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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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Summer Reading Challenge on again
Friday 7 December 2018
Kids, get ready to join the Summer Reading Club Program at your local library.
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Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool is re-opening today
Thursday 6 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will re-open the Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool at 3pm today (Thursday, December 6).
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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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Burst pipe closes Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool
Tuesday 4 December 2018
After such a great start to the summer outdoor pool season, a mechanical fault has meant the Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool is currently closed.
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Community transformation guest speaker to visit
Monday 3 December 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to host Jan Smith, President of the Girgarre Development Group, who will share the story of the transformation of the small Goulburn Valley town over the past 15 years.
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Fancy a free dip Saturday?
Friday 30 November 2018
The Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool opens its gates for the 2018/19 swim season this Saturday, December 1 and to celebrate there will be free entry between 12pm to 3pm with large pool inflatables, jumping castle, pool games, barbecue and giveaways.
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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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Last chance to nominate a great young Aussie
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Locals wanting to celebrate the great community work or achievements of a young East Gippslander have an extra few days to submit their nominations.
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All set for an Orbost summer
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Make a splash on the first day of summer when the Orbost Outdoor Pool opens the gates for the 2018/19 swim season this Saturday.
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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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Join in socially inclusive events
Monday 26 November 2018
All community members are invited to participate in a variety of free activities to mark Social Inclusion Week from now until Sunday, December 2.
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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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Display shows story of Antarctic explorer
Friday 16 November 2018
Visitors to the Bairnsdale Library can learn about a 100-year-old survival story through a travelling display on loan from the Australian National Maritime Museum.
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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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Stars of the stage come to Bairnsdale
Friday 9 November 2018
The David Hobson show, cancelled due to illness, is being replaced with 'Encore!' starring Marina Prior, Silvie Paladino and Michael Cormick.
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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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‘Detox your Home’ session coming soon
Friday 19 October 2018
Residents are being encouraged to use ‘Detox your Home’ this October. The service is a safe, free and easy-to-use was to dispose of common, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.
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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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Films, 3x3 and paddling
Monday 15 October 2018
Lakes Entrance and district has secured East Gippsland Shire Council funding to run three events.
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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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Seniors Festival underway
Friday 5 October 2018
This year’s Seniors Festival has something to suit all interests, with events running throughout October.
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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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Community projects share funding
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Nineteen local groups will share in $55,120.50 funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland Shire.
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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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David Hobson show postponed
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Council advises the performance of 'An intimate evening with David Hobson', scheduled for Thursday evening, has been postponed.
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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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BARC closed for works
Monday 24 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding residents and visitors that the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre is closed during the current school holidays due to a multi-million dollar aquatic upgrade of the facility.
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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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Canberra talks productive
Thursday 20 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer Gary Gaffney and Mayor Cr Joe Rettino were in Canberra late last week, advocating for various projects and programs.
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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.
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Youth art in spotlight
Wednesday 19 September 2018
The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize exhibition, celebrating the talents of the region’s emerging artists, will be officially opened at 4.30pm this Friday, September 21 at the Bairnsdale Library.
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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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Fodder volunteers thanked
Tuesday 18 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Joe Rettino personally thanked Need for Feed volunteers at Bruthen on Saturday evening.
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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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Council has Audit and Risk Committee vacancy
Friday 14 September 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is seeking a new member for its independent Audit and Risk Committee.
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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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Contractors turn out in numbers
Wednesday 12 September 2018
More than 50 local contractors and business operators turned out for East Gippsland Shire Council’s first procurement and tendering workshop – ‘Tradies Forum - Winning Government Business’ – on Monday, September 10, at the Bairnsdale RSL.
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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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Hay farmers, help is on its way!
Saturday 8 September 2018
Truckloads of fodder will arrive in East Gippsland on Saturday, September 15 to support farmers battling drought, courtesy of the Need for Feed Disaster Relief project run by the Lions Club of Pakenham.
