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News and Public Notices

Port of Sale Official Opening

News issued on Wednesday 24 January 2018

A free community event to officially open Sale’s new Port of Sale redevelopment will be held this Saturday 27 January from 10.00am - 4.00pm at the Port of Sale.


Celebrate Australia Day 2018

News issued on Wednesday 24 January 2018

We’re proudly supporting community-led Australia Day events throughout Wellington Shire.



Make your business social at workshop

News issued on Thursday 18 January 2018

Wellington Shire Council is teaming up with Small Business Victoria to present an interactive social media workshop for local business owners. Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley urged all business owners who needed assistance with social media to attend the workshop.

Maffra Parking Survey Results

News issued on Thursday 18 January 2018

Wellington Shire Council received an excellent response from the Maffra community about the future of parking in Johnson St, with the majority wanting to keep the current parallel parking. More than 300 people completed Council’s survey, with 75 per cent of responses in favour of keeping the current layout.

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.