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Friday, 5 July, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council is hosting a free screening of Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley [M] at the Euroa Community Cinema on Friday 12th July at 8pm as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, and NAIDOC Week, from 7- 14th July, is an annual event to raise awareness for reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

Echoing this year’s NAIDOC week theme, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’, the film is told through the stories of the people that live there, acting as a stark reminder of the importance to look at issues that are at once both complex and straightforward, and to hear, listen and understand those that know the realities of the situation far better than anyone else.

Strathbogie Shire Council has led the way in achieving state-wide local government support and recognition for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the movement for Voice, Treaty, Truth at the Municipal Association of Victoria State Council which was passed in May.

Honeysuckle Creek Ward Councillor Kate Stothers said achieving state-wide support for the statement was a positive step for Strathbogie Shire Council on the journey forward.

“Council’s resolution supports the sentiments contained in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the process for Aboriginal recognition and reform of the Constitution and a referendum to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament,” Cr Stothers explained.

“Euroa Library has an Indigenous Art Exhibition on display for the community to enjoy, including the Uluru Statement from the Heart mural, a cabinet display and children’s colouring sheets.”

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Monday, 14 May, 2018

Have you got household chemicals that you need to dispose of?

Strathbogie Shire residents are being urged to ‘Detox your Home’ – a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The household chemical collection program is coming to Mitchell Shire Council’s Seymour Works Depot (behind Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre) on Saturday 2 June between 10am-2pm.

Strathbogie Shire Waste Engineer Darren Ritchie is encouraging residents to make the most of the Seymour event as it is currently the closest collection program for Strathbogie Shire residents to dispose of their household chemicals- like pesticides, detergents and weed killers.

“Chemical wastes of any kind cannot be accepted at any of Strathbogie Shire Council’s Waste Transfer Stations, so the collection event occurring in Seymour provides the best opportunity for our residents to dispose of their unwanted toxic household chemicals,” Mr Ritchie explained.

Before attending the Seymour event, residents are reminded to check the list of items which can be accepted, by visiting http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-Your-Home/Waste-and-recycling/Detox-your-home/Items-accepted-and-not-accepted and can call 1300 363 744 for further information about the event.

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Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council’s 2018-19 draft Budget and revised Council Plan was released for public exhibition at tonight’s Special Council Meeting (Tuesday 24 March).

The budget has a strong focus on renewal and replacement of ageing infrastructure over the coming financial year, with a capital works budget of $10.268 million and a whole host of exciting projects, including:

  • Avenel Preschool Upgrade- $526,000 ($376,000 external funds)
  • Nagambie Recreation Reserve Upgrade- $250,000 ($150,000 external funds)
  • Euroa Visitor Information Centre- $160,000
  • Nagambie Toilet Block- $400,000
  • Friendlies Reserve improvements- $210,000 ($160,000 external funds)
  • Deep water boat ramp at Lake Nagambie- $395,000 (Pending $295,000 grant application)
  • Roads- resealing, road shoulders, re-sheeting, rehabilitation- $2.45 million 
  • Upgrade of zero class roads- $400,000
  • Bridges and major culverts- $1.25 million

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the budget endeavours to strike a balance between ratepayer affordability and the need to source adequate funds to maintain a large geographical area and significant infrastructure with a small ratepayer base.

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Monday, 28 May, 2018

Do you have a vision for a better Strathbogie Shire? Maybe there’s a project you’d like to get off the ground that you need funding for?

Pick My Project is a Victorian first community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects that provide a benefit to the community.

You can come up with a project idea, vote for your favourite projects, and receive the funding you need to make your community an even better place to live, work and play.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said the initiative is an exciting first for the Victorian Government and would love to see some of the funding come into the Strathbogie Shire.

“I am constantly blown away by the passion, dedication and hard work of the Strathbogie Shire community,” Mayor McClaren said.

“Our communities are best placed to identify and address local issues, and have the strengths and skills to shape a strong and vibrant future, so we encourage individuals and groups with ideas and visions for a better Strathbogie Shire to explore this opportunity.”

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