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Grants for South Gippsland Shire projects and equipment up to $10,000 are now open and more updates
South Gippsland Shire Council's updates to their projects and programs. Have a look at what is going on and how you can get involved!
Applications for Round One of South Gippsland Shire Council's Community Grants Program are now open. Grants are available in the following categories:
- Minor Projects and Equipment Grant (up to $5,000)
- Major Projects and Equipment Grant (up to $10,000)
- Festival and Events Grant (up to $10,000)
- Planning and Development Reports (up to $10,000)
Major and Minor Project and Equipment Grants can assist community groups with capital work projects, the purchase of equipment or the costs associated with adopting a new or improved service.
South Gippsland Shire Council Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhances the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents
Festival and Event Grants help to support locally run community events and Planning and Development Reports can help local groups to produce a business case for community-based projects or facilities. Applicants are encouraged to read the Community Grant Guidelines before applying.
To find out more please visit the South Gippsland Grants website. Applications close 31 August.
Hard waste collection
Bookings are now open for South Gippsland Shire Council's annual hard waste collection service. The service provides residents with a convenient way to dispose of hard rubbish at home, particularly if they are unable to attend a transfer station themselves. All South Gippsland residential properties are eligible to receive one collection at a fee of $145 per property. A reduced rate of $51 applies for pension card holders.
The hard waste collection in South Gippsland is a 'user pays' service, which means only those using the service pay for it. In some other areas, the cost of the hard waste collection service is passed on to all residents through higher fees and charges, regardless of whether or not they use the collection. The 'user pays' system also helps to encourage waste reduction and recycling.
Properties can book a hard waste collection once a year, maximum of 2 cubic metres of waste will be collected from properties that have booked a collection
Bookings for the hard waste collection service can be made during July and August. The collections themselves take place during October and November. 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' 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. During August and September, council is running free Get Ready. Get Techy training that will guide you step-by-step through the set-up process and show you how to get the most from your emergency apps.
The VicEmergency app and VicEmergency Hotline are made to provides information during and after major incidents in Victoria to help householders, landowners and small businesses plan for and recover from emergencies
Free training sessions will be held in the following locations:
Leongatha Community House , 16 Bruce Street, Leongatha
- Thursday 4 August 4 - 2.30 to 4.00pm
- Thursday 8 September - 2.30 to 4.00pm
Milpara Community House, 21 Shellcott Road , Korumburra
- Wednesday 10 August - 11.30 to 1.00pm
- Wednesday 7 September - 11.30 to 1.00pm
Toora Community Hall and Library, 23 Gray Street, Toora
- Thursday 11 August - 10.00am to 11.30am
- 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' website.
Foot and mouth disease webinar
Join the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and leading industry voices for a detailed webinar discussing the measures being taken by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. This free webinar will discuss what's being done to stop Foot and Mouth Disease from entering Australia as cases spread to the popular Indonesian tourist destination of Bali.
The focus of the webinar will be on current measures being taken by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments to address biosecurity preparedness in the event of an FMD incursion
When: Thursday 14 July
- Emma Germano, VFF President
- Dr Chris Parker
- Head of the National Animal Disease Taskforce
- Commonwealth Department of Agriculture
- Forestry and Fisheries
- Dr Megan Scott
- Principal Officer - Emergency Animal Disease
- Chief Veterinary Officers Unit
- Agriculture Victoria
Registration is free and is open to all. To register, please visit VFF Foot and Mouth Disease webinar.
Early childhood education
Do you hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education? An exciting program is now available that lets people with a diploma complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching in only two years - with $25,000 scholarships available!
The courses have been designed with working educators in mind with online (Zoom) classes held twice a week in the evening and an in-person catch up one Saturday per month at a site located in South Gippsland.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Shelley Fixter, Coordinator Children and Family Services on 5662 9200 or email email@example.com.
Road Renaming - Koonwarra Section - South Gippsland Highway. At Wednesday 29 June's council meeting, council decided on a name for this newly discontinued section of the South Gippsland Highway.
The road will be named after Harry Prosser, a war veteran who was a well-known farmer and community member of Koonwarra. For more information on this, please visit the South Gippsland Council meeting minutes web page.
Council meeting 472
The 29 June council meeting was held a few weeks ago. To view the livestream, please go to South Gippsland Shire Council meeting Live streaming webpage. You can also view a summary of key outcomes by visiting South Gippsland Shire Council meetings web page.
Senior of the Year Awards 2022
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.
For more information, visit the 2022 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards nominations website.
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