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Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council’s 2018-19 draft Budget and revised Council Plan was released for public exhibition at tonight’s Special Council Meeting (Tuesday 24 March).

The budget has a strong focus on renewal and replacement of ageing infrastructure over the coming financial year, with a capital works budget of $10.268 million and a whole host of exciting projects, including:

  • Avenel Preschool Upgrade- $526,000 ($376,000 external funds)
  • Nagambie Recreation Reserve Upgrade- $250,000 ($150,000 external funds)
  • Euroa Visitor Information Centre- $160,000
  • Nagambie Toilet Block- $400,000
  • Friendlies Reserve improvements- $210,000 ($160,000 external funds)
  • Deep water boat ramp at Lake Nagambie- $395,000 (Pending $295,000 grant application)
  • Roads- resealing, road shoulders, re-sheeting, rehabilitation- $2.45 million 
  • Upgrade of zero class roads- $400,000
  • Bridges and major culverts- $1.25 million

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the budget endeavours to strike a balance between ratepayer affordability and the need to source adequate funds to maintain a large geographical area and significant infrastructure with a small ratepayer base.

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Nagambie-Locksley Road gets $1 million upgrade

Friday, 20 April, 2018

Upgrade works have commenced this week on the Nagambie-Locksley Road and the intersection at Nagambie-Locksley and McDonalds Roads.

The works include the construction of an additional left turning lane at the intersection and the pavement rehabilitation of approximately 1.6km of the Nagambie-Locksley Road east of the intersection.

Nagambie-Locksley Road provides a crucial link between the townships of Nagambie, Locksley, Longwood and Euroa, and to the surrounding farming and agricultural land uses.

The works will enable larger vehicles to turn in a separate designated lane and utilise a firm section of road without damaging goods and reduce the likelihood of rear and head on collisions with turning traffic.

The project is funded through a $500,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Local Roads to Market Program and a Strathbogie Shire Council contribution of $573,275.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:29:05 +1000
New boat ramp a game-changer for Nagambie

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council has recently endorsed the allocation of $100,000 from its Infrastructure Reserve Fund for a grant application for a deep water public boat ramp at Lake Nagambie.

The application has been made through the Department of Transport’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program.

The boat ramp has a total budget of $494,795, with $100,000 contribution from Council, $100,000 donation of the cost of the land and a request for $294,795 from Department of Transport.

There is currently no deep water boat launching facility within the vicinity or catchment of Nagambie Waterways.

As demand for large scale events increases, the current boat ramps will be unavailable for more days more often, which means recreational users are unable to access the waterways for extended periods of time.

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Second netball court for Euroa's Memorial Oval

Monday, 16 April, 2018

Players, supporters, club officials, council representatives and community members gathered at Euroa’s Memorial Oval on Sunday 15 March 2018 for the official opening of the oval’s second netball court.

The official opening coincided with the junior netball competition’s season opener.

Located adjacent to the existing court, the new court includes the installation of lighting, a new coaches box and a new electric score board as part of the $213,000 project.

The project was funded through a $100,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program, a community contribution of $63,000 and a Strathbogie Shire Council contribution of $50,000.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes attended the opening and tossed the coin for the first match of the day to mark the official opening.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:58:23 +1000
Standalone Flood Damage Repairs out to tender

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council has released another tender package for a number of standalone flood damage repair works.

These packages include a variety of works such as gravel pavement and shoulder restoration, drainage improvement, kerb and channel and culvert reconstruction.

The standalone works packages will be undertaken at the following locations:

  • Killeens Hill Road
  • Galls Gap Road
  • Mackrells Road
  • Horse Gully Road
  • Balmattum Road
  • Hills Road
  • Kippings Road

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GoFish Nagambie is coming

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018

The Goulburn River and Nagambie Lakes will be home to Australia’s richest and largest freshwater fishing competition and outdoor lifestyle festival, GoFish Nagambie.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited Nagambie’s Mitchelton Winery to make the exciting announcement today.

The $500,000 fishing bonanza is set to take place from 25 to 28 April 2019 and again in 2020 and is expected to draw thousands of anglers and their families to the region.

