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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Intersection on improve

Safety improvements are ahead for a Cloverlea intersection located at the Darnum-Allambee Rd and Parkers and Bona Vista Rds.

A call for urgent action to address safety concerns of a Cloverlea intersection will be answered with stop signs, rumble strips and advanced warning systems. Following a serious collision and public meetings, Baw Baw Shire Council assets and recreation manager

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One way for Smith St

A section of Smith Street is next to be converted to one way in Warragul as Baw Baw Shire Council awards a $1.5 million tender for the works which are expected to begin early next year.

After years of debate about the best solution for traffic management in Warragul’s central business district, works are ready to begin to convert the centre section of Smith St to one way traffic. The works, that will create one way

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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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