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May 30, 2023

Caravan park tenancy a priority

Finding a new tenant to operate the Orbost Caravan Park is a priority for East Gippsland Shire Council.
May 30, 2023

Omeo MTB Trails update: Bingo-Munjie Park gazetted

In some much-anticipated news, the reservation of the reserved forest in which the mountain bike trails sit has been gazetted.
May 26, 2023

Orbost RV Friendly accreditation update

East Gippsland Shire Council will revisit RV (Recreational Vehicle) Friendly accreditation for Orbost in the New Year.
May 25, 2023

Statement - One Gippsland membership

Council places a high value on being a key member of One Gippsland – the peak regional advocacy body representing Gippsland.
May 25, 2023

East Gippsland becomes Victoria’s first certified ECO Destination

East Gippsland has achieved a significant milestone as it becomes the state's first certified ECO Destination.
May 25, 2023

Council launches electric vehicle charging network

Deputy Mayor Cr Arthur Allen proudly unveiled East Gippsland's electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Bairnsdale on Saturday, May 20.
May 24, 2023

Native timber decision cuts down communities

Council has slammed the Victorian Government’s decision to bring forward the end of native timber harvesting by six years.
May 12, 2023

Boating gets even better in Metung

Metung’s Shaving Point Boat Ramp is set for a major overhaul that will make boating even better on the Gippsland Lakes.
May 12, 2023

New brochure puts local farm gates on the map

Council has launched a new brochure that lists our farm gates on one handy map. ,
May 11, 2023

East Gippsland welcomes 9 new citizens

East Gippsland welcomed nine new citizens on Thursday, May 11.
May 8, 2023

Local leaders appointed to help drive economy

Locals are set to play a key role in boosting the economic prospects of East Gippsland, with 13 leaders appointed.
May 5, 2023

Council seeks members for agriculture committee

East Gippsland Shire Council has announced the opening of applications for three positions on its Agriculture Sector Advisory Committee.
May 2, 2023

Volunteers are the change makers of our community

National Volunteer Week will be celebrated across East Gippsland from 15-21 May acknowledging the important role of volunteers.
May 2, 2023

Draft Budget released for public feedback

Council has released its Draft Budget 2023-24 for community consultation, which includes the largest capital works ever proposed.
May 1, 2023

Kalimna Jetty Walk upgrade begins

The Kalimna Jetty Walk (Loop Walk) is closed until the end of June as East Gippsland Shire Council completes an upgrade.
April 28, 2023

Youth Agritech Expo promises farm-tastic fun

Gippsland is preparing for an exciting three-day event designed to educate and inspire the next generation of agricultural leaders.
April 27, 2023

Charging our way to being EV friendly

East Gippsland is on the road to being electric vehicle (EV) friendly, with a network of charging stations now operational across the shire.
April 27, 2023

Emergency hubs get sensory kits for kids who need extra support

Families and carers of children with a disability have welcomed the addition of a Sensory Kit at Emergency Relief Centres.
April 27, 2023

Major tourism summit announced for East Gippsland

Council has announced it will hold the Inspire East Gippsland Tourism Summit at Metung Country Club on Thursday 25 May
April 26, 2023

Test out the trails

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails April 2023 project update.
April 26, 2023

Council seeks input on housing and settlements

Council has released its draft Housing and Settlement Strategy for public consultation.
April 24, 2023

Council, Patties join forces in sustainability first

The two-year trial agreement, valued at over $200,000, will see the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting at Patties Bairnsdale.
April 16, 2023

Nominate a volunteer for the East Gippsland Volunteer Honour Roll

East Gippsland residents can now nominate an ‘unsung hero’ for the Volunteer Honour Roll, which pays tribute to volunteers.
April 12, 2023

$1.3m boost for mental health services in bushfire-hit communities

Mental health services will continue in bushfire-affected communities now that East Gippsland Shire Council has secured $1.335m in funding.
April 5, 2023

Buchan renewal projects progressing 

Around 100 community members came together for the Buchan, Gelantipy and Districts Renewal Association AGM and community fun day.
March 31, 2023

Cat containment, discount desexing push by Council to protect native fauna, pets

Council is urging residents to follow cat containment rules and has launched a desexing discount scheme for residents struggling financially
March 29, 2023

Can Orbost be RV friendly?

