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October 15, 2021

Leadership opportunity for young people

Young people are being encouraged to apply for a free program that will build their leadership skills and help make East Gippsland better.
October 8, 2021

Improved infrastructure a step closer

Council proposes to endorse a Special Charge Scheme to help an industrial precinct reach its full potential.
October 7, 2021

Council endorses Annual Report noting support for communities

Council has endorsed its Annual Report 2020-21, spotlighting the work done to support communities
October 4, 2021

Council confirms full cost of Fingerboards hearing participation

East Gippsland Shire Council has confirmed the total external cost associated with its involvement in the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project
September 17, 2021

East Gippsland welcomes newest citizens

East Gippsland has welcomed 12 new Aussies at a citizenship ceremony held this morning, coinciding with Australian Citizenship Day
September 15, 2021

‍New footpath a step in the right direction for safety

East Gippsland Shire Council is building a new footpath that will provide Eastwood locals with a safer route to school and shops.
September 7, 2021

Tell us about health and wellbeing priorities

Council is leading the development of a new four-year municipal health and wellbeing plan, ‘Well placed for Wellbeing'.
September 6, 2021

Dear Premier: Regional lockdowns are taking their toll

Regional lockdowns are taking their toll on East Gippsland communities. Mayor Cr Mendy Urie writes to Premier Daniel Andrews.
August 11, 2021

Council offers zero fees to promote zero waste 

Council is lightening the load on residents’ hip pockets by making it free to drop off recyclable items polystyrene and e-waste.
August 11, 2021

Safer speed limit for Forge Creek Road

An 80km/h speed limit will be introduced on Forge Creek Road from Monday, August 23, to help tackle its unenviable crash and trauma record.
August 9, 2021

Support your community, get COVID vaccinated

Mayor Cr Mendy Urie has joined with the leaders of East Gippsland’s hospitals to urge people to get vaccinated in the fight against Covid.
August 6, 2021

Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre to sport biggest solar system

East Gippsland Shire Council is tapping into the power of the sun to save on energy costs by installing its largest-ever solar system.
August 6, 2021

Hockey players score synthetic pitch for WORLD Sporting Precinct

Local hockey players are celebrating the news that Bairnsdale is getting a synthetic hockey pitch
July 30, 2021

Bullock Island Bridge replacement – closure to pedestrians

Work on the Bullock Island Bridge Replacement Project in Lakes Entrance is now under way.
July 29, 2021

Feedback invited on Rural Land Use Strategy

Community feedback is invited on a draft Rural Land Use Strategy which will guide planning decisions on development of rural land.
July 27, 2021

Fingerboards hearing concludes

The public hearing for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee concluded last week after 10 weeks and 36 heari
July 15, 2021

East Gippsland towns recognised at Top Tourism Town Awards

Lakes Entrance has scored a silver medal at the Victoria Tourism Industry Council's Top Tourism Town Awards
July 15, 2021

East Gippslanders dismayed by fire grants program

East Gippsland community leaders have written to the Prime Minister to express disappointment with a bushfire recovery grants program.
July 14, 2021

Community Vision, Council Plan outline East Gippsland future

East Gippsland Shire Council adopted the Community Vision 2040 and the Council Plan 2021-25 at the June 29 Council meeting.
July 13, 2021

Council adopts Annual Budget

East Gippsland Shire Council’s Budget 2021-22 was adopted at an Unscheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 29.
July 12, 2021

Clubrooms a focal point for Mallacoota community

The new Mallacoota Community Clubrooms were officially opened on Sunday 11 July, 2021.
July 6, 2021

East Gippsland welcomes 32 new citizens

Bairnsdale hosted the region’s latest citizenship ceremony which saw 32 conferees initiated as Australian citizens on Tuesday 6 July.
July 6, 2021

Council cheers female-friendly upgrade funding for Bairnsdale ovals

Bairnsdale City Oval and neighbouring Peppercorn Park are set for new and much-needed female-friendly change rooms.
June 30, 2021

