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Proposed drone flight – Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park
Monday 12 October 2020
You may see a drone flying in the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park during the next two weeks.
Bonang Road funding great news
Wednesday 7 October 2020
The budget announcement by the Federal Government yesterday to fund the entirety of the project to seal the final 12 kilometres of the northern section of the Bonang Road is great news for East Gippsland.
Dining experience takes on a new look
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Reimagining outdoor dining spaces will provide an opportunity for hospitality businesses to reopen and continue to trade safely within COVID-19 health restrictions.
Can you support local recovery and planning?
Friday 18 September 2020
That’s the question being asked of Orbost and district residents as an Expression of Interest process is launched to establish the Orbost and District Community Recovery and Transition Committee.
Your rates are based on property valuations
Thursday 17 September 2020
Council, in recognition of the financial impact of the 2019/20 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, adopted a zero increase in rates and municipal charges to be raised for this financial year.
Apply now for local jobs blitz
Monday 14 September 2020
Locals are being encouraged to apply for 60 new jobs at East Gippsland Shire Council under the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund.
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East Gippsland Fires Recovery Plan released
Monday 14 September 2020
The East Gippsland Fires Recovery Plan 2019-20 has today been released by East Gippsland Shire Council.
Budget to give economy a boost
Thursday 10 September 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council is investing more than $64 million in capital works in 2020/21 to drive the economy, support bushfire and pandemic recovery, and provide the region with critical infrastructure and services, whilst not increasing rates and municipal charges over the 2019/20 level.
Community engagement – what’s your feedback?
Friday 4 September 2020
Council is seeking community feedback on its Draft Revised Community Engagement Policy to ensure authentic engagement with the community, good representation, relevant information and transparency.
Cenotaph conservation works underway
Friday 28 August 2020
Conservation works are now underway on the Bairnsdale Cenotaph, led by East Gippsland Shire Council in consultation with the Bairnsdale RSL sub-branch.
Bairnsdale is blooming beautiful
Wednesday 19 August 2020
Bright and cheery pansies and violas adorn Main Street in Bairnsdale thanks to some well-planned plantings with seasonal varieties by our parks and gardens teams.
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Louise and Bob’s 29 years of community service
Wednesday 19 August 2020
Louise and Bob Plowman are retiring from the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre after a combined 29 years of service.
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What’s your view on Jemmy’s Point stage two?
Monday 17 August 2020
It’s time to have your say on the design concepts and development of the Jemmy’s Point Lookout experience off Lookout Road, Lakes Entrance.
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Refreshed master plan to guide Bullock Island development
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Current and future planned works, and more detailed planning around some of the public areas of one of Lakes Entrance’s most recognisable landmarks have been captured in a refreshed Bullock Island Master Plan.
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Pump and skills track nearing
Friday 31 July 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council recently awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Omeo Mountain Bike Pump and Skills Track in Livingstone Park, a component of the Omeo MTB Trails Project.
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Citizenship ceremonies with a difference
Wednesday 22 July 2020
East Gippsland’s newest citizens had a different Citizenship Ceremony than previous participants, with social distancing requirements creating a unique experience for the 18 conferees.
Second stage of seawall on schedule
Tuesday 21 July 2020
The second stage of the Lakes Entrance seawall replacement and enhancement project between Carpenter and Myer streets remains on schedule.
Environment and sustainability scorecards are in
Thursday 16 July 2020
The report card for East Gippsland Shire Council’s 2018-19 environment and sustainability projects and programs is in, and there were some great achievements.
Dog off-leash areas trial extended across shire
Thursday 16 July 2020
Dog owners will be delighted to see the extension of the off-leash dog trial until July 2021, meaning dogs will continue to be allowed off-leash in many areas across the shire.
Council releases draft governance rules for comment
Thursday 16 July 2020
Council is looking for feedback from the community into the development of rules for conducting Council meetings.
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Bushfire planning applications a priority
Tuesday 14 July 2020
Bushfire planning applications are, and will remain, a priority for East Gippsland Shire Council as more residents impacted by the summer’s bushfires look to rebuild.
New gymnastics centre for East Gippsland
Monday 13 July 2020
The East Gippsland Gymnastics Centre will be vaulted into a new location with the Victorian Government’s announcement of $800,000 in funding to contribute to the development of a new facility.
Lucknow changeroom upgrade kicks off
Friday 10 July 2020
The next piece in the upgrade of player and spectator facilities at Lucknow Recreation Reserve is about to be put in place.
