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  • June Meeting Wrap Buloke Shire Council’s June Ordinary Meeting was highlighted by the hearing of submissions to its draft Annual Budget 2019/20, agreement to commence formal discussions with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to explore opportunities for a local level treaty, and reporting against outcomes from grant applications and progress against the Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.
  • News Archive A comprehensive archive of previous Buloke Shire Council Media Releases.
  • Draft Annual Budget 2019/20 Council has prepared its draft Annual Budget 2019/20 and has placed it on public exhibition and called for submissions. The draft 2019/20 Budget is a continuation of a detailed review of Council’s financial position and services. It proposes a range of initiatives which provide for Council to return to operating surpluses and long term sustainability. Submissions close at 4.00pm 7 June 2019.
  • Vale Ron Summerhayes Former Buloke Shire and Shire of Wycheproof Councillor Ron Summerhayes passed away last week. Ron’s commitment to local government was extensive, serving on the Shire of Wycheproof between 1984 and 1995 and then Buloke Shire Council between 2000 and 2003.
  • A Better Way is Coming Buloke Shire Council is teaming up with Small Business Victoria and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions to design a more streamlined and simplified permit approval process.
  • Drought Applications Finalised Council will be making applications for $1 million worth of projects across the Shire under the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme. The applications include a project in each of Buloke’s ten townships as well as a small halls and fire sheds program and an event to be held in partnership with the Birchip Cropping Group.
  • Further Funding for Key Roads Further good news for Buloke Shire came this week when another $1.8 million of funding was announced from the State Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program. The funding will see upgrade works completed on the Culgoa-Ultima Road as well as the next stage of the Watchem- Warracknabeal Road upgrade.
  • May Meeting Wrap Council’s May Ordinary Meeting was highlighted by the release of the draft Annual Budget 2019/20 for submission, applications for projects under the Drought Communities Programme, the making of the Meeting Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2019 and the adoption of the Revenue and Rating Strategy 2019-23 and Rating Policy.
  • Have Your Say on Draft Annual Budget Buloke Shire Council has placed its draft Annual Budget 2019/20 on exhibition and called for written submissions. The draft Annual Budget 2019/20 reflects Council’s commitment to long term financial sustainability and continued support for the community with a range of initiatives.
  • Boost for Cumming Avenue Stage 1 of the Birchip Streetscape Improvements Project is now fully funded following an announcement of $320,000 from the State Government.
  • Sea Lake Hotel Update Following a Community Meeting held in Sea Lake in the first week of April 2019 to discuss the Sea Lake Hotel Site, Council has taken the lead on negotiating the clearing of the site.
  • April Meeting Wrap Council’s April Ordinary Meeting was highlighted by the making of the Buloke Community Local Law 2019, the inviting of submissions to the draft Revenue and Rating Strategy and Policy and the adoption of Council’s Customer Service Charter.
  • Draft Revenue and Rating Strategy and Draft Rating Policy Council is currently seeking submissions on the draft Revenue and Rating Strategy, and draft Rating policy from the Buloke community. Submissions must be provided to Council by 12.00pm Friday, 3 May 2019.
  • Notice of Making of a Local Law Notice is given pursuant to sections 119 of the Local Government Act 1989 that Buloke Shire Council, at its meeting held on the 10 April 2019, resolved to make Community Local Law 2019. The Community Local Law 2019 will come into effect on the 1 July 2019.
  • Draft Meetings Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2018 Notice is given that the Buloke Shire Council proposes to make a new local law titled the Meetings Procedure and Common Seal Local Law 2018. The proposed Local Law is to replace the existing Meeting Procedures and Common Seal Law No.15 (2015).
  • Construction of the Camp Street Temporary Levee Council will be undertaking temporary levee works in Camp Street Donald in late April.
  • Our Region Our Rivers Now Our Reality Buloke Shire Council is one of seven Councils across northern Victoria and southern New South Wales to receive funding from the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund for foreshore redevelopments and upgrades.
  • Economic Development and Tourism in the Spotlight Buloke Shire Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee has met for the first time. The committee, a recommendation of Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy, contains members who were selected from a strong number of applications received last year after an Expression of Interest process.
  • March Meeting Wrap Buloke Shire Council’s March Ordinary Meeting was highlighted by applications to the Fixing Country Roads Program and the tracking of progress of Council’s Capital Works Program.
  • Drought Funding Flows The good funding news has continued for Buloke Shire as Senator Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation announced $1 million of drought funding for the Shire in Charlton on Thursday 21 March 2019.
  • National Relay Service A phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.
  • Stories of the Flood 2010 - 2011 Stories of the Flood and Examining the Buloke Shire’s Largest Ever Flood Publications