New ag appointments, farmers asked to share their views

The final two positions on the East Gippsland Agriculture Sector Advisory Committee have been filled by Ian Cane and Simon Turner.
June 30, 2021

New website to showcase East Gippsland

A new website that will improve the East Gippsland visitor experience is now live.
June 24, 2021

Council to consider major documents

Council will consider the adoption of five major documents next Tuesday 29 June.
June 23, 2021

Big general waste bins phased out

East Gippsland Shire Council is phasing out a scheme that saw some residents receive large, 240-litre red-lidded bins.
June 21, 2021

Lucknow community sporting great new facility

The new Lucknow Recreation Reserve clubrooms are officially open!
June 17, 2021

‘Plug In’ to learn from music experts

Want to build new skills, learn industry knowledge and progress your music career to a whole new level?
June 9, 2021

Mobile library service cancelled - NSW border region

Our mobile library service will not visit some towns on Thursday 10 June due to COVID restrictions entering NSW.
June 7, 2021

Bullock Island Bridge build begins

Work to replace the Bullock Island Bridge in Lakes Entrance will begin today, Monday, June 7 and will provide reliable long-term access.
May 31, 2021

Multi-million dollar May delivers big for communities

Today’s announcement of a further $9 million for bushfire recovery infrastructure projects is great news for East Gippsland.
May 25, 2021

Bushfire recovery progress report released

The East Gippsland Bushfire Recovery Committee has released its Second Recovery Progress Report.
May 25, 2021

Our Rebuild Support Service offers advice and expertise

Our Rebuild Support Service is a key way we are helping community members in their recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires.
May 16, 2021

Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project update

Implementation of the Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project has been gaining momentum in recent months.
May 10, 2021

Council committed to communities under native timber phase-out

East Gippsland and Wellington shire councils have released the results of a new jointly commissioned study.
May 7, 2021

Call for community input on Forest Park, Orbost upgrade

Plans are being developed for a $1.82 million upgrade of Forest Park and community members are invited to share their thoughts.
May 3, 2021

Bushfire bridge rebuild completed, Wairewa celebrates

East Gippsland Shire Council and members of the Wairewa community officially opened the Hospital Creek Bridge at Wairewa last Friday.
April 26, 2021

Slip Road plans adjusted following feedback

A much-anticipated project in Paynesville is progressing, with the Slip Road Maritime Precinct concept plans recently updated.
April 22, 2021

Rural strategy aims to support agriculture

A new draft Rural Land Use Strategy is being prepared to guide planning decisions on the future development and subdivision of rural land.
April 19, 2021

Mayor Urie appointed to statewide panel

Mayor Cr Mendy Urie is one of 15 Victorian mayors to be appointed to the 2021 Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel.
April 15, 2021

Construction contract awarded for Omeo MTB Trails

Council on Tuesday night awarded a contract for the construction of the Omeo Mountain Bike Trails ‘high priority’ trails.
April 14, 2021

Lakes Entrance hosts our new citizens

A bumper citizenship ceremony in Lakes Entrance on Tuesday, April 13 saw 14 conferees take the final step to Australian citizenship.
April 6, 2021

Bairnsdale Skate Park event this Saturday

Head on down to Bairnsdale Skate Park at 10am this Saturday10 April for the official opening and a huge day of competition, music and more.
April 1, 2021

Field Days are back with half-price entry

Entry price for this month’s East Gippsland Field Days will be just $10 as an initiative to boost community spirits.
March 31, 2021

Are you a grants guru?

