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WORLD Sporting Precinct design contract awarded
Monday 18 November 2019
The contract to develop the detailed design for upgrading the WORLD Sporting Precinct in Bairnsdale to include eight netball courts, hockey and soccer complex has been awarded.
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Council requests timber phase-out evidence
Friday 15 November 2019
Council will write to Premier Daniel Andrews requesting that he reconsider the Victorian Government’s November 7 announcement to cease all logging of native forests by 2030, and provide evidence for the basis of the decision.
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Eagle Point Marine and Coastal Management Plan adopted
Friday 15 November 2019
The plan reflects the community’s aspirations and will guide the management, protection and improvement of the Eagle Point foreshore for the next 10 years.
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Youth Art Prize on tour in Orbost, Lakes Entrance
Thursday 14 November 2019
Some of the region’s top artistic talent will be on show at Orbost and Lakes Entrance this month as the Youth Art Prize exhibition goes on tour following the works being displayed at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub in October.
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Helping volunteers help our drought-affected community
Tuesday 12 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council today allocated $150,000 to five local community organisations to provide immediate support to residents impacted by drought.
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Farm rate relief approved by Council
Tuesday 12 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will deliver, in full, the Victorian Government’s $1.51 million Local Government Service Support Payment as rate relief for all farm properties.
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Statement - Victorian Government timber harvesting announcement
Monday 11 November 2019
The announcement by the Victorian Government on November 7, 2019, regarding the phasing out of native timber harvesting by 2030 raises many concerns for East Gippsland communities, businesses and residents.
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Council to consider farm rate relief
Friday 8 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors will consider allocating $1.51 million in rate relief to drought-affected farmers at its meeting in Orbost next Tuesday, November 12.
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Mobile stage on the move
Wednesday 6 November 2019
New management responsibilities will be put in place for the mobile stage and audio equipment leased to East Gippsland Shire Council by John Dahlsen.
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Council meeting comes to Orbost
Sunday 3 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is looking forward to taking its November meeting to Orbost.
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Timber bridge replacement works progress
Saturday 2 November 2019
Three of East Gippsland Shire Council’s six planned timber bridge replacements for 2019/20 will be completed before the end of November.
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Grants to boost for Orbost groups and events
Friday 1 November 2019
Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry will receive $1,450 to construct township welcome and events boards.
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Annual Report now available
Thursday 31 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Annual Report 2018-19 and Annual Report highlights video are now available on council’s website.
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Cr John White new Mayor
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Councillor John White is the new Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Stronger engagement with business
Thursday 24 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is moving to strengthen its engagement with, and support for, the business community.
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Council supports Bullock Island takeover
Thursday 24 October 2019
Following the defeat of a similar proposal in September, East Gippsland Shire Council endorsed a plan to take over management responsibilities for the public areas of Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance at the October 8 Council meeting.
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Trash puppets teach students about waste
Thursday 24 October 2019
East Gippsland primary school students were recently treated to entertaining, hands-on workshops that helped the students learn about waste and sustainability.
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Grants to boost local community groups and events
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Bruthen Lions Club’s project to create and install picnic tables at the Bruthen Skate Park is among 19 local community groups and events to share in funding to deliver community projects and events.
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Aiming for 100 per cent renewables
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Council will participate in a tender for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 100 per cent renewable electricity from July 1, 2020.
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Koorie artist development project funded
Monday 21 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has thrown its support behind four arts programs, including a Koorie Artist Development Project.
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Metung Back Beach facelift imminent
Saturday 19 October 2019
Metung’s Lake King Back Beach is set for a $240,000 upgrade, with work to start on October 28.
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Cross Border Commissioners visit
Thursday 17 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council welcomed Cross Border Commissioners Luke Wilson (Victoria) and James McTavish (New South Wales) to East Gippsland on Tuesday, October 15.
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East Gippsland and Wellington present advocacy document
Tuesday 15 October 2019
East Gippsland and Wellington shire councils have presented their joint Gippsland Drought Response Proposal – Looking Ahead – to the Victorian Government.
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Sheep yards contract awarded
Tuesday 15 October 2019
The sheep pen renewal project at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is a step closer after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded a contract for the work at its October 8 meeting.
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Council seeks support package for fishing community
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Council will write to the Victorian Government seeking a stimulus and support package for the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing sector following a buyout of licences.
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Advisory committee representation
Monday 14 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council recently completed a review to streamline its representation on external committees.
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Street bins get a makeover
Monday 14 October 2019
New stainless steel enclosures will be installed throughout the municipality to house East Gippsland Shire Council’s 240-litre street rubbish and recycling bins.
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Rural women connect over a cuppa and a chat
Monday 14 October 2019
The Victorian Rural Women’s Network and East Gippsland Shire Council is celebrating International Day of Rural Women on 15 October.
