Diggers Liquor, grand opening

If you’ve been waiting for the new bottle shop to open, then wait no more.

This Thursday from 11:00am the new Diggers Liquor store will open it’s doors and be ready for business.

The store is part of Liquor Stax, a large group of family owned and operated community based hotels and bottle shops.

Liquor Stax pride themselves on offering their customers the most complete range of beer, wine, spirits and ready to drink’s at the best possible price.

Just in time for the Melbourne Cup carnival, the grand opening promises not to disappoint.

Be sure to join in on the festivities and grab some fine wines for the long weekend, at prices well worth bottling.

Diggers Liquor
29 Cradle Road,
Diggers Rest
8732 8328

Trading 7 Days a week 10:00am to 9:00pm


Tourist farms in high demand

There’s no doubt that Diggers Rest is slowly becoming the gateway to the Macedon Ranges.

Spread across the municipalities of Melton and Hume and separated by the Calder Freeway, Diggers Rest is ideally placed to offer tourists a unique place to stop.

Diggers Rest was once the resting place for gold miners making their way to the gold fields in the 1800’s.

Macedon Ranges is currently experiencing rapid growth in the tourism sector and Diggers Rest has an opportunity to share in this success.

It could be time to cash-in on the growing popularity of “Farm Stay” accommodation and adapt your rural country property to a family-focused, interactive holiday destination.

Downunder Farmstays is urgently looking for Farmstay hosts to help fill the growing demand for small acreage B&B hobby or working farms with animals within 1.5 hours of Kyneton and Ballarat.

The Farmstays are a rewarding experience for guests and the hosting family.

Get well paid to host student or family groups from the Asian region.

More information is available via the following link:

No to live streaming

At the October Ordinary Meeting of Council, Cr. Melissa De Santis moved a motion that if accepted would allow Council to consider live streaming of Council meetings via a dedicated YouTube channel.

Councillors in support of the motion reinforced the need for Council to be engaged with the community.

According to the debate, live streaming would provide an opportunity to see Councillors at work.

It was acknowledged that the cost to provide the service is relatively small despite the proposed gains to the wider community, especially those who are unable to attend Council meetings.

Cr. De Santis made the point that that “many other Councils are getting digital and keeping up with the times”.

The motion was subsequently lost.

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Upward trend continues

Despite the talk of an economic slowdown in the housing market, Diggers Rest continues to perform well providing potential home buyers with good life-style choices within walking distance of the railway station, Foodworks Supermarket, Pharmacy, Post Office and recreational sporting facilities.

Major shopping centres are located along the railway line, one stop in each direction.

The growing township offers easy access to the Calder Freeway which is supported by excellent public transport connections to the Melbourne CBD and Moonee Ponds via Niddrie.

According to local real estate agent LJ Whorlow, the median house price in Diggers Rest for June 2017 was $394,500.

The home auctioned yesterday at 5 Welcome Road sold for an impressive $554,000, a record price for any home offered for sale in Welcome Road.