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Thursday, 5 December, 2019

This Water Safety Week, Strathbogie Shire Council reminds waterways users to play it safe on the water, especially during the summer period.

Locals and visitors to the Strathbogie Shire are fortunate to have beautiful waterways to enjoy during the summer period, especially the Lake Nagambie and Goulburn River waterways frequented by an influx of vessels in the warmer weather.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River provides a wonderful opportunity for boating, fishing and recreational enjoyment.

“We are so lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful waterways in Nagambie, and we remind our users to remain vigilant with water safety and show consideration for other waterways users, especially during the busy period,” Cr McClaren said.

Strathbogie Shire Council, in conjunction with Goulburn Murray Water and Maritime Safety Victoria, is currently in the initial phase of a speed limit and zoning review of the Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River waterways and will be out and about this summer to chat with users about current rules and ways to improve safety and recreational use of the waterways.

There will also be formal opportunities for the community to provide input into the waterways review and Council will provide updates as these opportunities become available.

Maritime rules apply to all forms of recreational use on the water including boating, jetskis, swimming, canoeing and fishing.

Council will work closely with Transport Safety Victoria (MSV) and Water Police to patrol the waterways and address any anti-social behaviour, with fines issued to users who fail to comply with regulations.

Council urges anyone with urgent concerns about antisocial behaviour on or off the water to contact the Police on 000.

For more information about waterways safety, visit, or call Transport Safety Victoria on 1800 223 022 and follow the prompts for maritime safety.

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Respect Women: Call it out

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council urges our community to call out gender-based violence, sexism, harassment and disrespect towards women.

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and the impact of gender-based violence.

The campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Strathbogie Shire Council has partnered with Respect Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria to advocate for gender equity and respect in its workplace and in the local community, promoting the theme Respect Women: Call It Out. This campaign encourages people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women when it is safe to do so.

Council acknowledges disrespect towards women can be a difficult topic to bring up in conversation, especially in relationships, communities and in settings where attitudes and beliefs about traditional gender roles may be strongly held. 

There are many ways you can respond to sexism, harassment and disrespect towards women, depending on the context and your level of confidence. These can be grouped into four key categories:

> Diffuse: Make light-hearted comments or give disapproving looks

> Check in: See if the target is okay

> Call it out: Declare the statement or behaviour offensive and explain why it is harmful

> Report: Access incident reporting systems or report to management where applicable

If you or someone you know needs help or support please contact 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732. It is a 24/7 service for national sexual assault, domestic and family violence.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:41:01 +1100
Free movies and pool parties this summer

Monday, 2 December, 2019

Those looking for things to do over summer can look forward to free movies and pool parties in the Strathbogie Shire.

Celebrate the arrival of summer in style at our pool parties, with live music courtesy of local youth artists, Splinter Kiss and DJ Le Grande Fromage, free barbecue, games and giveaways.

The fun will kick off at the Avenel Pool on Thursday 12th December, followed by Friday 13th December at the Nagambie Pool, Thursday 19th December at Violet Town Pool and Friday 20th December at the Euroa Pool.

All pool parties will run from 4- 7pm and will be fully-supervised drug, alcohol and smoke free events. For more information, please contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email

Strathbogie Shire Council is also running free movies at the Euroa Community Cinema every Tuesday in January.

There will be free matinees every Tuesday at 2pm, including Dora and the Lost City of Gold [PG], The Addams Family [PG], The Queen’s Corgi [PG] and Playmobil: The Movie [PG].

Our mature-aged free screenings will be at 8pm every Tuesday and include Joker [MA15+], Zombieland Double Tap [MA15+], Charlie’s Angels [M], and Terminator: Dark Fate [MA15+].

Tickets, more information and full terms and conditions are available at

Strathbogie Shire Council Youth Officer, Andy Bell said these holiday programs have been organised in response to feedback from Council’s recent youth survey where local young people highlighted a need for more events, activities and things to do in the area.

“We really encourage our local young people to grab their family, or get a group of friends together to enjoy free fun at our pool parties and cinema this summer,” Mr Bell said.

“These free events are available for our whole community to enjoy; the more the merrier!”

The pool parties and movies have been made possible through the Victorian Government’s FReeZA Program.