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Palm tree removal and relocation, Lakes Entrance
Monday 14 October 2019
In partnership with Regional Roads Victoria, East Gippsland Shire Council is planning to remove the two existing pineapple palms (Phoenix canariensis) located on the southern side of the Esplanade between Barkes Avenue and Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance.
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Connecting Cann River
Friday 11 October 2019
Campers visiting the free Cann River Rainforest Caravan Park will soon have a new pedestrian access ramp to provide a safer path and direct link from the campsite into the township.
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Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp update
Thursday 10 October 2019
Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp update – 9 October 2019:
A sand migration event is currently impacting the Mallacoota Point Ocean Access Boat Ramp at Bastion Point.
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Detox your home session coming soon
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the free ‘Detox your home’ on Saturday, 9 November.
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The legend lives on – 17th annual Barry Sheene Tribute Ride
Monday 7 October 2019
Council is again supporting the Bairnsdale community to host the start of the 17th annual Barry Sheene Tribute Ride on Thursday, 24 October.
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Reducing landfill by recycling polystyrene
Friday 4 October 2019
A processing machine to enable more recycling of polystyrene is operating at East Gippsland Shire Council’s Bairnsdale landfill.
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On-ground assessments for Omeo mountain bike trails
Friday 4 October 2019
There will be heightened activity in Omeo from October 7, with the design team responsible for planning the much-anticipated Omeo Mountain Bike Trails conducting important cultural heritage and ecological assessments.
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Mallacoota Community Clubrooms works commence
Thursday 3 October 2019
Works have started and the new Mallacoota Community Clubrooms are starting to emerge.
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Audit and Risk Committee expressions of interest open
Wednesday 2 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is seeking a new member for its independent Audit and Risk Committee.
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State delivers on Council’s drought advocacy
Wednesday 2 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell has thanked Premier Daniel Andrews and Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes for today announcing a new drought funding package, which has a focus on East Gippsland.
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Tanks one part of fire season prep
Tuesday 1 October 2019
Council is working closely with local Country Fire Authority brigades to install 30 static water supply tanks across the region for use in an emergency.
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Anne Frank exhibition comes to Bairnsdale
Friday 27 September 2019
Immerse yourself in the world of Anne Frank at the Bairnsdale Library.
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Contract awarded for second stage of stormwater project
Thursday 26 September 2019
Works to complete the upgrade of McMillan Street and Phillips Lane in Bairnsdale are a step closer after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded a contract for the project at its meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
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Australia Day Awards: nominate a top local Aussie!
Thursday 26 September 2019
Do you know an amazing Aussie who deserves recognition? Someone who gives so much to our community, an unsung hero, a dedicated community star? Have you attended a great community event recently?
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Free Seniors Week concert will rock your socks off
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Seniors Week celebrations will once again have a full program of events during October including a fabulous free concert by Lonnie Lee on Thursday, October 10.
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Council raises concerns on draft coastal policy
Monday 23 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has voiced its concerns with a number of aspects of the Victorian Government on its Draft Marine and Coastal Policy, saying it would fundamentally change the way of life for East Gippsland communities.
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New Aussies celebrate Citizenship Day
Friday 20 September 2019
East Gippsland welcomed 16 new citizens at a ceremony held in Bairnsdale on Tuesday, September 17, as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2019.
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Senior management team in place
Thursday 19 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has its new senior management team in place.
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Marlo Transfer Station changes
Monday 16 September 2019
Community input has guided East Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to keep the Marlo Transfer Station open, with modified operating hours.
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Recharge options for mobility aid users
Friday 13 September 2019
Reducing social isolation for community members by giving them the confidence to travel greater distances in their electric scooters and wheelchairs is one of the benefits of a new East Gippsland Shire Council project.
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Council to request ‘local’ board representation
Friday 13 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will write to the Premier requesting the Victorian Government supports a target for local, regional representation on statutory boards, advisory councils, trusts or specific commissioners.
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Omeo MTB: next step detailed plans
Thursday 12 September 2019
The preliminary trail design concept for the proposed Omeo Mountain Bike Trails is complete and work is now advancing to detailed designs.
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Drought allocation determined
Thursday 12 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will use a multi-pronged approach to allocating $500,000 in drought support, for short and longer-term community benefit.
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Council invests in Swifts Creek Transfer Station
Wednesday 11 September 2019
The Swifts Creek Transfer Station will be upgraded to improve access, useability and safety.
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View the Jemmy’s Point Lookout stage one concepts
Monday 9 September 2019
Concept designs for the new Jemmy’s Point Lookout, which will capture the panoramic views of the Gippsland Lakes and beyond, are now open for public feedback.
