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June 29, 2022

Council adopts annual Budget 2022-23

East Gippsland Shire Council adopted the 2022-23 Budget at its Council meeting on Tuesday, June 28.
June 28, 2022

EV charging given a boost across East Gippsland

East Gippsland is about to roll out the first public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network for the region.
June 27, 2022

On the hunt for business savvy mentors

Business-savvy people with a knack for seeing opportunities are invited to join our new Business Boost program
June 17, 2022

New $3.2m pledge ensures Omeo Mountain Bike Trail completion

Work on the Omeo Mountain Bike Trails Project has shifted into top gear with Council hailing a major funding announcement.
June 9, 2022

Council’s Community Grants open

Community groups and organisations across the shire are being encouraged to consider applying in the latest round of Community Grants.
May 30, 2022

Genoa community thrilled with new pedestrian bridge

The Genoa Pedestrian Bridge is open, and the community is connected again!
May 30, 2022

Stage 1 of Raymond Island upgrade underway

Raymond Island’s Koala Trail & Discovery Experience is getting a facelift.
May 26, 2022

Planners win national gong

East Gippsland Shire Council and Brimbank City Council have won a national award for their unique planning partnership.
May 23, 2022

Council grants a boost for 16 community groups

 Almost $500,000 will be handed out to 16 local clubs, groups and organisations, as part of Council’s latest round of community grants.
May 23, 2022

Proud day for Tambo Crossing community

Proud. That’s the best way to describe the Tambo Crossing community at the official opening of their new multi-purpose facility.
May 23, 2022

Green light for mixed-use development in Paynesville‍

East Gippsland Shire Council has approved a major mixed-use development in Paynesville’s town centre.
May 20, 2022

Plan for Orbost’s Forest Park updated after community consultation

East Gippsland Shire Council is moving ahead with a $1.82 million upgrade of Forest Park in Orbost, after surveying community members.
May 19, 2022

Feedback invited on Annual Budget

Our draft Budget 2022-23 is out for public feedback. Have your say by Friday 3 June.
May 13, 2022

Old Mallacoota Kindergarten building to be demolished

With the new kindergarten in Mallacoota now operational, the time has come to decommission and demolish the old building it replaced.
May 9, 2022

Paynesville’s Slip Road Maritime Precinct progressing

Paynesville’s much-anticipated Slip Road Maritime Precinct project is progressing, with work on an improved design set to begin.
May 6, 2022

Libraries adapt to life on the go

We have made some significant changes to its library services to make accessing resources easier than ever before.
May 4, 2022

Council reappoints Chief Executive Officer

Council has reappointed Chief Executive Officer Anthony Basford for five years.
May 3, 2022

Council promotes priorities to election hopefuls

Council’s advocacy priorities are being brought to the attention of the region’s federal candidates ahead of the 21 May election.
May 2, 2022

Fiona’s ‘Top 50’ puts spotlight on women leaders

Fiona Weigall, a member of East Gippsland Shire Council executive has been named as one of Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women.
May 2, 2022

Shining the spotlight on volunteers

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the important role volunteers play in our community.
April 28, 2022

Free shows by two US vocal ensembles will strike a chord

In a celebration of East Gippsland’s community spirit and resilience, two leading vocal ensembles are playing free shows.
April 27, 2022

Council on board for Murray Basin Rail freight push

East Gippsland Shire Council has expressed concern over delays to the rollout of the Murray Basin Rail Project (MBRP) and has asked Premier
April 26, 2022

East Gippsland welcomes 24 new citizens

East Gippsland’s newest citizens have been officially welcomed at citizenship ceremony in Bairnsdale on Tuesday 26 April.
April 19, 2022

Get your name on the East Gippsland Volunteer Honour Roll

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (16-22 May), East Gippsland Shire Council will acknowledge the important work of volunteers
April 8, 2022

Work to start on mountain bike trail build

Work is set to begin on a network of trails that will turn Omeo into a mecca for mountain bikers.
April 7, 2022

