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South Gippsland Shire Council update early January 2022
South Gippsland Shire Council's 'In the Know' is also an opportunity for the council to let you know that you and your opinions are highly valued to help the council improve their services as well as the shire.
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Council is inviting the community to join the Australia Day Film and Photography Competition, and would like to be able to use any submitted images or videos for the promotion of Australia Day in South Gippsland
Calling all filmmakers and photographers
Whether you are a novice or a professional, we encourage you to enter our Australia Day Photo & Film Competition. The competition is open to South Gippsland residents of all ages with prizes available to winners in each of the following categories: Best Short Film, Best Image, Best Short Film (under 15) and Best Image (under 15).
To be part of the competition, simply create a short film (two to four minutes long) or capture an image that embraces the theme Australia Day: Reflect, Respect, Celebrate. We're All Part of the Story.
To be eligible for consideration, the photos or films must be captured in the South Gippsland region or nearby. Submissions must be received by 11.59pm Sunday 16 January 2022. To submit your entry and for more information, please visit Australia Day Competition page.
Community grants round two 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)
Applications close midnight 31 March 2022. To read the guidelines and submit your application, visit the South Gippsland Shire community grants.
The Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents
Australia Day events
South Gippsland has a host of Australia Day events planned this year so you can celebrate your way. From BBQs to table tennis marathons, there is something to suit everyone. For all the information, visit South Gippsland Australia Day events page.
Australia Day events will be held across South Gippsland on Tuesday in Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Meeniyan, Dumbalk, Foster and Venus Bay, come along and join in the community celebrations
Community grants information session
To help community groups with their Community Grants application, we are holding an information session on 20 January at 6.30pm. The session will brief prospective applicants on what can and can't be funded and provide a demonstration of the SmartyGrants online application process.
To book your place, visit the South Gippsland Community Grants Information Session. When you register, you will be asked a couple of questions that will help inform us what kind of event should be held (online or in-person) and what questions you want answered during the session.
Registrations are essential, please advise how you would prefer to attend the session, whether online or in person, you will be notified one week before the event with details on how the event will be hosted
Australia Day Awards Ceremony
The contributions of this year's South Gippsland Australia Day Awards nominees will be recognised and the 2022 Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year will be announced at a public event at Meeniyan Hall on Wednesday 19 January at 6.30pm. If you cannot attend, we encourage you to read the achievements of all the nominees online by visiting the Australia Day nominations and events page.
Nominees for the 2022 Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards will be recognised at an Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday 19 January (6.30pm) at the Meeniyan Hall
Request for Tender
Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the RFT/314 — Port Welshpool Boat Ramp Parking Facility Enhancement Project. Submissions closes on Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 2.00pm AEDST. Documentation is available from Council's e-Tendering Portal by visiting South Gippsland eTender Box.
Council is also seeking submissions from qualified companies/applicants for EOI/315 — New Foster Depot Building Refurbishment Project. Submissions close Friday 21 January 2022 at 2.00pm AEDST. Documentation is available from Council's e-Tendering Portal website.
If you are currently missing your pets, please visit the lost and found animals page. We currently have five fur babies who are lost. If any of these look familiar to you, please get in touch with the South Gippsland Animal Shelter in Korumburra on 5658 1900. For more details on these animals, please visit South Gippsland's lost and found animals.
From the left, ID#3405, upper centre, ID#3402, lower centre is ID#3369, upper right ID#3368 and lower right ID#3354
Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.
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