Condoms permanent

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality.

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality. Council activated the trial program in April last year for a 12-month trial period.  Councillors last week

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NAIDOC celebrates women

Local Elder Grace Hayes was amongst the indigenous women celebrated during a flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning.  She was joined on stage for the NAIDOC Week event by Lionel Rose Jnr (left) and Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci.

Indigenous female leaders were highlighted during a NAIDOC Week flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning. Despite the winter chill, many gathered in Memorial Park to share in the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements.

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Soccer desperate for grounds

Warragul United Soccer Club secretary Paul Sheehan and president Peter O’Dea want answers on Baw Baw Shire’s commitment to upgraded or additional soccer facilities in Warragul.

A $2.5 million request for a synthetic soccer pitch in Warragul has raised questions about why soccer needs have dropped off Baw Baw Shire Council’s infrastructure priorities. Warragul United Soccer Club president Peter O’Dea told councillors the club wanted answers

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Permit required

Baw Baw Shire says construction of a new ambulance branch in Burke St, Warragul, would require approval under its planning scheme.

Baw Baw Shire says construction of a new ambulance branch in Burke St, Warragul, would require approval under its planning scheme. Director of planning and development Matthew Cripps said the site on the north side of Burke St and almost

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$22 million for capital works

Baw Baw Shire Council will raise $57 million in rates and charges and 38 per cent of its revenue will be spent on capital works.

A budget promoting a $22 million capital works program while staying within the 2.5 per cent rate cap has been supported by Baw Baw Shire Council. Council will raise $57 million in rates and charges and 38 per cent of

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Proposed 2.25% rate rise

A 2.25 per cent rate rise will be presented to Baw Baw Shire councillors on Tuesday night when they consider their draft budget for the upcoming financial year.

A 2.25 per cent rate rise will be presented to Baw Baw Shire councillors on Tuesday night when they consider their draft budget for the upcoming financial year. The average rate rise is in line with the state government’s cap.

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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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