New sports courts for Genoa

Residents and visitors in Genoa will soon be able to enjoy community sport with East Gippsland Shire Council building new sports courts.
April 7, 2022

Streetlight replacement rolls out

East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington shire councils are working together to replace high energy streetlights with LED globes.
April 5, 2022

Council commits funding to get Buchan redevelopment rolling

In Buchan today, Deputy Mayor Cr Arthur Allen announced a $1.2 million contribution toward the upgrading of the Buchan Recreation Reserve.
April 3, 2022

Big increase in recycling

Residents have taken their recycling efforts to new levels, with East Gippsland Shire Council seeing a large increase at its waste sites.
March 28, 2022

This school holidays, head off on the ultimate foodie road trip

School holidays are approaching, so it’s time to plan a road trip with the kids, a cooler bag and a picnic blanket.
March 28, 2022

Next stage for Eastwood Road footpath

East Gippsland Shire Council has begun Stage Two of a new footpath along Eastwood Road, Eastwood, north of Bairnsdale.
March 22, 2022

Independent tribunal sets new councillor allowances

The Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal has made its first determination on the payment of councillor allowances.
March 22, 2022

EES advocacy is Council’s focus

Council is advocating for an overhaul of Environmental Effects Statement process following the Fingerboards mine application process.
March 18, 2022

Working towards Easter reopening

Council remains committed to having the Omeo Caravan Park reopened in time for Easter.
March 7, 2022

Nature, community, resilience the focus of tourism industry forum

Prepare for the ecotourism revolution by attending the Nature Based Tourism Forum on Thursday, 17 March.
March 7, 2022

Seniors invited to SOS – ABBA Tribute Concert

Want to be transported back to the decade when ABBA ruled the dancefloor? SOS: The Australian ABBA Tribute Show is coming to Bairnsdale.
March 7, 2022

Lorraine the lollipop lady hangs up her stop sign

Bairnsdale 754 Primary School is bidding farewell its crossing supervisor, Lorraine Warford, after her 25 years of looking after students.
March 2, 2022

Sign up to clean up this March

Clean Up Australia Day is on again on Sunday 6 March and now is the time to get your local community group or a bunch of friends together.
March 2, 2022

Council calls on locals to create disaster plans

Do you know what to do if fire, flood or storm hits? Council is offering help to create disaster plans.
March 2, 2022

Council takes lead to ‘Break the Bias’

East Gippsland Shire Council is urging everyone to ‘Break the Bias’ this International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8 March.
February 25, 2022

Airport water project takes off

Work is underway at Bairnsdale Airport to replace the site’s ageing water mains.
February 21, 2022

Omeo Caravan Park to re-open in April

Council is committed to having the Omeo Caravan Park reopened in time for Easter.
February 18, 2022

Young stars on line-up for Bruthen leg of The Push’s All-Ages Tour

Some of Australia’s finest young musicians to Bruthen for the second last show of The Push All-Ages Tour
February 16, 2022

Industry award win for Aquadome

The Lakes Entrance Aquadome came out on top at the recent Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Industry Awards.
February 15, 2022

Funding secured for Bairnsdale Aerodrome upgrade

A multi-million-dollar boost for bushfire impacted communities across the region has been announced by the Federal Government.
February 15, 2022

Farming events return with focus on recovery, resilience, innovation 

Preparing for a prosperous farming future is the common theme of a series of events to be held across regional Gippsland
February 8, 2022

Planning supports region’s growth

Council is supporting the region’s economic growth through well-considered planning decisions.
February 4, 2022

Work begins on Marlo’s Triangle Park

Triangle Park in Marlo is getting an upgrade, with the $300,000 project expected to be finished before Easter.
January 28, 2022

Council backs temporary camping site in Omeo following floods

Council has backed the establishment of an interim camping site at the Omeo Recreation Reserve.
January 28, 2022

Australia Day a significant occasion for new citizens

East Gippsland has welcomed 14 new Aussies at a citizenship ceremony held on Australia Day – Wednesday, January 26.
January 24, 2022