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Friendly accreditation for Orbost is on the table, and East Gippsland Shire Council wants to know your thoughts.
March 29, 2023

Marveloo improves access for visitors to East Gippsland

Residents and visitors of East Gippsland will now have access to Marveloo, a mobile accessible restroom.
March 28, 2023

Council presses federal ministers on shire priorities

Council has taken the call for a better deal for our shire directly to Canberra MPs, using meetings with ministers to progress priorities.
March 27, 2023

Report litter and dumped rubbish

East Gippslanders are being warned about the impact on the environment and penalties for illegal waste disposal after an increase in reports
March 27, 2023

FReeZA Crew seeking fresh faces

East Gippsland FReeZA Crew is now accepting applications from young people across the region who are passionate about event planning.
March 27, 2023

Help make the music happen at Battle of the Bands

East Gippsland Battle of the Bands 2023 is taking expressions of interest from music makers and people who want to help make music happen.
March 21, 2023

Easter trails milestone

We anticipate that 10km of the Stage 1 (56km total) trails will be structurally complete by Easter.
March 17, 2023

Community has their say on future housing

Residents and ratepayers are having their say on the future of their region as part of community consultation on housing and rural land use.
March 8, 2023

VCAT determination – Cann River waste transfer station

Council will re-engage with the Cann River community on the provision of waste services.
March 7, 2023

Council advocates for heritage bridge support

Council is working with Heritage Victoria after identifying a financial shortfall in the funding needed to maintain a heritage bridge.
March 3, 2023

East Gippsland Shire speaks at Bank Closures Inquiry

East Gippsland Shire Council has advocated for its community at the Inquiry into Bank Closures in Regional Australia.
February 24, 2023

Work to start on Club Terrace building in March

Club Terrace locals have welcomed the news that East Gippsland Shire Council has awarded a contract for the construction of a new community.
February 24, 2023

Mayor takes One Gippsland chair

Mayor, Cr Mark Reeves has been elected Chair of One Gippsland – a peak regional advocacy body representing Gippsland.
February 23, 2023

More weekend swimming in Orbost

The Orbost Outdoor Pool will extend its weekend opening hours until the end of the swim season.
February 17, 2023

Natural gas disparity impacts rural communities

Increasingly unmanageable costs for natural gas is impacting East Gippsland households and businesses.
February 14, 2023

Slipway works step up

Redevelopment of the old Slipway in Lakes Entrance as an open space for public use has recommenced.
February 13, 2023

Gippsland Critical Minerals – statement

A statement from Mayor Cr Mark Reeves regarding Gippsland Critical Minerals (formerly Kalbar Resources).
February 13, 2023

Incentive scheme launched for eco certification

East Gippsland tour operators and businesses looking to tap into the billion-dollar ecotourism industry are being given a helping hand.
February 3, 2023

East Gippsland welcomes disaster funding review

We will welcome the opportunity to provide input into a review into Australia’s disaster funding arrangements announced this week.
February 2, 2023

Succession Expo offers new paths to protecting farming legacy

East Gippsland Shire Council is helping farmers tackle farm succession by hosting The Succession Expo: Family, Farm, Finance, Future
February 1, 2023

Register now for Clean Up Australia Day

Council is encouraging everyone to ‘Step Up to Clean Up’ and make a difference to your community this Clean Up Australia Day.
January 26, 2023

32 new Aussie citizens on Australia Day

East Gippsland’s 32 newest citizens have been officially welcomed at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony.
January 25, 2023

Slip Road, Paynesville project delayed

Onsite works at the Slip Road Maritime Precinct in Paynesville have been delayed and are expected to restart this July.
January 24, 2023

East Gippsland Australia Day Award recipients announced

More than 150 people celebrated East Gippsland’s annual Australia Day Awards, held at Newlands Arm Community Centre on Saturday, 21 January.
January 23, 2023

