Community sport gets green light

Community sport has been given the green light, with one team in Warragul United already providing their position to Football Victoria on season 2020.

Return dates have finally been set for the return of community sport. Premier Daniel Andrews has given the green light for full contact training and competition for people under 18 and non-contact competition for people over the age of 18

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in News

$15.6 million dollar cycling precinct emerges as major project

Community assets director Cohen Van der Velde said that without a rate rise, a million dollars in revenue would be lost in the budget.

A $15.6 million cycling precinct at Logan Park incorporating a criterium circuit, BMX track and cyclo-cross course has emerged as a major project in a Cycling Feasibility Study for Baw Baw Shire. The study also identifies a further $9.1 million

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

New basketball facility supported by Baw Baw Shire

Community assets director Cohen Van der Velde said that without a rate rise, a million dollars in revenue would be lost in the budget.

A two-court stand-alone basketball facility that will accommodate up to 500 spectators at Warragul Leisure Centre has been supported by Baw Baw Shire. Detailed design works will be now undertaken to allow council to apply for federal and state government

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Options for relocation of taxi rank to be explored

The Baw Baw Shire rejected the proposal of relocating the taxi rank to  opposite the cenotaph.

Options for relocating Warragul’s taxi rank will be explored after Baw Baw Shire rejected a proposal to establish it opposite the cenotaph. Six options were investigated by council officers and the only option unanimously supported by stakeholders was relocating the

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Dairy farmers able to compare prices for first time

In an industry first, farmers have been able to compare dairy prices.

In an industry first, dairy farmers were able to compare prices last week when all milk processing companies announced their opening prices. While the prices were not as grim as some industry analysts predicted, they were lower than last year.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

OAM for Warragul’s Anne Atkin

Warragul’s Anne Atkin, pictured in front of one of numerous of the paintings she has done, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia general division (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Diagnosed as having Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago Mrs Atkin has provided support for many others in a similar situation.

When a letter arrived telling Warragul woman Anne Atkin that she was to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (general division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours it came as a bit of a shock. But it

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Ratepayers and citizens association call for zero rate rise

Community assets director Cohen Van der Velde said that without a rate rise, a million dollars in revenue would be lost in the budget.

The Baw Baw Shire Ratepayers and Citizens Association has called for rates to be frozen at last year’s levels. The association will lobby Baw Baw Shire Council for a zero rate rise ahead of the draft budget being presented to

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Sallie’s Seconds reopens after closure

Getting ready to welcome back customers to Sallie’s Seconds yesterday are (from left) Salvation Army captains Angela Locke and Amanda Hart with shop manager Sally Wastie.

Sallie’s Seconds in Warragul opened its doors yesterday for the first time in more than two months. Op shop volunteer Deb Platt was looking forward to welcoming back customers and reuniting with her fellow volunteers. “We have no life without

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Basketball referees recognised with Basketball Victoria Country awards

Warragul ref Fletcher Smith was awarded the Junior Male Referee of the Year., while Brodie McLachlan was named Senior Male Referee of the Year.

Two basketball referees from Warragul have been recognised by Basketball Victoria, with Brodie McLachlan and Fletcher Smith awarded the Senior Male Referee of the Year and Junior Male Referee of the Year respectively. McLachlan won the Rod Bush award for

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Trafalgar BMX gets upgrade much to the delight of locals

Zathem Williams shows off a trick as he gets some air above one of the jumps at the refurbished Trafalgar BMX track.

A facelift at the Trafalgar BMX track has been well received by local enthusiasts. Baw Baw Shire allocated $10,000 in its 2019/20 budget to renew both the Trafalgar and Warragul BMX tracks. Council’s recreation and open space, parks and gardens

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

    To read the full article, get the Gazette newspaper each week in print
    from all good newsagents and convenience stores
    or in digital format here

    If you have subscribed to the digital format --- login here

    Real Estate Lift Out

    Feature