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Extended ferry outage this October
Sunday 8 September 2019
The Raymond Island Ferry will be out of service for three weeks from Monday, October 7 for scheduled maintenance.
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Intersection projects underway
Friday 6 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has begun work to improve two busy intersections in Bairnsdale.
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Community plans: have your say in September
Thursday 5 September 2019
District community plans developed by residents in conjunction with East Gippsland Shire Council will be open for public comment this month.
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Look out for Jemmy’s Point activity
Monday 2 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has set itself an ambitious target of having the first component of the Jemmy’s Point Lookout development complete before Christmas, in time for the traditional busy Lakes Entrance summer holiday season.
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Women’s health and fitness is fun in September
Sunday 1 September 2019
September 2-6 is Women’s Health Week and a great opportunity to shine a light on how women can improve their health and fitness.
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Library heads to East Bairnsdale
Friday 30 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Libraries has launched Storytime sessions and an After School Program at the newly re-opened East Bairnsdale Community Hub.
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Children explore their secret powers during Book Week
Tuesday 27 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has celebrated Children’s Book Week (August 17-23) with an abundance of secret powers and some fantastic dress-ups, all thanks to some very creative local children.
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Youth art prize entries open
Monday 26 August 2019
If you’re a budding young East Gippsland artist your time is now!
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Scriveners Road upgrade progressing
Tuesday 20 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to upgrade an important alternate access road into Lakes Entrance is progressing rapidly.
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Reducing fire risk on your property
Saturday 17 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging residents to use the last of the winter weeks to prepare for the coming fire season by cleaning up around their properties.
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Cats can't roam in East Gippsland
Friday 16 August 2019
Council is reminding residents that cats need to be contained to their owner's property day and night.
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Positive trends in tourism
Friday 16 August 2019
East Gippsland enjoyed a 27 per cent jump in international visitors last year, the latest visitation figures show.
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Energy saving program funding secured
Thursday 15 August 2019
Council has successfully received funding of $100,000 from Sustainability Victoria to provide energy efficient LED lighting and solar energy systems on local community buildings.
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Children’s Book Week creativity abounds
Monday 12 August 2019
Join in events at East Gippsland Shire Council’s libraries to celebrate Children’s Book Week from August 17-23.
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Rate notices to be issued this month
Saturday 10 August 2019
Ratepayers will receive their East Gippsland Shire Council 2019/20 Valuation and Rate Notices from the week commencing August 12, 2019.
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Café Culture Series channels Woodstock
Friday 9 August 2019
The next Café Culture Series Show to play at Lakes Entrance at the end of the month will be Melbourne four-piece band ‘Canyon’, whose show marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
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No bag, no excuses
Monday 5 August 2019
Dog owners have been put on notice to clean up after their pets or face an on-the-spot fine of $100.
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Bairnsdale graffiti attacks cost ratepayers
Saturday 3 August 2019
A spate of graffiti across Bairnsdale is costing ratepayers, as East Gippsland Shire Council’s works crew cleans up the vandalism daily.
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Swimming … it’s never too late to learn
Friday 2 August 2019
You’re never too old to learn to swim.
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Bairnsdale Aerodrome drainage improvements start
Friday 2 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has started drainage improvement works within the Bairnsdale Aerodrome, with an expected completion date of late October.
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Omeo Region hosts next Council meeting
Thursday 1 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s next Council meeting will be held in Omeo on Tuesday, August 6. A Meet and Greet event will also be held on Monday, August 5 for members of the Omeo Region to speak to Councillors.
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Community Satisfaction Survey results are in
Thursday 25 July 2019
Results are in from East Gippsland Shire Council’s Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey 2019.
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International speaker to talk business
Thursday 25 July 2019
Learn secrets to increase your effectiveness and discover the skills to get real results in your business.
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Bairnsdale Skate Park redevelopment ramps up
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Skaters in Bairnsdale will soon have improved facilities with an upgrade to the Bairnsdale Skate Park.
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Help learner drivers get behind the wheel
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Local volunteers are needed to mentor young people in our community to help learner drivers gain road experience through the L2P program.
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Shirley’s 20 volunteer years recognised
Monday 22 July 2019
Local volunteer, Shirley Hill has celebrated 20 years of providing visitors with tourism information at the Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre (VIC).
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Saving lives is more than a job
Saturday 20 July 2019
Have you always wanted to help save lives? Become a pool lifeguard.
Our next lifeguard course is on August 10 and 11 at the Aquadome.
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Four new citizens for East Gippsland
Friday 19 July 2019
East Gippsland has four new Australian citizens following a citizenship ceremony on Tuesday, July 16.
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Bairnsdale streetscape part of bigger project
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Completion of the streetscape upgrade in Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale will be delayed, East Gippsland Shire Council has been advised by its contractor.
