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Domestic Animal Management Plan community workshop and other updates from South Gippsland Shire Council
South Gippsland Shire Council updates on their programs and or projects for the shire community.
The council is currently developing a new four-year draft Domestic Animal Management Plan. The Plan will provide council with a strategic approach towards promotion of responsible pet ownership, providing balance to the needs of pet owners and non-pet owners in the community. It also assists in the welfare of dogs and cats, and protection of the community and environment from nuisance dogs and cats.
DAMP will provide council with a strategic approach towards promotion of responsible pet ownership, providing balance to the needs of pet owners and non-pet owners in our community
Register for tonight's online workshop to help provide input on animal welfare and issues in South Gippsland 8 September 7.00pm to 8.00pm - Online.
Residents that participate have the option of going into the draw to win a hamper of local produce to the value of $200.
Foster shared path
South Gippsland Shire Council has obtained funding by the Transport Accident Commission's (TAC) local government grants program to investigate a possible shared path along Station Road, Foster. The path, which will run between Pearl Park and the Great Southern Rail Trail, will aim to help keep people safe as they walk or cycle in the area.
Council is seeking your feedback to help inform the development of concept designs that will improve the safety, security and amenity for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst also considering current and future demand of residents.
To have your say before Sunday 11 September 2022, please visit Foster shared path feedback page.
The Minister for Climate Change and Energy has proposed an area in Bass Strait for offshore renewable energy projects, which includes locations off South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Learn more and provide feedback at Offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal: Bass Strait off Gippsland
Council is seeking your feedback on the possible effects of future offshore renewable energy projects in the Bass Strait off Gippsland, Victoria, this also includes offshore wind
Other council updates
Ausnet Scheduled Power Outages
AusNet has let us know that there will be some scheduled power outages that may affect the operation of some street lights in Loch and Nyora. The outages are scheduled to occur on 11 September between 4am - 5am and 10pm - 11pm. Please contact AusNet for more information.
Australia Day Awards now open
The 2023 South Gippsland Australia Day Awards are now open. The awards provide an opportunity for hardworking residents to be recognised for the significant contribution they make to their local community. There are three award categories:
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Community Event of the Year
Nominees in all categories will be celebrated at an Australia Day Awards event at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 January, 2023 at the Meeniyan Town Hall. Nominations can be submitted at: the South Gippsland Shire Council website. Nominations close 7 November 2022
Send your nominations for the 'Australia Day', nominations closing on 7 November 2022
Shop Local ~ Eat Local South Gippsland
Shopping and eating locally helps to support South Gippsland businesses and our community. When you shop local it helps to keep money circulating through our towns and is often reinvested into other small businesses.
This month you may notice additional 'Shop Local South Gippsland' and 'Eat Local South Gippsland' messaging across our region in the form of reusable calico bags and compostable coffee cups that will be distributed through many local businesses.
The buy local campaign commenced last year and is continuing this year with support from the Victorian government's Outdoor Activation Program
Hard waste booking deadline extended
Have you booked your hard waste collection yet? Time is running out, but you'll be glad to hear that the booking deadline has been extended until Friday 16 September. All South Gippsland residential properties are eligible to receive one collection at a fee of $145 per property.
A reduced rate of $51applies for pension card holders. A maximum of two cubic metres of waste can be placed out for collection and all waste should be located within the property boundary if possible. Bookings can be made online at Hard waste collection service page.
RU OK? Day
Today is R U OK Day. A conversation could change a life - R U OK? R U OK? inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life. You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
For more information, visit the 'R U OK?' website.
Get Ready. Get Techy.
There are a range of apps that can help you stay informed during an emergency. But sometimes it can be difficult to know how to download and use them. To help we are running a free training session on:
- Toora Community Hall and Library
- 23 Gray Street, Toora
- Thursday 15 September - 10.00am to 11.30am
To book, please contact Tanya or Kalsie on 5662 9200 or direct with the venue. For more information about what to do before, during and after an emergency visit the 'Emergency Management' page.
Request for Tenders
Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the following:
- RFT/333 - Construction of Footpath Extensions - Various Locations. Tenders close 2pm AEST on Tuesday 27 September 2022
- RFT/334 - Korumburra Recreation Centre Amenities Upgrade. Tenders close 2pm AEST on Tuesday 20 September 2022
- RFT/335 - Design and Construct Irrigation, Drainage, Re-shape and Seed to Foster Showgrounds Football Oval
A pre-tender meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 September at 9:00am at Foster Showgrounds Football Oval.All submitters are requested to attend. Tenders close 2pm AEST on Tuesday 13 September 2022. Documentation is available from council's e-Tendering Portal.
Council meeting 475
To view the livestream of the 21 September council meeting, please go to: South Gippsland Shire Council meeting live streaming. You can also view a summary of key outcomes by visiting council's agendas and minutes of the meeting page.
Lonnie Lee Lovin' Life, Korumburra Country Concert
Lonnie is Rockabilly's finest, and his return to Victoria is very welcome. Playing on Friday 14 October at 1030am at Korumburra, presented by South Gippsland Shire Council.
- Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre, Elizabeth Street, Korumburra, VIC
- 14 October 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
To order tickets, please email email@example.com or phone 5662 9289.
Register for free to Lonnie Lee Lovin' Life, Korumburra Country Concert to be held on 14 October at Korumburra
Fishy Stories is a celebration of the ageless art of making stories. The festival is the realisation of Fish Creek's unique standing as a destination for children's literature and storytelling and recognises the joy in cultivating, inspiring and sparking imagination.
- Fish Creek Children's Festival of Stories
- Performances, workshops, entertainment, writing challenge and much more!
- September 18 2022 - 10 am to 6pm
- Mostly FREE, some ticketed events $20-$40
The day will hold a burst of creativity and activity through performances and workshops with nationwide renowned performers, authors and illustrators to immerse children in the enchanting world of stories.
Come and join the 'Fishy Stories' event on 18 September 2022 at Fish Creek
The below employment opportunities are currently available at South Gippsland Shire Council:
- Caravan Parks Cleaner - Applications close Midnight Wednesday 21 September 2022
- Coal Creek Cultural Services and Administration Officer - Applications close Midnight Wednesday 21 September 2022
- Team Member - Compact Street Sweeper & Cleansing Operations - Open Space & Environment - Applications close Midnight Wednesday 14 September 2022
- Team Member - Maintenance & Construction - Applications close Midnight Wednesday 14 September 2022
For more details on the above positions, please visit the South Gippsland Shire Council website.
Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.
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