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Cann River District

Cann River District comprises of the following localities: Cann River Township, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Tonghi Creek, Buldah, Chandlers Creek, Club Terrace, Combienbar, Tamboon, Tamboon South and Wingan River.

Cann River Township is at the junction of the Princes Highway and Monaro Highway, 455 km east of Melbourne. The township functions as a service centre being the first town that people drive through when crossing from New South Wales into Victoria.


The strength of the Cann River District lies with its people and natural assets. The district has approximately 489 people spread throughout its 322,113 hectares. Much of this is National and State Park including Errinundra National Park and Alfred National Park. Local attractions include the Croajingolong National Park, Tamboon Inlet and Point Hicks Lighthouse.


As a town which services the wider district it has a school, bush nursing centre, community centre and emergency services. The township has a good mix of commercial businesses including accommodation, retail and hospitality.


Cann River is part of the traditional country of the Australian Aboriginal People, who have a long physical and spiritual association with the land.


The Cann River District has a history in timber harvesting and production which started in the 1950s when several timber mills were developed. Over the last 60 years the timber industry was the major employer within the district. The last remaining timber mill closed in 2017. Agriculture continues to play a role with beef and dairy farms across the Cann Valley.


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Cann River Connect is a quarterly newsletter from council featuring events, activities, projects and programs planned for the Cann River District.  


For information about our plans and projects email us, phone 5153 9500 or sign up to receive Cann River Connect.


Read past editions of Cann River Connect (web archive)


Download a printable version: Cann River Connect Autumn 2018 (PDF)


Learn more about current projects and plans for Cann River District

One Place One Plan Project (Place Planning)


One Place One Plan is a project that helps communities shape a plan for their place – reflecting how it is now and how it could be into the future. The project invites people to be part of conversations about how their community operates, the facilities and services they access and the way they work with council and other agencies. 


The conversations will build the community’s knowledge and understanding of council processes and incorporate data gathering and community profiling activities. This approach will provide communities with an opportunity to participate in decision-making about their place, as well as helping inform council of each distinctive community and district.


At the end of this project we will have developed a plan for and with the people of the Cann River District, as well as strengthening connections between council, its officers and the community.


Register your interest on Your Say East Gippsland and get involved in this exciting project.


BOF_CMYK.png One Place One Plan Project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream.


Cann River Improvements Project

Construction has been completed on the Cann River roundabout, freight rest area and streetscaping in a joint project between council, VicRoads and United Petroleum.

Funded by the Australian and Victorian governments and council, a new roundabout was constructed at the intersection of the Monaro and Princes highways and Tamboon Road while a new freight rest area was built at the United Petroleum service station.

Community feedback has been integral to the project and will now see streetscaping, improved lighting and safer speeds through the centre of Cann River.


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