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Amirah’s a teen champion
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Local teenager Amirah Hayward has created the home schoolers catch-up and young readers group for teens at the Bairnsdale Library.
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Free silage wrap disposal continues
Monday 15 July 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has extended its free silage wrap disposal program.
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Dog off-leash reference group wraps up
Saturday 13 July 2019
Earlier this year East Gippsland Shire Council appointed 12 people from across the region to a reference group to assist with council’s project to investigate options for declaring the majority of the shire off-leash for dogs.
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Orbost Outdoor Pool wins state gong
Friday 12 July 2019
The Orbost Outdoor Pool has won the Facility Management Award – Seasonal at the 2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards.
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Four bridges set for replacement
Wednesday 10 July 2019
Construction contracts have been awarded for the next four timber bridges to be replaced by East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Council helps make community facility upgrades possible
Monday 8 July 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has awarded more than $108,000 in drought relief community facilities infrastructure grants to 22 community organisations.
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Council adopts revised Council Plan, Annual Budget
Thursday 4 July 2019
Council’s Revised Council Plan 2017-2021 and Budget 2019-20 were adopted at its June 25 Council meeting.
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Making grant applications easier
Wednesday 3 July 2019
Council is holding community grants information sessions next month and you are invited to come along and discuss your project ideas.
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Let’s talk contracts . . . over breakfast
Monday 1 July 2019
Local contractors and business operators are invited to participate in East Gippsland Shire Council’s second procurement and tendering workshop – ‘Contractors Breakfast’ – on Friday, July 19.
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New BARC aquatics area opens with a splash
Sunday 30 June 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council officially opened its redevelopment of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) aquatics area on Saturday, June 29.
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Celebrate our new aquatic centre
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Join in the fun and lots of water play with free entry to the official opening of East Gippsland Shire Council’s Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) redevelopment this Saturday, June 29 from 12pm.
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Mitchell River Walk track construction works start
Wednesday 26 June 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will construct a new section of walking trail that will provide a connection from Bairnsdale’s Riverine Street to the Mitchell River Walk.
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Orbost streetscape nears completion
Tuesday 25 June 2019
The stage two upgrade of Nicholson Street in Orbost is expected to be completed by the end of July, according to East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Planned maintenance of ferry
Monday 24 June 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council would like to advise residents and visitors that there will be two planned ferry outages on Thursday June 27 and Tuesday July 2.
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End of the line for e-waste
Thursday 20 June 2019
To protect the environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from landfill from July 1. This includes disposing of e-waste in kerbside red-lid bins.
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A Moment with the Mayor
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell had her first local community radio segment on Thursday 13 June at 1.15pm, discussing some of Council’s highlights from the past few weeks.
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E-waste: think global, act local
Saturday 15 June 2019
Local action on e-waste equates to big changes globally with the upcoming e-waste ban from Victorian landfills.
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Wood heaters, burning off can create issues for you and neighbours
Friday 14 June 2019
Many people in East Gippsland rely on wood heaters to warm their homes, but there are steps residents need to take to minimise smoke to ensure it is not an issue for other people in the area.
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Community to benefit from Solar Bulk Buy
Thursday 13 June 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling for nominations from community not-for-profit organisations to receive a free fully installed grid connected solar system.
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Stanley Street nearing completion
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Construction of new kerb and channelling along Stanley Street, Orbost, has been completed. The work includes 500 metres of new kerbing along Stanley Street between Nicholson and Livingstone streets.
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E-waste info coming to you
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Do you have questions about the upcoming e-waste ban from landfill which comes into effect on July 1, 2019? To prepare the community, East Gippsland Shire Council will be delivering community information sessions from June 11 to 14 in Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Cann River, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Metung, Omeo, Orbost and Paynesville to answer any questions residents may have about the upcoming ban.
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Grants to boost Lakes Entrance groups
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Lakes Entrance NAIDOC Week community celebrations are among 18 local community groups and events to share in $56,102 funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland, announced this month.
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Howitt Park upgrade continues
Saturday 8 June 2019
Upgrades to the ever-popular Howitt Park family playground are continuing and will be completed over the next few weeks by East Gippsland Shire Council’s works team.
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Lakes Entrance projects discussed
Friday 7 June 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors were out and about in Lakes Entrance on Tuesday, June 4 inspecting various projects and meeting with business and community groups as part of the second meeting of council to be held outside the Bairnsdale Corporate Centre for the year.
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Street bin enclosures get a fresh new look
Friday 7 June 2019
Residents of Metung and Benambra will start to see fresh new look bin surrounds being installed by East Gippsland Shire Council from mid-June.
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Council gets behind World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Thursday 6 June 2019
Ahead of the United Nations’ World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, East Gippsland Shire Council is urging the community to recognise elder abuse and take steps to prevent it.
