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Friday, 11 October, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council yesterday opened the new deep water boat ramp at the Goulburn River, providing better and safer access to the waterways for boating and fishing.

The new boat ramp will provide free 24-hour access to the river, including new car and trailer parking, and was officially opened with Katherine Grech, the Director of Better Boating Victoria.

The $494,795 project included a $100,000 contribution from Council, a $100,000 donation of the cost of the land from the Ryan family and a contribution of $294,795 from Department of Transport.

This comes after a recent announcement of the abolition of boat ramp fees at the Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River, as part of the Labor Government’s investment in boating and fishing across the state. 

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Nagambie deep water boat ramp opening



]]> (Katherine Crosbie) Latest News Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:29:11 +1100
New and improved home for Avenel Preschool

Thursday, 10 October, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council joined the Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Member for Northern Victoria and Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources to open the new and improved Avenel Preschool.

The $566,000 upgrade and extension included extensions to the buildings, reconfiguration of the entrance, a new reception area, a consultation room and a meeting room.

It also included the provision of a second playroom, all abilities toilet and a new kitchen.

A dedicated Maternal and Child Health room was also part of the upgrade, allowing for a Maternal and Child Health nurse to be stationed at the new facility on a part-time basis.

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20191010 Avenel Preschool Opening 19 by Katherine Crosbie

Official Avenel Preschool opening ribbon cutting

From left: The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Kim Cutting, Rebecca Burchat, Carl Norton Chair of GRPSA and Cr Amanda McClaren (Mayor) with Avenel Preschool children.



]]> (Katherine Crosbie) Latest News Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:45:54 +1100
Exercise stations to be installed along Seven Creeks

Friday, 4 October, 2019

Users of the Sevens Creeks Park and Apex Track will soon be able to mix up their exercise routines with works underway to install three exercise stations near the track.

Each station will have two pieces of exercise equipment, with equipment such as an elliptical trainer, sit-up bench, chest press and leg press.

The project has been made possible through the collaborative efforts of Strathbogie Shire Council, Euroa Community Action Group and the Euroa Memorial Oval Committee.

The stations will be situated over the Memorial Oval side of the Apex Track, creating a multi-use fitness trail for users.

For more information, click here.

Exercise Station Seven Creeks Park
]]> (Katherine Crosbie) Latest News Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:46:18 +1000
Walk, skate or scoot to school this October

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council will join VicHealth in promoting its message to get kids walking, riding and scooting to school as part of the Walk to School program.

Every October, Walk to School encourages families to get active on the trip to and from school to help kids build healthy habits for life.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said VicHealth’s Walk to School program is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active and build healthy habits.

“Strathbogie Shire Council is delighted to support Walk to School in our region to encourage more kids to be active on the way to and from school,” Mayor McClaren said.

“Our kids are healthier and happier when they’re active every day, and walking to school is a great way to get their activity in.

Last year we had over 350 local students walking, riding and scooting an impressive 7068 kilometres as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

Peranbin Primary College in Strathbogie took out the second prize for highest participation rate in the North Eastern Region, second to Edi Upper Primary School, with an impressive 100% of students walking, riding and scooting to school every day.”

Acting VicHealth CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO said each year the Walk to School program continues to grow with more and more schools taking part with fantastic results.

“Walking, riding or scooting to and from school every day is an easy way to make physical activity part of kids’ daily life which is why our Walk to School program is so important,” Dr Roberts said.

“Last year more than 140,000 kids from over 750 schools across Victoria took part in Walk to School, travelling the equivalent distance of two return trips to the moon.”

Local schools who take part in Walk to School will be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including a footy clinic at their school hosted by an AFL or AFLW player.

For more information visit the Walk to School website

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:25:44 +1000
Nominate someone for an award this Australia Day

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Do you know someone who has given a lot to our local community?

Is there an awesome community group or event in the Strathbogie Shire that deserves recognition?

We encourage you to nominate an outstanding individual or group for an Australia Day Award before nominations close on Friday 1st November at 5pm.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said there are so many wonderful people in the Strathbogie Shire who deserve recognition.

“We have so many generous and dedicated people who make great things happen in our region,” Cr McClaren said.

“The Strathbogie Shire Australia Day Award Ceremonies are a great way to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of some of our amazing community members.”

Mayor McClaren said there has been a shortage in nominations for the young citizen awards in the past few years.

“We know there are many young people doing wonderful things for our community, so we really encourage people to nominate a young person who deserves recognition.”

The following award categories are open for nominations:

  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year (event occurred after 27/01/2019)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (under 15yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (between 15-25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Citizen of the Year (over 25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

To nominate someone, please fill in the online form here.

Nomination forms are also available at the following locations:

  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

All nomination forms need to be submitted to 109A Binney Street, Euroa or 293 High Street, Nagambie.

Australia Day Awards Ceremonies and celebrations will take place on Sunday 26th January 2020 in Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

Event details, including our inspiring guest speakers, will be made available on our website and in local publications closer to the date.


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:26:58 +1000
Maternal & Child Health Nagambie closed Tuesday

Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Please be aware Maternal and Child Health Centre will be closed in Nagambie on Tuesday 1st October due to a planned power outage.

