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News and Public Notices

Changes to Bushfire Overlays

News issued on Thursday 12 October 2017

Prior to undertaking further development of land, Wellington Shire Council has advised property owners to check new State Government mapping for Bushfire Management Overlays (BMO) to see if their land is affected.

Special Charge Street Construction Scheme - Industrial Road, Stratford

Public Notice issued on Monday 9 October 2017

Notice of Intention to declare a Special Charge for the construction of part of Industrial Road, Stratford. The land proposed to be specified in the Special Charge is within that area bounded by properties having abuttal onto Industrial Road between CH500 to CH630 in Stratford.

Time to revise pool and spa safety

News issued on Monday 25 September 2017

Council is about to begin its annual swimming pool safety program, which involves Building Inspectors visiting some properties to ensure swimming pool and spa barriers are safe and compliant.

Time to prepare your property after dry winter

News issued on Thursday 21 September 2017

After a dry winter, Wellington Shire Council is urging residents to start preparing their properties for the coming fire season. Severe frosts and record low rainfall have increased dead dry fuel across the municipality, which will be a fire hazard this summer.

Mayor remains cautious about Heyfield mill announcement

News issued on Friday 15 September 2017

Wellington Shire Council has cautiously welcomed the news that the State Government has signed off on a deal to purchase Australian Sustainable Hardwood (ASH). The deal will mean job security for many of the workers at the mill, who have been living on tenterhooks and uncertain about their futures.

Maffra main street and surrounds to receive a facelift

News issued on Tuesday 12 September 2017

We are currently developing draft plans to give the Maffra streetscape a $2.25 million facelift and we are looking for feedback from the community on items such as parking improvements, pavement treatments, the median strip at the pedestrian crossing and relocation of the two bus stops.

Rosedale Streetscape Project Tender Awarded

News issued on Friday 8 September 2017

The tender for the Rosedale Streetscape project has been officially awarded to Fowlers Asphalting Pty Ltd after Council gave the go ahead at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 5 September. Around $900,000 will be spent on rejuvenating the main shopping area.

2018 Australia Day Award nominations now open

News issued on Wednesday 6 September 2017

It’s that time of year again where Council is looking for nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Community Group of the Year.

Tackling the Tussock Turmoil

News issued on Thursday 31 August 2017

Through a joint effort between landowners, Council and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), a control program is occurring in the Avon River area, to assist eradicate the spread of the Serrated Tussock.

Express your interest in Parks Week 2018

News issued on Tuesday 29 August 2017

Council is calling for expressions of interest from people across the Shire to organise an activity or event to celebrate the fifth annual Parks Week, which will be held from Saturday 3 March until Monday 12 March 2018.