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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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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