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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.
March 1, 2021

Renew your pet rego in April

Cat and dog owners will have started receiving their pet registration renewal notices shortly.
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.
September 11, 2020

Budget to give economy a boost

East Gippsland Shire Council is investing more than $64 million in capital works in 2020/21 to drive the economy...
September 9, 2020

East Gippsland Fires Recovery Plan released

The East Gippsland Fires Recovery Plan 2019-20 has today been released by East Gippsland Shire Council.
September 7, 2020

Lucknow changeroom upgrade kicks off

The next piece in the upgrade of player and spectator facilities at Lucknow Recreation Reserve is about to be put in place.
August 28, 2020

Cenotaph conservation works underway

Conservation works are now underway on the Bairnsdale Cenotaph, led by East Gippsland Shire Council in consultation with the Bairnsdale RSL
August 20, 2020

Nominations open for new agriculture advisory committee

East Gippsland farmers and farm businesses have a breadth of knowledge that often can go untapped … until now.
August 17, 2020

Louise and Bob’s 29 years of community service

Louise and Bob Plowman are retiring from the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre after a combined 29 years of...
August 17, 2020

What’s your view on Jemmy’s Point stage two?

It’s time to have your say on the design concepts and development of the Jemmy’s Point Lookout experience off Lookout Road, Lakes Entrance.
August 12, 2020

Refreshed master plan to guide Bullock Island development

Current and future planned works, and more detailed planning around some of the public areas of one of Lakes Entrance’s most recognisable...
August 10, 2020

Ready to make an economic difference?

East Gippsland Shire Council is seeking six skilled and passionate community members for its Economic Development Advisory Committee.
July 31, 2020

Pump and skills track nearing

East Gippsland Shire Council recently awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Omeo Mountain Bike Pump and Skills Track
July 24, 2020

Bairnsdale is blooming beautiful

Bright and cheery pansies and violas adorn Main Street in Bairnsdale thanks to some well-planned plantings with seasonal varieties...
July 21, 2020

Citizenship ceremonies with a difference

East Gippsland’s newest citizens had a different Citizenship Ceremony than previous participants, with social distancing requirements...
July 21, 2020

Second stage of seawall on schedule

The second stage of the Lakes Entrance seawall replacement and enhancement project between Carpenter and Myer streets remains on schedule.
July 16, 2020

Dog off-leash areas trial extended across shire

East Gippsland dog owners will be delighted to see the extension of the off-leash dog trial until July 2021.
July 14, 2020

Environment and sustainability scorecards are in

The report card for East Gippsland Shire Council’s 2018-19 environment and sustainability projects and programs are in.
July 14, 2020

Bushfire planning applications a priority

Bushfire planning applications are, and will remain, a priority for East Gippsland Shire Council...
July 13, 2020

New gymnastics centre for East Gippsland

The East Gippsland Gymnastics Centre will be vaulted into a new location with the Victorian Government’s announcement of $800,000 in funding
July 1, 2020

Thermometers available for East Gippsland accommodation operators

The Victorian Government is providing thermometers to accommodation operators to enable on-site temperature testing...
July 1, 2020

Coastal infrastructure rebuild continues

Coastal infrastructure that enhances the visitor experience and provides vantage points to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mallacoota...
June 30, 2020

Council puts Omeo’s wheels in motion

Omeo has taken another step, or should we say pedal stroke, towards adding mountain biking to its adventure tourism arsenal.
June 25, 2020

Stoked skaters hanging out for new skate bowl

Skaters in East Gippsland will be thrilled to see the skate park redevelopment at Davison Oval begin on June 1.
June 24, 2020

Draft Budget proposes no rates or municipal charge increase

Council is calling for public feedback on its Draft Budget 2020/21, which proposes no increase in rates or municipal charge on the current..
June 23, 2020

Draft Budget an economy builder

Council is investing more than $58 million in capital works in 2020/21 to drive the economy, support bushfire and pandemic recovery...
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