a mine established 60 kilometres south west of Broken Hill - creating up to 1200 potential jobs the region.

 The mine will focus on producing some of the world's best iron ore - to be sold in the international market.

Carpentaria managing director Quentin Hill says this study is just stage 1 in the plan.



Ex-Service Organisations across the Mallee Electorate are set to receive a share in 24 thousand dollars in grants under the Federal Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training program.

Sunraysia Regional Veterans Centre will receive 8885.61 in funds.

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad says these grants will really help local organisations to continue to provide a wide range of Veterans Advocacy Services in our community.