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News and Public Notices

Peacocks to stay at Sale Botanic Gardens

News issued on Tuesday 18 September 2018

Wellington Shire Council has no plans to remove wild peacocks from Sale Botanic Gardens. Contrary to a local protest campaign, Council has never considered and will not remove the peacocks from the gardens as part of the Garden for Life project.


Need for Feed convoy to hit Sale on Saturday

News issued on Monday 10 September 2018

Truckloads of fodder will arrive in Wellington this Saturday for the Lions Need for Feed disaster relief project.


Port Albert community positively responds to proposed plans

News issued on Thursday 30 August 2018

Wellington Shire Council will continue discussions with the Port Albert community regarding the proposed street and drainage works following positive survey results. The survey was sent to Port Albert residents in March seeking feedback on whether they wanted Council to progress planning for street and drainage improvements in the town.

Council defends record on animal removal in Loch Sport

News issued on Friday 24 August 2018

Wellington Shire Council has defended its service to Loch Sport following a report in a local newspaper about apparent lack of action on roadkill reports. The article in the Gippsland Times quoted a Loch Sport resident saying that Council was slow to act when residents reported animal carcasses on roadsides in the town.

Council to consider future of Rosedale landfill

News issued on Monday 30 July 2018

Wellington Shire Council will consider the future of the Rosedale Landfill in an upcoming council meeting. Council officers have prepared a report for Council that recommends the closure of the facility as of 30 October 2018.

Abandoned/Unregistered Vehicles

Public Notice issued on Wednesday 25 July 2018

Wellington Shire Council invites tenders for the purchase of seven (7) abandoned vehicles currentlyimpounded by Council.


Four Gippsland Councils commit to explore shared services

News issued on Wednesday 25 July 2018

Bass Coast, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils have all committed to explore the potential establishment of a ‘shared services’ entity that may eventually deliver their combined back-office/corporate services and IT functions into the future.

Designer dogs and their puppies seized in shocking conditions

News issued on Monday 16 July 2018

Wellington Shire Council rescued 39 designer breed dogs and puppies from a rural property last week, after a tip-off from the public. The dogs and puppies were living in filthy, cramped conditions and were seized by local laws officers who are authorised under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.

Port of Sale Temporary Closure (Sunday 15 July, 2018)

Public Notice issued on Thursday 12 July 2018

The Port of Sale facility (along with The Wedge Performing Arts Centre and Portside Food + WineCafé) will be closed for business on Sunday, 15 July 2018 due to an AusNet Services power outage. All buildings will reopen Monday, 16 July.

Maffra Solar Farm receives planning approval

News issued on Tuesday 3 July 2018

Wellington Shire Council has approved a planning permit for the development of a $40m solar farm, located north of Maffra. The project applicant, ARP Australian Solar Pty Ltd, plans to construct the farm on a 63-hectare property located at 148 Brewers Hill Road.