Council Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:20:53 +1100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb February Euroa Cattle Sale Report

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

By Brad Gleeson, Landmark Euroa 

Euroa agents held their monthly store cattle sale on Wednesday 6th February, where agents yarded a respectable 1300 head of cattle.

Expectations were not set at high levels before the sale, with very limited grass and water available. Agents were pleased to see 4-5 major commission buyers in the buying gallery.

The sale commenced as always on the heavier run of yearling steers, with very few good quality pens and limited numbers in pens, prices across this category were generally 10-20 c/kg cheaper.

Once onto the lighter weight weaner steers, prices picked up and were generally firm with rates quoted from 270-300c/kg for the better end of the lighter weight steers.

The yarding of heifers was generally of secondary breeding and condition types. Prices varied depending on breed with many of the Angus and Angus cross cattle sold to fully firm rates, with strong demand for these cattle to go to future grain feeding.

Very few pens of cows and calves were offered, with one pen of 4x4 Angus cows and calves running back to the Angus bull sold for $1180. There was a larger offering of joined females which many were believed to be sold due to lack of water and feed to keep these animals. These cattle were mainly purchased by processors at kill valuerates.

Cattle were mainly purchased by commission buyers operating for interest in Tasmania, NSW and South Gippsland. One Goulburn Valley agent was also very prominent.

Top Sales

Ace Talasker

11 angus steers 12months. 390kg $1120

Ace Burnview

13 angus steers 8 months. 340kg $950

Ace Monea park

12 angus x steers 11/12 months 360kg $1030

Ace blythe Aire

19 charolais x steers 5/6 months 229 kg $675


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:26:28 +1100
Let's talk waste education

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council, in partnership with Mitchell and Murrindindi Councils, will be developing a Waste Education Strategy for the Southern Goulburn Region.

In order to assist our communities, we want to know what you would like to learn about, and how we can better support your household to become more waste wise and produce less waste. 

A survey has been made available on the Strathbogie Shire website for residents to complete until Friday 19th March.

Additionally our Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Education Officer, Grace Davis-Williams, will be hosting a number of pop-up events in the area for community feedback.

At these events you can find out more about using the kerbside bins, access paper versions of the survey and discuss what types of educational programs you would like to see in relation to waste and resource recovery.

Ms Davis- Williams encourages the community to fill in the quick survey or pop in and chat with her at one of the pop-up events.

“We want to get a better understanding of community needs regarding waste and resource recovery education so that we can deliver an education program that is relevant and useful for local residents,” Ms Davis-Williams explained.

The following pop-up events are happening in the Strathbogie Shire:

Friday 15th February, Violet Town 

8am – 11am, Violet Town Café (37-39 Cowslip Street, Violet Town)

Friday 15th February, Euroa

12pm – 3pm, Out the front of Burton’s IGA (75 Binney Street, Euroa)

Friday 22nd February, Avenel

9am – 12pm, Harvest Home Hotel/Café (1 Bank Street, Avenel)

Friday 22nd February, Nagambie 

1pm – 4pm, Out the front of Champions IGA (259 High Street, Nagambie)

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:50:48 +1100
Twilight Hawkers Market back by popular demand

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019

The Twilight Hawkers Market will once more bring great fun and flavour to Euroa on Saturday 23rd February at the Seven Creeks Park from 6pm.

Celebrating diversity and inclusion, this year’s celebration will feature the Sapphire Bollywood Dancers, who guarantee laughter and participation from all spectators.

Fabulous food, lively entertainment and kid’s competitions are what have attracted crowds in the past, so this winning formula will stay in 2019.

Strathbogie Shire Council has backed the event by kicking in a $3,000 Arts, Culture and Events Grant through their successful Community Grants Program.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council is pleased to be able to support community events that contribute to the social fabric of the local community.

“Events like the Twilight Hawkers Market are fantastic in providing social, cultural and recreational connectivity for our community, as well as contributing to local tourism and economic development.”

Click here for the full story

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 05 Feb 2019 22:26:04 +1100
Community Satisfaction Surveys underway

Monday, 4 February, 2019

A random selection of residents in the Strathbogie Shire will receive a phone call to participate in Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey to share their views about Council’s performance.

Independent market research agency, National Field Services will carry out the phone surveys, which provide an opportunity for Strathbogie Shire residents to assess Council’s performance and service delivery across a range of areas.