Grants program open
Tuesday 7 July 2020
Community groups and organisations across the shire are being encouraged to apply to East Gippsland Shire Council’s grants programs, with round one now open.
Coastal infrastructure rebuild continues
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Coastal infrastructure that enhances the visitor experience and provides vantage points to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mallacoota and beyond are progressively being reestablished following the summer’s bushfires.
Thermometers available for East Gippsland accommodation operators
Wednesday 1 July 2020
The Victorian Government is providing thermometers to accommodation operators to enable on-site temperature testing over the school holidays to assist in slowing the spread of coronavirus. This program, announced on 26 June, is available to East Gippsland.
Council puts Omeo’s wheels in motion
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Omeo has taken another step, or should we say pedal stroke, towards adding mountain biking to its adventure tourism arsenal.
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Draft Budget an economy builder
Tuesday 23 June 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council is investing more than $58 million in capital works in 2020/21 to drive the economy, support bushfire and pandemic recovery, and provide the region with critical infrastructure and services.
Sheep pen renewal project nearing completion
Tuesday 23 June 2020
The sheep pen renewal project at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is nearing completion with the installation of the new roof well underway.
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Draft Budget proposes no rates or municipal charge increase
Tuesday 23 June 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling for public feedback on its Draft Budget 2020/21, which proposes no increase in rates or municipal charge on the current financial year.
Remote waste contracts awarded
Tuesday 16 June 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council awarded two-year contracts for remote trailer waste services at its 2 June meeting.
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Staff embrace new challenges
Tuesday 16 June 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has been thinking ‘outside the box’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s benefitted both staff and the community.
Customer survey starts
Thursday 11 June 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council will be conducting its annual Community Satisfaction Survey in June and July 2020.
Volunteer Stuart calls it a day
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Long-standing Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre volunteer, Stuart McIvor has decided to call it a day and give up his much-loved volunteering role.
WORLD Sporting Precinct scores a goal
Friday 5 June 2020
The East Gippsland sporting community scored a goal today, with the announcement of $5.3 million in funding for the planned WORLD Sporting Precinct upgrade in Bairnsdale.
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Ageing Timbarra Road Bridge replaced
Monday 1 June 2020
The replacement of Timbarra Road Bridge number 1 has given certainty of access to people who live and work in the Buchan area.
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National Simultaneous Storytime this Wednesday
Tuesday 26 May 2020
This Wednesday you can join East Gippsland Shire Libraries for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime event.
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Monday 25 May 2020
Skaters in East Gippsland will be thrilled to see the skate park redevelopment at Davison Oval begin on June 1.
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Mayor thanks volunteers
Thursday 21 May 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr John White is using National Volunteer Week, May 18 to 24, to reflect on the important role volunteers have played in the region over the past year.
Council advocates on drought, bushfire, coronavirus
Saturday 16 May 2020
Actions relating to drought and the economic recovery of the region following this summer’s bushfires were endorsed by East Gippsland Shire Council at its May meeting.
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Mallacoota boardwalk rebuilt
Friday 15 May 2020
A popular walking track in Mallacoota has been reconstructed as East Gippsland Shire Council continues rebuilding assets destroyed in the summer bushfires.
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Council endorses ferry service levels
Thursday 14 May 2020
Raymond Island residents have certainty over the Raymond Island Ferry service after East Gippsland Shire Council adopted guiding principles and definitions that set out standards for the ferry service at its May meeting.
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Design contract awarded for Eagle Point foreshore
Wednesday 13 May 2020
A vibrant new foreshore precinct for Eagle Point is a step closer after a contract to design the area’s redevelopment was awarded at East Gippsland Shire Council’s April 17 meeting.
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Sign up for free event management workshop
Monday 11 May 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council’s next free online workshop for event managers will cover Risk, Safety and Emergency Mitigation for Events.
Farmers get 10 seats at the table
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Local farmers will have direct and ongoing input into shaping the programs and developing East Gippsland agriculture.
Council support package responds to COVID-19 impact
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Businesses and community members will benefit from East Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to waive, refund or reduce a number of fees and charges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Keep the spotlight on East Gippsland
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Opinion piece – Cr John White, East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor

East Gippsland has always been unique: the diversity of landscape; ingenuity of our people; our community connectivity; and our resilience.
Community grants awarded
Tuesday 5 May 2020
The latest round of East Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Project Grants will see 12 organisations share in almost $40,000.