Make sure your pet’s details are up to date

East Gippsland Council is calling on residents to ensure that their pet has a current registration tag.
January 12, 2023

Helen Martin 2023 awards ambassador

East Gippsland Shire Council will hold its East Gippsland Australia Day Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 21 at the Newlands Arm.
January 10, 2023

Feedback invited on Council’s vision for Arts and Culture

The draft Culture and Creativity Strategy is out now for community feedback.
January 9, 2023

Council seeks community input on rural and housing issues

Council has welcomed community feedback to date on two important plans to guide the future of rural land use and the growth of towns.
January 4, 2023

Awards a celebration of community contribution

Community members, groups and event organisers who have done great things for our region will be celebrated at the Australia Day Awards.
December 23, 2022

East Gippsland tourism bounces back

A recently released visitor survey report has revealed the strongest tourism results for East Gippsland in 14 years.
December 19, 2022

Seed Library is here!

Interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables but not sure where to start? Borrow your way to a productive garden.
December 15, 2022

Council’s holistic strategy for future prosperity

A new strategy to strengthen the region’s economy and support existing and emerging industries has been adopted by Council.
December 14, 2022

Recovery progressing, still more to be done

East Gippsland Shire Council has released its third progress report on the region’s recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires.
December 13, 2022

𝕮𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖒𝖆𝖘 𝖒𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖆𝖌𝖊 𝖋𝖗𝖔𝖒 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕸𝖆𝐲𝖔𝖗 🎅

On behalf of the Councillors and staff, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and safe New Year.
December 12, 2022

Bushfire report shows rebuild a challenging process

East Gippsland Shire Council has released its third progress report on the region’s recovery from the 2019-20 East Gippsland Bushfires.
December 12, 2022

Rural land use, future housing in Council spotlight 

Rural land use, future housing in Council spotlight 
December 8, 2022

Don’t overstay in your sleigh

Christmas and the holiday season are fast approaching and as a result our towns enjoy a boost in visitation.
December 6, 2022

You can help the planet this Christmas

East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging everyone to keep waste and sustainability in mind when enjoying the festive season.
November 28, 2022

Young people future-proofing bushfire-hit regions

Young East Gippslanders from bushfire-hit areas are leading recovery and preparedness efforts in their communities thanks to a new project.
November 21, 2022

Council planning officer scoops major award

Victoria’s top accolade for a young planning professional has been awarded to East Gippsland Shire Council Planning Officer Kyra Collins.
November 18, 2022

Talent on show as Youth Art Prize winners announced

Some of the region’s top young artistic talent was on show as part of the 2022 East Gippsland Youth Art Prize.
November 14, 2022

Record numbers celebrate early opening at Orbost pool

Families have jumped at the chance to get into the swim this spring, with a record 93 students heading to Orbost Outdoor Pool
November 11, 2022

Native timber harvesting – statement

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves provides a statement on native timber harvesting.
November 8, 2022

Service centre and library hours trialled for 12 months

Council will be trialing new opening hours at its service centres and libraries during a 12-month trial that will monitor community use.
November 7, 2022

Flood relief and recovery – Orbost and Marlo information sessions

Information sessions will be held in Orbost and Marlo on 10 November to discuss recent flood events and the outlook for the Snowy catchment.
November 4, 2022

Shine the spotlight on a local hero

It’s that time of year again – time to nominate inspiring individuals for the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards.
November 3, 2022

Buchan’s pathway to tourist-led prosperity

Work on a pathway linking Buchan with its most popular tourism drawcard, the extraordinary limestone Buchan Caves, kicks off 7 November.
November 3, 2022

Groups benefit from community projects, arts and heritage grants

More than $72,000 will be handed out to 16 groups in round one of the 2022-23 ‘Community Projects Grants’ and ‘Art and Heritage' programs.
October 31, 2022

Exciting opportunity for tourism event organisers

Council is seeking applications from event organisers to join the program and be eligible for up to $20,000 value.
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