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4.5. Significant tree register
4.6. Sustainability strategy 2016 - 2020
4.7. Proposed sale of reserve - 8 Varney Rd, Foster
4.8. Proposed lease to parks Vic - 12 Mcdonald St,
4.9. Grant application - Fish Creek kindergarten
4.10. Grant application - Leongatha & District
Netball Courts redevelopment project
4.11 . Grant application - Foster indoor stadium
4.12 . Award Contract - Fish Creek Netball
4.13. Award contract - annual supply of plant hire
and cartage contractors
4.14 . Award contract - annual supply of quarry
products/road making materials
4.15. Award contracts under CEO delegation -
2018/19 capital works program
4.16. Award contract - Toora swimming pool
4.17 . Product Stewardship Act 2011 review
5.1. Rating strategy 2018/19
5.2. Annual budget 2018/19
5.3. Revised Council Plan 2017/2021
5.4. Community satisfacton survey results 2018
5.5. General revaluation 2018
5.6. Policy review: C32 procurement policy
6.1. Walkerville retarding basin - legal advice
8.1. Financial performance report July to May 2018
8.2. Assembly of Councillors 22 April 2018 to 21
8.3. Documents sealed awarded or extended by
CEO 28 April to 25 May 2018
Closed item - 2017/18 community grants Round 2
Closed item - contractual matter
Closed item - matter which the Council considers
would prejudice the Council or any persons.
Council advertises all employment opportunities on
For details please visit:
Sealed roads maintenance: Whole Shire
Tree requests: Whole Shire
Roadside slashing: Jeetho, Loch, Pound Creek,
Footpath renewal: Jumbunna Road Korumburra &
Howard Street, Leongatha
Road construction: Korumburra Show Grounds
Bridge construction & road realignment: Bena
Kongwak Road, Bena
Carpark upgrade: Korumburra Recreation Centre
Pavement reconstruction: Mt Eccles Road, Mt
Netball court construction: Leongatha Recreation
Undercover walkway construction: Foster
Public toilet block construction: Franklin River
Bridge replacement: Powneys Road, Tarwin
Public toilet extension: Mirboo North Hall
Unsealed road maintenance: Toora, Toora North,
Port Franklin, Nerrena
Grading maintenance: Whole Shire
Pavement works: Hancock Lane, Korumburra
Kerb & channel works: Hanily Street, Meeniyan
Street reconstruction: Hawkins Street,
Footpath extension: Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
Calling all writers, poets and literature fans. The
Annual Coal Creek Literary Festival is happening
again on 14 October 2018.
Open to all ages and abilities, there are cash
prizes for the winning short story and poem.
Entries close 28 September. A wealth of
knowledge about various genres and techniques
will be shared by the nine special guest authors
over the day.
For more information regarding entry forms and
ticket prices please visit:
The South Gippsland Community Engagement
Confrence will be held Saturday 30 June from
9.00am until 4.00pm at the Salvation Army, Long
To book tickets: www.trybooking.com/VQTW
For more information please contact: 5662 9222
Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2.00pm*, 5.00pm*,
*Expressions of interest to present were made
by COB 15/6. Booked topics can be viewed the
day prior to the meeting on Council’s website.
Wednesday 27 June 2018, Council Chambers,
* Expressions of interest to present are made
by accessing Council’s ‘Presenting to Council’
webpage by COB 22/6, contact 5662 9222 for
10.00am - Wednesday 27 June (Council Agenda
topics only) A list of booked topics can be
viewed the day prior on Council’s website.
Wednesday 27 June 2.00pm, Council Chambers,
*Register your questions (by COB 22/6) by
accessing Council’s ‘Questions for Council
Meetings’ webpage, contact 5662 9222 for
details. Please note that Council live streams
and records its Ordinary Council Meetings, refer
to the Policy on Council’s website for more
2.1. South Gippsland population growth and land
2.2. Planning Scheme Review 2018
2.3. Open Space Strategy
2.4. Grant application - great Southern Rail trail
extension planning project.
3.1. Review of community grants for 2018/19
3.2. Foster pool master plan adoption
3.3. New policy: art and artefacts collection
4.1. Priority projects for advocacy and funding
2018/19 and major projects status update
4.2. Strategy review: Social community
infrastructure blueprint 2014-2029
4.3. Domestic animal management plan review
cat curfew and leash order
4.4. Sand resource protection project
ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING
AGENDA TOPICS CONT.
WORKS THIS WEEK
WE ARE only just over a week away from a
huge agenda for the June Council Meeting.