Cann River bulks up on solar
Monday 4 May 2020
Cann Valley Bush Nursing is bulking up its solar energy capture.
Electoral review keeps East Gippsland Shire unsubdivided
Friday 1 May 2020
Following the Victorian Electoral Commission’s (VEC) Electoral Representation Review, wards will not be introduced in East Gippsland Shire.
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Mayor's Anzac Day message
Friday 24 April 2020
It’s been just over 100 years since the first Anzac Day, but this year will be different to all the others.
Smoother process for temporary storage
Friday 24 April 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council’s process for allowing bushfire affected residents to meet their short-term storage needs was formalised at this week’s Council meeting.
Council supporting staff and community in pandemic
Tuesday 21 April 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has worked proactively to support its staff and the community since pandemic restrictions were implemented. It’s certainly not business as usual, and we have needed to find new or different ways of working to comply with stage three restrictions. This includes meeting virtually, working remotely, and putting additional measures in place for the health and wellbeing of our staff and community.
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Mayor's Poster Challenge
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Young people keen to demonstrate their creativity and knowledge of recycling are invited to take part in this year’s Mayor’s Poster Challenge.
Essential waste services during pandemic
Tuesday 21 April 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council is fully complying with Victorian Government COVID-19 directions and their implications on waste services.
Council receives budget timeline extension
Friday 17 April 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council’s budget process has been extended, following approval by Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek MP.
Free managing money webinar for event organisers
Tuesday 14 April 2020
Many people are using their social isolation time to upskill, and you can too with East Gippsland Shire Council’s free online webinar next week on Managing Your Money: Budgets and Grants for Events.
Information on rates 10 instalment direct debit plan
Thursday 9 April 2020
If you are on our 10 instalment direct debit option to pay your rates, we’d like to remind you that the next instalment will be deducted on Wednesday 15 April.
Minimal shut down for seawalls project
Thursday 9 April 2020
The project to complete the second stage of the Lakes Entrance Seawalls replacement will have a small break over the Easter long weekend.
Local artists brighten Nicholson Street
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Fourteen local artists have put the finishing touches on the Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, streetscape upgrade by vinyl wrapping the bollards with 23 unique artworks.
Mayor requests meeting rule change
Thursday 2 April 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr John White has written to Premier Daniel Andrews seeking an
exemption allowing for remote attendance at council meetings using appropriate technology as a matter of
Rates interest penalties removed to support community
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Interest will not be charged on any current year rates that remain unpaid at 30 June 2020, East Gippsland Shire Council has decided.
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Council meeting postponed
Tuesday 31 March 2020
The April 7 Council meeting has been postponed to adhere to social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 response.
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A message from the Mayor and CEO - Coronavirus and bushfire recovery
Thursday 26 March 2020
Our community has been experiencing uncertain times for longer than many other regions, but no one could be prepared for what we are now facing.
Bairnsdale Skate Park drops in soon
Friday 20 March 2020
The new Bairnsdale Skate Park is a step closer after a construction contract was awarded at this month’s East Gippsland Shire Council meeting.
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Council waives rates for bushfire victims
Thursday 19 March 2020
At Tuesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting, East Gippsland Shire Council adopted a plan to provide additional rate relief to two groups of ratepayers - bushfire impacted property owners and commercial/industrial properties.
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Orbost Landfill to accept bushfire waste
Thursday 19 March 2020
Orbost Landfill is on the way to accepting bushfire waste after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded Goldsmith Civil and Environmental the contract to maintain the temporary site at the March 17 Council meeting held in Cann River.
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Toilet paper thefts
Thursday 19 March 2020
The coronavirus has put an unnecessary focus on toilet paper. This has unfortunately led to thefts from council's public toilets.
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Road sealing works at Sunset Cove
Thursday 19 March 2020
The second stage of the upgrade at Sunset Cove, Paynesville has begun. The work involves sealing the carpark, which was relocated as part of the project’s first stage, landscaping and improving drainage. Power will also be connected to the barbecue.
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Closures and changed services - recreation centres
Wednesday 18 March 2020
The Aquadome is closed and the BARC will have altered services as part of precautionary COVID-19 measures.
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Closure - Forge Theatre
Wednesday 18 March 2020
With an Australia-wide restriction on indoor events with 100 people or more, the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub is closed until further notice.
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COVID-19 coronavirus update
Tuesday 17 March 2020
CEO Anthony Basford provides an update on council's response to the pandemic.
Coronavirus community information
Friday 13 March 2020
Many Australians are interested in the Coronavirus (COVID-19), its spread and how governments and the health sector is responding and limiting the risk.