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Aquadome party this Saturday
Wednesday 5 June 2019
The upgraded Lakes Entrance Aquadome aquatics area will re-open to the public this Saturday, June 8, and East Gippsland Shire Council wants you to join in the fun.
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Look for yellow
Tuesday 4 June 2019
New yellow recycling bin lids are being installed on residents’ wheelie bins in Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Cann River, Ensay, Mallacoota, Marlo, Metung, Mossiface, Newmerella, Nowa Nowa, Orbost, Omeo, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Sarsfield and Swifts Creek over the next five weeks.
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Common e-waste items free to recycle
Tuesday 4 June 2019
Ahead of the upcoming ban on e-waste in any bin or landfill site which comes into effect on July 1 this year, East Gippsland Shire Council is extending its free disposal facilities across the region at designated facilities.
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World Wide Knit in Public Day
Monday 3 June 2019
Do you love to knit? Would you knit in public?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then our libraries are the place to celebrate. World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 8, however our libraries are starting early with events planned for Friday, June 7.
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Visitor centre hours reduced for winter
Sunday 2 June 2019
With the cooler months approaching, East Gippsland Shire Council-managed Visitor Information Centres are now operating on winter hours.
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Road widening project begins
Friday 31 May 2019
A project to widen Fernbank-Glenaladale Road will start on Monday, June 3.
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Council backs community groups
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Eighteen local community groups that will share in $56,102 funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland Shire.
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Free entry for Reconciliation Week
Tuesday 28 May 2019
This Reconciliation Week, East Gippsland Shire Council is offering residents an opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal culture, heritage and the history of the region’s Aboriginal people before and after white settlement.
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Grants awarded to Orbost community groups
Monday 27 May 2019
The Orbost Garden Club is one of 18 community groups to share in $56,102 funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland, announced this month.
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Aquadome upgrade on track
Monday 27 May 2019
The Lakes Entrance Aquadome facelift, which began in April, is on track to be completed by 8 June.
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Solar bulk buy last chance
Saturday 25 May 2019
The successful East Gippsland Shire Solar Bulk Buy will be finishing on 30 June 2019, after seeing over 62 solar systems installed locally.
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Bairnsdale parking restrictions to help traffic flow
Thursday 23 May 2019
From Monday, May 27 East Gippsland Shire Council will begin monitoring the two-hour parking limit in the car park north of Nicholson Street Mall, Bairnsdale, commonly known as the Woolworths car park.
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Bairnsdale Sporting Facilities Plan wins regional award
Wednesday 22 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has won the Parks and Leisure Regional Award for the Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award for the Bairnsdale Sporting Facilities Plan. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, May 16 at the Parks and Leisure Australia Victoria/Tasmania State Conference on the Mornington Peninsula.
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Neal shares his love of Mallacoota
Tuesday 21 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is recognising and celebrating volunteers during National Volunteer Week, May 20-26.
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Door knock checks for unregistered pets
Tuesday 21 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has begun its annual door knock campaign to check cat and dog owners have registered their pets.
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Organisation restructure finalised
Monday 20 May 2019
A new organisational structure for East Gippsland Shire Council was formally released today (Monday, May 20) by Chief Executive Officer Anthony Basford.
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Yellow recycling bin lids
Monday 20 May 2019
New yellow recycling bin lids will soon be seen on residents’ wheelie bins in Mallacoota, Cann River, Omeo, Swifts Creek, Ensay and Raymond Island.
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Historic Murrindal bridge closed to pedestrians
Thursday 16 May 2019
The timber Murrindal River Truss Bridge on Basin Road at Buchan has been closed due to a structural failure.
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National Simultaneous Storytime Live Stream
Thursday 16 May 2019
Join Bairnsdale Library for a live stream event of the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) at 11am on Wednesday May 22.
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Maurie takes reading to new heights
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Maurie Geer, a retired teacher and psychologist from Bairnsdale, is continuing his passion for teaching as a volunteer in the Bairnsdale Library’s adult literacy program.
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Council adopts revised draft budget
Wednesday 15 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors endorsed the Revised Draft Budget 2019/20 for public feedback at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 7.
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New rules on e-waste
Monday 13 May 2019
The Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from landfill from 1 July 2019, e-waste will no longer be accepted in any household bin.
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Buchan’s artist in the community
Saturday 11 May 2019
The community of Buchan will welcome artist in the community Paul Oswin on Thursday 16 May at the Buchan Neighbourhood House as part of Arts in May.
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Come and play at BARC – new aquatics features set to open
Friday 10 May 2019
The $6.55 million redevelopment of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) set to open to the public on May 13.
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Omeo mountain bike trail moves one step closer
Thursday 9 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has awarded the contract for the Omeo Mountain Bike Trail Masterplan to Biosis Pty Ltd at the Council meeting held on Tuesday May 7.