Australia Day Awards celebrate a great community

A turnout of more than 200 people was on hand at Nowa Nowa on Saturday 22 January for the Australia Day Awards.
January 17, 2022

Farm gates offering taste-led tours of our shire

It's easy to support farmers across the region and buy fresh food direct on our new Love Where it’s Grown, Caught, Made farm gate trails. 
January 13, 2022

Council releases Environment Sustainability Strategy for comment

East Gippsland Shire Council has released its draft Environment Sustainability Strategy 2022-2032 for community comment.
January 10, 2022

Australia Day Awards ceremony coming to Nowa Nowa

East Gippsland’s Australia Day Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 22 January at Nowa Nowa Recreation Reserve from 10.30am.
December 20, 2021

Industrial estate upgrade to unlock investment 

Council has declared a Special Charge Scheme to help fund an upgrade to the water supply at the South Bairnsdale Industrial Estate
December 15, 2021

Chance for groups to get infrastructure funding

If your group wants to improve its assets or facilities, apply for a Council grant of up to $50,000.
December 13, 2021

Share your views on road safety

We are working on a new Road Safety Strategy and are seeking feedback from all road users through an online survey.
December 13, 2021

Mayor’s 2021 Christmas Message

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves extends 2021 Christmas wishes to the community.
December 10, 2021

Country-city planning partnership a winner

East Gippsland Shire Council and Brimbank City Council have jointly won a Planning Institute of Australia award.
December 7, 2021

Omeo rejoice … the trails are coming

Mountain bikers, tourism operators and supporting businesses are jumping with joy following news the Omeo Mountain Bike Trails can proceed.
December 6, 2021

Locals invited to have say on mobile and internet services

Council is inviting locals to have their say on how to ensure secure, fast and reliable internet and mobile services for all
November 30, 2021

Beekeepers share the buzz about native forest access

There was hive of activity in Colquhoun Forest when Councillors joined apiarists on a tour of key beehive sites
November 29, 2021

Strengthening disaster telecommunications

East Gippsland communities shire-wide will soon receive telecommunications systems to help ensure resilient systems during emergency events.
November 26, 2021

Orbost Airport wins National Airport Industry Award

Orbost Airport has taken out a national award, being crowned Small Non-PRT Regional Aerodrome of the Year.
November 25, 2021

Mayor welcomes East Gippsland’s newest Aussies

St Mary’s Parish Centre in Bairnsdale was beaming with smiles today as 11 East Gippslanders officially became Australian citizens.
November 24, 2021

Minister announces Fingerboards decision

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves has thanked Minister for Planning Richard Wynne for announcing his decision on the proposed Fingerboards mine.
November 22, 2021

Motorists reminded to check parking restrictions

East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding drivers to check parking signs and stick to the time limits.
November 17, 2021

Additional fireweed measures in place

Additional measures are being put in place to prevent a repeat occurrence of possible fireweed disturbance in the Clifton Creek area.
November 12, 2021

Recycled glass tops the class for local concreting projects

Ever wondered what happens to your recycled glass bottles?
November 11, 2021

Nominate a local hero

Now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on an unsung hero who has made a positive contribution to our community.
November 10, 2021

Council backs need to hit net-zero

East Gippsland Shire Council has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express its support for a target of net-zero carbon emissions
November 9, 2021

Transformation of Lakes Entrance tip a top move for environment

East Gippsland Shire Council’s investment to turn the landfill in Lakes Entrance into a transfer station is nearing completion
November 4, 2021

Health project focuses on children, young people

Children and young people will be the centre of a project looking to help younger residents grow up active, healthy and socially connected.
November 4, 2021

East Gippsland Health Worker Thank You Day

We are declaring Thursday 4 November 2021 as East Gippsland Health Worker Thank You Day.
November 3, 2021

Cr Mark Reeves elected Mayor, Cr Arthur Allen Deputy Mayor

Cr Mark Reeves of Marlo has been elected Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council at a Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, October 28.
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