GoFish Nagambie organisers expect the event will bring $30 million into the local economy over the two years.

The Andrews Labor Government helped secure the festival through the $20 million Regional Events Fund, which is helping communities like Nagambie attract major events that drive visitation.

Minister John Eren said major events are a great way to drive economic development and jobs growth in regional Victoria.

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(L to R) State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren, owner and founder of Jayco Australia Gerry Ryan, respected fishing identity Rhys Creed, Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren, TV personality Jo Silvagni and Director of GTR Events Daryl Herbert (photo Euroa Gazette)

Celebrated chef Stefano de Pieri cooking up a storm with Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren

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Active Women in North East local government

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) North East Network recently held one of their triannual meetings at Strathbogie Shire Council Chambers.

The group get together to network, share ideas, achievements and learnings with one another.

The North East ALGWA Network was established over 10 years ago and is now one of the only regional networks still operating.

Chair and Mansfield Shire Councillor Marg Attley has been involved with the group since its formation and said its longevity is a testament to the amount of active women in North East local government.

“There is some great work being done by women in local government and this group is really beneficial for support and mentorship,” Cr Attley said.

At the recent meeting, Strathbogie shared their Bogie Bulk Buy success story, which has seen nearly 500kW of solar installed at over 90 households and businesses in one of the country’s fastest growing solar bulk buy programs.

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(L to R) Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren,
Shepparton City Cr Shelly Sutton, Benalla Rural City Cr Barbara Alexander,
Mansfield Shire Cr Marg Attley, Benalla City Cr Bernie Hearn, Murrindindi Shire
Cr Margaret Rae, Murrindindi Shire Mayor Cr Charlie Bisset, Murrindindi Shire
Cr Rebecca Bowles, Murrindindi Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Sandice McAuley, Mitchell
Shire Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson and City of Wodonga Cr Kat Bennett


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Find out about youth services in the region

Monday, 9 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire’s Evolve Youth Committee is working in partnership with the Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network and Euroa Secondary College to host a free event for local youth.

This event comes as part of Victorian Youth Week, held from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 April, which celebrates and recognises the contribution of young people aged 12 – 25.

The event is called CARE FACTOR: Find out who gives a damn about youth and aims to connect young people and inform them about services available in the region.

There are over 20 service providers set to attend, including organisations such as GOTAFE, Valley Sport and Family Care.

There will also be ample opportunity for socialising, with a whole host of activities including sumo suits, dunk tank, bubble soccer, soccer darts and bungee basketball.

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Sensory Friendly Screening at Euroa Cinema

Wednesday, 4 March, 2018

The Euroa Community Cinema has geared up again these school holidays with plenty of movies on offer for the whole family.

The school holiday matinees are back and better than ever, kicking off with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [PG] on Wednesday 4 April at 2pm and Saturday 7 April at 4pm.

The second matinee is Coco [PG], screening on Wednesday 11 April at 2pm and Saturday 14 April at 4pm.

There will also be a Sensory Friendly Screening of Coco [PG] on Friday 13 April at 2pm.

Sensory Friendly Films create 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.

This is part of Council’s efforts to remove barriers faced by families living with autism and other sensory needs when attending general screenings.

Families may like to access the Social Story prior to attending the cinema to help support children in what to expect before they arrive.

A hearing loop is available for patrons with hearing aids, which will be made available by upon request.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 04 Apr 2018 03:45:12 +1000
Nagambie infrastructure projects in the pipeline

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018

Several exciting infrastructure projects for Nagambie were endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 March.

Final designs for the Nagambie Visitor Information Centre (VIC) were endorsed for construction at a more central location next to Jacobson’s Outlook on High Street.

Council also supported the replacement of the current toilet block on Nagambie’s central median strip for consideration in the Budget Review process.

There are also exciting times ahead for Nagambie Recreation Reserve, which will be receiving significant upgrades through the 2017/18 Capital Works Program:

  • Replacement of boundary fence- $35,000
  • Pipeline from Lake to tank- $60,000
  • Oval irrigation- $60,000
  • Scoping and design of entrance relocation- $20,000

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