Demolition appeal

The validity of orders relating to the demolition of buildings on the former Bonlac milk factory site in Warragul came under scrutiny during an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The validity of orders relating to the demolition of buildings on the former Bonlac milk factory site in Warragul came under scrutiny during an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. Justice Joanne Cameron has reserved judgment on the

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Kmart development

A major new retail development planned for Warragul is targeting having its door open in time for next year’s Christmas shopping.

The $25 million retail development incorporating Kmart and Bunnings could be approved by Baw Baw Shire within the next two weeks. Planners are in the final stages of assessing the planning application The application seeks the approval for the development

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Cats in custody

More than 170 wandering cats and kittens have been “taken into custody” by Baw Baw Shire this year.

More than 170 wandering cats and kittens have been “taken into custody” by Baw Baw Shire this year. But many others have been returned to owners without being impounded. As part of a revised Local Law adopted by council in

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Power elected mayor

Cr Mikaela Power (centre) is congratulated on her appointment as mayor for the next 12 months by deputy mayor Danny Goss and Baw Baw Shire chief executive officer Alison Leighton.

Baw Baw Shire’s new mayor Mikaela Power said the upcoming state election and next year’s federal election were a “time of opportunity” for council to continue its advocacy on priority projects. Cr Power said there were a number of areas

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Fight for Lillico Rd

Community members are continuing their fight to maintain Lillico Rd, Warragul as a through road.

A former Warragul Shire engineer has produced a proposal that may save a section of Lillico Rd, Warragul from being closed. Community members are continuing their fight to maintain Lillico Rd, Warragul as a through road. One submission, presented to

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Groups receive $200,000

Baw Baw Shire councillor Michael Leaney (left) presents a community development grant to Rudi Paoletti (centre) and Simon Carter of West Gippsland Relic, Minding and Heritage Protection.

Almost $205,000 has been spread across 48 not-for-profit groups by Baw Baw Shire Council in this year’s Community Development Grants. Representatives of the successful applications were informed that they’d received grants at a function in Warragul last Tuesday night. The

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Sneak peek

This is the area behind the new theatre bar in the foyer which will open out onto the new forecourt.  The use of hardwood in the bulkhead and wall features throughout the foyer is a contemporary touch and references the heritage of Baw Baw Shire as a centre for forestry and hardwood production.

Stunning internal design features have been revealed in a sneak peek of the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment project. Mayor Joe Gauci was excited to reveal a few small glimpses of internal works nearing completion. “Over the last 18 months

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November for opening

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1. But, building work delays have already forced 14 shows to be relocated or rescheduled, including next month’s sell-out show of comedian Kitty Flanagan.

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Satisfaction consistent

One in 10 residents rated the shire’s overall performance as “very poor,” while only four per cent of residents rated council’s overall performance as “very good.”

Annual survey results have revealed community satisfaction with the overall performance of Baw Baw Shire has remained consistent this year, but continues to be “significantly lower” than the state and large rural shires’ average results. Community members continued to send

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Re-opening uncertain

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.

A re-opening date for the refurbished West Gippsland Arts Centre remains uncertain. Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said council still was not in a position to announce a re-opening date. The mayor said council was “waiting on the builders”

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