“Warrigal” art purchase

“Warrigal” by Kenneth Jack has been purchased by Baw Baw Shire to add to its public art collection.

A Kenneth Jack painting depicting an abstract view of Warragul’s central business district has been purchased by Baw Baw Shire. The artwork, titled “Warrigal” will be added to council’s public art collection. The painting is currently on display in a

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WGAC demolition complete

The popular graffiti wall backstage at the arts centre has been sectioned off to be protected throughout redevelopment works.

Works at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project have reached another milestone with first stage demolition works completed and internal construction works underway. The $13.4 million redevelopment project is well on track. Mayor Joe Gauci said the project was

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Ian walks away from desk

Engineer Ian de Bruyne has been project managing the redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul as his final job before pre-retirement leave after 37 years with Narracan, Warragul and Baw Baw shires.

Some big changes – most for the good, some so-so and others not so good – are inevitable over a career with local shires spanning 37 years. That has been the story for civil engineer Ian de Bruyne who will

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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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