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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.
January 21, 2021

2021 Australia Day Award winners announced

Winners of the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards.
January 18, 2021

Council services during fire danger periods

East Gippsland Shire Council adopted an important Service Provisions and Fire Danger Ratings Policy in December.
January 15, 2021

Council grants program now open

Community groups and organisations across East Gippsland are being encouraged to apply for the Community Grants Program Round Two...
January 8, 2021

East Gippsland is open for business

We have enjoyed a great summer so far and we expect that to continue.
December 24, 2020

Council working on water project for future jobs growth

Council is facilitating an upgrade of the South Bairnsdale Industrial Estate’s water supply to meet higher firefighting standards......
December 22, 2020

Omeo ‘pumped’ about new track opening

It was a case of Christmas coming early for the Omeo community on December 19, with the opening of new Omeo Pump Track and Skills Park.
December 16, 2020

Wairewa Waste Transfer Station to be reinstated

The Wairewa Waste Transfer Station will be reinstated by East Gippsland Shire Council and be operational by late February 2021.
December 15, 2020

Christmas message from the Mayor

A Christmas 2020 message from the Mayor.
December 11, 2020

East Gippsland joins pilot disability parking scheme

East Gippsland Shire Council is one of eight councils piloting a new Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and online system.
December 8, 2020

Another layer of history for Bairnsdale Cenotaph

A new time capsule was placed in the Bairnsdale Cenotaph on Monday, 7 December 2020.
December 7, 2020

Have your say on forming the new Council Plan

Council wants to understand and reflect the aspirations of our community, investors, service providers and visitors.....
December 3, 2020

Council formally opposes mineral sands project

At the first Ordinary Council Meeting of its term, East Gippsland Shire Council unanimously opposed the proposal for the Fingerboards Minera
December 3, 2020

Reminder - community input invited for Paynesville projects

Council is reminding community members officers will be in Paynesville this Friday and Saturday
December 1, 2020

How to ‘Beat the Bite’ this summer

Council monitors and applies treatment to some mosquito breeding grounds, however the sources are wide across the Gippsland Lakes...
December 1, 2020

Jemmy’s Point stage 2 Lookout Road site progress

Jemmy's Point Lookout Stage 2 community engagement online survey results are in.
December 1, 2020

Second round of roadside slashing has started

Council has moved to a second round of roadside slashing in preparation for the summer season, in response to continued grass growth.
November 19, 2020

December is time to ‘Detox Your Home’

Take advantage of the free ‘Detox Your Home’ on Sunday, December 6.
November 17, 2020

Cr Mendy Urie elected East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor

Cr Mendy Urie of Eagle Point was elected Mayor and Cr Mark Reeves was elected Deputy Mayor for 2020-21.
November 16, 2020

Ag industry asset almost finished

Construction of the new pens at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is almost complete.
November 10, 2020

Prepare your property now

With the next fire season just around the corner, it’s now time to prepare your home and property.
November 10, 2020

Council election results declared

The East Gippsland Shire Council election was declared in the Council Chamber by the Victorian Electoral Commission on 9 November 2020.
November 9, 2020

Time capsule remains in cenotaph

The restoration works on the Bairnsdale Cenotaph are well underway. The project includes replacement of much of the sandstone masonry.....
November 5, 2020

Saleyard scales measure up

The East Gippsland Livestock Exchange team continues to demonstrate with the results of their latest scale calibration...
November 4, 2020

Are you interested in joining the Audit and Risk Committee?

Are you interested in joining East Gippsland Shire Council Council’s Audit and Risk Committee?
November 4, 2020

Australia Day Awards 2021: nominate a top local Aussie!

Do you know an amazing Aussie who deserves recognition, someone who gives so much for our community?
November 2, 2020

Roadside slashing program progressing

East Gippsland Shire Council’s contractors are progressing with the annual roadside slashing program ahead of summer.
October 30, 2020

Interim Fingerboards EES submission

East Gippsland Shire Council has made an interim submission to the Fingerboards Project Environmental Effects Statement to the Minister...
October 29, 2020

It’s on! Victorian Youth Week

Young people across East Gippsland are being supported to stay connected and showcase their creativity with Victorian Youth Week...
October 12, 2020

Proposed drone flight – Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park

You may see a drone flying in the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park during the next two weeks.
October 7, 2020

Bonang Road funding great news

The budget announcement by the Federal Government yesterday to fund the entirety of the project to seal the final 12 kilometres...
September 22, 2020

Dining experience takes on a new look

Reimagining outdoor dining spaces will provide an opportunity for hospitality businesses to reopen and continue to trade safely...
September 18, 2020

Can you support local recovery and planning?

That’s the question being asked of Orbost and district residents as an Expression of Interest process is launched to...
September 18, 2020

Your rates are based on property valuations

Council, in recognition of the financial impact of the 2019/20 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, adopted a zero...
September 14, 2020

Apply now for local jobs blitz

Locals are being encouraged to apply for 60 new jobs at East Gippsland Shire Council under the Victorian Government’s...
September 14, 2020

Council releases draft governance rules for comment

East Gippsland Shire Council is looking for feedback from the community into the development of rules for conducting Council meetings.
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