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Friday, 21 September, 2018

If you’re a parent you can appreciate how quickly the young ones get bored and restless during school holidays.

Well rest assured, there are a number of fun activities and events happening in the Strathbogie Shire to make sure the kids are kept entertained and social throughout the holiday period.

The Euroa Community Cinema has a lot to offer, with kids matinee movies back by popular demand.

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games will be screened on Wednesday, 26 September at 2pm and a Sensory Friendly Screening will also be held on Thursday, 27 September at 1pm.

Sensory Friendly Films cater to those living with Autism and other sensory needs by creating a more relaxed environment where children can get up and move around, and where the lights will be turned up and the sound turned down.

Luis and the Aliens will be kicking off in the second week of the holidays, with three screenings.

The first screening is on Wednesday, 3 October at 2pm, a Sensory Friendly Screening will be held on Friday, 5 October at 1pm and if you missed out during the week you can also enjoy the film on Saturday, 6 October at 4pm.

Council is also running a free school holiday program for all primary and secondary school aged children.

The program will be conducted by Council’s Community Wellbeing staff and will take place in Avenel, Euroa, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

This will provide young people the opportunity to get active and socialise with their peers, with fun activities including interactive and drama games, art and craft and free Wi-Fi.

There are further details below, and you can contact Inga Hamilton at Council Offices on 1800 065 993 for more information.

Our local libraries in Euroa, Nagambie and Violet Town also have plenty of free school holiday sessions including stop motion video, pipe cleaner ninjas, yarn monsters and hungry caterpillar craft.

Click here for all the details


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Nominations open for Fairley Leadership

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Are you interested in regional issues and developing your leadership skills to be a catalyst for positive change in the local community?

Strathbogie Shire Council invites enthusiastic citizens of the Strathbogie Shire to apply to participate in the Fairley Leadership Program in 2019.

The Fairley Leadership Program is a Goulburn Murray based organisation which aims to develop leaders to explore major issues facing the region’s communities and ways to implement positive change.

This decision to sponsor a member of the local community was made at the Ordinary Council Meeting in May 2018.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren is a Fairley Fellow, was the Executive Director of the program between 2013 and 2014 and Chief Executive Officer between 2015 and 2016, before becoming mayor.

“We have very strong connections with the Fairley Leadership Program, with three previous mayors who are also Fairley Fellows, including Colleen Furlanetto who was mayor in 2016 and is a powerful advocate for those living with a disability.”

“Fairley is a nationally recognised qualification that builds skills and confidence and is a great way to network with other leaders in the region,” Cr McClaren said.

“As a council, we saw this as a fantastic opportunity to invest in our community leaders, who will play a crucial role in building flourishing communities.”

Click here to find out how to apply

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Shepparton NDIS Expo

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Are you ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme when it comes knocking on 1 January 2019?

The Shepparton NDIS Expo will provide those living with a disability and their families and supporters the opportunity to look at over 50 exhibits with a range of services for all ages, equipment, community and disability supports. There will also be information sessions on NDIS related topics.

This expo is being conducted by Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID), with the support of Greater Shepparton City Council and will feature a range of local, regional and state wide services available for participants of the NDIS, along with Information Sessions on topics related to the NDIS.

When: Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: McIntosh Centre, Thompson Street, Shepparton

Cost: Free

Contact: or 1800 655 570

Click here for more information

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Planned tree removals at Euroa Caravan Park

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council is planning to remove 14 trees at Euroa Caravan Park deemed hazardous and unhealthy in a recent independent arborists’ report.

The trees have been specifically identified and recommended for removal by a qualified independent arborist due to poor health evident by the extensive epicormics growth and the risk to public safety.

There will be a staged approach to the works based on risk.

Council values the amenity of the landscape along the Seven Creeks Reserve and will be undertaking remediation and replanting following the removals.

Council has been working with relevant stakeholders and community groups in relation to the proposed removals.

The removals of the trees require a planning approval process to be undertaken, which will provide an opportunity for community input via formal submissions.

If you have any further questions or concerns relating to the planned tree removals, please contact Strathbogie Shire Council on 1800 065 993 or email

Click here to access the plans

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Regional Awareness Tour promotes inclusion

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Victoria Police and Special Olympics Australia are calling on Nagambie and surrounds to get involved in their East Regional Awareness Tour, promoting the importance of inclusion and acceptance for people living with an intellectual disability.

The torch run will be making its way to the Nagambie Primary School (31 Goulburn Street) on Monday, 17 September at 2pm.

Victoria Police and Special Olympics Australia are also looking for local community members living with a disability who would like to be a part of the torch run.

The tour shares the Flame of Hope with communities across regional Victoria, with the issues of inclusion, physical activity and wellbeing at the forefront.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren encouraged the community to show their support.

“People living with an intellectual disability are often marginalised in their communities,” Mayor McClaren explained.

“Sport is a great way to address this social issue, as it provides great social and physical opportunities, and I really encourage people to get behind this.”

If you’re interested in attending and/or you’d like to be a part of the torch run, please contact Simon Rodder on 0427 469 424 or email

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Some quality lines of cattle at Euroa Sale

Thursday, 6 September, 2018

There were some very well bred lines among the 1400 yarded by Euroa Associated Agents for the September sale.

