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Community grants program open until 31 August 2022 and more news from South Gippsland Shire Council
There's still time to submit an application for Round 1 of council's Community Grants Program.
The program provides funding support for community initiatives that benefit South Gippsland residents and are open to local community groups and organisations. For more information about the grants available or to make a grant application, please visit South Gippsland Shire Community Grants web page. Submissions close 31 August . If you require any assistance during your application, you can contact our Grants Team on 5662 9200 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant options within the South Gippsland Shire Council Grants Program are accessible only by community, volunteer and not for profit organisations
Catch up with a councillor
Catch up with councillor meetings are well under way and there are still a few left if you are quick! Our councillors are hitting the road to hear from anyone and everyone about anything and everything.
- Thursday 11 August 7.00pm to 8.00pm at Nyora Hall
- Friday 12 August 10.00am to 11.00am at Koonwarra Store
- Friday 12 August 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Mirboo North & Community Foundation's Co-Space, 96 Ridgway Mirboo North
- Tuesday 16 August 10.30am to 12.00pm at Old Ferry Terminal, Port Welshpool
- Tuesday 16 August 1.00pm to 2.00pm at the Toora Hall
- Tuesday 16 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Port Franklin Community Hall
This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to drop in for an update or a chat. No need to book, just show up at one of the locations below!
Next week, council's main reception in Leongatha will be closed for building works. Reception will reopen on Monday 22 August. During this time our friendly Customer Service team can still be contacted on 5662 9200 or you can visit South Gippsland Shire's Reception Closure website.
Get updated with the road hazards or closures before making a trip to avoid inconvenience
Home energy efficiency training
Would you like to be more energy efficient? Gippsland Community Power Hub are running one day training courses on energy efficiency across Gippsland. This is a great opportunity for community members to learn some of the basics. Cost is $25 per person, lunch and refreshments provided. The courses are running in Mallacoota, Bruthen, Leongatha and Morwell.
For more information, visit Home Energy Efficiency.
Learn about fundamental residential appliances and develop a thorough understanding of the key aspects of home energy efficiency and comfort
Offshore renewable energy proposal
Late last week, the federal government's Minister for Climate Change and Energy proposed an area off the Gippsland coast for offshore renewable energy projects. This affects South Gippsland, so we wanted to let you know that there is an opportunity for you to provide feedback on this project. You can provide feedback online at the link below.
For more information and to provide your feedback, visit Offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal Bass Strait off Gippsland web page. Feedback closes 7 October 2022.
Send your feedback for the Offshore renewable energy infrastructure area proposal: Bass Strait off Gippsland, submission open until 7 October 2022
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.
Free training sessions will be held in the following locations:
Milpara Community House,
21 Shellcott Road , Korumburra
- Wednesday 7 September - 11.30 to 1.00pm
Toora Community Hall and Library
23 Gray Street, Toora
- Thursday 15 September - 10.00am to 11.30am
38 Couper Street, Mirboo North
- Wednesday 24 August
- 1.00pm - 2.30pm
- 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Light Afternoon tea provided at 2.30-3.00 pm. Bring your Smartphone or Tablet, Apple ID or Google Play passwords, pen. 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 South Gippsland Shire Emergency Management web page.
Request for tenders
Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the following:
- RFT/332 - Design & Construction of a Pedestrian Bridge and Elevated Walkway at Leongatha Rail Precinct
A pre-tender meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 August at 11:00am at South Gippsland Shire Council Offices. All submitters are requested to attend. Tenders close 2pm AEST on Wednesday 24 August 2022.
- RFT/330 - Design & Construction of AFL Sports Floodlighting at Four Locations
Tenders close 2pm AEST on Monday 29 August 2022. Documentation is available from council's e-Tendering Portal.
Street light outages
Please be advised that AusNet will be undertaking streetlight works this weekend. The outages are scheduled for Sunday 14 August between 4am - 5am and 10pm - 11pm. Streetlights are likely to be impacted in:
- Jeetho (6)
- Loch (398)
- Nyora (587)
Works may be impacted or rescheduled due to weather. For more information, please contact AusNet.
Council meeting 473
To view the livestream of the 20 July council meeting, please go to South Gippsland Shire Council meetings recorded live streaming web page. You can also view a summary of key outcomes by visiting South Gippsland Shire Council meetings web page.
The below employment opportunities are currently available at South Gippsland Shire Council:
- Team Leader Open Space (Closes Thursday 11 August 2022)
- Coordinator Risk and Procurement (Closes Midnight Sunday 14 August 2022)
- Curatorial and Cultural Collections Officer (Closes Midnight Monday 15 August, 2022)
- Casual Public Amenities, Caravan Park Cleaners and Outdoor Parks & Gardens Team Members (Closes Midnight Monday 22 August, 2022)
- School Crossing Supervisors (Closes Midnight Sunday 28 August, 2022)
For more details on the above positions, please visit South Gippsland Shire Council Employment web page.
Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.
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