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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.
October 30, 2023

Marveloo supports accessibility

The Marveloo accessible toilet was temporarily relocated to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in mid-October.
October 27, 2023

Cr Tom Crook elected Mayor, Cr Jane Greacen Deputy Mayor

Cr Tom Crook of Eagle Point has been elected Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council at a Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, October 26.
October 24, 2023

Council recognises staff service to community

East Gippsland Council celebrated its Annual All Staff Event on Wednesday, 18 October at the Riviera Christian Centre in Bairnsdale.
October 12, 2023

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails Project update – September/October 2023

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails Project update – September/October 2023
October 5, 2023

Free Seniors Festival concert - Swinging Sixties

East Gippsland seniors are invited to celebrate Seniors Festival with What the World Needs Now concert featuring singer Melissa Langton.
October 2, 2023

Mining for clarity: Council takes initiative on extractive projects

Responding to growing interest in extractive industry projects, Council has set out its expectations about resource-extraction projects.
September 27, 2023

New website for Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park

Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park launches a new website.
September 27, 2023

You can help shape Bairnsdale’s future

Help shape the future of Bairnsdale to 20250 and beyond.
September 19, 2023

East Gippsland Gymnastics expansion success

East Gippsland Gymnastics expansion success. East Gippsland Gymnastics Centre officially opened on Saturday 9 September.
September 19, 2023

Nine new citizens officially call Australia home.

East Gippsland Shire Council’s newest citizens were officially welcomed at a citizenship ceremony held on Sunday, September 17.
September 5, 2023

Bairnsdale Senior Citizens’ Club - statement

The 30 August 2023 edition of the Bairnsdale Advertiser contained an article about the Bairnsdale Senior Citizens.
August 24, 2023

End of an era for Sheene Ride

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation that it has ended the Barry Sheene Tribute Ride, effective from 2023.
August 23, 2023

Council acts on public toilet concerns at Kmart Bairnsdale 

Community concerns raised about the lack of public toilets in the new Kmart Bairnsdale store are being investigated by Council.
August 17, 2023

Council turns soil on stage 2 of Jemmy’s Point project

Council has started planned work at the Jemmy’s Point Lookout site in Lakes Entrance.
August 14, 2023

Jobs expo heading to Bairnsdale

Council is calling on job seekers, employers and professionals seeking fresh prospects to mark their calendars for the Gippsland Jobs Expo.
August 7, 2023

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails project update - July 2023

July update for the Omeo Mountain Bike Trails Project.
August 4, 2023

Rural Aid praised for help on flood-hit farms

A team of volunteers with country-based charity Rural Aid has been praised for their work to support farmers near Orbost.
August 3, 2023

Statement on Library and Service Centres trial

ABC Gippsland's Breakfast program on 3 August incorrectly told listeners Council had not responded to ABC's enquiry.
July 30, 2023

WORLD Sport Precinct, Bairnsdale project update

The WORLD Sporting Precinct project is ongoing and involves contract ‘bundles’. Some parts are complete, and others are in planning stage.
July 28, 2023

Lakes Entrance celebrated at Victoria's Top Tourism Town Award

Lakes Entrance was celebrated as a finalist at the prestigious 2023 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Award on Wednesday, July 26.
July 27, 2023

Council approves land-use strategy to protect farms, rural areas

Council has voted to adopt a Rural Land Use Strategy at its Council Meeting held on Tuesday 25 July 2023.
July 21, 2023

East Gippsland welcomes newest Australian citizens

East Gippsland welcomed 17 new Australian citizens at a citizenship ceremony in Bairnsdale on Thursday afternoon.
July 20, 2023

East Gippsland Youth Art Prize open now

Entries are now open for the 2023 East Gippsland Youth Art Prize - open to people aged 12-25 years living, working or studying in the shire.
July 17, 2023

Council program to bolster agriculture profits and resilience

Council is launching the Agriculture Leadership Program for Economic Resilience, to assist farmers and agribusinesses.
July 17, 2023

Council to consider rural land use

Council will reconsider its draft Rural Land Use Strategy on July 25 with the goal of supporting agriculture, rural industries and tourism.
July 12, 2023

Local knowledge key to shaping Swifts Creek's future

The effort to strengthen Swifts Creek’s economic future has received a significant boost...
July 11, 2023

Council backs better building safety   

Council is launching an educational campaign to improve safety measures for compliance in commercial, industrial and public buildings.
June 29, 2023

Omeo Mountain Bike Trails - June update

June update for the Omeo Mountain Bike Trails project.
June 28, 2023

Council adopts responsible budget

Council adopted its 2023/24 Budget on 27 June, described as responsible, equitable and in the best long-term interests of the shire.
June 27, 2023

New and improved assets for Lindenow South community

A $1.02 million project in Lindenow South will improve the safety of pedestrians and link the town’s key facilities.
June 21, 2023

Mallacoota Waste Transfer Station – art installations

We have recently made some changes to the number of art installations at the Mallacoota Waste Transfer Station.
June 19, 2023

Council awarded $1.2m disaster preparedness funding 

East Gippsland Shire Council has been granted $1.2 million by the Federal Government’s National Emergency Management Agency.
June 16, 2023

Want to foster or adopt a furry friend?

Council is calling on locals to consider fostering or adopting a pet from the local animal welfare organisation, Animal Aid Bairnsdale.
June 16, 2023

Youth Agritech Expo cultivates farming interest

The Youth Agritech Expo has been hailed a success with 188 students and young people inspired to consider a future in agriculture.
June 16, 2023

National forum supports East Gippsland’s priorities

We advocated strongly for the region’s priorities at this year’s National General Assembly of the Australian Local Government Association.
June 15, 2023

Council takes action to address dog attacks

In response to a spike in dog attacks over the past nine months, Council is implementing measures to promote responsible pet ownership.
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.
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