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Marinus Link community drop-in sessions and more updates from South Gippsland Council

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By news@gippsland - 21st September 2022 - Back to News

With the federal government announcing a National Day of Mourning public holiday for the late Queen Elizabeth II, council's offices will be closed on 22 September, as well as 23 September for the Grand Final celebration public holiday. If you have an enquiry that is urgent, you can still contact council on 5662 9200 and it will be taken by the after-hours service.

Marinus Link team is interested in meeting the local community and answering your questions that is how feedback from the community helps with the project

Marinus Link team is interested in meeting the local community and answering your questions that is how feedback from the community helps with the project

Marinus Link drop-in sessions

Both formal and informal community consultation opportunities will be offered throughout the project. How engagement continues to evolve and change to respond to the current situation, and our latest updates and events.

Sandy Point

  • 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Wednesday 28 September
    Sandy Point Community Centre, Church Parade


  • 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Thursday 29 September
  • Meeniyan Town Hall, 97 Whitelaw Street

This event is hosted by Marinus Link. There is no need to RSVP, just drop by and have a chat at any time. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Find out more at Marinus website.

Governance rules

At today's council meeting, council approved the commencement of a community consultation period for the draft Governance Rules (C82). Changes to five areas within the Rules have been proposed. The consultation period opens 22 September and will close 7 October. To provide feedback, please visit 'Have your Say' page.

Offshore renewable energy

At today's council meeting, a submission to the federal government's Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure Area Proposal was formally endorsed. The submission provides in principle support toward offshore renewable energy, but also outlines council's concerns, which primarily stem from community feedback and a lack of information on the direct and indirect impacts. You can read more about council's submission Renewable Offshore Wind Energy page.

Submissions for the offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal are open until 7 October and can be made at Offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal: Bass Strait off Gippsland page.

To apply, events will need to meet the following criteria and must have an Australian Business Number (ABN), EOIís will be considered from the following legal entities

To apply, events will need to meet the following criteria and must have an Australian Business Number (ABN), EOI's will be considered from the following legal entities

Expression of interest

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Gippsland Events Acquisition Fund are currently being accepted. The Acquisition Fund aims to strengthen and sustain events across Gippsland by providing funding support for events that will attract visitors and provide economic benefits for the Gippsland region.

This round is open to event organisers in the South Gippsland Shire that will be holding an event before 30 June 2023. All successful Expressions of Interest will be invited to submit an application, which will then be assessed by Events Gippsland. No financial contribution is required from event organisers, however there are application guidelines that have to be met.

To find out more, please contact Danielle Todaro on 5662 9200. To submit an Expression of Interest, please visit Gippsland Events Acquisition Fund - EOI page. EOIs close 5.00pm Monday 10 October, 2022.

Rates information

If you are facing financial hardship and need to organise an instalment plan for your rates, please get in touch with our Rates team before 27 September.

They can then set up payments in time for 30 September (when the first payment is due). If you want to know more about rates, please watch the Rates - South Gippsland video.

Nominations for Australia Day awards are now open and will be closing on 7 November 2022

Nominations for Australia Day awards are now open and will be closing on 7 November 2022

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 South Gippsland Shire Council website. Nominations close 7 November 2022.

Request for tenders

Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the following:

  • RFT/313 - Jones Street, Foster - Street Reconstruction Tenders close at 2pm AEST on Tuesday 11 October.
  • RFT/333 - Construction of Footpath Extensions - Various Locations Tenders close at 2pm AEST on Tuesday 27 September

Documentation is available from council's e-Tendering Portal, to hear from people with such experience and capability, not only inspire but encourage

Council meeting 475

The council meeting is live streamed through a YouTube streaming service which automatically selects the appropriate quality level based on your internet speed and quality. This setting can be manually overridden by accessing the 'settings cog' in the bottom right hand corner. Council is not responsible for these types of technical issues as they are beyond its control.

Council meetings are streamed live to the public as a means of enhancing transparency and public decision making.To view a livestream of the September council meeting, please go to South Gippsland Shire Council meeting page.


Here are just few of the events coming up in South Gippsland, for more please visit South Gippsland - Discover our Wonderland 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 10.30am at Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre, Elizabeth Street, Korumburra, presented by South Gippsland Shire Council on 14 October 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Free admissions. To order tickets, please email or phone 5662 9200.

Vacant positions

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

  • Team Leaders - Sealed Roads and Construction - (Applications close Midnight Sunday 25 September)
  • Team Member - Maintenance & Construction - (Applications close Midnight Sunday 25 September)
  • Acting Director Sustainable Infrastructure - (Applications close Midnight 13 October)

For more details on the above positions, please visit: Employment at South Gippsland Shire Council page.

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.


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