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Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Free urban fruit tree removal program has been extended until the end of October.

Property owners with unwanted fruit trees in residential yards have until the end of October to apply to have them removed at no cost through the Urban Fruit True Removal Program.

The program is part of a regional approach to combating the spread of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) and has been extended to accommodate the high number of property owners opting to remove unwanted fruit trees.

More than 600 applications have been received to have unwanted fruit trees removed from residential yards since the program began in July.  

Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator Ross Abberfield said unattended fruit trees and rotten fruit left on the ground or tree provide an ideal breeding ground for fruit fly.

To find out more about Queensland Fruit Fly click here.





Monday, 16 October, 2017


Ecologists Tim D'Ombrain, Janet Leversha and Ian Castle from Biodiversity Services have embarked on a spring-summer assessment of roadsides in the Strathbogie Shire.

Several weeks into the assessment, Tim said they were very impressed with the quality and standard of roadside vegetation in the region.

This assessment involves driving along each Council-managed road, recording every plant species identified on the roadsides.

Every time they record a species it is geographically referenced and photographed.

An assessment of the conservation value and nature of the native vegetation on the roadsides is made.

The assessment will provide Council with a huge amount of detailed data that will make roadside management a more time and cost-effective process.

For more of the story, click here.

Image: Ecologists Ian Castle, Janet Leversha and Tim D'Ombrain from Biodiversity Services undertaking the Strathbogie Shire's Roadside Conservation Assessment.



Friday, 6 October, 2017

Pool users are encouraged to share their views and opinions on aquatic facilities as part of the development of the Shire-Wide Community Pools Stategy.

A Community User Survey is now open to the public (until October 29) and builds on the information received from the initial pools survey carried out more than a year ago.

The findings of the community consultation, which also provides an opportunity to make a public submission, will play a key role in the development of the Community Pools Strategy currently being undertaken by Otium Planning Group.

The survey will be emailed to community memebrs who completed the initial pools survey and who elected to be kept informed (this is also available online at Council's website).

Hard copies of the survey are available at Strathbogie Shire Council's Euroa office, Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, Avenel Newsagency and the Euroa, Nagambie and Violet Town libraries.

For the full story click here.

To complete the pools survey, visit

Or to make a public submission, click here






Thursday, 5 October, 2017

Preliminary site works are underway at Euroa's Memorial Oval as part of the second netball court project.

The $213,000 project will see Euroa home to a state of the art netball facility.

Soil testing on the site has been undertaken with other works to include the relocation of the pump shed and associated pipe work currently being determined.

New access gates to the cricket practice nets will be installed in the next week as apart of the site preparation works.

The new show court is expected to be completed in early 2018.

For more click here.


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