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May 23, 2024

Council Meeting outcomes - Tuesday 21 May

Council Meeting outcomes - Tuesday 21 May
May 17, 2024

Federal Budget lacks long-term investment

It is a case of slim pickings for East Gippsland in the Federal Budget 2024/25, handed down on Tuesday night.
May 17, 2024

Visitors bounce back to East Gippsland

Newly released visitor data tells a positive story for East Gippsland
May 17, 2024

Council call to keep cats safe and secure

Council is urging cat owners to embrace cat containment laws, highlighting the significant benefits for both feline friends and wildlife.
May 9, 2024

State Budget supports projects, ups levies, misses on roads

East Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed funding for facilities that benefit young people and families in the 2024 State Budget.
May 8, 2024

Wellington and East Gippsland Shire Councils win LGPro Award for Excellence in Innovation Management

East Gippsland Shire Council are delighted with their win at the LGPro Awards for Excellence in the Innovative Management category.
May 6, 2024

Two state awards for East Gippsland projects

It was a great night for the region at the LGPro Awards for Excellence, with East Gippsland Shire Council bringing home two awards.
May 3, 2024

Draft Budget 2024-25 released for feedback

East Gippsland Council has released its Draft Budget 2024/25 for community consultation.
May 1, 2024

New initiatives support community aspirations

East Gippsland Shire Council has proposed a suite of new initiatives to respond to the documented needs of community in its Draft Budget.
May 1, 2024

Cann River fire

We were saddened to learn fire damaged three commercial properties in Cann River in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
April 29, 2024

Free masterclass this month for event organisers

Event organisers - learn some tools to deliver safe, successful, and sustainable events at our Events Masterclass this May.
April 23, 2024

Community at centre of Draft Budget preparations

We are finalising our Draft Budget 2024-25 to be considered at the 30 April Council Meeting before it's open to the public for feedback.
April 22, 2024

Advocating for our region’s needs

Seeking improvements to regional telecommunications infrastructure and coverage is one of seven critical priorities identified by Council.
April 19, 2024

Metung’s new bowling green here for the long run

Council joined Metung's bowling community on April 14 to celebrate the completion of the Metung Bowls Club’s green upgrade.
April 17, 2024

Maintenance works for Bastion Point groyne wall

East Gippsland Shire Council is working on a remediation project at Bastion Point boat ramp.
April 16, 2024

Service centre and library hours unchanged, expanded mobile service permanent

Council has made the expanded mobile library service permanent and will maintain library and customer service centre opening hours.
April 8, 2024

Have your say on Bairnsdale's future

The Bairnsdale 2050 initiative is inviting locals to join a co-design workshop on Saturday, April 20.
April 8, 2024

Foreshore Park and Krauatungalung Walk work starts

Council set to begin Lakes Entrance Foreshore Park developments and commencement of Krauatungalung Walk Stage-1 boardwalk.
April 2, 2024

Council completes Bullock Island rejuvenation

Major upgrades at Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance are complete with visitors now able to better enjoy this stunning location.
April 2, 2024

Fiona Weigall new Council CEO

Council has appointed Fiona Weigall as its Chief Executive Officer.
March 25, 2024

East Gippsland Livestock Exchange commercial review

East Gippsland Shire Council will undertake a commercial review of the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange.
March 22, 2024

Small towns to benefit from business workshops

Small businesses in some of East Gippsland’s geographically isolated areas are the focus of Council’s upcoming digital skills workshops.
March 22, 2024

Chat with Council on REG FM

Tune in to "Chat with Council" - the community catch up on East Gippsland's local radio station REG-FM
March 18, 2024

Bairnsdale 2050 – Our Future

Did you know that 26,800 people will call Bairnsdale home in 2050? It is projected that Bairnsdale will be home to another 10,000 people.
March 18, 2024

Council starts groundwork for Bairnsdale Arts Precinct

An arts and culture precinct in Bairnsdale’s CBD is the focus of a feasibility plan recently completed by East Gippsland Shire Council.
March 13, 2024

