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Thursday, 20 June, 2019

Aurora Foods Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of the following products.

The products have been available for sale at Independent grocers including select IGAs, delis and cafes in NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, WA.

It's Vegan Cookies Coconut Vegan Dairy Free Gelato, 500ml Use By 27.02.21

It's Vegan Lemon Gluten and Dairy Free Sorbet, 500ml Use By 08.03.21; 29.04.21

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Thursday, 20 June, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council has recently participated in a thorough audit process undertaken by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) which has provided a number of recommendations on ways to improve its fraud and corruption controls.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said whilst the VAGO audit concluded there was no fraud or corruption detected at Council, it did identify areas where improvement is required on controls to prevent, detect and respond to potential fraud and corruption.

“Council recognises the important role VAGO has to play in raising the standard of local government and improving the provision of services and utilisation of public money,” Mayor McClaren explained.

“The VAGO audit process allowed for Council staff to review and provide feedback to the report and implement improvements to controls and processes; however Councillors are yet to be briefed and discuss the report.”

Following the findings of the audit, the organisation has embarked on a comprehensive review of existing policies and procedures, particularly those that relate to discretionary expenditure and fuel and credit card use, to ensure total transparency and closer scrutiny of all claims.

Strathbogie Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Steve Crawcour said these reviews include the provision of awareness training for staff on the updated policies and procedures.

“We welcomed the opportunity to work proactively with VAGO in the conduct of its audit which we see as a catalyst for positive change in the organisation,” Mr Crawcour said.

“Ongoing improvements will continue to be introduced, reviewed and monitored as we work closely with staff to ensure diligent monitoring and a commitment to best-practice transparency across the organisation.”

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Wednesday, 19 June, 2019

What do you think is important for Strathbogie Shire Council to consider in the community engagement process to ensure it is meaningful and effective?

Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on its draft Community Engagement Strategy, which is currently out for public comment until 5pm Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the strategy aims to improve the way Council informs and engages with the community and key stakeholders.

“We are committed to providing opportunities for more meaningful engagement to ensure our community feels informed and connected with Council's decision-making and operations,” Mayor McClaren explained.

“The draft Community Engagement Strategy outlines Council’s commitment to engagement, objectives and how we plan to put this into action.”

Mayor McClaren encouraged the community to view the strategy and contribute their ideas and feedback on Council’s online forum www.oursay.org/strathbogie/communityengagement where they will need to create a login.

Alternatively, you can get a copy of the strategy at Customer Service in Euroa and Nagambie and hand in written feedback or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Click here to have your say on the forum

Click here to access a copy of the draft Community Engagement Strategy

 

Monday, 17 June, 2019

Do you run a business or are you a member of a community group? Do you have a project that you don’t have funds for?

Grants are a fantastic way to get the funding you need to bring your project to fruition. There are so many grants out there just waiting for applications!

Strathbogie, Shepparton and Moira Councils have partnered with Australia’s most powerful grant search engine Grant Guru to bring you Goulburn Valley Funding Finder, a one-stop-shop search engine for business and community grants.

There are over $40 billion worth of grants out there right now!

Here is a quick snapshot of some of the grants that are currently open for applications:

FRRR - Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

This program, aims to give small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity, with eligible activities being able to demonstrate a focus from seven defined areas: Building community resilience; Developing organisational resilience and capacity; Enhancing environmental sustainability; Fostering cultural vibrancy; Lifelong learning and education; Economic strength; Improving community health and social wellbeing

https://goulburnvalley.grantguru.com.au/grant/frrr-strengthening-rural-communities-program-small-and-vital-grants/

FRRR - In a Good Place

This program aims to provide support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and increase help-seeking of members within rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues.

https://goulburnvalley.grantguru.com.au/grant/frrr-in-a-good-place-program/

Visit Goulburn Valley Funding Finder and let the search begin!

 


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