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The News and Consultation section contains a range of options to keep people informed on current projects and activities, news items, publications; and opportunities for consultation and input into important decisions.

This is the most regularly changing section of the website - with the latest information. Stay informed by regularly visiting this page.

Sustainable Farm Families

Victorian farm families who have been affected by drought are encouraged to take a positive step towards their health by participating in the Sustainable Farms Families Program.  

Full details here.

Culgoa Landfill Update

23 June 2016 Council is working with affected residents as it commences the closure of the Culgoa landfill which is now virtually full. Council will close the Culgoa landfill by 5 December 2016 and rehabilitate the site.

Full details here.

Maternal and Child Health Service Update

17 June 2016 Buloke Shire Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service has undergone some recent minor changes that do not impact on the services provided.

Full details here.

Buloke Open for Business

16 June 2016 Buloke is the true agricultural heartland, with a long and proud history of generational farming communities at its core. In recent years Buloke has taken some giant leaps forward, diversifying its industries as it positions itself against climatic factors and develops new economic streams.

Full details here.

June Council Meeting Wrap

10 June 2016 At its June Ordinary Meeting, Buloke Shire Council adopted its Budget for 2016/17.  Council also endorsed its reviews of the Council Plan, Economic Development Strategy and the Strategic Resource Plan.

Full details here.     Buloke Shire Council Budget 2016-17

Buloke Bucks Winners!

In August last year Council launched the “Buloke Bucks” initiative to promote alternative ways to pay rates.

Rate payers only needed to elect to pay their rates in either four instalments or by nine direct debit instalments to be eligible to win one of four $500 vouchers.  Rate payers with existing arrangements to make nine direct debit instalments were automatically entered.

We are excited to announce the four winners!

J. Tuder of Donald, G. Sellick of Donald and MH & BJ Bayles of Donald. Each of these lucky winners win a $500 voucher for the Buloke business of their choice.

The fourth winner is The estate of G. Quick. This winning entry will receive a $500 credit against rates on the property.

Metro Council Urges Other to Support RURAL LIVING Campaign

Melbourne council Hobsons Bay is urging other metropolitan councils to support people in rural and regional Victoria by joining the RURAL LIVING campaign.

Hobsons Bay is the first metropolitan council to join the RURAL LIVING campaign, initiated by Buloke Shire Council last year. The goal of the campaign is to seek agreement from State and Federal governments for all Victorians to receive a basic minimum level of services.

Full details here.

Council Celebrates 10 Years of Friendship

31 May 2016 It was billed as “a hand up, not a handout” at its genesis.  Ten years on, and Buloke Shire Council and Hobsons Bay City Council came together to celebrate their enduring Friendship Alliance with its milestone on Friday and Saturday of last week.

Full details here.

Buloke Granted Rate Increase

31 May 2016 The Essential Services Commission Victoria (ESCV) has this morning announced it has approved Buloke Shire Council’s application for a rates increase of 3.05% for the 2016/17 year. This is 0.55% higher than the rate cap of 2.5% determined by the Minister for Local Government.  

Full details here.

Buloke to Receive Drought Communities Funding

23 May 2016 The recent inclusion of Buloke Shire Council as a Declared Council under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) qualifies Buloke to submit proposals to the Commonwealth Government to seek funding of up to $1.5million.

Full details here.

Funding Assistance to Address the Plight of Rural Kindergartens

23 May 2016 A recent announcement by the State Government of changes to the funding formula applicable to rural kindergartens is welcome news indeed, and a cause for much joy throughout the local kindergarten community.

Full details here.

Let's Recognise our Inspiring Community Workers

23 May 2016 The search is on for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a difference in our local community through the annual Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Mayor, Cr Reid Mather, invites all residents to consider nominating an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire our community.

More information including categories.

Planning Scheme Amendment C27 - Flood Mapping in Charlton and Donald

It is currently proposed to alter the existing Floodway and Land Subject to Inundation Overlay mapping in Charlton and Donald communities to reflect information

Collected in the Charlton and Donald Flood and Drainage Management Plans completed in 2013.

 

The original date for submissions to the proposed amendment was the 3 June 2016, however this has been extended to Friday 8 July, 2016 at the request of the community.

Submissions must be made in writing to the Buloke Shire Council at PO Box 1, Wycheproof 3527.

 

Further letters have been sent to 350 households in Charlton with three maps enclosed including the current overlay coverage, proposed overlay coverage and the overlay

coverage once construction works are carried out on the Charlton-St Arnaud Road.

 

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Planning Department on 1300 520 520.

Further Information   Explanatory Report   Map 1  Map 2   Map 3   Map 4   Map 5   Map 6   Map 7

Charlton Flood Management Plan Executive Summary   
Charlton Flood Management Plan Vol 1
(Large size file download)   
Charlton Flood Management Plan Vol 2
(Large size file download)
Charlton Flood Management Plan Vol 3 (Large size file download)
Donald Flood and Drainage Management Report (Large size file download)

 

Rural Living Campaign

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Buloke Shire Council in north-central Victoria launched the Rural Living campaign to seek recognition at top government level that unless rural people have access to a basic suite of services, we will see our communities become more and more unliveable. In Buloke Shire and many other rural Victorian shires, our residents are disadvantaged compared to their city counterparts because we simply cannot deliver the level of services they are entitled to. RURAL LIVING seeks agreement to the concept that all Victorians, including the residents of small rural shires, are worthy of a specific minimum set of service levels.

View the latest RURAL LIVING press release.

 

Rural Living Logo View on Facebook 

You can show your support for RURAL LIVING by sharing this Facebook page and adding your voice to the campaign for equal services for rural people.

 

 

Community Grants and Sponsorship
Amended Community Grants and Sponsorship Guidelines, including relevant application forms are now available.
Declared Fire Danger Period 2015-2016
CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each Muncipality (Shire or Council) at different times in the lead up to the fire season.
Revised Council Plan 2015 - 2019
Revised Council Plan 2015 - 2019
Stories of the Flood 2010 - 2011
Stories of the Flood and Examining the Buloke Shire’s Largest Ever Flood Publications
Lighting The Regions
Buloke Shire Council is involved in a $12M 'Lighting The Regions' streetlight Project.
Road Management Plan
The Plan outlines our road management responsibilities and details the standards of road maintenance service for roads within this municipality.
Community Building in Small Towns - The Toolbox Guide
Community Development Program For Community Building in Small Towns - The Toolbox Guide

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