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Tuesday, 2 April, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren is among a high quality field of applicants appointed to the 2019 Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel (LGMAP).

Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Adem Somyurek MP, recently announced Mayor McClaren’s appointment which will give her the opportunity to provide advice to the Victorian Government on local government issues.

Mayor McClaren said the appointment is very exciting news for the Strathbogie Shire and she looks forward to discussing the range of issues impacting local government.

“This appointment to the Local Government Mayoral Advisory Committee is a fantastic opportunity for Strathbogie Shire Council to be engaged at this level, with face-to-face meetings discussing key issues for the sector,” Cr McClaren said.

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Monday, 1 April, 2019

CFA District 22 Operations Manager Tony Owen has recommended to councils within the District that conditions are suitable for the consideration of application for permits to burn under Schedule 13 of the Country Fire Authority Act.

The recommendation applies to the municipalities of Strathbogie, Moira and Greater Shepparton.

Schedule 13 Permits for the burning of grass, stubble or vegetation may be issued for agricultural purposes from this week. Schedule 14 permits for the burning of fruit trees will be issued on a case by case basis.

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted ONLY if the land holder has a written permit issued by the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Prevention Officer of a public authority or by the CFA District office.

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Friday, 29 March, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Councillors have called on Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to form a Working Group responsible for the scope and design of a solution for the Anderson Street overpass, as part of their Inland Rail Freight Project.

Council endorsed a formal submission to ARTC at a recent Special Council Meeting, following community feedback and in the wake of their own concerns surrounding the community engagement process undertaken by ARTC to date, which Councillors believe hasn’t involved key stakeholders enough along the way.

The recommendation from Council asks that ARTC start from the beginning with a process that includes the ability for all stakeholders, including the community, Council, Vline, VicTrack and VicRoads, to form a Working Group responsible for the scope and design of the project.

The recommendation also highlighted the need for the Working Group to explore a variety of opportunities and considerations for the project, including functionality, connectivity, visual amenity, accessibility, safety and location.

If this model is accepted by ARTC, the Working Group would be formed through a call for Expressions of Interest from members of the community who hold specialist qualifications and skills relevant to the project and the group would need to be approved by Council.

The process would also include broader community consultation and feedback from the Office of Victorian Government Architects once Working Group options for the project are drafted.

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Thursday, 29 March, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Councillors have recently engaged in a workshop with recruitment agency, Omera Partners to discuss attributes and qualities they’d like to see in the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Strathbogie Shire Council, as they start the recruitment process.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the group had a very productive workshop.

“It was a great opportunity for Councillors to sit down and have an open discussion about the qualities and attributes we’d like to see in our next CEO and what is required to continue to drive this Council towards achieving the objectives we have set in our Council Plan,” Mayor McClaren said.

“The workshop has allowed us to have some very valuable discussions with Omera Partners, develop a shared vision going forward, and provide Omera Partners with the direction they need to start drafting a profile for this position.”

Mayor McClaren said she encourages the community to provide their thoughts and feedback about the direction they’d like to see Councillors take with the recruitment of the next CEO.

“We value community feedback and ask that you to contact your relevant Ward Councillor, either by phone or email, if you’d like to provide your thoughts,” Mayor McClaren said.

If you’re interested in applying for the role, you cannot have any conversations with Councillors about this, but you can contact Omera Partners to discuss the position.

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