New director for Baw Baw

Cohen Van der Velde, who completed his secondary schooling in Warragul, will return to the town to take up the role of community assets director at Baw Baw Shire.

A new community assets director has been appointed to Baw Baw Shire. Cohen Van der Velde has taken up the position, replacing former director Phil Cantillon. Mr Cantillon, who also served as interim chief executive officer for seven months last

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Rates hike hits pensioner

Willow Grove pensioner Barbara Needham says an increased rates notice, indicating that her property has jumped $40,000 in value, will put pressure on her financially.

A Willow Grove pensioner believes she will be eventually forced out of her home after receiving a supplementary rates notice indicating her property had increased in value by $40,000. Barbara Needham, 80, believes Baw Baw Shire Council issued the notice

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Parking crackdown

Overstaying car parking time limits across Baw Baw Shire will not be tolerated.

Overstaying car parking time limits across Baw Baw Shire will not be tolerated. Council has decided to crackdown on parking restrictions and with the introduction of increased patrols this week, offending drivers are being warned they have two weeks to

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Shire in strong position

A total of $3 million will be put aside by Baw Baw Shire for future projects or emergency works.

A total of $3 million will be put aside by Baw Baw Shire for future projects or emergency works. The financial report adopted at a special council meeting last week indicated council was in an “excellent position.” The report showed

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Council goes live

Baw Baw Shire has decided to install a camera system to enable live streaming of council meetings in an effort to increase community access to council meetings.

Council meetings will be live streamed to enable people to watch from wherever they choose. Baw Baw Shire has decided to install a camera system to enable live streaming of council meetings in an effort to increase community access to

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Two per cent rate rise

Major features of Baw Baw Shire Council’s draft budget is $8 million for the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment and $1.5 million to develop a new Early Learning Centre in Warragul.

Arts, roads and recreation projects are the major features of a $33.3 million capital works program included in the draft budget supported by Baw Baw Shire Council last week. Residential ratepayers will face a predicted two per cent rate rise

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Petition calls for shire administrator

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A petition calling for an administrator to be appointed to Baw Baw Shire has been tabled in state parliament. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood tabled the petition, signed by more than 230 people that called for the state government to

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Gauci elected mayor

Newly elected Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci with deputy mayor Mikaela Power.

Councillor Joe Gauci was elected for his second consecutive term as Baw Baw Shire mayor on Wednesday. Cr Mikaela Power was elected deputy mayor. Cr Gauci said he was honoured to be elected to the position and humbled by the

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21 vie for Baw Baw

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A strong field of 21 candidates will seek election to nine councillor positions for Baw Baw Shire. When nominations closed last Tuesday, the Victorian Electoral Commission had received 21 nominations including nine women and 12 men. There are nine candidates

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Twelve in race for place on Baw Baw

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Twelve people have already indicated their intentions to stand for Baw Baw Shire election when nominations open on Thursday. The candidates, including five sitting councillors have indicated they will nominate, with the greatest interest being in the west ward which

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