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]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:56:10 +1100
New policy and reporting for Councillors

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council has recently endorsed a new Councillor Support, Resources, Reimbursement and Reporting of Expenses Policy and published a breakdown of Councillor expenses for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The new policy and breakdown of councillor expenses can be viewed on Council’s website by clicking the VAGO Action Plan button on the homepage

This page also provides background information, Frequently Asked Questions and Council’s Action Plan and progress.

This work is in response to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office report into fraud and corruption control in local government released in June 2019, in which Strathbogie was one of four council’s selected to participate.

Whilst the report concluded there was no fraud or corruption detected at Strathbogie, it did identify expenditure where it was unclear how residents and ratepayers benefited, practices that may not meet public expectations and non‐compliance with legislative requirements around annual reporting of councillor expenses.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said councillors will now be equipped with more clear and stringent guidelines and process.

“We now have a very robust and clear policy and best practice guidelines which will ensure community confidence in councillor expenses when undertaking their civic duties,” Mayor McClaren said.

“We are pleased to have completed nearly 70 percent of our Action Plan in response to the VAGO Audit and aim to have all actions completed by early 2020.”

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Click here to view the new policy and reported expenses

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Waste Collection Calendars

These handy calendars will help keep you on track with which bin goes out each week. 

Click on the links below to download the calendar for your area.Calendar Pic

Monday Area A Collection Calendar

Monday Area B Collection Calendar

Tuesday Area A Collection Calendar

Tuesday Area B Collection Calendar

Thursday Area A Collection Calendar

Thursday Area B Collection Calendar

Friday Area A Collection Calendar

Friday Area B Collection Calendar


If you are unsure which area you live in, our online mapping can tell you.

Follow this link to our online Pozi mapping, enter your address into the search box and expand the Waste Collection tab for all the details.

Pozi Search


Waste Area Snip


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Entries open for GoFish Nagambie 2020

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Entries are now open for the second annual GoFish Nagambie, one of the most anticipated weekends on the Aussie fishing calendar. 

With the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and the famous $80,000 jackpot to the angler who reels in the largest Murray Cod, it's no surprise that entries are motoring out the door. 

GoFish Nagambie Chief Executive Rod Lockwood and Aussie fishing icon Paul Worsteling from IFISH TV officially launched the entries to the public on Thursday. 

“GoFish Nagambie is genuinely like nothing else out there - yes, the competition has an unprecedented cash and prize offering, unmatched within the industry but the festival is just as much of a draw card,” Mr Lockwood said. 

“With the $80,000 lure, not to mention the yet to be released prizes, it comes as no surprise that over 50% of boating entries sold in the first 48-hours of being on sale,” Rod said. 

Mr Lockwood thanked the Victorian Government for their ongoing support.

“Our 2019 inaugural GoFish Nagambie was a huge success, largely due to the vision and support of the Victorian Government and Strathbogie Shire Council,” Rod said.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Nagambie is a fantastic destination for all things fishing, boating and enjoying the great outdoors.

“Nagambie is a wonderful destination to enjoy the great outdoors, just 90 minutes from Melbourne, and GoFish Nagambie is another incentive to come and visit this beautiful part of Victoria,” Mayor McClaren said.

“From the competition and chance to win the $80,000, to the festival and the wineries, walks and quality dining experiences Nagambie has to offer, there really is something for the whole family.”

Four-day festival and three-day competition entries are $160.

WHAT: GoFish Nagambie

WHERE: Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River, Victoria

WHEN: April 2 - 5th 2020


]]> (Clare Allen) Latest News Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:55:31 +1100
Transfer Stations closed Extreme Fire Danger days

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Council advises the community due to Thursday 21 November being a day of Extreme Fire Danger in the Northern Country Council will NOT be opening the Transfer Stations at Euroa, Nagambie and Violet Town on this day.

Due to health and safety considerations for staff and users, Council closes its Transfer Stations on days of Extreme and Code Red fire danger.

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this closure, please contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email

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Strathbogie Shire Council appoints new CEO

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Following an extensive recruitment process, Strathbogie Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Salomon to the role of Chief Executive Officer, commencing on 13 January 2020.

Ms Salomon brings over ten years’ Senior Executive experience to the role, including at Greater Shepparton City Council and City of Monash.

The appointment was made at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 19 November, where Council unanimously moved the following:

1. Pursuant to Section 94 (1) of the Local Government Act Strathbogie Shire Council hereby appoints Julie Salomon as its Chief Executive Officer for a three (3) year term at a total remuneration package of $235,000 per annum with standard terms and conditions.

