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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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Jump in for school holiday fun!
Saturday 29 June 2019
The Aqua Run returns to Lakes Entrance Aquadome these school holidays with water fun for locals and visitors alike. Lots of free library events and activities too.
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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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Tourism forum coming to Lakes Entrance
Thursday 20 June 2019
Tourism operators and industry members will gather in Lakes Entrance on Thursday, June 27 for the second Gippsland Tourism Forum of the year.
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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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Seniors get social in June
Sunday 9 June 2019
It may be cold outside but there is a large choice of activities organised by East Gippsland Shire Council for seniors to get social 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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Council grants program opens again in June
Saturday 1 June 2019
Community groups and organisations across the shire are being encouraged to apply to East Gippsland Shire Council’s grants programs; the next round opens on June 5, 2019.
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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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East Gippsland and Wellington present advocacy document
Tuesday 21 May 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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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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Free workshops for Committees of Management
Monday 13 May 2019
Workshops across the shire in May and June will provide an opportunity for Committee of Management volunteers to improve their skills and identify any opportunities for improvement at their facility.
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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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Council supports VicRoads services in Mallacoota
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Residents in Far East Gippsland will soon be able to conduct VicRoads business closer to home, with the Mallacoota Customer Service Centre to become a VicRoads agency on Tuesday, April 16.
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Hop into Easter holiday fun!
Monday 8 April 2019
The East Gippsland Shire Council’s Easter school holiday programs will be hopping good fun for locals and visitors alike.
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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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Mobile stage launch at ColourFest 2019
Tuesday 19 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s new mobile stage will officially be launched as part of the ColourFest youth event to be held from 3.30pm on Friday 5 April 2019 at the Lakes Entrance foreshore.
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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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Work planned for Luderick Point, Bemm River
Wednesday 6 March 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will complete works to improve pedestrian access at the Luderick Point Boat Ramp at Bemm River next week.
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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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Learn how to write grants
Friday 8 February 2019
Dairy farmers and residents can learn how to improve their chances of securing grant funding in an upcoming workshop in Bairnsdale.
Clean Up Australia Day
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.
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School holiday programs are ‘flying’
Saturday 12 January 2019
The East Gippsland Shire Council school holiday library program is in full swing with locals and visitors alike turning out for a range scheduled activities.
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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Have your say about offshore recreational fishing
Thursday 10 January 2019
Offshore recreational fishing in East Gippsland is a popular and growing activity, but little is known about who participates, how much they contribute to the local economy and what’s needed to make it a better experience.
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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.
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Drought grants available for community events
Friday 21 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is offering grants to encourage and support communities to put on events that benefit the community during the extended period of drought.
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Council dips in to help
Wednesday 19 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will continue to assist with the running costs of the Swifts Creek Memorial Pool, providing community members certainty the facility is open for all to enjoy a cooling dip.
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Marlo and Orbost works on track
Monday 17 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council advises that work on two infrastructure projects in Marlo and Orbost will temporarily stop on December 21, before restarting on January 7 for an early New Year completion.
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Proposed Special Council Meeting
Monday 17 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has confirmed that a Special Council Meeting being considered for this week will not be held.
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Water in sport a winner
Monday 17 December 2018
Make water your drink of choice when exercising.
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Metung is walking further
Friday 14 December 2018
A new section of the Metung Boardwalk will be open to the public this weekend, ahead of Metung’s peak holiday period.
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Share your rail trail experience
Friday 14 December 2018
Do you cycle, walk or ride the East Gippsland Rail Trail? Is the trail as great as it could be?
Bairnsdale Library’s Naomi Barr and Kay Quin are very pleased with the donations received so far in the Food for Fines initiative.
Food for fines at libraries
Thursday 13 December 2018
You can wipe your library fines and help local charities with the Food for Fines promotion.
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Tis the Season
Thursday 13 December 2018
With our shopping areas getting busier due to Christmas, it can be tempting to park your car in the first spot you see.
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Shire gives young people a start
Wednesday 12 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is helping young people gain experience in the workforce and build their skills through the Aboriginal school-based traineeship program.
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Council helps Lakes Entrance gear up for summer holidays
Wednesday 12 December 2018
As Lakes Entrance gears up for an expected busy summer holiday season, East Gippsland Shire Council is continuing to deliver, in partnership with other agencies, a range of projects that will improve the central business district both in the short and long term.
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Youth Ambassador applications open
Monday 10 December 2018
Young people across the region are being invited to apply for East Gippsland Shire Council’s Youth Ambassador program.