Resilient telecommunications focus of Telstra talks

The ongoing collaborative work between East Gippsland Shire Council and Telstra continued this week, with a visit from CEO Vicki Brady.
March 12, 2024

Lindenow South footpaths project celebrated

Council joined Lindenow South community members on Thursday, March 7 to celebrate the completion of a $1 million footpaths project.
March 12, 2024

Orbost Show - a great community event

The Orbost Show, Sustainability and Landcare Expo was held on Labour Day, Monday, March 11, and Mayor Cr Tom Crook has praised event organis
March 4, 2024

Additional parking added in Nicholson Street

Council has committed to adding nine new parking spaces as part of ongoing efforts to enhance Bairnsdale's Nicholson Street Mall precinct
March 1, 2024

Omeo MTB Trails Project update - February

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails Project update – February 2024
February 26, 2024

Communities recognised for bushfire rebuild efforts

Volunteers and community leaders have been recognised in East Gippsland Shire Council’s fourth and final Bushfire Recovery Progress Report.
February 26, 2024

Storm response a collaborative effort, improvements flagged

As the clean-up from the 13 February storm event continues Cr Tom Crook has praised the collaborative effort of all involved.
February 22, 2024

Let’s clean up Australia!

Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday 3 March and East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging communities to roll up their sleeves.
February 21, 2024

Work on Paynesville's Slip Road Maritime Precinct to recommence

Construction of the Slip Road Maritime Precinct project in Paynesville is set to restart following a comprehensive design update.
February 12, 2024

Search has started for next CEO

The search for East Gippsland Shire Council’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has started.
February 6, 2024

Road safety a back-to-school essential

With the school year under way, East Gippsland Shire Council is calling on every road user to drive with care.
February 1, 2024

Advocacy begins for 2024

Council has begun its 2024 advocacy campaign just three weeks into the new year.
January 30, 2024

Eighteen new citizens officially call Australia home

East Gippsland’s newest citizens have been officially welcomed at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony held in Bairnsdale.
January 23, 2024

Council bids a fond farewell to CEO

Council bid farewell to Chief Executive Officer Anthony Basford and wished him success at a meeting of all staff on Tuesday, 16 January.
January 20, 2024

Australia Day winners announced

The 2024 East Gippsland Australia Day Awards were announced on Saturday 20 January at a community celebration at Eagle Point Foreshore Hub.
January 15, 2024

Australia Day Awards set to shine at Eagle Point

East Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 20 at the Eagle Point Foreshore Hub.
January 10, 2024

Rate cap pressure on Council services

Council has expressed its disappointment to the State Government following the recent announcement of a rate cap of 2.75 per cent.
January 9, 2024

ASBIG Business Growth Program 2023 successfully completed with recognition event

East Gippsland Shire Council celebrated the successful completion of the ASBIG Business Growth Program 2023 recently.
January 9, 2024

Eagle Point Foreshore Hub welcomes you

After years of planning, consultation and a weather delayed build, the Eagle Point Foreshore Hub is open and welcoming visitors.
January 8, 2024

Buchan community gathers for storm recovery meeting

East Gippsland Shire Council hosted a Boxing Day Storm recovery update meeting on Monday, January 8, for the Buchan community.
December 27, 2023

Buchan storm devastating

Mayor Cr Tom Crook said flash flooding in Buchan yesterday was devasting for the Buchan community and people holidaying in the area.
December 20, 2023

Changed beach conditions in Mallacoota

Storm events in early December have changed beach conditions in Mallacoota at the popular Bastion Point beach.
December 19, 2023

Interim service centres and library data released

Council has released interim data collected during the first nine months of the service centres and library 12-month trial.
December 19, 2023

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails. Project update – December 2023

What a month of weather it has been! The good news is XC5 and the almost 4km-long XC6 will be completed by Christmas.
December 19, 2023