2. Provide the following to Julie:

    a) Relocation expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.

    b) Professional development for her to complete Partnership Brokers accreditation.

3. Confirm the commencement date for Julie Salomon, Chief Executive Officer, as Monday 13 January 2020.

4. Authorise the Mayor to publicly announce the appointment of Julie Salomon as Chief Executive Officer following ratification by Council.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Ms Salomon was selected from a high calibre pool of candidates.

“We are so pleased to appoint Julie Salomon, a seasoned local government executive, with a strong connection to the Goulburn Valley region and broad experience in leading and managing community development and services,” Mayor McClaren said.

“It will be fantastic to have Julie at the helm as we head into the final year of this Council’s term. We look forward to the leadership and vision Julie will provide the organisation into the future, with a strong focus on meeting the needs and expectations of our community.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Salomon said she is passionate about working with, and for, communities, driving quality service delivery and delivering creative and sustainable outcomes for the community.

"A key priority for me will be meeting the expectations of the community. I look forward to building on and harnessing new, existing and emerging opportunities and working with Councillors and our community to achieve our shared goals, priorities and aspirations,” Ms Salomon said.

Mayor McClaren thanked the community and Council staff for their patience throughout a lengthy recruitment process and acknowledged the valued leadership of Phil Howard as Acting CEO since July 2019.

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What is a Bushfire Place of Last Resort?

Monday, 11 November, 2019

Council reminds residents that Bushfire Places of Last Resort are available across the Strathbogie Shire in times of fire emergency.

A Bushfire Place of Last Resort (BPLR), or formally referred to as a Neighbourhood Safer Place, is a place where you can go when your personal bushfire plans have failed.

A BPLR is a predetermined location which is considered relatively safe from bushfire.

The following locations in the Strathbogie Shire are Bushfire Places of Last Resort:

  • Kirkland Avenue, between Clifton Street and Bury Street, Euroa
  • Avenel Recreation Reserve Pavilion, 33A Anderson Street and Watson Street, Avenel
  • Longwood Recreation Reserve Pavilion, 2A Down Street, Longwood
  • Mangalore Airport Main Building, 331 Aerodrome Road, Mangalore
  • Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre, 66 Loddings Lane, Nagambie
  • Ruffy Recreation Reserve Oval, 36 Noye Lane, Ruffy
  • Strathbogie Golf Club House, 17 Armstrong Avenue, Strathbogie
  • Violet Town Recreation Reserve Pavilion, 2 Tulip Street, Violet Town

Country Fire Authority (CFA) provides the following advice about Bushfire Places of Last Resort on their website:

  • Locations may provide some protection from direct flame and heat from a fire, but they do not guarantee safety
  • They are not an alternative to planning to leave early or to stay and defend your property; they are a place of last resort if all other fire plans have failed
  • They are an existing location and not a purpose-built, fire-proof structure. It is important to know that many NSP-BPLRs are simply a clearing that provides separation distance from the bushfire hazard (e.g. forest).
  • They are not to be confused with Community Fire Refuges, Relief Centres, Recovery Centres or Assembly Areas, each of which have a different and specific purpose.
  • They are not an appropriate destination when leaving the area early
  • They are not a place of shelter from other types of emergencies (e.g. to escape rising floodwaters or severe weather events)

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Remain vigilant this Fire Danger Period

Monday, 11 November, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council urges residents to remain vigilant with keeping their properties maintained this Fire Danger Period (FDP).

Properties within townships or less than two hectares must remove all flammable rubbish from their yards and ensure grass and weeds are kept cut to a height of no more than 100 millimetres.

Properties greater than two hectares must slash around all buildings to a minimum distance of 20 metres.

Property boundaries must be slashed to a width of 6 metres. When neighbouring dwellings and assets are nearby this must be increased to at least 20 metres.

Property owners and occupiers have a responsibility to ensure their land is as safe as possible to reduce the risk and impact of fires. Failure to prepare and maintain your property during the fire season can put you and your neighbours at a much greater risk.

If owners and occupiers fail to keep a fire safe environment, a fire prevention notice will be issued requesting the property owner to take action.

This notice will include a $113 administration fee. It is a requirement for the owner or occupier to follow the requests in the Fire Prevention Notice throughout the entire FDP, not just at the time the notice is received.

A further failure to maintain the requirements of the Fire Prevention Notice will result in a fine of $1,652.

Council has an active role in reducing fire hazards within and abutting urban areas. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your obligations, please feel free to contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993.

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