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Church Street safety measures
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Road treatments and associated signage in Church Street, Lakes Entrance, have been made by East Gippsland Shire Council with community safety as the primary focus.
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Bridge projects for East Gippsland
Thursday 29 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council awarded three bridge contracts at its November meeting.
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Council working towards safe e-waste disposal
Monday 26 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has started planning works for infrastructure improvements in preparation for the state-wide ban on e-waste entering landfill, which comes into effect on July 1, 2019.
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Council supports anti-violence campaign
Monday 26 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is taking part in the Victoria Against Violence campaign from November 25 to December 10, which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence.
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National gong for Bairnsdale Aerodrome
Thursday 22 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire collected a national award for its Bairnsdale Airport on November 14, named ‘Small Regional Aerodrome of the Year’ at the Australian Airport Association National Airport Industry Awards.
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A nomination Shows community spirit
Wednesday 21 November 2018
To be acknowledged by your community and the leaders of East Gippsland Shire Council is something Jack Peterson will never forget.
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East Gippsland officially a Refugee Welcome Zone
Tuesday 20 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council received recognition of the shire’s Refugee Welcome Zone status at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 13.
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New netball courts coming to Paynesville
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Paynesville’s netball facilities will be improved following a decision by East Gippsland Shire Council on Tuesday.
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Fuel tank improvements at airport
Saturday 17 November 2018
Bairnsdale Airport’s fuel tanks were recently inspected and decommissioned for two days to be vented and cleaned as part of the facility’s regular maintenance program.
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One Place, One Plan community surveys
Thursday 15 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling all community members in the districts of Mountain Rivers (Errinundra to Snowy), Cann River and Twin Rivers to participate in a community survey.
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Libraries change lives locally
Wednesday 14 November 2018
The Libraries Change Lives initiative was launched at the Bairnsdale Library on Tuesday, November 12 to highlight the economic and social benefits public libraries bring to East Gippsland and the state.
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Gary Gaffney finishes as CEO
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Gary Gaffney finishes his four-year tenure as East Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer today (November 14), proud to be leaving the organisation “in a better place than when I arrived”.
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Mountain Rivers community survey
Tuesday 13 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling all community members who live in Bendoc, Tubbut, Bonang, Cabanadra, Deddick Valley, Haydens Bog, Delegate River, Dellicknora and surrounds to participate in a community survey to support the development of a district community plan.
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Cann River District community survey
Monday 12 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling all community members in the Cann River district to participate in a community survey to inform the creation of the first Cann River District Plan 2019-24.
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You’re invited to celebrate your library
Saturday 10 November 2018
The community is invited to learn more about public libraries and celebrate this essential service at the launch of the Libraries Change Lives initiative at Bairnsdale Library on Tuesday, November 13 from 4.30 pm.
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Twin Rivers, share your thoughts
Friday 9 November 2018
Twin Rivers district community members are invited to participate in their own community survey as part of an East Gippsland Shire Council community planning project.
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New freedom for dogs in East Gippsland
Thursday 8 November 2018
Dog owners in East Gippsland now have a choice in how they exercise and socialise their pet following the declaration of two off-leash areas by East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Orbost drainage works start
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Construction on much-needed new kerb and drainage along Forest Road, Orbost is scheduled to start on Wednesday, November 7.
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Streetscape ahead of schedule
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Streetscape improvements on the eastern side of Nicholson Street, Orbost are progressing well less than two months into the project.
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Seawall replacement continues
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Contractors working on East Gippsland Shire Council’s Lakes Entrance seawall replacement project have encountered some unexpected obstructions in recent weeks that slowed progress.
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New Brodribb ramp handrails
Monday 5 November 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s new Brodribb River Boat Ramp, opened in July, has had some extra features added in recent weeks.
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Bairnsdale streetscape underway
Friday 2 November 2018
Stage three of the Re-imagining Bairnsdale masterplan for Bairnsdale’s central business district has started, with water main replacement works advancing.
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Footpath for Francis Street
Thursday 1 November 2018
A new footpath being constructed in Francis Street, Bairnsdale will improve pedestrian safety for residents in the area.
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Mobile library visits cancelled
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Visits to a number of towns are cancelled this week.
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New Mayor elected
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Cr Natalie O’Connell is the new Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Drought package detail discussed
Tuesday 30 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council, Orbost Regional Health and Far East Victorian Landcare met last week to detail how the first instalment of Victorian Government drought funding will be delivered to the Orbost and district community.
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Fire hazard inspections start
Monday 29 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council Fire Prevention Officers will be commencing their fire hazard inspections across the municipality on November 7.
