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Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Councillor Amanda McClaren has been unanimously re-elected unopposed as Mayor of Strathbogie Shire for 2017-18.

Six of the seven Councillors voted for the top job at the Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 14 November at 5pm, with Cr Alistair Thomson an apology.

Council also resolved to elect Cr John Mason uonopposed as Deputy Mayor, which was supported by Councillors Amanda McClaren, Mick Williams, Malcolm Little and John Mason, with Councillors Kate Stothers and Deb Swan abstaining from the vote.

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Council Statement on CEO Point of Order

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Last night the Strathbogie Shire Council finalised item 10.2 (the commencement of the statutory process to reappoint the CEO) in the October 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The Notice of Motion moved by Cr Mason and seconded by Cr Little was debated and voted on 4-2, with two Councillors, Cr Swan and Cr Stothers, voting against the motion and four Councillors, Cr Mason, Cr Little, Cr McClaren and Cr Williams voting for the motion. Cr Thomson was an apology for the meeting.

The Points of Order took precedence over all other business and the adjournments have been crucial in allowing Council the time to seek sound legal advice to ensure proper procedures were followed.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:39:42 +1100
High demand for free Urban Fruit Tree Removal Program


Program extended until the end of November in response to high take-up

Demand for the free Urban Fruit Tree Removal Program continues, with more than 600 applications received to have unwanted fruit trees removed from residential yards across the Goulburn Murray Valley.

High demand for the program has led to a further extension of its closing date.

Property owners with unwanted fruit trees in residential urban yards now have until the end of November to apply to have them removed at no cost, after the program was extended for an additional month.

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Early fire danger period for Strathbogie Shire

Friday, 10 November, 2017

The 2017-18 Fire Danger Period will officially begin on Monday, 20 November in the Strathbogie Shire at 1am.

Fire Prevention Notices will be issued to 377 properties identified as potential fire hazards within the Shire.

To find out how you can minimise fire risk from your property, click here.

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Women Mayors take stand on family violence

Friday, 10 November, 2017

As the 2017 mayoral year draws to an end, we can all look back with pride as 2017 holds the highest number of women Mayors ever elected in Victoria’s history.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Amanda McClaren stands united with her fellow mayors with concern about the unacceptable level of family violence in Victorian communities.

Strathbogie Shire Council’s CEO, Steve Crawcour is also an advocate for breaking down barriers related to domestic violence, as one of few local government CEOs to be an official White Ribbon Ambassador and the first to have this commitment included in his contract.

Ensuring that approaches to combating violence are evidence-based and based on best practice from across the world is paramount.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:55:54 +1100
Access All Areas Film Festival

Thursday, 9 November, 2017

December 3 marks the 10th International Day of People with a Disability and this year’s theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empowers people with a disability to be active contributors to society.

Strathbogie Shire Council invites you to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability with an Access All Areas Film Festival screening at the Euroa Community Cinema on Wednesday 29 November at 2pm.

The film festival is an accessible program of quality short films that reflect the lived experiences of people with a disability.

Screenings are running in cinemas across Australia from November 2017 to April 2018 to celebrate the day.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 09 Nov 2017 01:54:09 +1100
Rural Road Reserve Maintenance

Tree and vegetation maintenance standard in rural road reserves

Council is the road reserves manager and has an obligation to act in the interest of public safety to ensure roads are not obstructed by trees on the roadsides.

Click here to view the tree maintenance standard for rural road reserves.


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Full steam ahead with Euroa pool contract

Council Meeting Update - Friday, 3 November, 2017

The following contracts were endorse at the Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 31 October in Euroa:

  • Operation and management of the Euroa Swimming Pool for Geoff and Bev Brooks of Euroa
  • Acceptance of Special Charge Scheme (in principle) for part of Campbell Street and Palmer Avenue, Euroa following nil submissions for or against the proposal (entire Scheme to be decided at November Ordinary Meeting)
  • Provision of maintenance services to the Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre - Bonza Repairs and Service
  • Lease of one new motor grader - H&H Rental Sales Pty Ltd
  • Purchase of two out-front mowers - Bertolis Agricultural
  • Euroa-Mansfield Road Drainage Works - Stages 2&3 - Wright's Earthmoving Pty Ltd
  • Supply and delivery of quarry products from eachof the following tenderers: Violet Town Quarries, L&S Essex Pty Ltd, EB Mawson & Sons Pty Ltd, Nagambie Resources Ltd, Euroa Quarries

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Community Funding

The passion, dedication and hard work of the Strathbogie Shire community are at the heart of everything that is great about this Shire.

The Council recognises that the community are best placed to identify and address their own issues, and have the strengths and skills to shape a strong and vibrant future.

The Community Grants Program is one way that Council supports the community to directly contribute to the Council vision of a Shire that drives and supports investment for population growth, shared wealth and wellbeing.

The goals of the grants program are to:

  • promote self-help within communities

  • build skills and strengths in the community

  • encourage members of the community to participate in community building activities

  • support positive relationships between the community and Council

  • support the community to contribute to the Council vision.

]]> (Kylie Dowell) Community Funding Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:43:49 +1100
Have your say about Council's Liveability Plan

Monday, 30 October, 2017

In the recent Liveability Survey conducted by Strathbogie Shire Council, over 80 per cent of Strathbogie Shire residents rated their health as either good, very good or excellent.

Thirty-seven per cent described their current household financial situation as either just getting by, struggling or financially distressed.

These are just some of the findings that have been considered in Council’s recently released draft Liveability Plan, which is on public exhibition until Tuesday 14 November.

Residents can provide feedback by either dropping a letter into Council’s Euroa or Nagambie Offices or by emailing Council at before 5pm on Tuesday 14 November.

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To read the Draft Liveability Plan online, click here.


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