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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

Mayor’s 2021 Christmas Message

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

East Gippsland Health Worker Thank You Day

We are declaring Thursday 4 November 2021 as East Gippsland Health Worker Thank You Day.
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 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.
October 27, 2021

Community panel members contribute to enhancing East Gippsland

Community panel members marked the occasion with the unveiling of a plaque on Tuesday 26 October at Howitt Park, Bairnsdale.
October 20, 2021

Solar and batteries power a boost for clubs at Lucknow reserve 

Clubs at Lucknow Recreation Reserve are celebrating the installation of a money-saving solar and battery storage system
October 19, 2021

Council acts to promote a respectful community for all

A new charter that emphasises the importance of mutual respect between East Gippsland Shire Council staff, councillors and customers has bee
October 15, 2021

Leadership opportunity for young people

Young people are being encouraged to apply for a free program that will build their leadership skills and help make East Gippsland better.
October 8, 2021

Improved infrastructure a step closer

Council proposes to endorse a Special Charge Scheme to help an industrial precinct reach its full potential.
October 7, 2021

Council endorses Annual Report noting support for communities

Council has endorsed its Annual Report 2020-21, spotlighting the work done to support communities
October 4, 2021

Council confirms full cost of Fingerboards hearing participation

East Gippsland Shire Council has confirmed the total external cost associated with its involvement in the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project
September 17, 2021

East Gippsland welcomes newest citizens

East Gippsland has welcomed 12 new Aussies at a citizenship ceremony held this morning, coinciding with Australian Citizenship Day
September 15, 2021

‍New footpath a step in the right direction for safety

East Gippsland Shire Council is building a new footpath that will provide Eastwood locals with a safer route to school and shops.
September 7, 2021

Tell us about health and wellbeing priorities

Council is leading the development of a new four-year municipal health and wellbeing plan, ‘Well placed for Wellbeing'.
September 6, 2021

Dear Premier: Regional lockdowns are taking their toll

Regional lockdowns are taking their toll on East Gippsland communities. Mayor Cr Mendy Urie writes to Premier Daniel Andrews.
August 11, 2021

Council offers zero fees to promote zero waste 

Council is lightening the load on residents’ hip pockets by making it free to drop off recyclable items polystyrene and e-waste.
August 11, 2021

Safer speed limit for Forge Creek Road

An 80km/h speed limit will be introduced on Forge Creek Road from Monday, August 23, to help tackle its unenviable crash and trauma record.
August 9, 2021

Support your community, get COVID vaccinated

Mayor Cr Mendy Urie has joined with the leaders of East Gippsland’s hospitals to urge people to get vaccinated in the fight against Covid.
August 6, 2021

Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre to sport biggest solar system

East Gippsland Shire Council is tapping into the power of the sun to save on energy costs by installing its largest-ever solar system.
August 6, 2021

Hockey players score synthetic pitch for WORLD Sporting Precinct

Local hockey players are celebrating the news that Bairnsdale is getting a synthetic hockey pitch
July 30, 2021

Bullock Island Bridge replacement – closure to pedestrians

Work on the Bullock Island Bridge Replacement Project in Lakes Entrance is now under way.
July 29, 2021

Feedback invited on Rural Land Use Strategy

Community feedback is invited on a draft Rural Land Use Strategy which will guide planning decisions on development of rural land.
July 27, 2021

Fingerboards hearing concludes

The public hearing for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee concluded last week after 10 weeks and 36 heari
July 15, 2021

East Gippsland towns recognised at Top Tourism Town Awards

Lakes Entrance has scored a silver medal at the Victoria Tourism Industry Council's Top Tourism Town Awards
July 15, 2021

East Gippslanders dismayed by fire grants program

East Gippsland community leaders have written to the Prime Minister to express disappointment with a bushfire recovery grants program.
July 14, 2021

Community Vision, Council Plan outline East Gippsland future

East Gippsland Shire Council adopted the Community Vision 2040 and the Council Plan 2021-25 at the June 29 Council meeting.
July 13, 2021

Council adopts Annual Budget

East Gippsland Shire Council’s Budget 2021-22 was adopted at an Unscheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 29.
July 12, 2021

Clubrooms a focal point for Mallacoota community

The new Mallacoota Community Clubrooms were officially opened on Sunday 11 July, 2021.
July 6, 2021

East Gippsland welcomes 32 new citizens

Bairnsdale hosted the region’s latest citizenship ceremony which saw 32 conferees initiated as Australian citizens on Tuesday 6 July.
July 6, 2021

Council cheers female-friendly upgrade funding for Bairnsdale ovals

Bairnsdale City Oval and neighbouring Peppercorn Park are set for new and much-needed female-friendly change rooms.
June 30, 2021

New ag appointments, farmers asked to share their views

The final two positions on the East Gippsland Agriculture Sector Advisory Committee have been filled by Ian Cane and Simon Turner.
June 30, 2021

New website to showcase East Gippsland

A new website that will improve the East Gippsland visitor experience is now live.
June 24, 2021

Council to consider major documents

Council will consider the adoption of five major documents next Tuesday 29 June.
June 23, 2021

Big general waste bins phased out

East Gippsland Shire Council is phasing out a scheme that saw some residents receive large, 240-litre red-lidded bins.
June 21, 2021

Lucknow community sporting great new facility

The new Lucknow Recreation Reserve clubrooms are officially open!
June 17, 2021

‘Plug In’ to learn from music experts

Want to build new skills, learn industry knowledge and progress your music career to a whole new level?
June 9, 2021

Mobile library service cancelled - NSW border region

Our mobile library service will not visit some towns on Thursday 10 June due to COVID restrictions entering NSW.
June 7, 2021

Bullock Island Bridge build begins

Work to replace the Bullock Island Bridge in Lakes Entrance will begin today, Monday, June 7 and will provide reliable long-term access.
May 31, 2021

Multi-million dollar May delivers big for communities

Today’s announcement of a further $9 million for bushfire recovery infrastructure projects is great news for East Gippsland.
May 25, 2021

Bushfire recovery progress report released

The East Gippsland Bushfire Recovery Committee has released its Second Recovery Progress Report.
May 25, 2021

Our Rebuild Support Service offers advice and expertise

Our Rebuild Support Service is a key way we are helping community members in their recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires.
May 16, 2021

Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project update

Implementation of the Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project has been gaining momentum in recent months.
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.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021