Cattle continued to show the effects of winter and the tight seasonal conditions at the sale, which took place on Wednesday, 5September.

Rodwells Stock Agent, Scott Meehan said despite the recent rainfall across some drought affected regions in the north, it’s too early to show or have any impact on prices in the store market.

“The market eased on some lines of cattle depending on breed and quality, but remained firm on better presented lines,” Mr Meehan explained.

“Feedlot buyers were less active at the market and this saw prices for these cattle fall under current rates being offered direct to the feedlot.”

Click here for the top prices

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Major Bridge Works in the Strathbogie Shire

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

Upgrade and replacement works will commence at five bridges in the Strathbogie Shire over the coming months, requiring road closures near Longwood, Euroa and Violet Town. 

Council advises seeking an alternative route, as these locations will mostly not involve detours.

The following bridges are scheduled for upcoming works:

Start Date


Finish Date

Road / Bridge


Tue   11 Sep 2018

Fri   28 Sep 2018

Oak Valley Rd Br 124

2.6km   from Hume Fwy

Mon   17 Sep 2018

Fri   5 Oct 2018

Grimwade Rd Br 138

2.4km   from Longwood Township

Wed   3 Oct 2018

Mon   22 Oct 2018

Robinson Rd Br 94

2.1km   from Pagets Rd

Mon   22 Oct 2018

Fri   9 Nov 2018

Ross Rd Bridge 95

2.3km   from Pagets Rd

Mon   12 Nov 2018

Fri   14 Dec 2018

Leckies Rd Br 50

2.8km   from Murchison-Violet Town Rd

Please note the mentioned dates are approximate and more up to date signage on the roads will apply. 

These works kick off over $2 million worth of works to bridges and major culverts for the 2018-19 Capital Works Program and continue Council’s commitment to upgrades and removal of load limits on local bridges.

Last financial year, 15 bridges in the Strathbogie Shire received works, including full reconstruction and strengthening works such as deck overlays and re-decking.

Council thanks the community for their patience and cooperation in advance.

If you have any questions on concerns in relation to these works, please contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email

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AMAZE NDIS Workshops

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

Please note the following workshops have been cancelled due to lack of interest.

If you would like to register your interest for future sessions like these, please contact Ashley Lythgo (details below).

Amaze is hosting a series of workshops with the support of Strathbogie Shire Council, which aim to increase the capacity of people with autism and their families to exercise choice and control in working under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which comes into effect on 1 January, 2019.

FOUR free workshops will cover the following important topics:                  

  • The NDIS
  • Pre-planning
  • Writing a Carer and Participant statement
  • Setting and writing goals
  • Effective communication
  • Advocacy
  • Community connections and peer support


Workshop 1: Tuesday 11th September, 2018.         10am – 12pm.

Workshop 2: Monday, 8th October,   2018.             10am – 12pm.

Workshop 3: Monday, 12th November, 2018.         10am – 12pm.

Workshop 4: Monday 3rd December, 2018             10am – 12pm.

Address: Alby Richardson Meeting Room – Euroa Library

               62 Binney Street

               Euroa, Victoria 3666

*Entry on Monday’s from Library Lane

To register: Contact Ashley Lythgo – 0407 839 323 or

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Small Business Bus pulling up in Euroa

Monday, 3 September, 2018

The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus will be stopping in Euroa on Monday 17 September from 10am-3.45pm in the car park at the corner of Binney and Brock Streets.

The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria this year, providing free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your business.

The free sessions are delivered by mentors from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) and can be tailored to address the specific needs of your business.

They can assist with things like developing a clear direction for your business, discussing key issues and priorities, and developing an action plan to achieve your goals.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren encouraged those thinking about starting a small business, or looking to develop their business, to take this opportunity.

“The Small Business Bus provides a chance for our local businesses to get expert advice and support to make informed decisions about their future,” Cr McClaren explained.

“This will be a great way for small businesses to ascertain what resources may be available to them and give them the opportunity to speak with experienced business mentors.”

Only one session is available for each business and bookings are essential.

Visit or call 13 22 15 to book your free one-on-one mentoring session.

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August Council Meeting Round-up

Friday, 31 August, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council met at the Avenel Memorial Hall for their Ordinary Council Meeting recently.

Avenel was one of many destinations visited in the shire as part of their roving Council Meetings.

All seven Councillors were back on deck for the meeting, which made for great discussion and information sharing among the group.

Highlights from the meeting included endorsement of the following items:

  • Avenel Action Group Community Plan 2018-2022
  • Access and Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2018 (Review)
  • MyStrathbogie Quarterly Bulletin
  • Tree Management Policy
  • Food Safety Management Framework Policy

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council was pleased to be able to visit Avenel and encourages the more of the community to attend Council Meetings.

“The roving Council Meetings give us the opportunity to be more accessible to residents throughout the shire and to hear about issues impacting them, as well as giving our communities the opportunity to be involved in local government,” Cr McClaren explained.

“It was also great to visit and make use of the fantastic Avenel Hall which is now state of the art after recent upgrades.”

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