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East Gippsland and Wellington join forces on drought advocacy
Wednesday 8 May 2019
East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils have today endorsed their Gippsland Drought Response Proposal – Looking Ahead.
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Council to consider revised rating strategy
Friday 3 May 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors will consider a Revised Draft Budget 2019/20 next Tuesday, May 7. The revision centres on a potential change to Council’s rating strategy.
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Become your own Lego master
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Lego Club is growing in demand and popularity with children of all ages enjoying freestyle creativity and themed construction.
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Metung water feature vandalised
Monday 29 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council advises that the water feature at Paterson Park, Metung, remains closed after being vandalised on Monday April 22.
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Shire’s farm rate relief advocacy continues
Friday 26 April 2019
Lobbying for farm rate relief remains a priority for East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell.
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Councillors signal budget revisit
Wednesday 24 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors have signalled they may revisit Council’s 2019-20 Draft Budget (released April 9) prior to public submissions formally closing.
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Bank Jetty parking change
Wednesday 24 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council advises of some minor changes to parking near Bank Jetty, Lakes Entrance.
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New footpath taking shape
Tuesday 23 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Betka Road, Mallacoota footpath project is ahead of schedule.
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Take a stroll into the village
Thursday 18 April 2019
The extension of the Metung Boardwalk has been completed and Easter school holiday visitors and locals alike are making great use of the new boardwalk to take in the beautiful scenery of Metung.
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New birch trees to be planted
Tuesday 16 April 2019
Residents who frequent the Nicholson Street area of the Bairnsdale CBD, where the streetscaping works are occurring between Service Street and the Nicholson Street Mall, may have noticed the birch trees were removed this week from the roundabout near the Bairnsdale Library.
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Council releases draft Council Plan, draft Budget for comment
Monday 15 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has released its draft Revised Council Plan 2017-2021 and draft Budget 2019-20 for public feedback.
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Dust suppression program targets 27 roads
Monday 15 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has identified 19 gravel roads to be part of its dust suppression program this financial year, funded through council’s capital works program.
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Opening of BARC redevelopment fast approaching
Friday 12 April 2019
Construction of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) redevelopment is nearing completion with principal contractor Brooker Builders and their tradies working tirelessly to get the job complete.
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Council proposes restructure to deliver on changing community expectations
Thursday 11 April 2019
Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Basford, today announced proposed changes to the organisation’s structure.
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Aquadome refurbishment planned
Wednesday 10 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is taking the opportunity to upgrade the 24-year-old facility with a range of works planned to improve the amenity and useability for all patrons.
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Giles Street Bridge is open for business
Tuesday 9 April 2019
The extension of Giles Street is complete and two important industrial areas of Bairnsdale now better connected after East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell officially declared a new bridge over McGee’s Gully open today.
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'Fiver for the Field Days'
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Entry price for the 2019 East Gippsland Field Days will be cut to $5 for this year as part of an initiative to boost community spirits while East Gippsland endures prolonged drought conditions.
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New citizens welcomed to East Gippsland
Saturday 6 April 2019
East Gippsland has five new Australian citizens following a citizenship ceremony held in the East Gippsland Shire Council Chambers recently.
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Wizard school comes to East Gippsland
Friday 5 April 2019
Fantastic free school holiday fun with Harry Potter Science by Hands On Science will bring to life the drama of Harry Potter's wizard school.
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Seawall project hits a snag
Friday 5 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to replace seawalls along the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance will not be finished before the school holidays as previously advised.
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Author talks on shipwrecks of the Gippsland coast
Friday 5 April 2019
Join maritime historian, diver and author Don Love who is back by popular demand at the Bairnsdale Library on Monday, April 8 at 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
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Innovative e-waste collection solution
Thursday 4 April 2019
It’s a case of innovation at its best with East Gippsland Shire Council’s response to e-waste storage and collection.
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Sneak peak of the new BARC
Thursday 4 April 2019
Swimmers at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre are being provided with a glimpse of the new aquatics area.
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Mayor meets with Orbost groups
Tuesday 2 April 2019
Orbost and district community groups took up the opportunity to ‘Meet the Mayor’ over an informal lunch at East Gippsland Shire Council’s Orbost Customer Service Centre last Friday, March 29.
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Pet registrations are due
Friday 29 March 2019
If you have a dog or cat over three months of age, it needs to be registered with council.
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Shire offers free silage wrap disposal
Tuesday 26 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is offering free silage wrap disposal as part of its efforts to support drought-affected farmers.
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ColourFest celebrates Youth Week
Monday 25 March 2019
The fifth Annual ColourFest offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate young people’s contributions to community, talents and encourages community involvement.
