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January 26, 2023

32 new Aussies citizens on Australia Day

East Gippsland’s 32 newest citizens have been officially welcomed at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony.
January 25, 2023

Slip Road, Paynesville project delayed

Onsite works at the Slip Road Maritime Precinct in Paynesville have been delayed and are expected to restart this July.
January 24, 2023

East Gippsland Australia Day Award recipients announced

More than 150 people celebrated East Gippsland’s annual Australia Day Awards, held at Newlands Arm Community Centre on Saturday, 21 January.
January 23, 2023

Make sure your pet’s details are up to date

East Gippsland Council is calling on residents to ensure that their pet has a current registration tag.
January 12, 2023

Helen Martin 2023 awards ambassador

East Gippsland Shire Council will hold its East Gippsland Australia Day Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 21 at the Newlands Arm.
January 10, 2023

Feedback invited on Council’s vision for Arts and Culture

The draft Culture and Creativity Strategy is out now for community feedback.
January 9, 2023

Council seeks community input on rural and housing issues

Council has welcomed community feedback to date on two important plans to guide the future of rural land use and the growth of towns.
January 4, 2023

Awards a celebration of community contribution

Community members, groups and event organisers who have done great things for our region will be celebrated at the Australia Day Awards.
December 23, 2022

East Gippsland tourism bounces back

A recently released visitor survey report has revealed the strongest tourism results for East Gippsland in 14 years.
December 19, 2022

Seed Library is here!

Interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables but not sure where to start? Borrow your way to a productive garden.
December 15, 2022

Council’s holistic strategy for future prosperity

A new strategy to strengthen the region’s economy and support existing and emerging industries has been adopted by Council.
December 14, 2022

Recovery progressing, still more to be done

East Gippsland Shire Council has released its third progress report on the region’s recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires.
December 13, 2022

𝕮𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖒𝖆𝖘 𝖒𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖆𝖌𝖊 𝖋𝖗𝖔𝖒 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕸𝖆𝐲𝖔𝖗 🎅

On behalf of the Councillors and staff, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and safe New Year.
December 12, 2022

Bushfire report shows rebuild a challenging process

East Gippsland Shire Council has released its third progress report on the region’s recovery from the 2019-20 East Gippsland Bushfires.
December 12, 2022

Rural land use, future housing in Council spotlight 

Rural land use, future housing in Council spotlight 
December 8, 2022

Don’t overstay in your sleigh

Christmas and the holiday season are fast approaching and as a result our towns enjoy a boost in visitation.
December 6, 2022

You can help the planet this Christmas

East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging everyone to keep waste and sustainability in mind when enjoying the festive season.
November 28, 2022

Young people future-proofing bushfire-hit regions

Young East Gippslanders from bushfire-hit areas are leading recovery and preparedness efforts in their communities thanks to a new project.
November 21, 2022

Council planning officer scoops major award

Victoria’s top accolade for a young planning professional has been awarded to East Gippsland Shire Council Planning Officer Kyra Collins.
November 18, 2022

Talent on show as Youth Art Prize winners announced

Some of the region’s top young artistic talent was on show as part of the 2022 East Gippsland Youth Art Prize.
November 14, 2022

Record numbers celebrate early opening at Orbost pool

Families have jumped at the chance to get into the swim this spring, with a record 93 students heading to Orbost Outdoor Pool
November 11, 2022

Native timber harvesting – statement

Mayor Cr Mark Reeves provides a statement on native timber harvesting.
November 8, 2022

Service centre and library hours trialled for 12 months

Council will be trialing new opening hours at its service centres and libraries during a 12-month trial that will monitor community use.
November 7, 2022

Flood relief and recovery – Orbost and Marlo information sessions

Information sessions will be held in Orbost and Marlo on 10 November to discuss recent flood events and the outlook for the Snowy catchment.
November 4, 2022

Shine the spotlight on a local hero

It’s that time of year again – time to nominate inspiring individuals for the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards.
November 3, 2022

Buchan’s pathway to tourist-led prosperity

Work on a pathway linking Buchan with its most popular tourism drawcard, the extraordinary limestone Buchan Caves, kicks off 7 November.
November 3, 2022

Groups benefit from community projects, arts and heritage grants

More than $72,000 will be handed out to 16 groups in round one of the 2022-23 ‘Community Projects Grants’ and ‘Art and Heritage' programs.
October 31, 2022

Exciting opportunity for tourism event organisers

Council is seeking applications from event organisers to join the program and be eligible for up to $20,000 value.
October 26, 2022

Mark Reeves re-elected Mayor

Council has re-elected Cr Mark Reeves as Mayor, unopposed, for the next 12 months.
October 24, 2022

Community invited to celebrate with young artists

The public is invited to join us at the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize official ceremony on Thursday, October 27 from 4.00 pm.
October 24, 2022

Staff recognised for bushfire response

National Emergency Medals were presented to about 60 East Gippsland Shire Council staff on Wednesday 19 October.
October 20, 2022

Council steps up to community satisfaction survey challenge

Community satisfaction survey results for 2022 have been released by East Gippsland Shire Council
October 19, 2022

Bairnsdale residential hotel gets tick of approval

Bairnsdale residential hotel gets tick of approval
October 18, 2022

Anger at MAV vote to rush end of native forest harvesting

Council has slammed a Municipal Association Victoria vote to hasten the end of native forest timber harvesting
October 12, 2022

Council places ‘value’ on staff contribution

Respect, collaboration, integrity and accountability – values that are helping to deliver a broad range of services to our community.
October 12, 2022

State asked to stump up for school crossings

East Gippsland Shire Council is advocating for the Victorian Government to fully fund the school crossing supervision program.
October 11, 2022

Council calls for financial independence

Council, together with the MAV, is asking the State Government to better recognise the economic challenges faced by local government.
October 10, 2022

Wetlands project a winner for environment

A project to construct wetlands at 76 Crooke Street, East Bairnsdale, will have significant environmental and landowner benefits.
October 6, 2022

Farmers reaping rewards of mentor program

A group of farmers have recently completed a mentoring course to help them recover from the bushfires, drought and floods.
October 5, 2022

Buchan hosts STAY expo

Accommodation operators from across the region will converge on Buchan on November 16 for STAY.
October 3, 2022

Apply now for East Gippsland Youth Ambassador Program

Passionate about creating positive change in your community, having fun and meeting new people? Or do you know a young person who is?
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.
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