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Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

A variety of works have commenced in Euroa this week to address public safety at a number of busy intersections and locations.

Works at the northern end of Binney Street involve the upgrading and widening of the current traffic island to be made safer for pedestrians.

The pedestrian crossing is being located further back from the intersection to allow vehicles more time to observe crossing pedestrians when turning into Binney Street.

The widening provides for better access, particularly for prams and assisted walking devices.

Works at Binney Street are anticipated to be completed in June 2018.

Director of Community Assets Roy Hetherington said a pedestrian refuge has also been scheduled for construction at Kirkland Avenue near the intersection at Bury Street.

“This part of Kirkland Avenue has been recognised as having high pedestrian usage due to the popularity of the Travellers Rest and the Seven Creeks Park,” Mr Hetherington said.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 23 May 2018 07:55:45 +1000
Council acknowledges volunteers in the shire

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week (21- 27 May 2018), Strathbogie Shire Council would like to acknowledge all of the local volunteers who dedicate their time to benefit the Strathbogie Shire.

As part of the Wear Orange Wednesday campaign, Council staff wore orange to honour the SES volunteers across Australia who give up their time to serve their communities in floods, storms and other emergencies and to acknowledge all volunteers in the Strathbogie Shire who give back to their community.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said she is constantly blown away by the generosity of local individuals and community groups.

“Our shire may be small in stature but boy we are an active bunch,” Mayor McClaren said.

“It is the ongoing commitment of volunteers that make our communities tick; from the local CFA, Euroa SES and the Euroa Community Cinema, to the Visitor Information Centres and the multitude of community groups and passionate individuals.”

“Volunteers and are absolutely crucial in times of emergency and provide valuable services for residents and visitors alike, generating tourism and economic growth for the region,” Cr McClaren explained.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one you who volunteer in our shire; we wouldn’t be anywhere without volunteers.”

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 23 May 2018 07:29:47 +1000
Draft Community Pools Strategy on public exhibition

Monday, 21 May, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council has released the Community Pools Strategy Report for public exhibition until 5pm Friday 22 June 2018.

Residents are encouraged to read the report and provide a submission to Council by emailing or providing a written letter to Customer Service.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor and Community Pools Working Group Chair Amanda McClaren said the report will be vital to ensuring the sustainability and viability of the shire’s pools which continue to provide enormous benefit to our communities.

“I would like to sincerely thank the Community Pools Working Group and the community for their ongoing input throughout this process; your feedback has been truly valuable in getting this report to its final stages,” Mayor McClaren said.

“We now call on our community again for their valuable input.”

“The final report will give Council the research, understanding and expertise to make sound and viable decisions when it comes to the future of our pools,” she said.

A copy of the report is available on the Strathbogie Shire website or by visiting Customer Service at 109A Binney Street Euroa or 317 High St Nagambie.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 22 May 2018 00:26:38 +1000
Council to appoint Roads Advisory Committee

Friday, 18 May, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council is gearing up to appoint a Roads Advisory Committee and is calling on the community for expressions of interest.

The advisory committee will be involved in the development and review of policy and strategy relating to the shire’s road network and the management of roadsides, including road safety issues and initiatives of community benefit.

Three volunteers will be selected to be members of the advisory committee from expressions of interest, alongside two Councillors, two Council staff members and a representative from VicRoads.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said providing quality infrastructure is one of Council’s key priorities outlined in the Council Plan and the shire’s roads are a central part of this.

“Our road network is an area that our community regularly expresses interest in. This was particularly highlight during our Let’s Talk- We’re Listening campaign last year,” Mayor McClaren explained.

“We thought a Roads Advisory Committee would provide the opportunity for greater community involvement in advising on the strategies and policies that guide the management of our roads and roadsides.”

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 18 May 2018 06:13:32 +1000
Supported Playgroups Facilitator for Strathbogie

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council has welcomed new funding from the Victorian Government for more and better support for young children in the Strathbogie Shire.

The Victorian Government funding will be utilised by Council to deliver supported playgroups and in-house support for families in need of a helping hand.

Hristina Serovska has been appointed by Strathbogie Shire Council as the Supported Playgroups Facilitator and will be conducting these playgroups.

Smalltalk Playgroups will assist parents in supporting their child’s learning and development during their early years (0-4 years) to provide a smooth transition to kindergarten.

Hristina said the program is all about empowering parents to use every day opportunities in their home to support their child’s development.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 17 May 2018 22:57:34 +1000
Strengthen Strathbogie

We have been working hard to Strengthen Strathbogie by advocating for a number of key issues faced by our shire.

More coming soon...

]]> (Kerryanne Boer (CVWD)) About Council Tue, 15 May 2018 06:49:17 +1000
"Detox Your Home" of chemicals safely

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 and can call 1300 363 744 for further information about the event.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Mon, 14 May 2018 04:09:25 +1000
Regions; Bring out your best!

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

The Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards have been launched for 2018 and the search for our community champions has begun. 

Mayor Amanda McClaren invites all residents to be proactive by nominating an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire our community.

“It would be great for our local community contributors to be showcased in these awards” said Mayor McClaren.We need to give thanks and now you can by nominating them into one of these categories; 

• Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award 
• Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
• Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Diversity and Inclusion Award
• Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award
• Regional Development Victoria Leadership and Innovation Award
• Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award 
• Henry Carus & Associates and Life Activities Clubs Victoria Senior Achievement Award 
• South West TAFE & Deakin University South West Regional Achiever Award 
• Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
• Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 08 May 2018 06:07:59 +1000
$313 million upgrade to Shepparton line

Thursday, 3 May, 2018

An investment of $313 million has been announced for Shepparton rail in the 2018-19 Victorian budget.

The funding will be for stage 2 of the upgrade which will pave the way for more services, improve the amenity and reliability of the line and deliver up to a 20 minute time reduction once complete.

The upgrade is forecast to be completed by 2021 and includes funding for a business case to finalise the scope and costs of stage 3 to deliver up to nine return services to Melbourne per day.

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Shepparton Rail Line

]]> (Alana Morrison) Latest News Thu, 03 May 2018 04:18:16 +1000
Fire restrictions over, but danger remains

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018

**On behalf of CFA**

Although the Fire Danger Period for the municipalities of Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie is over, the threat of fire in the landscape is still a present danger. Due to drier than usual conditions for this time of year, people are advised it is easy to lose control of burn-offs.

CFA District 22 Community Education Coordinator, Fiona Ritchie said “With the extra dry conditions lingering people need to realise it’s easier to lose control of a burn-off. Take care and have water readily available at all times and ensure your burn is 100% out before you leave it. Also NEVER leave your burn-off unattended, this goes for small backyard bonfires in drums too.”

Check with your local council to make sure you’re allowed to burn off. Some councils have regulations and Local Laws to adhere to. Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period, however Local Laws on burn-offs can apply year-round. To be on the safe side it’s best to check with your local council before lighting up.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 02 May 2018 07:09:10 +1000