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Thursday, 15 November, 2018

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is running information sessions in Shepparton and Seymour for people with disability, family members and carers to help you prepare for your first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning conversation.

In this session the following topics are covered:

  • What will I be asked about in my first NDIS planning conversation?
  • What is an NDIS goal and how do I develop a goal for my plan?
  • Who will help me to make and start my NDIS Plan?
  • Who makes decisions about what is funded in my NDIS Plan and how do I manage NDIS funding?

The sessions will be delivered in partnership with Intereach.

Friends, family members (including children with adult supervision) and carers are welcome.

Click here for details on Shepparton sessions

Click here for details on Seymour sessions

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:48:42 +1100
Upcoming events

Upcoming Environmental Events in the Strathbogie Shire


Thursday 22nd November 2018, 6:00-8:30pm, Free event!!!

Strathbogie Shire Council, Conference Room, Bury Street, Euroa VIC 3666

This event will be run by Carbonetix, one of Australia's most respected energy specialist organisations.

Carbonetix not only work on energy use assessments, but metering, water and fuel efficiency, mehcanical services like chillers, boilers heat exchangers and pumps, carbon accounting and offsets, big and small solar, and lighting. they work across the nation with the biggest multi-national organisations we know.

With the help of Carbonetix, Melton City Council was able to find half a million dollars of retailer billing errors and fix them. Just imagine the possibility for the places and spaces you come into contact with!

It's fair to say, you will never get another free chance to work with such a highly regarded organisation again.

Community groups who attend will be 'green-ticked' on the Council Corporate Greenhouse List if you decide to apply for solar and energy efficiency Community Grants.

To attend this free event, make your booking via the following link, and please feel free to print or share the flyer below.


20181113 SSC Energy Retailer Workshop by Carole Hammond



Friday 7th December 2018, 6-8pm, Free event!!!

At the Violet Town Community Complex, 35 Cowslip Street, Violet Town VIC 3669

Based on David's new publication 'Retrosuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future' and expands on his very popular permaculture ethics and principles. He'll be engaging with us about permaculture ideas as a creative framework for applying vital retrofits to our home, gardens and, most fundamentally everyday behaviours. This is a one-off chance to engage in a Q & A with David, and to gain some insights into how good change might look.

This forum is perfect for people living in regional towns - both home owners and renters - including those already with some interest in sustainable living, but also people thinking about enacting positive household change, or considering making a change to a less impactful future lifestyle.

Please book your free tickets via the following link, and feel free to share the event on Facebook.





]]> (Katherine Crosbie) Projects Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:49:05 +1100
Amanda McClaren to lead for another two years

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Councillor Amanda McClaren will lead the Council to the end of its four year term, having been recently re-elected as Mayor for another two years.

This was determined at a recent Statutory Council Meeting, where Council also resolved not to elect a Deputy Mayor for the next twelve months, providing the opportunity for Ward Councillors to rotate Mayoral duties in Cr McClaren’s absence.

Cr McClaren said she was truly honoured to be afforded the opportunity to continue to lead as Mayor for the next two years.

“It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead Council right through to the end of our term and I look forward to working closely with my fellow Councillors as a voice for our communities,” Cr McClaren said.

“We’ve got so much more that we want to achieve, and with upcoming State and Federal elections, we will continue to advocate strongly for our region.

We are at the halfway point in our four year term and the next two years will be critical for our Council, particularly as we undertake the recruitment and appointment of our next CEO,” Mayor McClaren said.

Read the full story


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:15:05 +1100
Great crowd for the early Angus Feature Sale

Monday, 12 November, 2018

Euroa agents conducted an early Angus and All Breeds Feature Cattle Sale on Wednesday, 7 November, yarding around 2800 cattle.

With the season deteriorating over the last month, agents took the opportunity to run the feature sale a month early to take the pressure off farmers feeding stock at home.

