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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Are you passionate about customer service and would like to contribute to enhancing Council’s customer service experience?

Strathbogie Shire Council is creating a Customer Service Reference Group as we embark on the implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management System and we are looking for community members to be a part of the group.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said this is part of Council’s focus on improving efficiencies and increasing the level of communication the community receives when they contact Council with an enquiry.

“We are now seeking the involvement of our community to ensure we capitalise on the opportunities presented with our new system and work towards better meeting the needs and expectations of our community,” Cr McClaren.

The role of the Customer Service Reference Group is to:

  • Act as a reference group for customer service programs, policies and procedures
  • Provide advice to Council on improvements in customer service relationships
  • Provide advice to Council on customer request management and complaint handling
  • Monitor, review, investigate and recommend new initiatives in customer service

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Food safety advice following power outage

Monday, 10 December, 2018 

Food safety is important following a power outage.

Food that has not been properly refrigerated can be become contaminated and can cause food poisoning.

Please read Council's advice in relation to food safety for residents and businesses impacted by the recent power outage. 

Food safety following power outage

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Council to provide submission on ARTC Project

Friday, 7 December, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council invites the community of Euroa and surrounds to come and give their ideas on the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) project for the Anderson Street Bridge as Council prepares to provide its submission.

These sessions will take place at Euroa Council Chambers on Friday 14th December, Monday 17th December and Tuesday 18th December from 5-6pm and will give the community the opportunity to get information and have discussion about the project with Strathbogie Shire Councillors and staff.

Manager Planning and Investment, Emma Kubeil said Council is committed to engaging with, and advocating for the community through its submission.

“We want to hear from the Euroa community so that we are best placed to represent our community with the submission we provide to ARTC,” Ms Kubeil said.

“We encourage those who would like to provide feedback to make their submission via ARTC’s website and come along to drop in session to let us know your potential solutions.”

“Our scope to amend or submit alternatives to the designs will be limited by the parameters of the ARTC project, but we want to get the best outcome possible for Euroa within these parameters,” Ms Kubeil explained.

Council has been advised ARTC is at the 70 percent phase of their design and feasibility for the project and the community will have another opportunity to comment further in February 2019.

Council has had two formal briefings with ARTC and engineering drawings were sent to Council on Monday 26th November seeking relevant Council Officer’s submission in relation to the structural components of the project.

To provide feedback or questions to ARTC, you can visit, call 1800 732 761 or email


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Friendlies Oval Upgrade underway

Friday, 30 November, 2018

Redevelopment works on the Euroa Friendlies Oval have begun with the recent removal of the old concrete wicket and boundary fence.

Current works include the reshaping of the playing surface, widening of the oval at the north and south ends and preparation of the ground with soil and fertiliser.

The next steps for the project will include the replantation of the ground with Santa Ana couch grass including three new turf wickets, the establishment of an automated irrigation system and a new white picket boundary fence.

Rob Asquith, Friendlies Oval Subcommittee member and one of the drivers of the project along with Peter Morley and Peter Woodhouse, said it is great to see works underway.

“We have had such wonderful support from the local community through fundraising so it is great to be able to start delivering the project,” Mr Asquith said.

“It is going to be a fantastic ground for our local cricket, hockey and tennis clubs, as well as significantly improving the presentation of Euroa when coming in from the northern entry.”

Seven Creeks Ward Councillor and Chair of the Friendlies Oval Subcommittee, Cr John Mason said it is fantastic to see the committee and local community rewarded for their efforts.

“Council is so pleased to be able to partner with our community and the Victorian Government to ensure the long-term future of the Friendlies Oval,” Cr Mason said.

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Council advocates for gender equality and respect

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

The World Health Organisation (2017) estimates about one in three women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.

This is among a string of shocking statistics that currently surround gender-based violence.

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and the impact of gender-based violence.

The campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Strathbogie Shire Council has joined a number of other councils in North East Victoria to advocate for gender equity and respect in its local community.

