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September 29, 2022

Water safety, community usage prompts pool season changes

Council is making water safety programs more accessible for the Orbost community this summer with an extended Orbost Outdoor Pool season
September 29, 2022

Sensory-friendly program to be trialled at BARC

Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre is aiming to improve accessibility for children who have sensory challenges
September 27, 2022

Council moves to streamline planning approvals

A review of Council’s Planning Permit Application Delegations Policy has identified opportunities to streamline decision-making.
September 26, 2022

Spotlight on our priorities ahead of State Election

A suite of advocacy priorities has been developed to push the case for East Gippsland at the upcoming State Election.
September 17, 2022

National Citizenship Day celebrated with new Aussies

East Gippsland officially welcomed 14 of our nation’s newest citizens to the community on National Citizenship Day today – 17 September.
September 16, 2022

Circular economy reforms supported, but State help needed

East Gippsland Shire Council has thrown its support behind a push for a new State-funded Local Government Circular Economy Funding Program.
September 16, 2022

Mallacoota Airport update

The re-introduction of instrument flight procedures at Mallacoota Airport are expected to come into effect on 3 November.
September 14, 2022

Community meetings next step in service review

Councillors will host community meetings in Paynesville, Omeo, Bairnsdale, Orbost, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota over the next fortnight.
September 11, 2022

Join Gippy Girls Can this week

Gippy Girls Can, the local version on the popular This Girl Can physical activity campaign, is on now.
September 2, 2022

Communities get emergency WiFi

People living in some disaster-prone locations are now able to access more reliable communication technology during emergencies.
August 26, 2022

Grants see shopfronts upgraded

If you have noticed shops in your town looking refreshed and updated recently, you’re not imagining things.
August 25, 2022

Mallacoota Airport certification update

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Council have been working hard to re-introduce instrument flight procedures at Mallacoota Airport.
August 25, 2022

Lakes Entrance project wraps up

The Lakes Entrance Growth and Adaptation Strategy (LEGAS) project, led by East Gippsland Shire Council, has wound up.
August 25, 2022

Celebrating early years educators

East Gippsland Shire Council is joining children, families and service providers to acknowledge early childhood educators next month.
August 22, 2022

Lean Manufacturing Business program reaps big results

Eleven East Gippsland businesses have collectively made $5.4 million in productivity improvements thanks to a Council program.
August 19, 2022

Preparation puts a spring in sales

Spring sales season is in full swing at the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange.
August 15, 2022

Tribute ride returns this October

East Gippsland Shire Council is excited to be welcoming the Barry Sheene Tribute Ride back to East Gippsland after two-year hiatus.
August 12, 2022

International study targets East Gippsland farmers

International researchers have approached East Gippsland Shire Council to look into the impacts of extreme events on agricultural producers.
August 12, 2022

Help our local music industry strike a chord

Calling all East Gippsland musicians, venues and live music fans. We want you to help foster a more lively local music scene.
August 12, 2022

Native timber industry position to be discussed

East Gippsland Shire Council will consider taking a formal position on native timber harvesting at the Tuesday, August 16, Council meeting.
August 10, 2022

Is your property a rental opportunity?

For many residents in East Gippsland, finding rental accommodation is a challenge. 
August 10, 2022

Council strengthens stance on customer behaviour

East Gippsland Shire Council has moved to reaffirm its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its staff.
August 10, 2022

Mallacoota Airport - statement

East Gippsland Shire Council and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) senior executives held a constructive and positive meeting.
July 29, 2022

Council driving East Gippsland’s road and transport priorities

East Gippsland Shire Council is working with the Victorian Government to deliver on a list of key road and transport priorities and projects
July 28, 2022

East Gippsland welcomes 37 new citizens

East Gippsland’s newest citizens have been officially welcomed at Lakes Entrance Mechanic’s Hall citizenship ceremony on Thursday 28 July.
July 28, 2022

Council promotes biosecurity amid Foot and Mouth concerns

East Gippsland Shire Council has been proactively preparing for any impacts related to the overseas spate of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
July 25, 2022

Council to lobby aviation authority on Mallacoota Airport changes

East Gippsland Council has moved to reassure Mallacoota residents that their airport will continue to serve as a reliable hub.
July 20, 2022

Big investment in East Gippsland

It’s no secret that regional areas have experienced a boom as city dwellers move to regional Victoria for a lifestyle change.
July 18, 2022

Council backs 10-year plan to protect environment

Council is stepping up its protection for local biodiversity, ecology and ecosystems, endorsing a new environmental protection strategy.
July 14, 2022

Change of airport classification at Mallacoota Airport

Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulation changes for certification has led to Council opting of certification for Mallacoota Airport. 
July 10, 2022

Ahoy shipmates, it’s time to play!

Marlo’s newest treasure has sailed into Marlo Triangle Park.
July 5, 2022

Have your say on growing our economy

Council would like feedback on its economic strategy, which considers businesses working to bounce back from recent the economic hits.
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
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