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Monday, 14 January, 2019

So far this financial year, 70% of waste material collected from household bins in the Strathbogie Shire has been diverted from landfill, whilst recycling contamination levels remain consistent with the state-wide average.

Strathbogie Shire Council would like to congratulate residents for their ongoing commitment to the three-bin kerbside collection which continues to have outstanding results.

Council’s Waste Management Engineer, Darren Ritchie said the amount of organic waste in particular continues to grow.

“Organics quantities continue to rise with the warmer weather and we have seen contamination rates fall to their lowest levels over the past six months, falling below 2 percent in September, October, November and December,” Mr Ritchie said.

“Landfill waste continues to be the lowest volume collected of the three waste streams, which is fantastic to see.”

Mr Ritchie said despite these outstanding results, Council reminds residents medical waste cannot be placed in any of your household bins and must be disposed of via legally compliant means through a contractor or disposal facility licensed to hand medical waste.

“Medical waste is healthcare waste that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials,” Mr Ritchie explained.

Mr Ritchie said there was an incident in the shire recently where a small number of medical syringes were found within a load delivered to the composting facility.

“Although it was a minimal quantity, this resulted in the need to class the entire load as contaminated due to risk and safety concerns, with all of the organic material taken to landfill for disposal at Council’s expense,” he explained.

Instead, residents should arrange a professional who is licensed to collect and dispose of medical waste, or drop it off at a suitably licenced disposal facility.

Sharps containers are available and can be returned when full at the following locations:

Euroa Health - 36 Kennedy Street, Euroa

Nagambie Health Care - 22 Church Street, Nagambie

 

Friday, 11 January, 2019

GoFish Nagambie is Australia’s richest and largest freshwater fishing tournament and outdoor lifestyle festival. In its inaugural year, the festival will bring Australia’s favourite outdoor activity, fishing, to the forefront.

The uniquely Australian program of activities runs over the ANZAC Day weekend from 25 – 28 April 2019, at the Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre on the banks of the iconic Goulburn River and Nagambie Lakes, an undiscovered fishing gem.

The highlight of the family-friendly program is the GoFish Nagambie fishing tournament boasting a guaranteed and whopping $500,000 in cash and prizes.

Anglers can choose between boat, bank and kayak and prizes are awarded across each age category and targeted species.

Organisers are excited to see anglers come from far and wide to compete in this competition and put their skills to the test to try and catch the largest fish and take out the massive cash prize.

GoFish Nagambie ambassador and freshwater fishing young gun Rhys Creed is excited about the event because of its attraction to the broader community.

“It’s set to be the biggest fishing tournament in the country, in one of the best cod fishing locations in Australia – it’s the people’s fishing competition,” he said.

The nature of the event and competition means anyone can get out on the water and wet a line.

“Bringing anglers of all abilities to one place to have a good time, learn more about fishing and for them to see what Nagambie has to offer is a huge opportunity for both the local community and the fishing industry”.

Click here for the full story

 

 

Thursday, 10 January, 2019

Is your new year’s resolution to improve your fitness or get healthier?

Maybe you’d like to try something new or volunteer more in your local community?

Well we’ve got you covered here in the Strathbogie Shire with Euroa Parkrun.

What is Euroa Parkrun? It’s a timed 5km walk or run that happens every Saturday at 8am at the beautiful Seven Creeks Park organised by local volunteers.

Parkrun takes place at the same time every Saturday at locations all over Australia and the world.

Founder of Euroa Parkrun, Ellie Beadle said she and seven other local community members had participated in Parkrun in other towns and wanted one for Euroa.

“Coming together made us realise how beautiful our town is and how we could improve the utilisation of the walking tracks and Parkrun gave us the opportunity to give back to the community and create an event for all ages and abilities that supported wellbeing holistically,” Ms Beadle explained.

“People join Parkrun for many reasons; it’s social, friendly, for fitness, training, achievement, for overall wellbeing or to get out into the community.”

There are all types of state, national and global Parkrun challenges that have people travelling all over the place.

“It is free, fun and so rewarding as a participant or volunteer to see those smiles, words of encouragement and hi-fives.”

Ellie and the team hope to continue to grow Parkrun in 2019 and encourage people to join by completing a simple online registration at www.parkrun.com.au/euroa, or register to be a volunteer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Seven Creeks Ward Councillor, John Mason is a regular parkrunner and said it is a fantastic way to keep active.

“Parkrun Euroa is a great activity for people of all abilities to get outside and active in their local community,” Cr Mason said.

“I encourage anyone thinking about joining to come along and give it a go.”

 

 

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019

A variety of interesting and inspiring guest speakers are lined up to present at the upcoming Australia Day ceremonies which will be taking place in Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town on Saturday 26th January.

Euroa and Nagambie will hear from Ms Madeleine Buchner, an author, social innovator and founder and CEO of Little Dreamers Australia.

Madeleine will share her story growing up as a young carer to a brother and mother with a myriad of health issues and her journey as an advocate for policy change and driving awareness and fundraising.

Euroa will also host the Citizenship Ceremony which will be conducted by Mayor Amanda McClaren.

Mr Neil O’Sullivan, principal of Avenel Primary School and coordinator of the Avenel Auskick Program will be the guest speaker at Avenel, talking about his experience working in education for the last two decades.

The Longwood community will hear from their local primary school students who will talk about embracing community spirit and what Australia Day means to them.

Mr Claude Lombard OAM will be guest speaker at the Strathbogie Australia Day celebrations, sharing his story as a successful Australian business owner and his tireless work in both the business and philanthropic communities.

Violet Town will hear from Bruce Cumming about his work in communications helping people and organisations tell their stories in their own voice.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council welcomes one and all to attend the Australia Day celebrations.

“The Australia Day ceremonies are a fantastic way for us to give thanks for this wonderful sunburnt country we are so lucky to call home and provides the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate some of the outstanding individuals and groups who contribute so much to the Strathbogie Shire,” Mayor McClaren said.

Click here for the event details

Photo credit: Euroa Gazette

 

 


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