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News and Public Notices

Community assistance grants open for 2018

News issued on Monday 15 January 2018

Applications are now open for the grants, available to assist in the funding of initiatives that build capacity, promote participation and work together to maintain community assets and support cultural development.

Wellington immunisation sessions announced for 2018

News issued on Friday 12 January 2018

Wellington Shire’s immunisation program dates for 2018 have now been scheduled. The program is available free of charge for all eligible infants, school children and adults within the Shire.


Position Statement: The CarbonNet Project

Public Notice issued on Friday 12 January 2018

Wellington Shire Council has been briefed by the Victorian Government on carbon capture and storage opportunities on several occasions over the past 2 years.


Lake Guthridge Algal Warning

Public Notice issued on Monday 8 January 2018

As a health precaution Wellington Shire Council is urging the public to avoid coming into contact with the water in Lake Guthridge due to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom.


Work to control African Love Grass in our ponds

Public Notice issued on Friday 15 December 2017

Work is currently being undertaken to control African Love Grass along roadsides in the Providence Ponds/Perry River catchment areas. Our horticulture staff have been working with West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, with funding from Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities Program.

Steve Pendrick awarded Citizen of the Year

News issued on Wednesday 13 December 2017

Stratford free-range egg farmer Steve Pendrick was announced as Wellington Shire Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2018. Awarded during a luncheon in Sale, Mr Pendrick was shocked at the honour, telling those gathered that he had no idea he had been nominated.

Beat the bite - Protect yourself from those pesky mozzies!

News issued on Tuesday 12 December 2017

In light of recent heavy rains falling in our region, Wellington Shire Council is urging residents to protect themselves from mosquitos. With water pooling in areas in your garden, now is the time to be proactive and remove these mosquito breeding grounds on your properties and also to protect yourself from them while you are outdoors.

Heyfield wins prestigious accolade for resilience

News issued on Thursday 7 December 2017

The community of Heyfield has been named as the inaugural winner of Australia’s Strongest and Most Resilient Community at this year’s national Power to the People Conference in Melbourne.

Dancing lessons to aid people with a disability

Public Notice issued on Friday 1 December 2017

Staff at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre are introducing an exciting all-abilities dance program. The trial class will be led by qualified instructors from Melbourne, and is a great way for those who are interested in this program to dip their toe in the water.

Your kitty-cat needs registering too!

News issued on Friday 24 November 2017

Too many household moggies are ending up in Wellington Shire Council’s shelter without any identification to reunite them with their loving owners. Within the municipality of Wellington, 70% of dogs are microchipped and registered, compared to just 22% of cats.