Very high qualities of autumn drop calves were on display, with most calves only around 7-8 months of age.

The top pen of weaners tipped the scales at 363kg, with many others between 300- 340kg.

This was an outstanding result considering the season and the sale taking place five weeks earlier than normal.

Rodwells Stock Agent, Scott Meehan said a large crowd attended, and reported a much stronger sale fueled by some good orders from New South Wales and local restocker inquiry.

“The penning was the best quality yarding for three or four months,” Mr Meehan said.

“Several feedlot buyers chased the heavy older steers, weighing between 400– 500kg, pushing the value of these steers up by $100 - $150 on previous sales.”

Quality autumn drop weaners could be quoted as $150- $200 more than previous sales.

A small number of cows and calves were yarded, but also enjoyed price rises of up to $200 for the better end.

Click here to view top selling pen

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:26:19 +1100
Applications received and determined

Planning applications received

Applications received 25.10.2018 to 7.11.2018

Applications received 11.10.2018 to 24.10.2018

Applications received 27.09.2018 to 10.10.2018

Applications received 13.09.2018 to 26.09.2018


Planning applications determined

Applications determined 25.10.2018 to 7.11.2018

Applications determined 11.10.2018 to 24.10.2018

Applications determined 27.09.2018 to 10.10.2018

Applications determined 13.09.2018 to 26.09.2018


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Energy workshop for community groups

Friday, 9 November, 2018

Community groups in the Strathbogie Shire will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop to gain a deeper understanding of how the energy market works and reduce their outgoing energy costs.

Strathbogie Shire Council has drawn from its networks and has asked utilities and energy specialists, CarbonetiX, to bring their inside knowledge to spend time with residents in a tailored community group workshop which will cover:

  • What makes up your energy bill? A breakdown of how the market works and what you’re being billed for
  • How to select the best energy deal; where to go to compare deals, the truth about ‘discounted’ energy deals, tariffs, key tips and tricks
  • Energy efficiency – where your community group likely uses its energy, behaviour changes to reduce energy, how to select the best tariff based on your energy use profile
  • Case studies and a review of your community groups’ energy bills

The workshop will take place on Thursday, 22 November, from 6- 8.30pm at Strathbogie Shire Council in the Conference Room, via the Bury Street entrance.

Click here for the full story


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:33:38 +1100
Remembrance Day commemorations

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 

This year Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of World War I.

On this day 100 years ago, German leaders signed the Armistice with the Allies to conclude four years of continuous warfare on the Western Front.

Approximately 62,000 Australians died fighting for our freedom in World War I.

“Honour their Spirit” is the official motto of the Australian War Memorial for this year’s significant anniversary of the end of World War I on 11 November 1918.

On Sunday, 11 November, one minute silence will be observed at 11am to honour those who sacrificed their lives in World War I, and poppies will be worn as a sign of respect.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said 2018 is a special year for the anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.

“The Strathbogie Shire consists of many proud communities who embrace our military history in honouring the many soldiers who fought in WWI,” Cr McClaren said.

“The Centenary of Armistice 2018 will be a special day commemorated by four services throughout the shire.”

Avenel, Euroa, Nagambie and Violet Town will hold ceremonies on Sunday 11th November at the following locations:

  • Avenel Cenotaph, Jubilee Park, Avenel from 10:45am
  • Victoria Cross Memorial, Kirkland Avenue, Euroa at 10:40am
  • Nagambie Cenotaph, Centre strip, High Street, Nagambie 10:30am
  • Violet Town Community Complex, Cowslip Street, Violet Town 10:45am


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:34:27 +1100
Have your say on location of an off-leash dog park

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

Do you have a dog you’d like to be able to let off for a run at an off-leash park?

The good news is Strathbogie Shire Council is investigating locations and requirements for the implementation of an off-leash dog area in Euroa and Nagambie.

Council is calling on the community to provide their ideas and opinions on locations they think would be appropriate for this type of activity.  