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Six bridge contracts awarded
Friday 13 March 2020
Another five fire-damaged bridges are on the road to replacement after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded contracts at the March 3 Council meeting.
Council coming to Cann River, Mallacoota
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Cann River will host East Gippsland Shire Council’s next Council meeting on Tuesday, March 17 from 1pm.
Pet registration renewal notices issued
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Cat and dog owners will have started receiving their pet registration renewal notices.
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Council seeks highway recognition
Monday 2 March 2020
The extended closures of key road transport routes after the bushfires caused issues for communities and response and recovery agencies.
Fire infringement notices to be rectified
Thursday 27 February 2020
Recipients of fire prevention infringement notices will have their fines withdrawn.
Seven properties slated for sale after Council meeting
Wednesday 19 February 2020
A Special Council Meeting was held yesterday, Tuesday, February 18, to allow six items that were voted on en-bloc in December to be debated and voted upon individually.
Brodribb bins secured
Monday 17 February 2020
A new initiative has secured bins in Brodribb River with an innovative enclosure that keeps bins locked and lined up ready for collection.
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Sing-along fun at free bushfire recovery concert
Thursday 13 February 2020
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub presents ‘Superstars Celebration’, a free bushfire recovery sing-along concert celebrating the sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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Marlo Transfer Station changes on hold until July 1
Wednesday 12 February 2020
A change to operational hours at Marlo Waste Transfer Station set to take effect from February 1, 2020., has been placed on hold until July 1, 2020, as a result of current bushfire relief and recovery activities.
Six bridges set for replacement
Tuesday 11 February 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has acted quickly to go to tender on replacing six timber bridges destroyed by bushfires.
East Gippsland welcomes 19 new Australian citizens
Sunday 26 January 2020
Nineteen residents representing 10 different nationalities have taken the oath to become some of Australia’s newest citizens at a ceremony hosted by East Gippsland Shire Council on Australia Day.
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Australia Day Award winners announced
Thursday 23 January 2020
Winners of the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards were announced by East Gippsland Shire Council at a civic ceremony in Lakes Entrance today.
Clean-up announcement welcomed
Monday 20 January 2020
Homes destroyed by bushfires will be cleaned up under a state and federal program that prioritises local contractors. East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed today’s announcement.
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Holiday refunds for Mallacoota visitors
Friday 17 January 2020
Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park and Eagle Point Caravan Park have started refunding park bookings impacted by the bushfires, or those with advance bookings.
Leave clean-up to the experts
Thursday 16 January 2020
Residents keen to return to their fire damaged or destroyed homes to begin the clean-up process are being urged to wait for the experts.
Community recovery a priority for Council
Sunday 12 January 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has set the wheels in motion for bushfire recovery across the municipality, while continuing to balance its bushfire response and relief efforts.
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Bushfire recovery centre and mobile service
Saturday 11 January 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has opened a Bushfire Recovery Centre in Service Street, Bairnsdale and is also providing a Mobile Recovery Centre to smaller bushfire affected communities such as the Omeo Region, Buchan district and Far East.
Immediate support gets the ball rolling
Friday 10 January 2020
East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of more than $1 million in immediate support to be provided through the new National Bushfire Recovery Agency.
Locals a priority in clean-up and recovery
Friday 10 January 2020
East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr John White will request both the State and Federal governments to prioritise local contractors and businesses as the region starts its recovery from the devastating bushfires.
Relief Centres and Assembly Areas
Saturday 4 January 2020
Council keeps the list of current relief centres and assembly areas. Please only follow information from emergency agencies or Council for updates on these facilities.
Fire-damaged bridges . . . we want to know
Thursday 2 January 2020
Council is requesting the assistance of the community to report the location of bridges damaged or destroyed in the bushfires.
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Information for people affected by the bushfires
Thursday 2 January 2020
Information about access to services, relief centres,m recovery and support agencies for people affected by the bushfires
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Emergency Relief Centres
Thursday 2 January 2020
Council has two bushfire Emergency Relief Centres open.
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Waste collection update
Wednesday 1 January 2020
We appreciate the disposal and collection of waste is important at this time. There will be changes to some services due to the nature of the bushfires and road closures.
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Mayor’s bushfire emergency message
Tuesday 31 December 2019
Bushfires have ravaged our region for weeks, but the past two days have been devastating. The threat of further fire activity will continue with a number of communities still in the direct line of fire.
