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9 Smith Street, Leongatha 3953
Private Bag 4
P: 5662 9200 / F: 5662 3754
Bookings for speaking times are essential, phone 5662 9222.
Wednesday 19 April - Council Chambers, Leongatha
2.00pm; 7.00pm* (*by noon 18/4)
12.45pm – Open Briefing – Open Space Strategy
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS (Council Agenda Topics only)
Wednesday 26 April - 10.00am
ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday 26 April - Council Chambers, Leongatha -
1. Assembly of Councillors: 22 February - 21 March 2017
2. Documents sealed and awarded, varied or extended by
CEO: 17 February - 24 March 2017
3. Petition: Old Waratah Road, Fish Creek - road closure
4. Age-friendly South Gippsland 2017-2021 Plan
5. Planning Application 2016/225: use and development
of the land at 3 Millar Road, Yanakie
6. Appointment to Active Retirees Advisory Committee
7. South Gippsland Shire Council 2016 Election Report
8. Adoption of the Mirboo North and Korumburra
swimming pool masterplans
9. Proposed compulsory acquisition: Mirboo North pool
10. Proposed sale of unused road in Mirboo North (part
former Munros Road)
11. Poowong public park reserve: relinquishment of
Council appointment as Committee 0f Management
12. Planning Scheme Amendment C110: Nyora town centre
13. Leongatha Memorial Hall complex & Korumburra
Community Meeting Room: terms and conditions of
14. Policy review: C19 fraud and corrupt conduct
15. Policy review: C57 Mayor, Deputy Mayor and
Councillors attendance at functions
16. Policy/strategy review: C04 Asset Management Policy
17. Closed session: Nil
As Council’s first foray into the live streaming of Council
Meetings, this month’s Ordinary Council Meeting will be
recorded. If successful, it is planned the next Ordinary
Council Meeting in May will be streamed live according to
the Live Streaming of Council Meetings Policy, also
available on Council’s website.
Wednesday 3 May, 6.00pm - Council Chambers, Leongatha.
Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies/
applicants for the following:
RFT/140 ANNUAL SUPPLY – PLANT HIRE AND CARTAGE
RFT/141 ANNUAL SUPPLY – QUARRY PRODUCTS AND
ROAD MAKING MATERIALS
RFT/142 ANNUAL SUPPLY – CONCRETING SERVICES
All Tenders close 2.00pm Tuesday 2 May 2017.
Documentation is available on Council’s website.
FLU IMMUNISATION SESSIONS
Sessions for the Influenza (Flu) Vaccine will be available in
the following locations:
27 April 2017: Korumburra - Community Meeting Room
11.30am - 12.30pm
28 April 2017: Leongatha – Uniting Church Hall, Peart
Street 8.00am – 9.30am
Leongatha – Industrial Estate, 12 Watson Road 11.30am –
Getting vaccinated reduces your risk of getting the flu and
spreading it to others. Bookings are essential so please
contact Council’s Immunisation team.
COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK
Poowong Pool: Entrance and amenities refurbishment
Sealed Roads Maintenance & Tree Requests: Whole Shire
Zone Maintenance: Toora, Port Franklin, Mardan, Nerrena
Carpark & Sealing Works: Leongatha Recreation Reserve
Footpath Renewal: George St & King St, Korumburra
Pavement Stabilising: Harding & Lawsons Rd, Fish Creek
Roadside Slashing: Fish Creek, Mardan, Nerrena
Streetscape Works: Main St, Foster
Pavement Rehabilitation: Bass Valley Rd, Bena
Guardrail Renewal: Lower Toora Rd, Bennison & Greens Rd,
Road Reconstruction: King St, Korumburra
Guardrail Extension: Cooks Outlet Rd, Loch
Unsealed Road Resheets & Vegetation Maintenance:
Endwall Replacement & Drainage Works: McIndoe Park
Gravel Road Drainage & Maintenance: Eastaways Rd &
Cornwalls Rd, Fish Creek
Intersection Works: Loch Wonthaggi Road, Loch
PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING FEEDBACK
Sessions will be held across South Gippsland for
community members to provide feedback including:
10.00am to 12.00pm, 27 April – Foster Community
2.00pm to 4.00pm, 27 April – Tarwin Lower Community
10.00am to 12.00pm, 28 April – Mirboo North Baromi
10.00am to 12.00pm, 28 April – Leongatha Council
2.00pm to 4.00pm, 1 May – Korumburra Community
Bookings will be required. To book please contact Shelley
Fixter or Vicki Bradley on 5662 9200.