Parents are able to attend the session on Avenel on Wednesday or can make an alternative appointment by calling Council Offices on 1800 065 993.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:05:43 +1000
Celebrate Dame Nellie Melba this Seniors Festival

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Seniors living in the Strathbogie Shire are invited to an afternoon of enjoyment at the Dame Nellie Melba concert and memorabilia event on Sunday 13th October from 1.15pm.

The free event is happening at the Euroa Community Cinema courtesy of Strathbogie Shire Council as part of Seniors Festival throughout the month of October.

Attendees will be able to enjoy a tribute of Melba’s life and career with musical interludes by Soprano Helen Koehne, tenor Raymond Khong and baritone Jamie Moffat and will be complemented by a performance from local group Strathbogie Singers.

An exhibition of rare memorabilia will be on display, which will include letters, photographs, posters, programs and stage props relating to Melba's great career and the festivities will finish with an afternoon tea.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Seniors Festival is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions seniors make to their communities.

“Over 30 percent of our population is 60, or above the age of 60, and our seniors play an integral role in many of our community groups and volunteer their time to making the Strathbogie Shire a wonderful place to live,” Cr McClaren said.

“This year’s theme for Seniors Festival is Get into it! and we really encourage our local seniors to embrace that theme and come along to our Dame Nellie Melba Celebration or one of the many other seniors events happening in the region and across Victoria.”

It is a free event, but bookings are essential. You can register on trybooking here, or call Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email

Seniors who are in possession of a Victorian Seniors Card can also enjoy free public transport from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October which includes all metropolitan and V-Line services.

You will need to carry your Seniors Myki Card and Victorian Seniors Card with you on public transport and you can touch on and off as usual, but you won’t be charged.

For more information about Victorian Seniors Festival and other events happening in the region, please visit

Click here to view the event flyer

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:50:40 +1000
Mural competition to revamp the Euroa Pool

Friday, 20 September, 2019

We are calling on local creatives to submit a piece of artwork for the Euroa Pool Glazed Brick Mural Competition, with entries open until Monday 21st October.

The competition is being conducted by Euroa Action Group, with the support of a community grant from Strathbogie Shire Council, to bring some colour and life to the Euroa Pool.

The winner of the competition will have their design on permanent display, tiled with glazed bricks from Euroa Clay Products on the pump house wall at the Euroa Swimming Pool.

Euroa Action Group member, Melinda Watson said she hopes this will be the first of many glazed brick art features in Euroa.

“The mural competition is something I have wanted to do for a while to bring some life and colour to a boring, outdated wall at our pool and give our local community ownership of the project,” Mrs Watson explained.

“The glazed bricks are a really great and colourful medium that we can make into a fantastic feature.”

The mural promises to be a wonderful feature, with Euroa Clay Products producing glazed bricks in 72 different colours, creating fantastic glazed brick features on a variety of buildings across Australia.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:30:58 +1000
Sustainable Strathbogie Strategy blueprint for future

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council last month adopted its Sustainable Strathbogie 2030 Strategy, a comprehensive blueprint for its planning and operations on climate, lowering carbon emissions, water security, biodiversity, waste reduction and an active and connected shire.

Council staff undertook comprehensive research and analysis over a period of nearly two years to complete the strategy prior to community consultation, liaising with local and national specialists, and creating a firm action plan for the next three years, with a flexible action plan beyond to 2030.

The specialist reports include:

  • A comprehensive analysis of each township’s urban forest with future options to increase canopy cover;
  • An analysis of the shire’s existing rural green infrastructure values, and options for landholders to benefit from engaging in agroforestry and carbon-related ventures;
  • An examination of shire-wide greenhouse gas emissions and inventory of where they come from;
  • A report on Science Derived Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions;
  • An analysis of fuelling Council’s fleet into the future.

Cr Kate Stothers, Chair of Council’s Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee who attended the Strategy’s February community consultation in Euroa, said it is exciting to see we have a comprehensive, strategic plan when it comes to climate change, environment and sustainability actions.

“We held surveys, online forums and drop-in sessions to get feedback from the community, and Sustainable Strathbogie 2030 quickly became one of the most significantly subscribed consultations Council has undertaken,” Cr Stothers explained.

"This really told us that current climate and environmental conditions are a priority of the community, and residents want Council to reflect that in its planning and decision-making.”

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Click here to view the full strategy

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:32:10 +1000
Speed limit review planned for Lake Nagambie

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Users of the Lake Nagambie and Goulburn River will have the opportunity to have input into the upcoming speed limit and zoning review of the waterways.

Strathbogie Shire Council, in conjunction with Goulburn Murray Water and Maritime Safety Victoria, has made the decision to undertake a review and is currently advertising to get a consultant on board to manage the project.

The review will include the opportunity for community to have their say, with consultation anticipated to take place around December 2019.

Nagambie Lakes Ward Councillor, Debra Bower said the speed limit and zoning review is greatly needed to ensure the ongoing safety of users.

“We have seen a significant boom in tourism and development in Nagambie in the last decade and our waterways have come under ever increasing pressure from the number of vessels, both powered and non-powered sharing the waterways, causing a number of serious safety concerns for our community and visitors,” Cr Bower explained.

“The increasing number of people using the waterways means that we are facing new challenges regarding how we manage safety for users, meet demand for access to the water, share the use of waterways responsibly and plan for sustainable growth.”

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:38:22 +1000