Bushfire 'Community Leave Early Information Form'
Tuesday 24 December 2019
A new ‘Community Leave Early Information Form’ is being trialed for bushfire affected remote communities in East Gippsland. Residents who plan to leave home for an extended period or leave early in an emergency can notify emergency services.
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Omeo, Swifts Creek and Ensay waste collection
Tuesday 24 December 2019
Due to the bushfires, subsequent power outage (potential for spoiled food) and Great Alpine Road closure, we are putting a range of measures in place to ensure a kerbside collection is maintained this week, plus increased access to waste transfer stations.
Gallery gets an energy makeover
Friday 20 December 2019
Mayor Cr John White said the improvements will enable the gallery to move towards an energy neutral art space for its daily operations.
Christmas message from the Mayor
Friday 20 December 2019
East Gippsland is a very special place.
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January start for Jemmy’s Point installation
Friday 13 December 2019
Jemmy’s Point lookout redevelopment on-site works will start in late January to not interrupt visitors during the busy Christmas/New Year holiday season.
New bin enclosures for Metung
Thursday 12 December 2019
A new contemporary stainless steel bin enclosure is being installed on the Metung Village Green to service Mosquito Point residents.
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Council hits the ground running on Bullock Island
Saturday 7 December 2019
Council’s contractors have been busy resheeting and sealing the road on Bullock Island, just one week since taking over committee of management responsibilities.
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Beccy’s sign extends a Cobungra welcome
Thursday 5 December 2019
Beccy Plowman has put Cobungra on the map . . . well on a sign at least!
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Bairnsdale intersection projects improve safety
Wednesday 4 December 2019
A significant change at the intersection of Wallace and Goold streets from a crossroad to a roundabout has been implemented to improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians.
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Bosworth Road: from landfill to recreational area
Thursday 28 November 2019
Walk or cycle through the trees at the Bosworth Road Recreational Area and you will need some convincing it was once an active landfill site for Bairnsdale’s waste.
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Mallacoota car park improvements
Thursday 28 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will seal the gravel area at the Mallacoota Main Wharf between Monday December 2 and Wednesday December 4.
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Mitchell River Walking Track changes
Tuesday 26 November 2019
A new section of Bairnsdale’s popular Mitchell River Walking Track is complete and open.
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Dog off-leash areas to be introduced across shire before Christmas
Friday 22 November 2019
Dogs all over East Gippsland will be wagging their tails with the news dogs will be allowed off-leash in many areas across the shire. The new arrangement will be trialled for six months and comes into effect on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
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WORLD Sporting Precinct design contract awarded
Monday 18 November 2019
The contract to develop the detailed design for upgrading the WORLD Sporting Precinct in Bairnsdale to include eight netball courts, hockey and soccer complex has been awarded.
Council requests timber phase-out evidence
Friday 15 November 2019
Council will write to Premier Daniel Andrews requesting that he reconsider the Victorian Government’s November 7 announcement to cease all logging of native forests by 2030, and provide evidence for the basis of the decision.
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Eagle Point Marine and Coastal Management Plan adopted
Friday 15 November 2019
The plan reflects the community’s aspirations and will guide the management, protection and improvement of the Eagle Point foreshore for the next 10 years.
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Youth Art Prize on tour in Orbost, Lakes Entrance
Thursday 14 November 2019
Some of the region’s top artistic talent will be on show at Orbost and Lakes Entrance this month as the Youth Art Prize exhibition goes on tour following the works being displayed at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub in October.
Helping volunteers help our drought-affected community
Tuesday 12 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council today allocated $150,000 to five local community organisations to provide immediate support to residents impacted by drought.
Farm rate relief approved by Council
Tuesday 12 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will deliver, in full, the Victorian Government’s $1.51 million Local Government Service Support Payment as rate relief for all farm properties.
Statement - Victorian Government timber harvesting announcement
Monday 11 November 2019
The announcement by the Victorian Government on November 7, 2019, regarding the phasing out of native timber harvesting by 2030 raises many concerns for East Gippsland communities, businesses and residents.
Council to consider farm rate relief
Friday 8 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire councillors will consider allocating $1.51 million in rate relief to drought-affected farmers at its meeting in Orbost next Tuesday, November 12.
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Mobile stage on the move
Wednesday 6 November 2019
New management responsibilities will be put in place for the mobile stage and audio equipment leased to East Gippsland Shire Council by John Dahlsen.
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Sunday 3 November 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is looking forward to taking its November meeting to Orbost.
