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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Refugees welcome

Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power signs the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration with support of (back, from left) Farhat Firdous, Anne Jones, Cathy Paterson, Peter Kirkbride and Hedy Kirkbride.

Community members in Baw Baw Shire will be encouraged to extend the hand of friendship in welcoming refugees to the shire. On Harmony Day last Thursday, council affirmed its commitment to be a Refugee Welcome Zone when mayor Mikaela Power

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Seats cause angst

Hazard tape was placed around seat frames after Baw Baw Shire removed slats and left frames standing in Smith St.  The frames have since been removed.

The part removal of street furniture as part of the Smith St streetscape works caused some angst amongst residents last week. Reports to The Gazette indicated some elderly residents were caught unawares after Baw Baw Shire staff removed the slats

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Double parked

One of the photographs sent to Janice Honey of Warragul by Baw Baw Shire used to prove a parking offence in the town on Christmas Eve when she got out of the car while traffic was at a virtual standstill in Palmerston St.

The spirit of Christmas soon disappeared for a Warragul woman when she opened a letter from Baw Baw Shire. It also contained an infringement notice stipulating a fine of $97 for a breach of the Road Safety Road Rules 2017.

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Green light for Kmart

The $25 million development at the corner of Queen St and Hazel Drive in Warragul is expected to create the equivalent of 300 full time jobs once open.

A long-awaited major retail development in Warragul, spearheaded by Kmart and a full-line Bunnings warehouse, has the go-ahead after clearing the final approval hurdle. Spokesperson for developer Troon Group Pty Ltd Tom McInerney said it was expected the tender process

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