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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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Tradies talk business
Monday 3 September 2018
In an effort to keep local business local, East Gippsland Shire Council will give tradespeople some new tools to win business at a forum in Bairnsdale on Monday, September 10.
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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.
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Bemm River mobile library visit cancelled
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Today's visit to Bemm River is cancelled due to the nearby bushfire.
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Chinese students visit council
Tuesday 14 August 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Joe Rettino formally welcomed 15 Chinese students to the region last week.
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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Current works August 3 - 7
Friday 3 August 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
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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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Find out about this year’s top children’s books
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Bairnsdale Library will host a judge for the Children’s Book of the Year Awards this Thursday, August 2.
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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).
Keep Clear sign painted in yellow on road.
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.
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Council grants closing soon
Saturday 21 July 2018
Time is running out to apply for the latest round of funding in East Gippsland Shire’s Council Grants Program, with applications closing on Wednesday, August 1.
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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Current works July 18 - 24
Wednesday 18 July 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
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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.
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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.
A boat tied to a jetty at a new boat ramp.
Community celebrates new boat ramp
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Members of the Marlo community joined with East Gippsland Shire Council yesterday (Tuesday) to mark the completion of the Brodribb River Boat Ramp upgrade.
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Council adopts Annual Budget, revised Council Plan
Friday 29 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Budget 2018-19 and Revised Council Plan 2017-2021 were adopted at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday night.
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Council heads to Orbost
Thursday 28 June 2018
The next East Gippsland Shire Council Meeting will be held in Orbost as part of Council’s commitment to making its meetings more accessible to residents.
Drawing of a temporary safety barrier
Current works June 27 - July 3
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
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Asphalting works in Bairnsdale
Tuesday 26 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council advises it is undertaking asphalting works at the intersection of Grant and Pearson streets in Bairnsdale.
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Council unveils visitor van
Monday 25 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council will use one of its fleet vehicles as part of a pop-up Visitor Information Centre this upcoming tourist season.
Drawing of a temporary safety barrier
Current works June 21 - 26
Thursday 21 June 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
Aerial concept drawing of Mallacoota Recreation Reserve upgrade
Council looks into heritage of clubrooms site
Tuesday 19 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is delaying work on the Mallacoota Community Clubrooms while it finalises a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.
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Exercise program for new mums
Friday 15 June 2018
Take the first step back into exercise at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre with the new Mumma Moves post-natal exercise program
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Current works June 14 - 20
Thursday 14 June 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
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Council awards contract for streetscape project
Wednesday 13 June 2018
J W Volk Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to complete Stage Two of the Orbost Streetscape upgrade at East Gippsland Shire Council’s June meeting.
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Council proud of HART Award recognition
Tuesday 12 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s reconciliation video received a Highly Commended award in the Local Government category at the HART Awards, held in Melbourne recently.
Drawing of a temporary safety barrier
Current works June 7 - 13
Thursday 7 June 2018
Find out which projects we're working on across the shire this week.
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Shire launches solar bulk buy program
Wednesday 6 June 2018
East Gippsland residents and businesses can take advantage of bulk buying rates for solar technology through a new initiative being launched this Thursday.
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Free environmental film screening in Lakes Entrance
Tuesday 5 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is hosting a free community film screening of award-winning film ‘Bag It’ at the Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall on Friday, June 8 from 6.45pm.
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Community reminded of cat curfew
Monday 4 June 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding residents a 24-hour cat curfew applies throughout the shire.
A foreshore art installation of a metal outline of a fish, with water and trawler boats in background.
Council meeting in Lakes Entrance
Friday 1 June 2018
Our next Council Meeting will be held in Lakes Entrance on Tuesday 5 June from 6.00 pm.
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Spotlight on Bairnsdale’s sporting sites
Wednesday 30 May 2018
The current and future needs of Bairnsdale’s sporting groups have been compiled into a strategic document that is now out for public feedback, East Gippsland Shire Council says.