National Field Services will be taking calls from 1st February until 31st March.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council encourages residents to participate to help us understand their current performance and identify areas for improvement.

“We want to assure residents their personal details and individual responses are confidential in this survey,” Cr McClaren said.

“These surveys are undertaken every year and are useful in providing Council with an overall picture of current community satisfaction levels and where we can better meet the needs of our residents.”

If you have any questions relating to the Community Satisfaction Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993.


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 05 Feb 2019 06:02:58 +1100
Australia Day 2019 celebrates local achievements

Monday, 28 January, 2019

Thirty-two Strathbogie Shire residents and community groups were recognised and celebrated at the 2019 Australia Day Awards Ceremonies.

Ceremonies were held in the townships of Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

The Australia Day Awards acknowledge and celebrate the community service contributions and achievements of local people during the previous year.

The following candidates were selected as the 2019 shire-wide award winners:

Community Organisation of the Year- St Dunstan’s Film Society

The St Dunstan’s Film Society has grown in momentum over the last nine years and provides great entertainment for many community members. The Society has not only provided entertainment for the community, but has reinvigorated and utilised an unused space in Violet Town. The Society has been a lifeline for a lot of the elderly in town, giving them a chance to get out and socialise.

Community Event of the Year- Longwood Beer, Wine and Cider Festival

The inaugural Longwood Beer, Wine and Cider Festival was held on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. The event was organised by a sub-committee of the Longwood Football Netball Club. The positive impacts on the town and district exceeded expectations. An enjoyable and relaxing day was had amongst the gum trees on the fairway at the Longwood Community Centre by the four hundred plus crowd who were entertained by local musicians.

Junior Citizen of the Year- Ely Reid

Ely Reid has shown a strong interest and commitment to his local community in Avenel by seizing every opportunity to contribute, fundraise and participate. On 26th January 2018, Ely eagerly volunteered to sing the National Anthem solo at the Avenel Australia Day Ceremony and performed a wonderful song he co-wrote with his singing teacher about his love of Avenel and the things that make the community special to him.

Young Citizen of the Year- Beata Nikoloski

Beata was the 2018 School Captain and has very competently represented Euroa Secondary College at both ANZAC Day services at Euroa and on several occasions. As a part of the school captain’s role she attended and contributed to school council meetings. Beata was also a very valued member of the school band and an important member of a buddy program called Art Club at Euroa Secondary.

Citizen of the Year- Neil McLeod

Neil dedicates a substantial amount of his free time to providing medical care to the Nagambie community through his time as a volunteer with the Ambulance Service. On average, Neil volunteers more than 20 nights per month on top of working full time. He has also taken a leading role in fundraising activities to obtain vital equipment for the new First Aid Training facilities at the Ambulance Station.

Click here for the full story 

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:22:51 +1100
Southern Aurora carriage arrives in Violet Town

Friday, 25 January, 2019

Violet Town recently welcomed the delivery of an old Southern Aurora Train carriage in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Southern Aurora train crash on 7th February.

The carriage now sits centre stage in the Southern Aurora Memorial Garden which is nearing completion and will be officially launched at a commemorative event held from 7th-10th February in Violet Town.

Strathbogie Shire Council and the Southern Aurora Memorial Committee would like to thank V/Line, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Over Dimensional Lift and Shift and Downer Group for their combined efforts in transporting and installing the carriage.

On the 7th February 1969 approximately 1km South of Violet Town, in the heart of North East Victoria, the Southern Aurora overnight express service from Sydney to Melbourne collided head on with a freight train travelling in the opposite direction shortly after 7am.

Nine people died, and 120 were injured in the burning entanglement of the high-speed crash.

It was the townspeople of Violet Town, the district and the local emergency services who were pivotal in helping those still living to escape the train wreckage. They held the fire at bay, smashed windows and pulled passengers to safety.

Nearly 50 years on, many long-time residents of Violet Town still vividly remember the fateful day.

The gardens and commemorative event have come about as a result of the hard work of a group of locals who have formed a committee to respectfully acknowledge the tragedy.

Southern Aurora Memorial Committee member and local historian, Bruce Cumming said the community welcomes one and all to attend the commemorative weekend.

“Violet Town and the surrounding districts and communities are keen to commemorate both the national significance of the disaster, but also the wonderful contributions of many good Samaritans from around Violet Town and the surrounding districts that helped in many ways to save lives and support people who needed assistance,” Mr Cumming explained.