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Timber bridge replacement works progress
Saturday 2 November 2019
Three of East Gippsland Shire Council’s six planned timber bridge replacements for 2019/20 will be completed before the end of November.
Grants to boost for Orbost groups and events
Friday 1 November 2019
Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry will receive $1,450 to construct township welcome and events boards.
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Annual Report now available
Thursday 31 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Annual Report 2018-19 and Annual Report highlights video are now available on council’s website.
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Cr John White new Mayor
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Councillor John White is the new Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council.
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Stronger engagement with business
Thursday 24 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is moving to strengthen its engagement with, and support for, the business community.
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Council supports Bullock Island takeover
Thursday 24 October 2019
Following the defeat of a similar proposal in September, East Gippsland Shire Council endorsed a plan to take over management responsibilities for the public areas of Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance at the October 8 Council meeting.
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Trash puppets teach students about waste
Thursday 24 October 2019
East Gippsland primary school students were recently treated to entertaining, hands-on workshops that helped the students learn about waste and sustainability.
Grants to boost local community groups and events
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Bruthen Lions Club’s project to create and install picnic tables at the Bruthen Skate Park is among 19 local community groups and events to share in funding to deliver community projects and events.
Aiming for 100 per cent renewables
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Council will participate in a tender for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 100 per cent renewable electricity from July 1, 2020.
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Koorie artist development project funded
Monday 21 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has thrown its support behind four arts programs, including a Koorie Artist Development Project.
Metung Back Beach facelift imminent
Saturday 19 October 2019
Metung’s Lake King Back Beach is set for a $240,000 upgrade, with work to start on October 28.
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Cross Border Commissioners visit
Thursday 17 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council welcomed Cross Border Commissioners Luke Wilson (Victoria) and James McTavish (New South Wales) to East Gippsland on Tuesday, October 15.
East Gippsland and Wellington present advocacy document
Tuesday 15 October 2019
East Gippsland and Wellington shire councils have presented their joint Gippsland Drought Response Proposal – Looking Ahead – to the Victorian Government.
Sheep yards contract awarded
Tuesday 15 October 2019
The sheep pen renewal project at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is a step closer after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded a contract for the work at its October 8 meeting.
Council seeks support package for fishing community
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Council will write to the Victorian Government seeking a stimulus and support package for the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing sector following a buyout of licences.
Advisory committee representation
Monday 14 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council recently completed a review to streamline its representation on external committees.
Street bins get a makeover
Monday 14 October 2019
New stainless steel enclosures will be installed throughout the municipality to house East Gippsland Shire Council’s 240-litre street rubbish and recycling bins.
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Rural women connect over a cuppa and a chat
Monday 14 October 2019
The Victorian Rural Women’s Network and East Gippsland Shire Council is celebrating International Day of Rural Women on 15 October.
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Palm tree removal and relocation, Lakes Entrance
Monday 14 October 2019
In partnership with Regional Roads Victoria, East Gippsland Shire Council is planning to remove the two existing pineapple palms (Phoenix canariensis) located on the southern side of the Esplanade between Barkes Avenue and Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance.
Connecting Cann River
Friday 11 October 2019
Campers visiting the free Cann River Rainforest Caravan Park will soon have a new pedestrian access ramp to provide a safer path and direct link from the campsite into the township.
Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp update
Thursday 10 October 2019
Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp update – 9 October 2019:
A sand migration event is currently impacting the Mallacoota Point Ocean Access Boat Ramp at Bastion Point.
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Detox your home session coming soon
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the free ‘Detox your home’ on Saturday, 9 November.
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The legend lives on – 17th annual Barry Sheene Tribute Ride
Monday 7 October 2019
Council is again supporting the Bairnsdale community to host the start of the 17th annual Barry Sheene Tribute Ride on Thursday, 24 October.
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Reducing landfill by recycling polystyrene
Friday 4 October 2019
A processing machine to enable more recycling of polystyrene is operating at East Gippsland Shire Council’s Bairnsdale landfill.
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On-ground assessments for Omeo mountain bike trails
Friday 4 October 2019
There will be heightened activity in Omeo from October 7, with the design team responsible for planning the much-anticipated Omeo Mountain Bike Trails conducting important cultural heritage and ecological assessments.
Mallacoota Community Clubrooms works commence
Thursday 3 October 2019
Works have started and the new Mallacoota Community Clubrooms are starting to emerge.