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Important cultural awareness film launched today
Tuesday 29 May 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council launched its cultural awareness film today (Tuesday) to coincide with National Reconciliation Week.
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Site closure Monday afternoon
Saturday 26 May 2018
The Lakes Entrance Customer Service Centre will be closed on Monday afternoon due to a power outage.
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Mayor’s Poster Challenge closing soon
Friday 25 May 2018
Entries are flowing in for this year’s Mayor’s Poster Challenge, with East Gippsland Shire Council reminding young people the challenge closes on Friday, June 1.
Kelp floating in a boat ramp lane.
Kelp temporarily shuts ramp
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Bastion Point Boat Ramp users are advised the site is currently closed due to kelp build up on the ramp aprons.
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Free play tackles tough topic
Monday 21 May 2018
An upcoming play and exhibition hosted by East Gippsland Shire Council approaches the topics of death and dying in a funny and entertaining way in an effort to remove the taboo around the subject.
Happy dog on walking path.
Doorknocks to detect unregistered pets
Friday 18 May 2018
A doorknock campaign across the region aims to identify residents breaching pet registration laws, East Gippsland Shire Council says.
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Council ready for Rural Summit
Thursday 10 May 2018
The countdown to the 2018 Rural Summit is on, with East Gippsland Shire Council looking forward to welcoming delegates from across the state to the region.
Large bridge in construction stage.
Bridge opening to be historic affair
Wednesday 9 May 2018
The community is invited to the official opening of the new Lindenow-Glenaladale Road Bridge on Tuesday, May 15.
Bays make market access easier
Friday 4 May 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has created two concrete disabled parking bays at Howitt Park, Bairnsdale.
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Draft Council Plan, draft Budget out for comment
Thursday 3 May 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has released its draft Revised Council Plan 2017-2021 and draft Budget 2018-19 for public feedback.
Grassed foreshore area with date palms and trawler boats in background.
Community workshop on Lakes Entrance’s future
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Lakes Entrance residents, businesses and ratepayers have a number of opportunities over the coming month to share what they value about the town, including a community workshop on Thursday, May 3.
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New citizens welcomed
Wednesday 25 April 2018
East Gippsland has 21 new Australian citizens following a citizenship ceremony held in the East Gippsland Shire Council Chambers last week.
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Special Council Meeting tonight
Tuesday 24 April 2018
You are invited to a Special Council Meeting in Bairnsdale.
Four people, three posing with their Australian Citizenship certificates.
Citizenship ceremony goes global
Friday 13 April 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council believes it will be the first Victorian council to live stream citizenship ceremonies when it holds its next ceremony on Tuesday.
Group of people standing in front of construction zone.
Shire shows off pool project
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP toured the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) on Monday to see first-hand the project that will bring improved pool facilities to the area.
Construction site showing concrete feet of a bridge.
Buchan bridge project on schedule
Sunday 8 April 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to replace Buchan-Orbost Road Bridge is on schedule with beams for the bridge’s deck due to arrive onsite in the next four weeks.
People pulling blue satin off a roadside sign in unveiling ceremony.
Armit’s work commemorated
Friday 6 April 2018
Family and friends of Tambo Valley identity John Armit gathered in Swifts Creek earlier this week to officially commemorate his work beautifying the northern entrance to the town.
Four men in suits in an office holding documents.
Advocating for East Gippsland
Thursday 5 April 2018
Advocating for East Gippsland was high on the agenda in Canberra last week with East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, and CEO, Gary Gaffney, meeting with the Federal Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Hon Dr John McVeigh MP.
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Short closure while Swifts Creek park upgraded
Sunday 1 April 2018
The Swifts Creek Caravan and Tourist Park will close next month due to upgrade work on the park’s facilities.
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Council meeting in Omeo
Friday 30 March 2018
Our next Council Meeting will be held in Omeo on Tuesday 3 April from 1.00 pm.
Close up of a medium sized dog with droopy ears resting face on carpet.