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Behind the Scenes with Benn … that sounds Sargood
Monday 25 March 2019
Benn Sargood, Head Technician at Council’s Forge Theatre and Arts Hub, is hosting a free workshop for local young people interested in the sound and lighting industry on Wednesday, April 10.
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Give something a go … because you can
Friday 22 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging women to try something new and get as part of VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week which kicked off on March 18.
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Council keeps eye on tobacco compliance
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Tobacco retailers, restaurants and cafes are the focus of regular tobacco education and compliance activities by East Gippsland Shire Council officers.
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Pet registration renewals due
Friday 15 March 2019
All cat and dog owners in East Gippsland Shire are reminded that that their animals must be registered from three months of age.
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Immunisation rates on target
Friday 15 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s immunisation rates are on target, with an average of 95 per cent of children aged one to five years immunised.
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Staff hit the streets for wheelie great cause
Thursday 14 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council staff are continuing their support for an invaluable community service providing nutritious meals to community members.
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Mallacoota visit very productive
Friday 8 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell has thanked the Mallacoota and district community for its hospitality following Council’s visit to the Far East earlier this week.
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Footpaths for Paynesville streets
Friday 8 March 2019
Footpath works have been completed along King Street in Paynesville and will improve pedestrian safety for residents in the area.
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International Women’s Day event
Tuesday 5 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council and Gippsland Women’s Health are proudly hosting a free community event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 at the Bairnsdale Library.
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Well done Dylan
Saturday 2 March 2019
Thursday, February 28 was a milestone day for East Gippsland Shire Council Parks and Gardens trainee Dylan Rowlands.
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Recycling services business as usual
Thursday 28 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is reassuring residents that the current kerbside fortnightly recycling service has not been affected by recycling storage issues occurring in other parts of the state.
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New saleyards amenity block
Thursday 28 February 2019
A new amenity block will soon be under construction at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange, which will provide greater facilities for all at the saleyard.
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Remember Them: Tragic RAAF Accidents in Gippsland During WWII
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Author Tony Clark, Remember Them: Tragic RAAF Accidents in Gippsland During WWII will speak at a special free event at the Bairnsdale Library on Thursday, February 28 from 1.30pm.
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Council prepares for timber bridge removals
Wednesday 27 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council awarded a contract at its February meeting that reinforced its commitment to replacing aging timber bridges.
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Swifts Creek pedestrian bridge upgrade complete
Tuesday 26 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to confirm that works on the Swifts Creek pedestrian bridge are complete.
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Property marking saves time and lives
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Ensuring your property has a clear, visible house or business address number can make a difference in emergency situations where every second counts.
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Mayor meets Minister on drought in Orbost
Friday 22 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell his afternoon impressed on Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes the need for the Victorian Government to step in and provide council rate relief assistance for local drought-affected farmers.
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Council puts rate relief on agenda with Minister
Friday 22 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell will seek a rate relief commitment for drought-affected farmers from the State Agriculture Minister this afternoon.
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Pet owners reminded to update details today
Thursday 21 February 2019
Pet owners in East Gippsland are being encouraged to update their details as pet registration renewal notices will be mailed soon.
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Bridge works cause minor delays
Wednesday 20 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council advises residents of minor traffic delays on a number of roads as part of council’s bridge renewal program.
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Beyond Blue ambassador keynote speaker
Monday 18 February 2019
Beyond Blue ambassador David Corduff will visit Bairnsdale on Tuesday, February 26 as the keynote speaker for East Gippsland Shire Council’s Grow your Business forum.
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Having trouble paying your rates?
Monday 18 February 2019
Do you need some extra time to pay your East Gippsland Shire Council rates?
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Diving in to clean up Lakes Entrance town jetties
Sunday 17 February 2019
Bairnsdale Scuba Club is leading this year’s Clean Up Australia Day charge, working in partnership with East Gippsland Shire Council and Gippsland Ports to collect rubbish from around the public jetties in Lakes Entrance.
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Drought group working for community
Saturday 16 February 2019
Behind-the-scenes work undertaken by the East Gippsland Drought Reference Group (EGDRG) in response to the prolonged drought being faced by East Gippsland communities is gaining momentum.
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Hobbs Road bridge temporarily closed
Friday 15 February 2019
The Hobbs Road bridge in Dellicknora is currently closed.
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Dalmahoy upgrade works start
Friday 15 February 2019
Roadworks and drainage construction in Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale, commenced recently.
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Grow Your Business forum
Friday 15 February 2019
Are you wanting to gear up your business? If so, East Gippsland Shire Council has some ideas at the ready to help you achieve just that.
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Council coming to Mallacoota
Thursday 14 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is taking four Council meetings on the road in 2019, after successfully trialling the idea last year.