A Christmas message from the Mayor of East Gippsland

On behalf of our Councillors and staff, I extend warm wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a fruitful 2024.
December 19, 2023

Summer fun at Lakes Aquadome

Summer is already here at Lakes Entrance Aquadome.
December 18, 2023

Council adopts strategy on housing growth, affordability, diversity  

East Gippsland Shire Council has voted to adopt a Housing and Settlement Strategy, which establishes a land-use planning policy framework.
December 18, 2023

Council moves to ensure flood-hit roads remain open

Council has voted to temporarily suspend its Council Road Management Plan until March 30, 2024, to ensure that flood-hit roads remain open.
December 14, 2023

Agriculture committee welcomes new members

East Gippsland Shire Council’s Agriculture Sector Advisory Committee recently welcomed three new members
December 11, 2023

Gippsland teachers collaborate on sustainability education

Gippsland teachers recently came together at Nakunbalook Environmental and Cultural Education Centre in Sale to discuss sustainability.
December 6, 2023

CEO Anthony Basford resigns

Anthony Basford has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer.
December 5, 2023

Promoting Sustainable Festivities

East Gippsland Shire Council encourages everyone to aim for a waste-free festive season.
December 4, 2023

Timber commitments should be honoured

Council is calling on the Victorian Government to honour its commitment to establish a native seedling nursery in East Gippsland.
November 29, 2023

Community Recovery Committees recognised at Orbost ceremony

The hard-working volunteers of East Gippsland’s Community Recovery Committees (CRCs) were recognised at a get-together in Orbost.
November 28, 2023

Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool Update

Preparations for the Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool season are underway.
November 28, 2023

Orbost Airport's triumph at AAA National Industry Awards 2023

The Orbost Airport has secured the National Small Regional Aerodrome of the Year title.
November 24, 2023

Volunteers recognised for bushfire-recovery work

Volunteers of East Gippsland’s Community Recovery Committees were recognised at a get-together in Orbost on Friday, November 10.
November 22, 2023

Nominations now open for East Gippsland Australia Day Awards 2024

There is still time to nominate a stand-out community member or event for the 2024 East Gippsland Australia Day Awards.
November 17, 2023

Applications now open for East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors

Our Youth Ambassadors program is currently accepting applications from individuals aged 12-25 years.
November 17, 2023

Shaving Point boat ramp revamp

Shaving Point Boat Ramp at Metung has proved popular since it re-opened.
November 16, 2023

Omeo MTB Trails Project offers twice the fun for Christmas

The Omeo Mountain Bike Trails project is set to double in size by December, giving riders a chance to tackle tough climbs and fun descents.
November 15, 2023

Council slams state government planning rule change

Council critical of recent decision of the Victorian Government to change the planning rules for major developments
November 15, 2023

Omeo Holiday Park lease awarded

Council is pleased to announce that it has appointed leaseholders for the operation and maintenance of Omeo Holiday Park.
November 14, 2023

BINS4Blokes rolled out at six locations

We have installed seven disposal bins for incontinence products in six of our most used male toilet blocks.
November 3, 2023

Youth Art Prize winners announced

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize recognised the talents of young artists in the region.
November 3, 2023

Council-led group driving improved road safety

The East Gippsland Local Community Road Safety Group is working to save lives and reduce road trauma.
November 3, 2023

Mallacoota Storytime draws a bumper crowd

Mallacoota Service Centre's recently resumed Storytime sessions have attracted big numbers.
November 1, 2023

Container Recycling Scheme starts

Council is looking forward to the launch of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme, which begins today (Wednesday 1 November).
November 1, 2023

Orbost Outdoor Pool class offerings and special deals

Orbost Outdoor Pool opens today (Wednesday 1 November), with a splashing line-up of exciting offerings for you.
October 31, 2023

Reviving Cann River: Projects for growth

Council is undertaking several projects to revitalise Cann River, boosting community recovery and resilience.
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