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South Gippsland Shire Council update early December 2021

It's raining awards in Gippsland! Over the past few weeks, we have seen strong representation from South Gippsland in a range of award ceremonies.

By news@gippsland - 3rd December 2021 - Back to News

We would firstly like to congratulate Marty Thomas - owner of Moos at Meeniyan - for winning the Mainstreet Australia Champion Award 2021. Congratulations also to Mirboo Country Development Inc for being a finalist in the Mainstreet Australia awards for their Revitalising Ridgway project.

Gurneys Cider who won the Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year and Building Capability Awards

The Food and Fibre Gippsland Awards have also been held where every South Gippsland finalist took home an award. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Gurneys Cider - Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year and Building Capability Awards
  • Shelley Walker from South Gippsland Dairy - Female Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award
  • Prom Coast Food Collective - Sustainability Award
  • Burra Brewing Co. - Food and Drink Manufacturing (fewer than 10 employees) Award
  • Burra Foods - Food and Drink Manufacturing (more than 10 employees) Award

We would also like to congratulate Tamsin Carvan - owner of The Borough Dept. Store in Korumburra - for winning the Shine Award 2021. The Shine Awards are run annually by The Weekly Times, supported by Harvey Norman, and celebrate the passion, dedication, spirit, belief, grace and courage of women across rural and regional Australia. Congratulations to all and thank you for representing our community on all the respective stages.

Community vision Invitation

Invitations have begun being sent out to be involved in South Gippsland's Community Vision project. The recruitment stage is being handled independently of Council by Deliberately Engaging.

If you receive a flyer in the mail and want to be involved, please follow the instructions on the flyer to register your interest. Registrations close midnight Sunday 12 December 2021.

Reconnected - online author talk with Andrew Leigh

Are you a part of a community group that has been working hard on keeping your momentum in recent years? Well, this session is for you! COme and join us!

Join us and MyLi - My Community Library (formerly West Gippsland Libraries) for a presentation and Q&A session with Andrew Leigh, author of Reconnected - A Community Builder's Handbook and our CEO Kerryn Ellis. Reconnected looks at ways in which a variety of community groups have been able to become more resilient.

Join us in this online zoom talk with Andrew Leigh, author of "Reconnected" A community builder's handbook.

Need help paying your energy bill?

If you are receiving a support payment and need help paying, the Victorian Government is providing one-off payments of $250 to eligible households to help with their energy costs. You can apply if you receive:

  • Centrelink pensioner concession
  • Department of Veteran Affairs pensioner concession
  • Jobseeker
  • Youth Allowance, Abstudy or Austudy.
  • Energy Info Hub will be available to walk you through the application process:
  • Monday 20 December between 10.00am and 4.00pm at Baromi Centre, Mirboo North.
  • Tuesday 21 December between 11.00am and 4.00pm at Leongatha RSL.

Make sure you bring along your concession card and recent energy bill.

Volunteering awards 2021

Nominations are now open to the 2021 Volunteering Awards through Volunteering Victoria. These awards recognise and celebrate volunteers, volunteer-involving organisations and leaders of volunteers across the state, and thank them for building services, connections and our community. Nominations close 14 January 2022. For more information, visit Volunteering Victoria.

Jab and kebab

Gippsland Region Public Health Unit in collaboration with The Salvation Army are running a pop up vaccination centre next week for those who want to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Where: The Salvation Army Leongatha, 2 Long Street
  • When: Tuesday 7 December 10.00am to 2.00pm

If you require assistance getting to the pop up site or have any questions, please contact 5662 6400.

Animals for adoption

Consider this your sign to adopt a new pet for your home. If you see one you would like to meet, please get in touch with the South Gippsland Animal Shelter in Korumburra on 03 5658 1900.

Rusty, ginger domestic short hair desexed male

Rusty, ginger domestic short hair desexed male

Cat - #3363
Microchip Number: 956000008640898
Ginger Domestic Short Hair Desexed Male
10 years old.
Hello, I'm Rusty. I may be up there in years, but I think I still deserve a loving home to see out my life. I'm an affectionate lad who would love to curl up with you for a cuddle. If you think I'd be a good fit for your home, give the Shelter a call and come see me.

Foxy, grey tabby domestic short hair desexed female

Foxy, grey tabby domestic short hair desexed female

Cat - #3364

Microchip Number: 956000008661052
Grey Tabby Domestic Short Hair Desexed Female
10 years old
Hello, I'm Foxy. Despite my name, I'm quite a lovely lady. Like Rusty, I am an older cat, but I believe I have a lot to offer to the right family. I would love to spend my senior years with a loving family who are willing to welcome me to their home. Come for a visit at my temporary abode, the South Gippsland Animal Shelter in Korumburra.

Brooke, brindle staffy desexed female

Brooke, brindle staffy desexed female

Dog - #3346
Microchip Number: 953010000417596
Brindle Staffy Desexed Female
6 years old
Hello, I'm Brooke. I love to be out and about getting my body moving. If you have a weak spot in your fence, I'll find it and go for an adventure, so I'll need a home where there is good fencing. I've been told I'm a lovely girl and very pretty (I appreciate the compliments). Staffy's like me sometimes get a bad rap, but I for one just want a family to love me. If you want to welcome me to your home, please come say 'Hi'.

Make this young, white and tan bullmastiff X desexed female

Make this young, white and tan bullmastiff X desexed female

Dog - #3352
Microchip Number: 953010004981025
White and Tan Bullmastiff X Desexed Female.
Approximately 18 months old.

Hi. I'm a young, big girl who is looking for a new home. I'm a beautiful, active girl who would love a family as active as me. My manners aren't always that good, but I'm happy to learn and eager to please. I am by far the youngest of the bunch and have some things to learn, but I would love to be part of your family.

Senior project delivery engineer

If you have experience in project management and the timely delivery of projects, keep reading. As part of your role, you will assist in the delivery of the Footpath Extension Program, Footpath Renewal Program, Guardrail Program and Blackspot Program. You will also monitor and recommend resources to assigned projects to ensure they are delivered on budget, on time and specification.

Experience in managing civil projects, well developed interpersonal skills, and knowledge of requirements for design of urban and rural civil engineering infrastructure will be vital for you to have in this role.

Sounds like your dream job? Visit the South Gippsland Shire Council website to apply. Applications close midnight Sunday 5 December 2021.

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.


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