Grant funding can make a community project, business idea or event great … and finding the next grant opportunity just got easier!
March 30, 2021

North Arm lands a major overhaul

Council is working with local recreational fishing representatives and Better Boating Victoria to upgrade the popular North Arm Boat Ramp.
March 30, 2021

Mallacoota seawall project starts in April

The project to replace a section of failing seawall adjacent to the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park is scheduled to commence in April.
March 30, 2021

Please make Marlo bushfire protection a priority

East Gippsland Shire Council will write to the Victorian Government seeking the prioritisation of township protection operations for Marlo.
March 25, 2021

Omeo MTB planning approved

The Omeo Mountain Bike Trails project has progressed through its next stage, with a planning application approved.
March 22, 2021

Telecommunications infrastructure recovery update - March 2021

Council understands digital connectivity and resilience is vital for residents, students, visitors and businesses.
March 16, 2021

Choules chooses Coota as ceremonial homeport

On March 10 the Mallacoota community was proud to welcome the HMAS Choules on her first return visit to the town following the bushfires.
March 16, 2021

Poet’s Walk dream comes true

Construction of the “Poet’s Walk” walking path at Swifts Creek started earlier this month.
March 16, 2021

Local farmers have their say

East Gippsland Shire Council has appointed nine local agribusiness leaders to its Agriculture Sector Advisory Committee.
March 15, 2021

Don't miss out on Agribusiness Program

Looking to improve and add value to your business? There are still spaces available for farmers to participate in the Agribusiness Program.
March 9, 2021

Taking waste education to the community

Waste education resources have been created for schools, early learning centres, community groups and individuals to borrow...
March 5, 2021

History preserved - Bairnsdale Cenotaph Restoration Project complete

Major conservation works on the Bairnsdale Cenotaph are now complete with the Cenotaph reopened today (Friday, March 5).
March 4, 2021

Conversations on rebuilding

Community members impacted by the bushfires are invited to join Council’s Rebuild Support Service for a conversation about rebuilding....
March 4, 2021

Renew your pet rego by 10 April

Cat and dog owners will start receiving their pet registration renewal notices shortly.
March 2, 2021

Prioritise East Gippsland to support community-led recovery

Council continues to work side-by-side with bushfire-impacted communities, appropriate community-led recovery.
March 2, 2021

Awards trifecta for Council

East Gippsland is the talk of the local government sector after scooping the pool winning three top accolades at the 2021 LGPro Awards.
March 1, 2021

Wairewa waste and recycling open for business

The Wairewa Transfer Station is back in business, open Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.
March 1, 2021

Orbost Skate Park gets a lift

Orbost Skate Park is set for an upgrade commencing in April with purpose-built shade...
March 1, 2021

A great day for Genoa as new bridge construction starts

The Genoa community marked a significant day in its history last Friday, February 26, with work starting on a new pedestrian bridge.
February 24, 2021

Partnership provides water to drought affected farmers

Council’s partnership with Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) will provide water to 400 rural families.....
February 19, 2021

Step up to clean up in March

Council is encouraging everyone to ‘Step Up to Clean Up’ and make a difference to your community this Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, March
February 19, 2021

Tell us about litter and dumped rubbish

East Gippsland Shire Council wants to know about litter hotspots across the region and any illegal dumping activity.
February 12, 2021

Are you a small farm or micro-agribusiness operator?

Council is seeking expressions of interest from small farms and micro-agribusinesses to participate in the Agribusiness program.
February 10, 2021

Join a session to get grant tips

Community grants online information sessions February 15 and 16.
February 9, 2021

Economic stimulus grants welcomed

Council has welcomed the announcement of about $13 million in Regional Economic Stimulus Grants funding for 10 projects.
February 5, 2021

Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project hearing representation

The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project is a significant sand mining proposal centred around the Fingerboards intersection at Glenaladale.
February 3, 2021

New on-water tourist attraction for Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance will be home to an exciting new on-water tourist attraction.
February 1, 2021

Lucknow clubrooms taking shape

Football and netball season can’t come soon enough at Lucknow, with the changerooms upgrade project to be a sure winner.
January 26, 2021

East Gippsland welcomes four new citizens

Four residents have taken the final step to become some of Australia’s newest citizens at a ceremony on Australia Day.
January 22, 2021

Calling on the youth of East Gippsland

Are you passionate about creating positive change in your community? Applications are now open for Youth Ambassadors.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021