Rate rise capped

A draft budget presenting a capped 2.5 per cent rate rise will be considered by Baw Baw Shire Council tomorrow night.

A draft budget presenting a capped 2.5 per cent rate rise will be considered by Baw Baw Shire Council tomorrow night. Annual budget documents including council’s proposed rating strategy and long-term infrastructure plan also will be presented. The draft budget

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Drouin at gridlock

Cr Jessica O’Donnell has called for an upgrade of the Balfour Rd-Princes Hwy intersection as a step towards improving traffic flows in and around Drouin.

Traffic movements through Drouin need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, according to a Baw Baw Shire councillor. Drouin’s traffic was described as a “gridlock” and a “basket case” by councillors who want planning undertaken to improve traffic

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Refugees welcome

Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power signs the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration with support of (back, from left) Farhat Firdous, Anne Jones, Cathy Paterson, Peter Kirkbride and Hedy Kirkbride.

Community members in Baw Baw Shire will be encouraged to extend the hand of friendship in welcoming refugees to the shire. On Harmony Day last Thursday, council affirmed its commitment to be a Refugee Welcome Zone when mayor Mikaela Power

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Seats cause angst

Hazard tape was placed around seat frames after Baw Baw Shire removed slats and left frames standing in Smith St.  The frames have since been removed.

The part removal of street furniture as part of the Smith St streetscape works caused some angst amongst residents last week. Reports to The Gazette indicated some elderly residents were caught unawares after Baw Baw Shire staff removed the slats

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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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