Click here for the full story 

The Southern Aurora Memorial Event Program

Thursday 7 February

6.30am Vigil & religious service at the crash site

Friday 8 February

5pm Opening of the Art Exhibition—VT Community Hall

Saturday 9 February

8am 1pm Violet Town Community Market—Tulip Street

5pm—10pm Choir of Hard Knocks Concert supported by

JoJo Smith & Damien Neale—VT Recreation Reserve Tulip Street

Sunday 10 February

10am Official Opening & dedication of Memorial Garden

1pm Planting of coloured paper hands

1.30pm—3pm Emergency Vehicle Parade led by the Police & Euroa Citizens Band

3pm – 6pm Live Music by “Idle Men” at the Ellen Francis Hotel

Open all weekend

Community Exhibition ,Violet Town Community Hall - Cowslip Street

Historical Exhibition, Violet Town Museum - Cowslip Street.

For more details and other events visit:  

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Fri, 25 Jan 2019 02:47:52 +1100
Food safety advice after power outage

Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Due to the extended power outage, food that has not been properly refrigerated can be become contaminated and can cause food poisoning.

Residential properties in Nagambie can dispose of their unsafe foods by utilising their green waste bin collection tomorrow morning as per normal.

Commercial premises in Nagambie can access skip bins for disposal of unsafe food that will placed at the intersection of High Street and Lobbs Lane in Nagambie.

Residential and commercial properties in Avenel can access a skip bins for disposal of unsafe food at the entrance to the Avenel Transfer Station at 145 Monea Road.

These skip bins in Avenel and Nagambie will be made available from 9am tomorrow morning.

Click here for food safety information


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:42:21 +1100
Power outages in Avenel and Nagambie

Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Council has set up a RELIEF CENTRE at the Longwood Recreation Reserve (2A Down Street) for residents of Avenel and Nagambie, or anyone who is concerned about the heat, to seek relief.

We encourage people to come in, say hi and have a cup of tea or some water. 

Unfortunately due to the power outage, Avenel and Nagambie pools will be CLOSED today as without power the water cannot be treated to regulation standards.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, particularly in this warm weather.

Our Visitor Information Centre and Customer Service desk in Nagambie will also be closed due to the power outage. Again, we apologise for the inconvenience.

In an emergency situation, please contact emergency services on 000.

Council reminds residents to stay hydrated and look out for your neighbours, particularly the elderly. 

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:02:36 +1100
Violet Town Pool Contamination

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Today, the Violet Town pool was evacuated and closed due to a patron contaminating the swimming pool water.

Strathbogie Shire Council staff has already commenced work to resolve this issue, and will notify the public as soon as the pool is safe and operational for use.

Click here for more information


]]> (Katherine Crosbie) Latest News Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:54:00 +1100
Strathbogie Shire residents kicking goals with waste

Monday, 14 January, 2019

So far this financial year, 70% of waste material collected from household bins in the Strathbogie Shire has been diverted from landfill, whilst recycling contamination levels remain consistent with the state-wide average.

Strathbogie Shire Council would like to congratulate residents for their ongoing commitment to the three-bin kerbside collection which continues to have outstanding results.

Council’s Waste Management Engineer, Darren Ritchie said the amount of organic waste in particular continues to grow.

“Organics quantities continue to rise with the warmer weather and we have seen contamination rates fall to their lowest levels over the past six months, falling below 2 percent in September, October, November and December,” Mr Ritchie said.

“Landfill waste continues to be the lowest volume collected of the three waste streams, which is fantastic to see.”

Mr Ritchie said despite these outstanding results, Council reminds residents medical waste cannot be placed in any of your household bins and must be disposed of via legally compliant means through a contractor or disposal facility licensed to hand medical waste.

“Medical waste is healthcare waste that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials,” Mr Ritchie explained.

Mr Ritchie said there was an incident in the shire recently where a small number of medical syringes were found within a load delivered to the composting facility.

“Although it was a minimal quantity, this resulted in the need to class the entire load as contaminated due to risk and safety concerns, with all of the organic material taken to landfill for disposal at Council’s expense,” he explained.

Instead, residents should arrange a professional who is licensed to collect and dispose of medical waste, or drop it off at a suitably licenced disposal facility.

Sharps containers are available and can be returned when full at the following locations:

Euroa Health - 36 Kennedy Street, Euroa

Nagambie Health Care - 22 Church Street, Nagambie

]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:26:39 +1100