This year, Strathbogie is running a social media campaign with videos and content addressing the direct link between gender inequity and violence.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:29:47 +1100
New Bushfire Place of Last Resort for Euroa

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council has endorsed Kirkland Avenue, between Clifton Street and Bury Street, as the Bushfire Place of Last Resort (Bushfire Neighbourhood Safer Place) for Euroa.

The need for a new Bushfire Place of Last Resort came after the Euroa Service Centre was decommissioned as the designated location earlier this year.

The Kirkland Avenue location was endorsed by Council at the recent Ordinary Meeting in Strathbogie.

The following locations in the Strathbogie Shire are also Bushfire Places of Last Resort:

  • Avenel Recreation Reserve Pavilion, bounded by Swamp Road, Anderson Street and Watson Street, Avenel
  • Longwood Recreation Reserve Pavilion, Down Street, Longwood
  • Mangalore Airport Main Building, 331 Aerodrome Road, Mangalore
  • Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre, 66 Loddings Lane, Nagambie
  • Ruffy Recreation Reserve Oval, Noye Lane, Ruffy
  • Strathbogie Golf Club House, Armstrong Avenue, Strathbogie
  • Violet Town Recreation Reserve Pavilion, Tulip Street, Violet Town

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:27:23 +1100
Heavy vehicle and machinery forum

Monday, 26 November, 2018

Heavy vehicle operators in the Strathbogie Shire and surrounding region are invited to attend a forum to learn more about the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulations.

Between March 2017 and March 2018, 184 people died from 163 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks and 32 people died from 27 fatal crashes involving buses.

Roadsafe Goulburn Valley is partnering with Strathbogie Shire Council, VicRoads, Regional Roads Victoria, Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA), the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Victoria Police to deliver the forum which will address issues within today’s transport industry, with particular reference to the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulations.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council encourages truck, bus and heavy machinery companies and operators to come along.  

“This is a great opportunity to address heavy vehicle safety and ensure all of our local operators understand the new regulations and have the opportunity to ask questions,” Mayor McClaren said.

“Attendees will hear from a number of different speakers, including representatives from Victoria Police, Highway Patrol and VicRoads.”

Spaces are limited, so please register for the forum by emailing with confirmation of attendance at one of the sessions.

Light refreshments will be provided at both sessions.

Forum details

Thursday, 6 December, 2018

Session 1: 8.30- 10.00am Nagambie Rowing Club, 301-305 High Street, Nagambie

Session 2: 11.30am- 1pm Euroa Conference Centre, Memorial Oval, Slee Street, Euroa

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Nagambie-Locksley Road upgrade resumes

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Upgrade works on the Nagambie-Locksley Road have recommenced this week, following a significant delays due to weather conditions, the need to relocate Telstra Services at the site and the revision of the original project plan.

Group Manager Community Assets, Jeff Saker said some wet weather at the time created some delays and culvert works revealed a lack of existing crushed rock pavement in parts of the road.

“As a result of this finding, the design needed to be revised to strengthen the road, with an increase in the depth of pavement to better carry heavy traffic,” Mr Saker explained.

“The new design has been completed and we have now resumed works.”

“I’d like to thank the community for their ongoing patience during this delay and look forward to delivering on this project which we hope to complete in early 2019, subject to weather conditions,” Mr Saker said.

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Transit lane under Chinamans Bridge for safety

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

A transit lane has been created on the Goulburn River under Chinamans Bridge in Nagambie to guide vessels under the steel span of the bridge.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor and Chair of the Nagambie Waterways Advisory Committee Amanda McClaren said the transit lane has been put in place to address public safety concerns associated with the deterioration of the bridge.

“Council is urging waterways users to utilise the lane designated by the floating buoys and act with caution when travelling near the bridge,” Cr McClaren said.

The deterioration of the bridge has been worsened by vandalism, including the apparent scavenging of timber elements for firewood.

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