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Eagle Point boat ramp completed
Thursday 14 February 2019
Eagle Point residents and visitors are now able to use the new boat ramp to it full capability and enjoy boating and leisure activities on Lake King.
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Blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day
Monday 11 February 2019
Visit our libraries for Library Lover’s Day this Valentine’s Day Thursday, February 14.
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Apex Park accessible toilets commenced
Monday 11 February 2019
Construction has commenced on a new accessible toilet block at the popular Apex Park playground in Lakes Entrance.
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Workshops planned for Cann Valley District
Saturday 9 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling for community members of the Cann River, Noorinbee, Tonghi Creek, Club Terrace, Combienbar, Tamboon and surrounds to attend a series of upcoming workshops to inform and develop the Cann Valley District Community Plan: 2019–24.
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Change can start with you on Clean Up Australia Day
Friday 8 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day events.
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Visiting speakers for Errinundra to Snowy planning
Thursday 7 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling all people who live in Goongerah, Bendoc, Tubbut, Bonang, Cabanadra, Deddick Valley, Haydens Bog, Delegate River, Dellicknora and surrounds to get involved in updating their community district plan for 2019–24.
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Twin Rivers is ‘creating the plan’
Thursday 7 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council encourages community members of Nicholson, Johnsonville, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper, Bumberrah and surrounds to attend a series of upcoming workshops that will inform the development of the Twin Rivers District Community Plan: 2019–24.
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Parents need to be aware of school parking zones
Monday 4 February 2019
With term one of the school year commencing, East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding parents about road safety and parking in school zones.
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Dog owners need to provide secure yards
Friday 1 February 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Laws Unit is becoming increasingly concerned with the rise in the number of dog complaints in recent months.
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Bairnsdale streetscape recommences
Wednesday 30 January 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to upgrade part of Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale will restart on Friday, February 1 after works paused over the Christmas trading period.
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Seventeen new Australian citizens on Australia Day
Saturday 26 January 2019
Seventeen new citizens representing nine different nationalities chose to officially become Australian citizens at a citizenship ceremony hosted by East Gippsland Shire Council on Australia Day.
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Streetscape project starts up again
Friday 25 January 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will restart its Nicholson Street, Orbost streetscape project on Monday, February 4.
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Mumma Moves: a tailored new exercise program
Friday 25 January 2019
Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre is introducing a group fitness class – Mumma Moves - for new mums, commencing February 4.
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Australia Day Award winners announced
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Winners of the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards were announced by East Gippsland Shire Council at a civic ceremony in Bairnsdale yesterday (Tuesday, January 22).
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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - January 26 events for all
Monday 21 January 2019
Lamingtons, meat pies, a snag on the barbecue, a game of cricket or day at the beach, and celebrating our communities … Australia Day has arrived.
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Library brings out children’s creativity
Friday 18 January 2019
The East Gippsland Shire Council school holiday program at the Bairnsdale Library saw a full house attend a cartooning workshop by author and illustrator Richard Galbraith on Tuesday, January 15.
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Council project focusses on gender equality
Wednesday 16 January 2019
A new East Gippsland Shire Council project is working to promote gender equality to help stop family violence.
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Ferry out of service Tuesday
Monday 14 January 2019
The Raymond Island Ferry will be out of service on Tuesday, January 15. Urgent repairs are required on the ferry and they will commence following the last service tonight (January 14).
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Waste improvements for Bemm River
Sunday 13 January 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has recently upgraded the Bemm River Transfer Station and is currently open daily from 8am to 4pm.
Bruthen Transfer Station upgraded
Friday 11 January 2019
The Bruthen community will notice some changes at the Bruthen Transfer Station after upgrades at the site were completed by East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Raymond Island signs on for upgrade
Thursday 10 January 2019
The thousands of summer visitors flocking to one of East Gippsland’s most popular tourist destinations – Raymond Island – are being greeted by a new and informative sign.
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Pool fences save lives
Tuesday 8 January 2019
Taking a dip in the backyard pool is one of the many joys of summer, but East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding residents of the importance of making sure pool fences are installed and meet the standards.
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Yellow lids for recycling
Monday 7 January 2019
Yellow is the new green … at least when it comes to bin lids.
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Local government ‘can do great things’
Friday 4 January 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s new Chief Executive Officer has a passion for local government because “it can do great things”.
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Keep cool in extreme heat
Thursday 3 January 2019
East Gippsland is bracing for soaring temperatures tomorrow and in the days and weeks ahead, and Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell says it’s important to take a moment to think about how you, your family and those in your care can stay safe in the heat.
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Lake King Beach plan feedback
Wednesday 2 January 2019
Plans to enhance the Lake King Beach area at Metung are now open for final feedback, with a deadline of January 31, 2019.