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Orbost pool repaint complete
Monday 29 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Orbost Swimming Pool has a new outfit … well paint job at least!
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Evening feedback session at Eagle Point
Friday 26 October 2018
The Eagle Point community has been taking up the opportunity to provide feedback into three key strategic plans developed by East Gippsland Shire Council for the township.
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Street sweeper one of shire’s services
Wednesday 24 October 2018
One of East Gippsland Shire Council’s services is rarely seen but makes a big difference.
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Free Aquadome open day
Tuesday 23 October 2018
A day of fun, free activities will be held at the Lakes Entrance Aquadome this Sunday, October 28 with the Aqua Run inflatable, Mighty Kids active class, face painting and free swim lessons.
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Ready to race the Mitchell?
Tuesday 23 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has underpinned two new events that will showcase the region’s natural landscape and beauty, with funding for the next three years.
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One Place, One Plan community workshops
Monday 22 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling all community members to get involved in the development of the new community plans in the Mountain Rivers (Errinundra-Snowy), Cann River and Twin Rivers districts.
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Patterson Park tree removal
Monday 22 October 2018
One tree in Patterson Park, Metung, will be removed by East Gippsland Shire Council for the community’s safety.
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Fun for Orbost children
Sunday 21 October 2018
Dinosaurs, rhymes, garden craft and stories – it’s all at the Orbost library next week.
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Twin Rivers talks community planning
Saturday 20 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council needs your help to review and update the Twin Rivers District Community Plan
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Bairnsdale ready for Barry Sheene Tribute Ride
Friday 19 October 2018
Riders from across Australia head to Phillip Island each year for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, with hundreds officially ‘starting’ their ride the MotoGP in Bairnsdale.
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Omeo, are you ready to rhyme?
Friday 19 October 2018
Omeo and district youngsters will have plenty to keep them engaged and entertained during National Children’s Week, with events planned at the East Gippsland Shire Council Omeo Customer Service Centre.
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BARC is back in action
Thursday 18 October 2018
Learn to swim youngsters, lap swimmers and fitness fanatics have jumped straight back into their recreation and leisure routines following the reopening of the aquatics areas at East Gippsland Shire Council’s Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
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Children’s Week in Lakes Entrance
Thursday 18 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Lakes Entrance Aquadome and Lakes Entrance Customer Service Centre will host events during National Children’s Week.
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Activities galore in Bairnsdale and Paynesville
Wednesday 17 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s will host events across the shire during National Children’s Week, including at the Bairnsdale Library and Paynesville Customer Service Centre.
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Cool room efficiency focus of free session
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Cool rooms are an essential piece of equipment for many businesses, but they can also be costly to run.
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Mountain Rivers planning at Big Bonang Arvo
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Residents of Goongerah, Bendoc, Tubbut, Bonang, Cabanadra, Deddick Valley, Haydens Bog, Delegate River, Dellicknora and surrounds are invited to get involved in updating their five-year Community District Plan 2019–24 with East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Cann River community workshop
Tuesday 16 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is working in partnership with the communities of the Cann River district and key agencies to create the first Cann River District Plan 2019-24.
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Bairnsdale streetscape works set to start
Monday 15 October 2018
Stage three of the ‘Re-imagining Bairnsdale’ masterplan for the town’s central business district – streetscape works between Service Street and the mall along Nicholson Street - will start on Wednesday, October 17.
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Orbost locals pool resources for farmers
Monday 15 October 2018
A planned East Gippsland Shire Council re-paint of the Orbost Outdoor Pool ahead of the summer swimming season has resulted in some local farmers receiving donated truckloads of water suitable for stock watering.
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Take care around schools
Friday 12 October 2018
School’s back for term four and East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding parents to be cautious when dropping off and collecting children from school.
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Council beefs up Omeo event
Friday 12 October 2018
Omeo Region Business and Tourism Association, with the support of East Gippsland Shire Council, will run its first Omeo High Country Paddock to Plate Roast and Farmers’ Market on Sunday March 10, 2019.
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Repair stands for cyclists in need
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Five bicycle repair stands purchased by East Gippsland Shire Council are being welcomed with open arms … and a few sighs of relief … across the region.
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East Gippsland businesses connect
Wednesday 10 October 2018
More than 60 East Gippsland businesses have registered on the new Gippsland Business Connect local business platform.
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Young artists’ talents put on show
Tuesday 9 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s first Youth Art Prize competition was a great success, attracting almost 50 entries from across the region.
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Ramp an Eagle Point Christmas gift
Monday 8 October 2018
A new boat launching facility will be built by East Gippsland Shire Council to replace the current ramp at Eagle Point, and is expected to be open by Christmas.