Pet registration renewals due
Wednesday 28 March 2018
All cat and dog owners in East Gippsland Shire are reminded that that their animals must be registered from three months of age.
Two teenage boys standing in a skatepark holding skateboards.
Orbost Skate Park opening Wednesday
Tuesday 27 March 2018
The community is invited to mark the completion of the new Orbost Skate Park at a celebration this Wednesday, March 28 from 3.45 pm.
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Paynesville ready for Food Van Fiesta
Monday 26 March 2018
Paynesville’s foreshore will come alive this Easter for the annual Food Van Fiesta on Easter Saturday, March 31.
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Safety rail ready to install after Easter
Friday 23 March 2018
The safety rail on the Lakes Entrance footbridge will be replaced after Easter.
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Dog owners not doing the right thing
Tuesday 20 March 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is disappointed at the number of dog owners disrespecting the wider community by breaking laws aimed at protecting pets, people and the environment.
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Storytime celebrates Cultural Diversity Week
Monday 19 March 2018
Young children across the region can learn about different cultures and faiths as part of this week's special Storytime sessions to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week.
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Parents need to be aware of school parking zones
Friday 16 March 2018
With Term One of the school year almost done, East Gippsland Shire Council is hoping to see an improvement in driver behaviour in school zones when Term Two begins.
Solar panels on a roof.
Solar panels coming to council buildings
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Work to install 287 solar panels on five East Gippsland Shire Council buildings has begun.
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Projects aplenty in Bairnsdale
Friday 9 March 2018
Foot and vehicle traffic will experience some minor disruptions in Bairnsdale while East Gippsland Shire Council works on two projects.
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Work begins on new and improved indoor pool
Thursday 8 March 2018
Work has begun on the much-anticipated redevelopment of the pool facilities at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC).
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International Women’s Day events at library
Wednesday 7 March 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council is proudly hosting two community events to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8.
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Council meeting live stream
Tuesday 6 March 2018
You'll find the links you need to view our council meeting live, or at a later date, right here.
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Forge Theatre ready for a big year
Sunday 4 March 2018
With the roll-out of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for sheep and lamb, new arrangements have been introduced at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange.
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Sale day changes for sheep producers
Saturday 3 March 2018
With the roll-out of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for sheep and lamb, new arrangements have been introduced at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange.
Small car ferry with early morning sunshine.
Ferry service changes this weekend
Friday 2 March 2018
Due to the Paynesville Classic Boat Rally there will be some changes to Raymond Island Ferry services this weekend.
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Volunteer ambassadors needed
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Council is recruiting ambassadors to help with promoting our wonderful region.
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Council calls for streetscape tenders
Saturday 24 February 2018
Following the well-received first stage in 2017, Stage 2 of Orbost’s streetscape upgrade is getting closer, with East Gippsland Shire Council last week calling for tenders to construct the project.
Large tree with green leaves in front of a post office.
Council crews clean up after winds
Friday 23 February 2018
Strong winds across the shire on Wednesday 14 February saw East Gippsland Shire Council’s outdoor crews respond to more than 20 calls advising of damage.
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Council votes to seek change to restrictive covenant
Tuesday 20 February 2018
A resolution is in sight for property owners affected by a restrictive covenant relating to their land at Eagle Point, with East Gippsland Shire Council voting at its February meeting to submit a Planning Scheme Amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.
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Watch council meetings from home
Friday 16 February 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council began live streaming its council meetings in February using the first meeting of the year to trial the new technology.
Small car ferry with early morning sunshine.
Planned ferry outage
Tuesday 13 February 2018
On Thursday 15 February the Raymond Island Ferry will undergo its six-monthly chain and drive wheel inspection.
Woman and man with backs to each other drinking from water bottles.
Taking sugary drinks off the menu to fight obesity
Thursday 8 February 2018
Health promotion foundation VicHealth is teaming up with East Gippsland Shire Council and seven other councils to give sugary drinks the flick and promote water as the drink of choice at local sport and recreation centres.
Two women and a man sitting at a table reading books.