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Audit and Risk Committee expressions of interest open
Wednesday 2 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is seeking a new member for its independent Audit and Risk Committee.
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State delivers on Council’s drought advocacy
Wednesday 2 October 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell has thanked Premier Daniel Andrews and Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes for today announcing a new drought funding package, which has a focus on East Gippsland.
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Tanks one part of fire season prep
Tuesday 1 October 2019
Council is working closely with local Country Fire Authority brigades to install 30 static water supply tanks across the region for use in an emergency.
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Anne Frank exhibition comes to Bairnsdale
Friday 27 September 2019
Immerse yourself in the world of Anne Frank at the Bairnsdale Library.
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Contract awarded for second stage of stormwater project
Thursday 26 September 2019
Works to complete the upgrade of McMillan Street and Phillips Lane in Bairnsdale are a step closer after East Gippsland Shire Council awarded a contract for the project at its meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
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Council raises concerns on draft coastal policy
Monday 23 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has voiced its concerns with a number of aspects of the Victorian Government on its Draft Marine and Coastal Policy, saying it would fundamentally change the way of life for East Gippsland communities.
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New Aussies celebrate Citizenship Day
Friday 20 September 2019
East Gippsland welcomed 16 new citizens at a ceremony held in Bairnsdale on Tuesday, September 17, as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2019.
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Senior management team in place
Thursday 19 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has its new senior management team in place.
Marlo Transfer Station changes
Monday 16 September 2019
Community input has guided East Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to keep the Marlo Transfer Station open, with modified operating hours.
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Recharge options for mobility aid users
Friday 13 September 2019
Reducing social isolation for community members by giving them the confidence to travel greater distances in their electric scooters and wheelchairs is one of the benefits of a new East Gippsland Shire Council project.
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Council to request ‘local’ board representation
Friday 13 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will write to the Premier requesting the Victorian Government supports a target for local, regional representation on statutory boards, advisory councils, trusts or specific commissioners.
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Omeo MTB: next step detailed plans
Thursday 12 September 2019
The preliminary trail design concept for the proposed Omeo Mountain Bike Trails is complete and work is now advancing to detailed designs.
Drought allocation determined
Thursday 12 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council will use a multi-pronged approach to allocating $500,000 in drought support, for short and longer-term community benefit.
Council invests in Swifts Creek Transfer Station
Wednesday 11 September 2019
The Swifts Creek Transfer Station will be upgraded to improve access, useability and safety.
View the Jemmy’s Point Lookout stage one concepts
Monday 9 September 2019
Concept designs for the new Jemmy’s Point Lookout, which will capture the panoramic views of the Gippsland Lakes and beyond, are now open for public feedback.
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Extended ferry outage this October
Sunday 8 September 2019
The Raymond Island Ferry will be out of service for three weeks from Monday, October 7 for scheduled maintenance.
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Intersection projects underway
Friday 6 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has begun work to improve two busy intersections in Bairnsdale.
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Community plans: have your say in September
Thursday 5 September 2019
District community plans developed by residents in conjunction with East Gippsland Shire Council will be open for public comment this month.
Look out for Jemmy’s Point activity
Monday 2 September 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has set itself an ambitious target of having the first component of the Jemmy’s Point Lookout development complete before Christmas, in time for the traditional busy Lakes Entrance summer holiday season.
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Women’s health and fitness is fun in September
Sunday 1 September 2019
September 2-6 is Women’s Health Week and a great opportunity to shine a light on how women can improve their health and fitness.
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Library heads to East Bairnsdale
Friday 30 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Libraries has launched Storytime sessions and an After School Program at the newly re-opened East Bairnsdale Community Hub.
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Children explore their secret powers during Book Week
Tuesday 27 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has celebrated Children’s Book Week (August 17-23) with an abundance of secret powers and some fantastic dress-ups, all thanks to some very creative local children.
Youth art prize entries open
Monday 26 August 2019
If you’re a budding young East Gippsland artist your time is now!
Scriveners Road upgrade progressing
Tuesday 20 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s project to upgrade an important alternate access road into Lakes Entrance is progressing rapidly.
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Reducing fire risk on your property
Saturday 17 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging residents to use the last of the winter weeks to prepare for the coming fire season by cleaning up around their properties.
Cats can't roam in East Gippsland
Friday 16 August 2019
Council is reminding residents that cats need to be contained to their owner's property day and night.
Positive trends in tourism
Friday 16 August 2019
East Gippsland enjoyed a 27 per cent jump in international visitors last year, the latest visitation figures show.