An off-leash dog area is a designated area where dogs can exercise and play off the leash under the supervision of their owners.

They can be hugely valuable, providing physical and mental health benefits to the community derived through physical exercise, social interaction and pet kinship.

Residents of the Strathbogie Shire can provide their input in the following ways:

  1. Provide a written suggestion to Council Offices at 109A Binney Street, Euroa or 317 High Street, Nagambie
  2. Send an email with your feedback to
  3. Jump online and get involved in the community discussion on Council’s forum at

Council is taking suggestions until 5pm Thursday, 31 January, 2019 and all feedback will be considered, along with associated requirements, to inform decision making.

Read the full story


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 07 Nov 2018 03:50:02 +1100
Have Your Say on Active Youth Space in Nagambie

Thursday, 1 November, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council is calling on the local community to provide their feedback on early concept designs for an active youth hub in the Nagambie Township.

The Nagambie Croquet Club has recently disbanded and with the space now vacant, Council has started exploring the idea of having an active youth space at this location, with four designs developed for initial feedback.

The designs incorporate a variety of different activities such as a skate park, basketball half court, parkour and social areas.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor and Nagambie Lakes Ward Councillor Amanda McClaren said a youth space is something the local community have been hoping to see for some time.

“We have listened to the needs of our community and have started exploring the idea of having an active hub for our local youth,” Cr McClaren explained.

Cr McClaren said the youth hub is in very early concept stages, and currently has no project plan, budget or timelines in place.

“We think this is a great opportunity to gauge preferences and get feedback from our community at the start of this process, which will assist in informing future planning, and will be taken into consideration, along with a number of other factors including financial, regulatory and safety,” Cr McClaren said.

“We want to hear from the community, particularly youth, about their preferences and ideas on our initial concept designs and what they would like to see incorporated in this space.”

How can you get involved?

View the four design options 

Option 1   Option 2    Option 3   Option 4


  • Community Drop-in Session

Come along for a community barbeque to view the designs, vote on your favourite option and provide your feedback to Council. All are welcome!

When: 6- 7pm Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

Where: Old Croquet Club, 26 Filson Street, Nagambie

  • Online Forum and poll

All you need to do is click the “Have Your Say” button on Council’s website

Once you’ve got a login you can jump on and have your say about what you’d like to see at a Nagambie youth space and vote on your favourite design!

  • Write in or email us

You can drop in to view the designs and provide written feedback to Council Offices at 109A Binney Street Euroa or 317 High Street Nagambie or send us an email at

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 02 Nov 2018 02:16:52 +1100
Free Pool Lifeguard Training Opportunity

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018

Are you a resident of the Strathbogie Shire interested in becoming a lifeguard?

Strathbogie Shire Council, in conjunction with Life Saving Victoria (LSV), is offering free Pool Lifeguard training on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.

The two day course will give participants the qualifications required to supervise swimming pool users, covering a number of areas including pool surveillance, scanning techniques, rescue skills, oxygen resuscitation and emergency care.

Participants must have current first aid certificate and must be 16 or turning 16 by the end of 2018 due to the physical requirements of the course.

There are a maximum of 16 places in the course, and Council will explore the option of running a second course if there is demand.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said this is a great development opportunity, particularly for young people in the region.

“We really encourage people to register for this training as it is a fantastic opportunity that will open up greater employment options,” Cr McClaren explained.

“We are also putting out expressions of interest for lifeguards at our local pools, so there will be employment opportunities in the shire this summer, which will be made available to those who complete the training.”

Each individual candidate will get access to a learning portal with their LSV certificates, along with E-learning progress and personal details.

To register your interest, please email Council at, expressing your interest in participating in the Lifeguard Training, as well as providing your name, age, address, phone number and a copy of your first aid certificate.

Council will get in contact to provide further information upon receiving your email.

If you have any questions relating to the Lifeguard Training Course, please contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email 

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