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Friday, 22 February, 2019

NAGAMBIE’S BOWLERS ARE SET to be powered by solar, as a new solar system donated by Yarra Energy Foundation switches on at Nagambie Bowls Club.

The 5.4kW solar system will power operations at the popular local venue, saving the club around $1500 in energy costs a year.

The system has been gifted to the club by Echo Group in conjunction with the Yarra Energy Foundation as part of Strathbogie Shire’s wildly successful solar bulk buy program, affectionately known as the Bogie Bulk Buy.

As the partnering organisation in the bulk buy, Echo Group and the Yarra Energy Foundation pledged to donate a free system to a local community group, with Nagambie Bowls Club striking it lucky.

Cr Amanda McClaren, Mayor of Strathbogie Shire Council, said that the success of the Bogie Bulk Buy is indicative of a profound energy shift taking place in rural Australia.

“Since we started the Bogie Bulk Buy with Yarra Energy Foundation and Echo Group, we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our community for switching to solar power,” she said.

“In a rural community where many people are struggling financially, saving money with solar is a no-brainer.”

“We’re also on the frontline for the impacts of climate change, as we’ve seen from the recent scorching heatwaves. As a community, it makes sense for us to work to reduce our climate impact by shifting to clean energy.”

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Restricted access to Turnbull Street bore

Friday, 22 February, 2019

The bore located on Turnbull Street in Euroa will now have restricted access from 7am to 8pm daily and will automatically shut off beyond these times.

Restricted access has been put in place by Strathbogie Shire Council due to current drought conditions reducing the capacity of the bore.

The bore will now be closed outside of these times and Council reminds the community of the following conditions:

•             The bore is for the use of Strathbogie Shire residents only

•             Maximum of 1000 litres per user

•             Stock use only

•             Not suitable for human consumption

Residents can report misuse to Council Offices on 1800 065 993.

We thank the community for their understanding and patience on this matter.

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Faithfuls Creek bridge closure

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Please be advised Faithfuls Creek Rd Bridge (near Sheans Creek Rd corner) has been closed for safety reasons.

Works will be undertaken to replace the bridge in the near future.

The bridge will be CLOSED to all traffic until 8 June 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please seek alternative routes during the closure period.

Queries may be directed to Mary Townsend at Strathbogie Shire Council on 1800 065 993. 

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Promotional sign to go to Planning Committee

Monday, 18 February, 2019

An application for the installation of a promotional sign at 15 Tarcombe Street, Euroa, will be put to Council for consideration at a Planning Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 26 February at 4pm.

This application was originally presented at the last meeting of the Planning Committee on 27 November 2018, but a decision was deferred to allow for additional consultation which was done by way of an additional notice in the Euroa Gazette.

The application was advertised and a total of five objections have been received, raising a number of issues including the size and location of the sign.

Since the deferral of the previous decision, the applicant has reduced the size of the sign from 42.4 to 27 square metres on each side; however this has not been done by way of formal amendment to the application.

Council invites anyone interested to take a look at the application and any documents that support the application at Council Offices at 109A Binney Street, Euroa.

The application and supporting documents can be accessed during office hours free of charge.

Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to Council before the Planning Committee Meeting.  

An objection must be sent to the Council in writing, include the reasons for the objection and state how the objector would be affected.


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February Euroa Cattle Sale Report

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

By Brad Gleeson, Landmark Euroa 

Euroa agents held their monthly store cattle sale on Wednesday 6th February, where agents yarded a respectable 1300 head of cattle.

Expectations were not set at high levels before the sale, with very limited grass and water available. Agents were pleased to see 4-5 major commission buyers in the buying gallery.

The sale commenced as always on the heavier run of yearling steers, with very few good quality pens and limited numbers in pens, prices across this category were generally 10-20 c/kg cheaper.

Once onto the lighter weight weaner steers, prices picked up and were generally firm with rates quoted from 270-300c/kg for the better end of the lighter weight steers.

The yarding of heifers was generally of secondary breeding and condition types. Prices varied depending on breed with many of the Angus and Angus cross cattle sold to fully firm rates, with strong demand for these cattle to go to future grain feeding.

Very few pens of cows and calves were offered, with one pen of 4x4 Angus cows and calves running back to the Angus bull sold for $1180. There was a larger offering of joined females which many were believed to be sold due to lack of water and feed to keep these animals. These cattle were mainly purchased by processors at kill valuerates.

Cattle were mainly purchased by commission buyers operating for interest in Tasmania, NSW and South Gippsland. One Goulburn Valley agent was also very prominent.

Top Sales

Ace Talasker

11 angus steers 12months. 390kg $1120

Ace Burnview

13 angus steers 8 months. 340kg $950

Ace Monea park

12 angus x steers 11/12 months 360kg $1030

Ace blythe Aire

19 charolais x steers 5/6 months 229 kg $675


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Let's talk waste education

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council, in partnership with Mitchell and Murrindindi Councils, will be developing a Waste Education Strategy for the Southern Goulburn Region.

In order to assist our communities, we want to know what you would like to learn about, and how we can better support your household to become more waste wise and produce less waste. 

