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Nagambie Deep Water Boat Ramp Opening

Friday, 11 October, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council yesterday opened the new deep water boat ramp at the Goulburn River, providing better and safer access to the waterways for boating and fishing.

The new boat ramp will provide free 24-hour access to the river, including new car and trailer parking, and was officially opened with Katherine Grech, the Director of Better Boating Victoria.

The $494,795 project included a $100,000 contribution from Council, a $100,000 donation of the cost of the land from the Ryan family and a contribution of $294,795 from Department of Transport.

This comes after a recent announcement of the abolition of boat ramp fees at the Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River, as part of the Labor Government’s investment in boating and fishing across the state. 

For more information, click here

Nagambie deep water boat ramp opening



Posted 6:29am - 11 Oct 2019

New and improved home for Avenel Preschool

Thursday, 10 October, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council joined the Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Member for Northern Victoria and Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources to open the new and improved Avenel Preschool.

The $566,000 upgrade and extension included extensions to the buildings, reconfiguration of the entrance, a new reception area, a consultation room and a meeting room.

It also included the provision of a second playroom, all abilities toilet and a new kitchen.

A dedicated Maternal and Child Health room was also part of the upgrade, allowing for a Maternal and Child Health nurse to be stationed at the new facility on a part-time basis.

For more information, click here


20191010 Avenel Preschool Opening 19 by Katherine Crosbie

Official Avenel Preschool opening ribbon cutting

From left: The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Kim Cutting, Rebecca Burchat, Carl Norton Chair of GRPSA and Cr Amanda McClaren (Mayor) with Avenel Preschool children.



Posted 6:45am - 10 Oct 2019

Exercise stations to be installed along Seven Creeks

Friday, 4 October, 2019

Users of the Sevens Creeks Park and Apex Track will soon be able to mix up their exercise routines with works underway to install three exercise stations near the track.

Each station will have two pieces of exercise equipment, with equipment such as an elliptical trainer, sit-up bench, chest press and leg press.

The project has been made possible through the collaborative efforts of Strathbogie Shire Council, Euroa Community Action Group and the Euroa Memorial Oval Committee.

The stations will be situated over the Memorial Oval side of the Apex Track, creating a multi-use fitness trail for users.

For more information, click here.

Exercise Station Seven Creeks Park

Posted 6:46am - 4 Oct 2019

Walk, skate or scoot to school this October

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council will join VicHealth in promoting its message to get kids walking, riding and scooting to school as part of the Walk to School program.

Every October, Walk to School encourages families to get active on the trip to and from school to help kids build healthy habits for life.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said VicHealth’s Walk to School program is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active and build healthy habits.

“Strathbogie Shire Council is delighted to support Walk to School in our region to encourage more kids to be active on the way to and from school,” Mayor McClaren said.

“Our kids are healthier and happier when they’re active every day, and walking to school is a great way to get their activity in.

Last year we had over 350 local students walking, riding and scooting an impressive 7068 kilometres as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

Peranbin Primary College in Strathbogie took out the second prize for highest participation rate in the North Eastern Region, second to Edi Upper Primary School, with an impressive 100% of students walking, riding and scooting to school every day.”

Acting VicHealth CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO said each year the Walk to School program continues to grow with more and more schools taking part with fantastic results.

“Walking, riding or scooting to and from school every day is an easy way to make physical activity part of kids’ daily life which is why our Walk to School program is so important,” Dr Roberts said.

“Last year more than 140,000 kids from over 750 schools across Victoria took part in Walk to School, travelling the equivalent distance of two return trips to the moon.”

Local schools who take part in Walk to School will be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including a footy clinic at their school hosted by an AFL or AFLW player.

For more information visit the Walk to School website

Posted 5:25am - 27 Sep 2019

Nominate someone for an award this Australia Day

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Do you know someone who has given a lot to our local community?

Is there an awesome community group or event in the Strathbogie Shire that deserves recognition?

We encourage you to nominate an outstanding individual or group for an Australia Day Award before nominations close on Friday 1st November at 5pm.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said there are so many wonderful people in the Strathbogie Shire who deserve recognition.

“We have so many generous and dedicated people who make great things happen in our region,” Cr McClaren said.

“The Strathbogie Shire Australia Day Award Ceremonies are a great way to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of some of our amazing community members.”

Mayor McClaren said there has been a shortage in nominations for the young citizen awards in the past few years.

“We know there are many young people doing wonderful things for our community, so we really encourage people to nominate a young person who deserves recognition.”

The following award categories are open for nominations:

  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year (event occurred after 27/01/2019)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (under 15yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (between 15-25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Citizen of the Year (over 25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

To nominate someone, please fill in the online form here.

Nomination forms are also available at the following locations:

  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

All nomination forms need to be submitted to 109A Binney Street, Euroa or 293 High Street, Nagambie.

Australia Day Awards Ceremonies and celebrations will take place on Sunday 26th January 2020 in Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

Event details, including our inspiring guest speakers, will be made available on our website and in local publications closer to the date.


Posted 4:26am - 27 Sep 2019
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