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Bins not for businesses
Saturday 6 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding residents and business owners public rubbish bins cannot be used to dispose of waste from homes or businesses.
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Omeo ready for high octane action
Friday 5 October 2018
Omeo will be a hub of activity this weekend as hundreds of riders converge on the town for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship.
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Ferry signs receive LED treatment
Thursday 4 October 2018
Signage at both Raymond Island and Paynesville has been improved for all users of East Gippsland Shire Council’s Raymond Island Ferry.
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Assistance for arts and heritage projects
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Four arts and four heritage projects will share in about $28,000 of East Gippsland Shire Council funding for a combined project investment of $110,000.
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Sustainability sessions for schools
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Environmental education teachers have an opportunity to attend training locally that is usually only offered in metropolitan areas.
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Council to formalise appointment of new CEO
Monday 1 October 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will formalise the appointment of Mr Anthony Basford as its new Chief Executive Officer at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday October 2.
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Lindenow-Glenaladale Road Bridge officially opened
Thursday 27 September 2018
A new $2.4 million reinforced concrete bridge on the Lindenow-Glenaladale Road has been officially opened today, Tuesday May 15 2018.
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Swifts Creek park reopened
Thursday 27 September 2018
Swifts Creek Caravan and Tourist Park has reopened for campers and caravanners after key infrastructure works and service upgrades undertaken by East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Portraits with a message
Friday 21 September 2018
The second stage of a project to promote cultural diversity in East Gippsland is now on display in Bairnsdale.
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East Gippsland welcomes new citizens
Wednesday 19 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council welcomed nine new Australian Citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony held on Monday, September 17.
Concrete beam being lifted off the ground with a crane.
Progress on Giles Street extension
Wednesday 19 September 2018
The extension of Giles Street, Bairnsdale is well underway with works on schedule. Most recently, the bridge’s final beams were lowered into place.
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First section of wall removed
Monday 17 September 2018
Installation of screw piles for the boardwalk on the Esplanade between the Lakes Entrance Coast Guard building and Bank Jetty for East Gippsland Shire Council were 90 per cent complete late last week.
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Council highly commended at Wurreker Awards
Saturday 15 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council was highly commended at the Wurreker Awards on Thursday, September 13 for the short film titled ‘Our Commitment to Reconciliation’.
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Omeo Justice Precinct funding welcomed
Friday 14 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed $200,000 in funding to restore the Omeo Justice Precinct.
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Contractors dive in during BARC closure
Friday 14 September 2018
Construction of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) redevelopment has reached the half way point with the project progressing on schedule for anticipated completion by Easter 2019.
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Mallacoota Aerodrome firewood clarification
Thursday 13 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding Mallacoota residents that the collection of firewood from the Mallacoota Aerodrome site is prohibited.
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Shaving Point seal imminent
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Final preparation work is being carried out this week ahead of a spray seal and line marking as part of an East Gippsland Shire Council project to reconstruct part of the Shaving Point car and boat trailer parking area.
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Retaining wall progressing
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Work is progressing on the East Gippsland Shire Council project to extend the Metung Boardwalk by 325 metres from Riviera Nautic to the corner of Rosherville Road.
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Have your say on Eagle Point plans
Monday 10 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is asking Eagle Point residents and landowners for their final feedback on three key strategic plans for the township: final draft Eagle Point Structure Plan, final draft Eagle Point Foreshore Management Plan and Eagle Point Foreshore Redevelopment draft concept.
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Bushfire emergency exercise in Mallacoota
Sunday 9 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council in partnership with Safer Together, will be conducting an emergency exercise in Mallacoota on Saturday, September 22.
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Avenue’s drainage issues addressed
Friday 7 September 2018
Work to improve drainage on Willis Avenue, Marlo will begin on Monday, September 10.
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Australia Day Awards nominations open
Thursday 6 September 2018
Nominations for the 2019 East Gippsland Australia Day Awards are now open.
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Smile, it's tech time
Thursday 6 September 2018
The East Gippsland Shire Council photo booth was a big hit at the Technology Expo held at the Bairnsdale Library on Tuesday, September 4.
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Streetscape works start
Wednesday 5 September 2018
The much-anticipated project to update the eastern side of Nicholson Street, Orbost’s streetscape will begin on Monday, September 10.
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Lunch with a view
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Visitors to Bullock Island will soon be able to watch the fishing fleet come and go through the entrance while sitting down at one of two new picnic tables, built by East Gippsland Specialist School students.