LEONGATHA RAILWAY SITE IDEAS FAIR
An opportunity to share your ideas for the railway site’s
future. Saturday 22 April 11.00am to 2.00pm Leongatha
BY the time Leongatha hosts Moe in
Round 3 of the Gippsland League, the
Leongatha Recreation Reserve will look
The South Gippsland Shire Council is
spending $950,000 upgrading the road
and draining systems around the re-
serve’s main oval.
Asphalting is expected to go ahead this
Prior to the works, the area outside
the playing field was a mess with pot-
holed bitumen and gravel.
The new look perimeter will now have
defined kerb and channelling and a
smooth surface rec reserve users and
visitors that will last for decades.
Engineering and projects manager at
the South Gippsland Shire Council John
Moylan said 80 per cent of the project
will be complete this week.
“We plan to have the area at the en-
trance to the Woorayl Golf Club complet-
ed in three or four weeks. ”
Work on improvements to the Leon-
gatha and District Netball Association
car parking area, also at the reserve,
could be considered by the council as an
add on pending left over funds.
Meanwhile, similar large scale works
will go ahead at the Korumburra Show-
grounds, with $650,000 allocated to the
Preliminary works have already com-
menced and will continue in the coming
“The contractors will do what they
can before winter but we’d be looking at
spring for when the pavement works can
go ahead, ” Mr Moylan said.
The works will include the roadway
along the top of the showgrounds re-
serve, right around past the scoreboard
to the change rooms.
Leongatha Rec’s $950,000 facelift
Work on the upgrades to the road system around the Leongatha Recreation Reserve should be
complete soon. M041617
IT IS always good to see new development
and investment occurring within our shire.
Not only does it help with providing employ-
ment opportunities for our children, it has nu-
merous other follow-on effects and drivers to
Did you know that South Gippsland has over
4000 businesses contributing to an annual out-
put of around $2.7 billion?
In the past three months alone, more than
$17 million of building works have been ap-
proved for construction across the shire.
This is evidence that South Gippsland is still
the place to invest and live.
Even though this rate of investment is good
for employment and the economy, we must re-
member that while we take the necessary steps
to ensure the availability of land for future
growth, we must not compromise our rich, fer-
tile and highly productive agricultural land that
underpins our economy.
In our Proposed 2017-2021 Council Plan cur-
rently out for public comment, the council is
seeking to undertake a review of residential,
commercial and industrial land supply within
the shire to ensure that we have an adequate
supply to support future growth.
While South Gippsland Shire is vast in area,
many of its towns are ill-equipped to facilitate
large scale growth with services like sewage and
water supply needing an overhaul before expan-
sion can be facilitated.
The State Government’s planning laws and
polices play a vital role in managing the direc-
tion the council is able to take to allow for the
rezoning of land to accommodate growth.
Other agencies such as the West Gippsland
Catchment Authority (WGCMA) and South
Gippsland Water also have vested interests in
the planning, with the WGCMA recently map-
ping areas of possible inundation, flash flood-
ing and possible rises in sea levels influencing
areas of development.
South Gippsland Water also mapped areas of
interest in regards to their catchments to en-
sure quality and quantity of water supplies to
our towns are not impacted by unsuitable de-
velopments, and the State Government’s Bush-
fire Management Overlays have an even bigger
effect on our planning guidelines.
All of these, and many more other govern-
ment department policies, will need to be re-
viewed by the council to ensure an in depth
analysis of available land can be undertaken.
If you have an interest in how the council
could facilitate future growth, I encourage you
to read from page 10 of the Proposed 2017-
2021 Council Plan and provide your feedback
to the council by 5pm, Wednesday, April 26.
Also, individuals wishing to make a sub-
mission on the Proposed Council Plan and/or
Budget can do so by addressing the Chief Ex-
ecutive Officer, South Gippsland Shire Council
and send it via email to submission@southgi-
Alternatively submissions can be addressed
to Private Bag 4, Leongatha 3953 or delivered
to the Council Office, 9 Smith Street, Leon-
A public hearing of submitters that have re-
quested to be heard will be held on May 17 at
Council will consider and determine submis-
sions at a Special Meeting of Council on May 24.
Cr Ray Argento
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