Media release: The Australian Communications and Media Authority is proposing to make a new community radio service available for the Maryborough area of Victoria and to extend the licence area of 3CH Kyneton.
Since January 2007, Strengthening Goldfields Community Radio (SGCR) has been operating on a temporary community broadcasting licence, using the frequency 99.1 MHz. SGCR has expressed interest in obtaining a permanent community radio licence to serve the town of Maryborough.

ACMA is also proposing to move the transmitter of community radio service 3CH Kyneton to a new site at Mt Macedon and extend the licence area to encompass the entire Macedon Ranges Shire, to include the townships of Woodend, Macedon, Romsey and Gisborne.

‘ACMA’s proposal follows consideration of a request from the licensee of 3CH and will result in the Kyneton community radio licence area overlapping with part of the Melbourne commercial and community licence areas,’ said Giles Tanner, General Manager, Inputs to Industry Division.

‘However, there are no community radio services that specifically target the outer north west part of the Melbourne licence area that 3CH is seeking to incorporate,’ Mr Tanner said.

The proposals are contained in an explanatory paper and draft variation to the Bendigo licence area plan released by ACMA today.