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South Gippsland Shire Council update late March 2022 - Opportunity to have your say
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We have a lot to offer in South Gippsland. From Wilsons Promontory to our fabulous eateries and accommodation spots, we have a lot to brag about, including the Great Southern Rail Trail. This magnificent trail is fast becoming one of the longest in the state, and once completed, will be one of the longest in Australia. To help tell everyone about it, the council is developing a Visitation and Marketing Plan.
The Great Southern rail trail is a council plan initiative and key Visitor Economy Strategy Action, that will be completed by 30 June 2022
Great Southern rail trail
The development of the Great Southern Rail Trail Visitation and Marketing Plan will aim to position the trail as a premier Australian rail trail experience and create strong links between the trail and its surrounding environments and towns.
The plan will guide how Council implements clear, audience-centric and motivating marketing, content and product enhancement activities to provide visitors with even more reasons to visit, stay longer and to visit all year round. Now, we want to hear from you about what you want to see included and if we are on the right track. To capture that feedback, we have a survey open now until 9.00am 4 April 2022.
To complete the survey, please visit the Great Southern rail trail web page.
Leongatha Early Learning Centre
Contractors will be commencing work at the Leongatha Early Learning Centre site on Monday 28 March in Gray Street, Leongatha. Traffic management will be in place and contractors will do their best to minimise disruption, however closure of the road for short periods during the day may occur. Detours will be in place if closures are required.
Leongatha Early Learning Centre will address the demand for children's services in our region, particularly with the introduction of three-year-old kindergarten
Request for tender
Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the following:
- RFT/319 Timms Road, Poowong North - Intersection Reconstruction
- RFT/321 Supply and Installation of Guardrail - Various Locations
Tenders close Tuesday 5 April 2022 at 2.00pm AEST. Documentation is available from the council's e-Tendering Portal by visiting the e-Tender web page.
Find opportunities, register an account, and bid on upcoming procurement projects
Community grants round two 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)
Applications close midnight 31 March 2022. To read the guidelines and submit your application, visit South Gippsland 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
Council meeting 469
The next Council Meeting will be held on April 20 at 2.00pm at Council Chambers, Leongatha. For all the details on the council meetings page. If you would like to watch the meeting live or when it suits you, please visit council meeting live steam.
South Gippsland maps
Have you used our South Gippsland mapping system? The system is a handy way to:
- Find out which bins need to go out each week
- Source high quality satellite imagery (updated in 2020) that you can print out at home
- Easily measure your property boundaries and area.
You can view the South Gippsland maps.
Feedback wanted for murals
The Social Crew, the team who lead the murals that now light up Korumburra and Toora, want to hear from you. They have a three minute survey that aims to capture the feedback of our community. If you would like to have your say, please visit South Gippsland's 'The Social Crew' page.
Your feedback will assist us in extending the mural locations, and also assist us in developing corresponding programs with local schools
Your say South Gippsland
If you haven't already checked out our new engagement platform, Your Say South Gippsland, now is the time. With a mountain of opportunities coming up in the next five months or so, registering for this platform is a great way of keeping your finger on the pulse.
Registering allows you to receive regular updates on projects you follow and when new opportunities to voice your views come up. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, register now by visiting the South Gippsland 'Have your say' page.
Streetlight upgrade project
In an effort to reduce energy usage and increase safety for our community, South Gippsland Shire Council, alongside East Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council, is undertaking a bulk streetlight replacement project. The upgrades will run until the end of March. For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Brad Kijlstra-Shone on (03) 5662 9200.
Wonga Square Top Road, Wonga between Bakers Road and Mt Square Top Road is closed for slip repairs being performed by RRV from 28 February to 28 March 2022. More information on road closures can be found by visiting road hazards and closures page.
Visit the council's road hazards and closures page to stay informed and avoid getting caught up in traffic disruptions
Have you or someone you know lost an animal recently? You can find a list of all the current lost animals on council's lost pets website. Large animals (livestock) that trespass on private property can be impounded by the property owner or occupier. Once impounded, Local Laws Officers should be contacted immediately so that collection can be arranged.
The Animal Shelter is open between 8:30am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday and 9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday
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