Utopia shut down

Utopia Pet Lodge will close and be converted to a municipal pound in a major overturn of a previous Baw Baw Shire decision.

Utopia Pet Lodge will close and be converted to a municipal pound in a major overturn of a previous Baw Baw Shire decision. Cr Danny Goss told councillors it was time to admit fault and fix the “mess the current

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Pound costs soar

A new animal pound could end up costing Baw Baw Shire close to $2 million as costs associated with the facility continue to soar.

A new animal pound could end up costing Baw Baw Shire close to $2 million as costs associated with the facility continue to soar. And, councillors have been told the pet boarding facility purchased by council to offset the costs

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Shire still considering pound options

Council paid $1.2 million for Utopia Pet Lodge at Longwarry North in August last year.

Nine months after purchasing a property at Longwarry North for a new animal pound, Baw Baw Shire has revealed it is still considering options for a new animal pound at the site. Amid social media criticism of the existing pound

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One way concerns

Warragul retailers have raised concerns over plans to implement one way traffic in Palmerston St, in an easterly direction, between Victoria and Smith Sts.

  Warragul central business district retailers have raised concerns that one way traffic in Palmerston St will impact business activity. With streetscape plans currently on the table for consultation, Baw Baw Shire’s acting community assets director Vishal Gupta said impact

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Thorpdale gains support

A community recovery committee has been established to assist the Thorpdale community following last week’s fatal fire at the Traveller’s Rest Hotel.

A community recovery committee has been established by Baw Baw Shire to assist the Thorpdale community in its recovery following last week’s fatal fire at the Traveller’s Rest Hotel. The community was left shocked when publican Johnny Bantock died in

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Curtains drawn for WGAC works

Providing a final bow as the curtains closed signalling the start of West Gippsland Arts Centre’s $13.4 million upgrade are (from left) Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent, Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power and mayor Joe Gauci, and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

The final curtain was closed yesterday to signal the start of a $13.4 million upgrade to the West Gippsland Arts Centre. With fencing already erected around the arts centre and machinery moved in, a tent in Civic Park was the

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Arts centre redevelopment approved

Community members cheered Baw Baw Shire councillors who voted five to three to accept a $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

A $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre has been approved by Baw Baw Shire. Community members cheered councillors when they voted five to three to accept the tender. Council agreed to proceed with the project

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Baw Baw fares badly in survey

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A report card based on a community survey has slammed Baw Baw Shire for its consultation, decision making and overall performance. Sealed road maintenance, communication and consultation were all areas the survey recommended as “areas for improvement.” A number of

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Leisure Centre break in

Some of the data cable cut and abandoned inside the Warragul Leisure Centre when, according to police, thieves discovered the cable did not contain copper wires. Replacement cable will need to be acquired from overseas.

A large quantity of tools were stolen and specialised cabling rendered useless from a break-in at the Warragul Leisure Centre last Monday night. Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said it was hoped the sourcing of replacement cable from overseas

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Baw Baw proposes 2.5 per cent rate rise

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A predicted 2.5 per cent rate rise in line with state government rate capping was presented to Baw Baw Shire councillors last week. Council approved in principle the draft budget that includes a $30.9 million capital works program that will

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