Adult literacy program running in Bairnsdale
Monday 5 February 2018
A local program to help residents who would like to improve their reading and literacy has begun for 2018.
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New citizens welcomed on Australia Day
Friday 2 February 2018
East Gippsland welcomed five new citizens from Thailand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa and South Korea at a civic ceremony conducted on Australia Day.
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Council happy with visitor numbers; panel members sought
Wednesday 31 January 2018
The peak tourist season is still underway, but interim statistics from Lakes Entrance and surrounds indicates visitors have flocked to the area during the summer break, East Gippsland Shire Council says.
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Lindenow-Glenaladale Road bridge to open today
Thursday 25 January 2018
Due to favourable weather conditions, the Lindenow-Glenaladale Road bridge project will finish four weeks ahead of schedule. There may be some minor delays however the bridge will have 24/7 access from 5pm today (Thursday January 25).
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East Gippsland Shire announces Australia Day Award winners
Tuesday 23 January 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has announced the winners of its shire-wide Australia Day awards at a civic ceremony held in Lakes Entrance today.
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Diversity and choice for Lakes Entrance housing market
Thursday 18 January 2018
East Gippsland Shire Council has received plans for a 162-lot residential development in Lakes Entrance, which is available for public feedback.
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Vandals costing community
Tuesday 16 January 2018
A sustained spate of vandalism on public assets in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance is costing ratepayers and depriving residents and visitors of access to important facilities, East Gippsland Shire Council says.
Four men standing with a cheque.
Bemm Shed has a home
Thursday 11 January 2018
The community of Bemm River has purchased a building for its new Men’s Shed group, handing the cheque over to East Gippsland Shire Council recently.
Two young boys reading books in a park.
Council’s libraries join nationwide program to boost reading
Wednesday 3 January 2018
The national Summer Reading Club is up and running at all East Gippsland Shire Libraries and in more than a thousand public libraries across the country.
People standing on a jetty.
Support helps club start New Year with a bang
Wednesday 27 December 2017
East Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to be again providing a financial contribution to the Paynesville Lions Club in support of its New Year’s Eve activities in Paynesville.
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New speed limits in Mallacoota
Friday 22 December 2017
Mallacoota community groups and East Gippsland Shire Council have been working together to address road safety issues within the town.
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Christmas tips to help the planet
Tuesday 19 December 2017
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging everyone to keep waste and sustainability in mind when enjoying the festive season.
Child swimming underwater.
Free pool entry at BARC this Tuesday
Monday 18 December 2017
With a scorcher on the cards for Tuesday, pool entry will be free to the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
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Delayed opening for Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Algae growth in the Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool has prevented East Gippsland Shire Council opening the pool at the beginning of the season.
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Youth Ambassadors applications open
Tuesday 12 December 2017
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling for nominations from young people to be part of its popular Youth Ambassador program.
Four people standing with a small orange backpack.
Team effort buys life-saving equipment
Monday 11 December 2017
Visitors to Mechanics Institute Hall in Lakes Entrance now have access to life-saving equipment thanks to a purchase by the hall’s committee of management.
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Change to council’s food safety inspections
Friday 8 December 2017
Food businesses in East Gippsland will no longer receive advance notice of food safety inspections, East Gippsland Shire Council has announced.
Two women standing behind a coffee machine holding a poster.
Coffee cup project changes attitudes
Wednesday 6 December 2017
East Gippsland Shire Council is pleased with the success of its recent behavior-change project aimed at reducing the number of disposable hot drink cups (which are not recyclable in East Gippsland) used in the towns.
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Bairnsdale hosts bike riders
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride rolls into Bairnsdale on Wednesday as part of a nine-day ride from Wilsons Promontory to Trafalgar.
Young boy and girl filtering sand to find objects.
Scientific discoveries for Paynesville’s young learners
Wednesday 29 November 2017
A number of Paynesville preschoolers recently completed a four-week program that taught them about scientific discovery and exploring their world.