Mail - Mountain Views Star Mail - 26th July 2022

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Mountain Views

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022


Government responds to Environment report

Local bid for shooting in Commonwealth Games

Residents fight against special charges

Siblings receive top accolades for indigenous leadership





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A Chum Creek wonderland Two Chum Creek Primary School students have put their skills to the test, writing their very own school production inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Grade six students Harper and Sylvie have been working together to write the script and coordinate all aspects from sound to costumes. Harper, Sylvie and other students have also been creating the set design and costumes for the musical. Harper said after becoming Drama Captain this year, producing a school play was the first thing on her agenda. Sylvie was also inspired at the time to choose Alice in Wonderland while she was reading the book. Chum Creek Primary Students are looking forward to their upcoming show.


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Black Spur fatal The Yarra Valley has been rocked by another car crash fatality for the second week in a row. Tragically a man in his 50s has died at the scene of a crash on the Black Spur on Saturday 23 July. Just after 3pm the vehicle veered off Maroondah Highway, passed the Fernshaw Reserve, where it hit a tree, rolled and stopped on its roof.

Emergency services were called to the scene with Healesville SES, Healesville CFA and Badger Creek CFA responding alongside Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police. Andrew Worley, Healesville SES Unit Controller, said upon arrival passers-by had removed the 51 year old Buxton man and were conducting CPR. “There was a passer-by who started CPR on the casualty before any emergency services arrive,” Mr Worley said.

“There was a number of people that called, at least a couple of people helped get the driver out of the vehicle and start CPR.” SES, CFA and police assisted paramedics with CPR but unfortunately he passed away on scene. “The car was on its roof and there was quite a lot of damage in the front of the vehicle,” he said. Maroondah Highway was closed for some time after the incident as police investigated.



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Mr Worley said crews remained on scene until the coroner arrived around 6pm. The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are yet to be determined and investigations remain ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dashcam footage or further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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