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Toilet blocks damaged
Wednesday 5 September 2018
A spike in arson attacks over the past week has damaged East Gippsland Shire Council managed assets in both Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale.
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Shooting star thanks Council
Tuesday 4 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has gratefully accepted a framed and signed image of Lakes Entrance skeet shooter Aislin Jones from the Olympian and Commonwealth Games athlete herself.
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Shire identifying drought programs
Thursday 30 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is continuing its work in preparation for the release of criteria that will accompany financial assistance to support local drought-affected farmers and their communities.
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Livestock welfare is paramount
Thursday 30 August 2018
East Gippsland Livestock Exchange (EGLE) staff have praised local livestock producers for their efforts in presenting cattle fit for sale despite persistent, tough seasonal conditions.
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Mayor announces poster challenge winners
Thursday 30 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Joe Rettino has announced the winners of the Mayor’s Poster Challenge.
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Boardwalk extension underway
Tuesday 28 August 2018
Work began last week to extend the Metung Boardwalk to the corner of Rosherville Road.
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Seawall on schedule
Monday 27 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s seawall replacement program is on schedule.
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Sustainable House Day calls for homes
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Owners of homes featuring the use of energy-efficient products or building design are invited to be part of this year’s Sustainable House Day.
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Shire advocating for drought relief
Tuesday 21 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed Federal financial assistance for the region’s drought-affected farmers and will seek state assistance in a meeting with the Victorian Agriculture Minister this week.
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New ramp helps small boat owners
Monday 20 August 2018
Paynesville’s foreshore has a new addition, with a boat launch for small boats constructed next to the Esplanade Boat Ramp.
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Business breakfast tackles change management
Friday 17 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council recently hosted a business breakfast in Bairnsdale as part of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival.
Drawing of a boardwalk on edge of waterway.
Next step to replace seawalls begins Monday
Monday 13 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to replace the seawalls along the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance will ramp up next week with works to install the concrete panels beginning.
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Green waste contract awarded
Thursday 9 August 2018
Green waste collected by East Gippsland Shire Council will be mulched by Green Care Mulching after the company was awarded a contract at Tuesday night’s council meeting.
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New business website
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Local businesses are invited to join a new online network designed to help them find and win more work locally.
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Record vaccination rates
Thursday 2 August 2018
The latest figures from East Gippsland Shire Council’s immunisation program show the region’s four-year-olds are well protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Dust suppression program rolls on
Wednesday 1 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is continuing its work to minimise dust created by traffic on urban streets and rural roads.
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Ferry chain tender part of regular maintenance
Friday 27 July 2018
A tender calling for companies to supply drive components for the Raymond Island Ferry is part of a scheduled equipment purchase, East Gippsland Shire Council advises residents.
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Poplar removal program
Wednesday 25 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will not proceed with planned vegetation management works along the Mitchell River Walking Track at Bairnsdale following a direction this afternoon from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
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Council reminds drivers of crossings
Tuesday 24 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding drivers to only cross Main Street Gardens (Centre Median), Bairnsdale using the formal road network.
Council celebrates history
Friday 20 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council celebrated the 150-year anniversary of the proclamation of the former Shire of Bairnsdale at a civic reception last Tuesday.
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East Gippsland welcomes 15 new Australian Citizens
Thursday 19 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council welcomed 15 new Australian Citizens at a ceremony held in Bairnsdale on Tuesday.
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Solar Bulk Buy sessions
Monday 16 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has two Solar Bulk Buy sessions coming up this week.
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Recycling charges introduced
Saturday 14 July 2018
Following the changes to international recycling markets announced earlier this year, East Gippsland Shire Council has introduced small fees for the disposal of recyclables at its waste sites.
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Luderick Point floating jetty damaged
Friday 13 July 2018
The floating jetty at Luderick Point Boat Ramp has sustained damage and is cordoned off from public access, East Gippsland Shire reports.
Round bales of silage stacked three bales high in a field.
Recycle your silage wrap
Thursday 12 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will again be running a silage wrap recycling program, providing an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of silage wrap.
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Funding success for national mountain bike destination in Omeo
Thursday 12 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed an announcement that its application for $1.5 million to support Stage One of a project to establish Omeo as a leading Australian mountain bike destination has been successful.
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Wood heaters, burning off can create issues
Monday 9 July 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding community members who use wood heaters or ‘burn off’ vegetation of their responsibilities.
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Entries open for Youth Art Prize
Thursday 5 July 2018
Entries are now open for the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize which celebrates the talents of the region’s emerging artists.