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South Gippsland Council meeting snapshot - Wednesday 15 June 2022

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By news@gippsland - 16th June 2022 - Back to News

At the start of the meeting, Mayor Davies acknowledged that the Torres Strait Islander flag is now being flown during all council meetings and all those who received Queen's Birthday honours. In particular noting Dr. Margaret Rowe OAM who received an honour for service to conservation and the environment.

Here is a summary of decisions made at this meeting. For full details of the council meeting, please see the Live Stream recording or the meeting minutes.

Council is required to keep minutes of each council meeting, and be of public record and can be inspected by members of the public

Council is required to keep minutes of each council meeting, and be of public record and can be inspected by members of the public

Leadership program evaluation

Council noted the Community Leadership Program Evaluation Report. Five of the nine councillors spoke about this meeting item. In particular they spoke to the feedback they have heard from participants and the leadership opportunities it provides to our community.

For the planning scheme amendment request - 108 and 110 Parr Street Leongatha - Residential Rezoning Request, council supported the recommendation that this planning matter go before the Minister for Planning for approval. Council also considered the 2021/22 Community Grants - Round 235 in closed sessions due to the personal information provided by applicants.

Community grants

With Round One of Community Grants for 2022/23 opening on 1 July, our Community Strengthening team are hitting the road to provide advice to the community. Below you can find the remaining dates, locations and times to meet with our team.

  • Friday 17 June 9.30am to 3.30pm - Council Chambers, Leongatha
  • Monday 20 June 9.30am to 3.30pm - Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra
  • Wednesday 22 June 9.30am to 3.30pm - Manna Gum Community House, Foster
  • Monday 27 June 9.30am to 3.30pm - Sandy Point Community Centre
  • Wednesday 29 June 9.30am to 3.30pm - Uniting Church, Poowong
  • Monday 4 July 9.30am to 3.30pm - Council Meeting Room 2, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 6 July 9.30am to 3.30pm - Toora Library and Community Hall

Community groups are more than welcome to call the team on 5662 9200 to book their space, but booking is not essential. For more information, please visit: 'South Gippsland community grants' page.

The Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents

The Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents

Senior of the year awards

We would like to encourage you all to nominate someone from South Gippsland who you think is worthy of recognition - for example, an Elder in your community, a member of a club you attend, a volunteer in your organisation. Nominations are open now until Friday 29 July 2022.

Community is encouraged to nominate someone they think that is worthy for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2022

Community is encouraged to nominate someone they think that is worthy for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2022

Request for tender

Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the RFT/328 Design, Supply and Installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. Tenders close at 2.00pm Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Documentation is available from the council's e-Tendering Portal.

Mental health and wellbeing

For some, the psychological, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted their mental health and wellbeing. If you are in need of some extra support, there is a free and confidential wellbeing coaching service one call away - Partners in Wellbeing, which is available to all Victorians over the age of 16. For more information, visit the council's e-Tendering Portal or call 1300 375 330.

Council meeting 471

The May council meeting was held on Wednesday 15 June. To view the livestream, please go to South Gippsland live streaming page. You can also view a summary of key outcomes by visiting the council meeting update page.

Road renaming proposal

Koonwarra Section - South Gippsland Highway. Submissions for the naming of the new part of the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra have now closed. The following names were compliant under the GNV guidelines and shortlisted: Milson, Barguss, Prosser, Fossil and Kinnish. Abutting landowners impacted by the renaming are now being consulted. Results and shortlisted names will be presented for consideration at the next council meeting.

Vacant positions

The below employment opportunities are currently available at South Gippsland Shire Council:

  • Team Leaders Open Space - Urban Vegetation and Open Space - Rural Vegetation (closes Sunday 19 June 2022)
  • Team Leader Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (closes Sunday 3 July 2022)
  • Coordinator Statutory Planning

For more details on the above positions, please visit the 'Employment at council' page.

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.


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