A survey has been made available on the Strathbogie Shire website for residents to complete until Friday 19th March.

Additionally our Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Education Officer, Grace Davis-Williams, will be hosting a number of pop-up events in the area for community feedback.

At these events you can find out more about using the kerbside bins, access paper versions of the survey and discuss what types of educational programs you would like to see in relation to waste and resource recovery.

Ms Davis- Williams encourages the community to fill in the quick survey or pop in and chat with her at one of the pop-up events.

“We want to get a better understanding of community needs regarding waste and resource recovery education so that we can deliver an education program that is relevant and useful for local residents,” Ms Davis-Williams explained.

The following pop-up events are happening in the Strathbogie Shire:

Friday 15th February, Violet Town 

8am – 11am, Violet Town Café (37-39 Cowslip Street, Violet Town)

Friday 15th February, Euroa

12pm – 3pm, Out the front of Burton’s IGA (75 Binney Street, Euroa)

Friday 22nd February, Avenel

9am – 12pm, Harvest Home Hotel/Café (1 Bank Street, Avenel)

Friday 22nd February, Nagambie 

1pm – 4pm, Out the front of Champions IGA (259 High Street, Nagambie)

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Twilight Hawkers Market back by popular demand

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019

The Twilight Hawkers Market will once more bring great fun and flavour to Euroa on Saturday 23rd February at the Seven Creeks Park from 6pm.

Celebrating diversity and inclusion, this year’s celebration will feature the Sapphire Bollywood Dancers, who guarantee laughter and participation from all spectators.

Fabulous food, lively entertainment and kid’s competitions are what have attracted crowds in the past, so this winning formula will stay in 2019.

Strathbogie Shire Council has backed the event by kicking in a $3,000 Arts, Culture and Events Grant through their successful Community Grants Program.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council is pleased to be able to support community events that contribute to the social fabric of the local community.

“Events like the Twilight Hawkers Market are fantastic in providing social, cultural and recreational connectivity for our community, as well as contributing to local tourism and economic development.”

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Community Satisfaction Surveys underway

Monday, 4 February, 2019

A random selection of residents in the Strathbogie Shire will receive a phone call to participate in Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey to share their views about Council’s performance.

Independent market research agency, National Field Services will carry out the phone surveys, which provide an opportunity for Strathbogie Shire residents to assess Council’s performance and service delivery across a range of areas.

National Field Services will be taking calls from 1st February until 31st March.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council encourages residents to participate to help us understand their current performance and identify areas for improvement.

“We want to assure residents their personal details and individual responses are confidential in this survey,” Cr McClaren said.

“These surveys are undertaken every year and are useful in providing Council with an overall picture of current community satisfaction levels and where we can better meet the needs of our residents.”

If you have any questions relating to the Community Satisfaction Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993.


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Australia Day 2019 celebrates local achievements

Monday, 28 January, 2019

Thirty-two Strathbogie Shire residents and community groups were recognised and celebrated at the 2019 Australia Day Awards Ceremonies.

Ceremonies were held in the townships of Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

The Australia Day Awards acknowledge and celebrate the community service contributions and achievements of local people during the previous year.

The following candidates were selected as the 2019 shire-wide award winners:

Community Organisation of the Year- St Dunstan’s Film Society

The St Dunstan’s Film Society has grown in momentum over the last nine years and provides great entertainment for many community members. The Society has not only provided entertainment for the community, but has reinvigorated and utilised an unused space in Violet Town. The Society has been a lifeline for a lot of the elderly in town, giving them a chance to get out and socialise.

Community Event of the Year- Longwood Beer, Wine and Cider Festival

The inaugural Longwood Beer, Wine and Cider Festival was held on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. The event was organised by a sub-committee of the Longwood Football Netball Club. The positive impacts on the town and district exceeded expectations. An enjoyable and relaxing day was had amongst the gum trees on the fairway at the Longwood Community Centre by the four hundred plus crowd who were entertained by local musicians.

Junior Citizen of the Year- Ely Reid

Ely Reid has shown a strong interest and commitment to his local community in Avenel by seizing every opportunity to contribute, fundraise and participate. On 26th January 2018, Ely eagerly volunteered to sing the National Anthem solo at the Avenel Australia Day Ceremony and performed a wonderful song he co-wrote with his singing teacher about his love of Avenel and the things that make the community special to him.

Young Citizen of the Year- Beata Nikoloski

Beata was the 2018 School Captain and has very competently represented Euroa Secondary College at both ANZAC Day services at Euroa and on several occasions. As a part of the school captain’s role she attended and contributed to school council meetings. Beata was also a very valued member of the school band and an important member of a buddy program called Art Club at Euroa Secondary.

Citizen of the Year- Neil McLeod

Neil dedicates a substantial amount of his free time to providing medical care to the Nagambie community through his time as a volunteer with the Ambulance Service. On average, Neil volunteers more than 20 nights per month on top of working full time. He has also taken a leading role in fundraising activities to obtain vital equipment for the new First Aid Training facilities at the Ambulance Station.

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