$40m roads overhaul as Baw Baw Shire awards new tender

A major overhaul of Baw Baw Shire’s road maintenance contract has resulted in a new $40 million contractor.

A major overhaul of Baw Baw Shire’s road maintenance contract has resulted in a new $40 million contractor. Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd will take over the new contract in July at a cost of $8 million per year. Annually,

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Warragul streetscape works achieve plan’s aim

Streetscape works in Palmerston St have come under review by Baw Baw Shire Council but any changes have been deferred until after the Bunnings and Kmart development is completed.

A review of Warragul’s streetscape works has highlighted that works undertaken by Baw Baw Shire have delivered on plans adopted by council 10 years ago. A review, undertaken by ML Traffic Engineers has found the streetscape works were generally delivering

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McCoy family imprisoned by Longwarry saleyards development

Ben and Melissa McCoy feel like they are living a nightmare after a regional saleyards development was proposed just 250 metres from their Longwarry property.

The immediate neighbours to a proposed regional saleyards development feel like they are living a nightmare. The McCoy family has lived at their Sand Rd property for almost two years. Melissa and Ben had barely had a chance to settle

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Utopia former owners deny approaching Baw Baw Shire

Former owners of Utopia Pet Lodge at Longwarry North, now used as Baw Baw Shire’s municipal pound, have strongly rejected statements by council that they approached council to buy the property.

Former owners of Utopia Pet Lodge at Longwarry North, now used as Baw Baw Shire’s municipal pound, have strongly rejected statements by council that they approached council to buy the property. “We never approached the council,” Glenn Cunningham told The

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Baw Baw Shire Council’s performance needs work says community satisfaction survey

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Roads, planning and decision making have been given the thumbs down by residents in an annual survey assessing Baw Baw Shire’s performance. There was little to brag about when results of the annual community satisfaction survey were presented to council

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Pokies detail flawed

Economic and social impact data accompanying an application for 52 electronic gaming machines at Newmason, Warragul is flawed and lacks detail, according to an independent report to Baw Baw Shire.

Economic and social impact data accompanying an application for 52 electronic gaming machines at Newmason, Warragul is flawed and lacks detail, according to an independent report to Baw Baw Shire. Councillors said significant community opposition to the Ellinbank Football Netball

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Airfield buildings refused

A proposal to develop four additional hangars at a Drouin South airfield has not been supported by Baw Baw Shire Council.

A proposal to develop four additional hangars at a Drouin South airfield has not been supported by Baw Baw Shire Council. To the relief of many objectors at last week’s meeting, the controversial application was rejected by council. A bid

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$94,000 for community groups

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Twenty-four clubs and organisations across the shire will share in more than $94,000 that will enable them to undertake capital works and environmental projects or purchase equipment. Baw Baw Shire signed off in its community development grants at its meeting

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Rate rise capped

A draft budget presenting a capped 2.5 per cent rate rise will be considered by Baw Baw Shire Council tomorrow night.

A draft budget presenting a capped 2.5 per cent rate rise will be considered by Baw Baw Shire Council tomorrow night. Annual budget documents including council’s proposed rating strategy and long-term infrastructure plan also will be presented. The draft budget

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Drouin at gridlock

Cr Jessica O’Donnell has called for an upgrade of the Balfour Rd-Princes Hwy intersection as a step towards improving traffic flows in and around Drouin.

Traffic movements through Drouin need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, according to a Baw Baw Shire councillor. Drouin’s traffic was described as a “gridlock” and a “basket case” by councillors who want planning undertaken to improve traffic

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