It is always rewarding coming up to the end of
the financial year as we have many projects and
plans to be finalised.
While each item deserves our full attention
the budget always comes to be top of mind this
time each year.
This document provides us with forward
planning and resourcing for the next 12 months
and helps set us up for success in our opera-
It is vital for me to thank all our submitters
who shared their thoughts on the budget as
part of the community consultation process.
Hearing from the community is always re-
warding; it ensures we know the views of the
people who elected us to represent them and
keeps the public central to our decision mak-
That said, it is a vital part of our role as coun-
cillors that we balance the needs and wants of
the current community with the sound financial
planning that will leave our future communities
with the resources they need in five, 10 and 20
I would like to commend our staff, particular-
ly the Finance team, who have worked diligently
to ensure the budget we are presented with en-
sures ongoing financial sustainability while also
meeting our present demands.
Those wanting to view the budget that will be
considered at the council meeting on June 27
are encouraged to visit www.southgippsland.
It encapsulates not just our revenue and ex-
penses, but also our projects for the year ahead.
While you’re there you can take the opportu-
nity to check out a number of other items that
will be coming to councillors for consideration.
The Rating Strategy 2018/19, Revised Council
Plan 2017-2021, Community Satisfaction Sur-
vey results and the review of the Community
Grants Program are just a few other interesting
points for us to consider this month.
As always, the public are welcome to join us
in the gallery of Council Chambers from 2pm or
watch our livestream at www.southgippsland.
CUSTOMER service is great, they say, but
the condition of local gravel roads is terrible.
At least that’s the response given by the
621 residents contacted for their views on
the performance by the South Gippsland
Shire Council in the past 12 months.
Here are a few of the findings from the
2018 Community Satisfaction Survey:
* 69%: The survey revealed a high propor-
tion of ‘Sceptics’ with 69% of residents feel-
ing less emotionally connected and believing
Council could be doing a much better job
* 20%: Few people were ‘Champions’ of
Council i.e. seeing them as competent and
having an emotional connection.
“The South Gippsland Shire Council has
a moderate to weak reputation profile with
only one-fifth of residents classified as
‘Champions’ of the Council, that is, having a
positive emotional connection and recognis-
ing that Council is doing a good job. Con-
versely, a large proportion of residents are
considered ‘Sceptics’, having less trust in
Council and believing they could do a bet-
ter job. This profile is relatively consistent
across areas and ages of residents, although
those aged 65 or over are more likely than
younger residents to see Council as compe-
tent and be emotionally connected,” said the
report by Key Research.
THE Long Jetty Rehabilitation Project
is progressing well according to the South
Gippsland Shire Council.
The Long Jetty Project Control Group has
stated that the project is within budget and
Additional aspects to the project have been
added including the construction of an ex-
panded head to the jetty and additional area
to the slipway deck.
Though these additions will revise the
project completion to March 2019, they will
significantly improve the deep water channel
fishing access and jetty amenity.
Further public interpretation and informa-
tion will also be added to the site if there is
The community has been kept informed
about the project by regular updates on the
council’s website throughout construction.
South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor
Lorraine Brunt was pleased the project is on
“The Long Jetty Rehabilitation Project has
been a major project for our community and
it is fantastic to hear it should be delivered
within budget,” Cr Brunt said.
“We cannot wait to see the finished product
so everyone can enjoy the jetty again. This
will be a great achievement for both Port
Welshpool and the region.”
To stay up-to -date with works at the Long
Jetty and to view the progress gallery visit
at Long Jetty
Stage 2 of the Long Jetty project has included deck installation.
Of the 621 surveyed, 69 per cent of people rate trust and leadership poorly, have little
or no emotional connection and believe the council could be doing better.
How you rated your council
By the numbers:
• 81% of 18-34 year olds thought the shire’s
performance was poor.
• 87% of people love the libraries and the
Splash centre, playgrounds (86%) and sports
• 34% were satisfied with the shire’s planning
• 21% were very satisfied with youth services
• 91% are happy with the shire’s immuniza-
• 31% satisfied with Council’s financial man-
agement, only 36% satisfied rates are fair and
• 22%: Overall 68% said overall performance
had stayed the same, 22% said it deteriorated
and 10% improved.
• 43%: Community engagement was marked
down. 43% are dissatisfied with decisions being
made on behalf of the community and 40% are
dissatisfied with lobbying efforts.
• 65%: A whopping 65% of people were very
satisfied with the shire’s “friendly, helpful and
• 70% were satisfied with aged care services.
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