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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Leisure centre takes shape

The shell of the learn to swim pool, which will have a sloping beach entry and lots of water features.

Baw Baw’s kids are in for a treat when the Warragul Leisure Centre reopens later this year. Their new leisure and splash pool includes a sloping beach entry and lots of water features, including fountains, bubbles, squirters and a water

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Old tip a challenge

Rehabilitating the Trafalgar tip is a major project.

In 2008, hundreds of residents of a Cranbourne estate were evacuated for several weeks after dangerously high levels of methane gas were detected escaping from a former landfill site next to them. Casey City Council and the Environment Protection Authority

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Fire notice anger

Drouin West's Bob Sproul, who narrowly survived the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, and now ordered by Baw Baw shire council to remove the "fire hazard" in which he is kneeling, looks on the other side of the fence at the build up of flammable material along the road reserve that is council's responsibility.

Allegations of double standards and a lack of understanding of farming have been made against Baw Baw Shire Council after fire prevention notices were served on almost 600 rural property owners. In letters from the shire’s emergency management co-ordinator Glen

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