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Energy saving program funding secured
Thursday 15 August 2019
Council has successfully received funding of $100,000 from Sustainability Victoria to provide energy efficient LED lighting and solar energy systems on local community buildings.
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Children’s Book Week creativity abounds
Monday 12 August 2019
Join in events at East Gippsland Shire Council’s libraries to celebrate Children’s Book Week from August 17-23.
Rate notices to be issued this month
Saturday 10 August 2019
Ratepayers will receive their East Gippsland Shire Council 2019/20 Valuation and Rate Notices from the week commencing August 12, 2019.
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Café Culture Series channels Woodstock
Friday 9 August 2019
The next Café Culture Series Show to play at Lakes Entrance at the end of the month will be Melbourne four-piece band ‘Canyon’, whose show marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
No bag, no excuses
Monday 5 August 2019
Dog owners have been put on notice to clean up after their pets or face an on-the-spot fine of $100.
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Bairnsdale graffiti attacks cost ratepayers
Saturday 3 August 2019
A spate of graffiti across Bairnsdale is costing ratepayers, as East Gippsland Shire Council’s works crew cleans up the vandalism daily.
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Bairnsdale Aerodrome drainage improvements start
Friday 2 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council has started drainage improvement works within the Bairnsdale Aerodrome, with an expected completion date of late October.
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Omeo Region hosts next Council meeting
Thursday 1 August 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s next Council meeting will be held in Omeo on Tuesday, August 6. A Meet and Greet event will also be held on Monday, August 5 for members of the Omeo Region to speak to Councillors.
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Community Satisfaction Survey results are in
Thursday 25 July 2019
Results are in from East Gippsland Shire Council’s Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey 2019.
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International speaker to talk business
Thursday 25 July 2019
Learn secrets to increase your effectiveness and discover the skills to get real results in your business.
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Bairnsdale Skate Park redevelopment ramps up
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Skaters in Bairnsdale will soon have improved facilities with an upgrade to the Bairnsdale Skate Park.
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Help learner drivers get behind the wheel
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Local volunteers are needed to mentor young people in our community to help learner drivers gain road experience through the L2P program.
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Shirley’s 20 volunteer years recognised
Monday 22 July 2019
Local volunteer, Shirley Hill has celebrated 20 years of providing visitors with tourism information at the Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre (VIC).
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Saving lives is more than a job
Saturday 20 July 2019
Have you always wanted to help save lives? Become a pool lifeguard.
Our next lifeguard course is on August 10 and 11 at the Aquadome.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grants to boost Lakes Entrance groups
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Lakes Entrance NAIDOC Week community celebrations are among 18 local community groups and events to share in $56,102 funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland, announced this month.
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Howitt Park upgrade continues
Saturday 8 June 2019
Upgrades to the ever-popular Howitt Park family playground are continuing and will be completed over the next few weeks by East Gippsland Shire Council’s works team.
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.
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.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Monday 3 June 2019
Do you love to knit? Would you knit in public?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then our libraries are the place to celebrate. World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 8, however our libraries are starting early with events planned for Friday, June 7.
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Visitor centre hours reduced for winter
Sunday 2 June 2019
With the cooler months approaching, East Gippsland Shire Council-managed Visitor Information Centres are now operating on winter hours.
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Road widening project begins
Friday 31 May 2019
A project to widen Fernbank-Glenaladale Road will start on Monday, June 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bank Jetty parking change
Wednesday 24 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council advises of some minor changes to parking near Bank Jetty, Lakes Entrance.
New footpath taking shape
Tuesday 23 April 2019
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Betka Road, Mallacoota footpath project is ahead of schedule.
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.
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.
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.
Giles Street Bridge is open for business
Tuesday 9 April 2019
The extension of Giles Street is complete and two important industrial areas of Bairnsdale now better connected after East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell officially declared a new bridge over McGee’s Gully open today.
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'Fiver for the Field Days'
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Entry price for the 2019 East Gippsland Field Days will be cut to $5 for this year as part of an initiative to boost community spirits while East Gippsland endures prolonged drought conditions.
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New citizens welcomed to East Gippsland
Saturday 6 April 2019
East Gippsland has five new Australian citizens following a citizenship ceremony held in the East Gippsland Shire Council Chambers recently.
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Wizard school comes to East Gippsland
Friday 5 April 2019
Fantastic free school holiday fun with Harry Potter Science by Hands On Science will bring to life the drama of Harry Potter's wizard school.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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.