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Pet of the Week
Hello! My name is Anouk. I’m a 6 month
old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I’m very shy
and quiet, but really want to play.
Please take me home!
To adopt Anouk please contact
Animal Aid on 5144 5940.
(Microchip number 956 000 006 307 121)
Your Weekly Wellington Shire Council Update
Sale Service Centre
18 Desailly Street, Sale
Business Hours 8.30am to 5.00pm
Phone 1300 366 244
Yarram Service Centre
156 Grant Street, Yarram
Business Hours 10.00am to 2.00pm (Closed Wednesday)
Phone (03) 5182 5100
Web www.wellington.vic.gov.au Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of
Council takes place on:
Tuesday 7 February 2017
From 3.00pm at the Port
of Sale Business Centre.
Members of the public
are welcome to all open
sessions of the Council.
Alternatively you can view
any Council Meeting live
online via our website.
We currently have vacancies
in the following roles:
ICT Project Support Officer
Closes: Sunday 5 February
Open Space Officer
Closes: Sunday 5 February
Arts & Culture Trainee -
Gippsland Art Gallery
Closes: Sunday 12 February
To find out more visit
We invite suitably qualified
contractors to tender for
the following projects:
Provision of Banking
Closes: 2.00pm Wednesday
1 March 2017
To find out more visit
Local Government Victoria is coordinating the state-wide 2017
Community Satisfaction Survey where residents will be asked a
variety of questions in relation to Council’s overall performance
and the services we provide.
During February and March,
Wellington Shire residents may
receive a telephone call asking them
to take part in this year’s survey from
an independent market research
agency. Residents are selected
as a representative sample of the
population across the Shire.
The survey results assist Council to
identify ways to provide improved
or more effective service delivery to
Should you receive a call and decide
to participate, Council would like to
thank you for taking the time to assist
us with your valuable feedback.
General Council Notices
This week we will carry out
maintenance works in the
Unsealed Road Grading
Willung and Carrajung areas.
Stratford, Maffra and
Overhead Tree Canopy
Clearance: Balook (Bulga
Sealed Road Maintenance:
Briagolong, Giffard, Meerlieu
and Rosedale areas.
Clearance: Kilmany areas.
Fire Break Slashing:
Wellington Shire Council is calling for expressions of
interest from locals who are proud of their veggie gardens
to participate in the Open Veggie Garden Day. The event is
set to display some of the best vegetable gardens across the
The open day is currently planned for mid to late March,
with applications for expressions of interest closing on
Friday 10 February 2017. To register your interest in the Open
Veggie Garden Day or for more information, phone Council’s
Sustainability Officer, Raquel Harris on 1300 366 244.
A limited number of moorings at the Port of Sale are now
available. If you are interested in applying for a permanent
mooring please visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/moorings or
contact Pauline Glover, Acting Commercial Property Officer
on 1300 366 244 for further information.
Veggie Garden Open Day
Port of Sale Moorings Now Available
Council’s free monthly immunisation sessions for all eligible
infants, school children and adults will be held at:
Sale - Wednesday 8 February, 10.30am - 11.30am
CGHS Conference Room - Cnr. Palmerston and Cunninghame
Streets, Sale (Opp. Maternal and Child Health Centre).
Immunisations are offered in accordance with the National Immunisation
Schedule. For a copy of the most up to date list of immunisations required,
a copy of the session dates and times or for any immunisation enquiries,
please contact the Environmental Health Unit on 1300 366 244 or visit our
Upcoming Immunisation Sessions
Council were very happy
to assist RMIT University
host a visit from
Japan’s Hokkaido Television
Broadcasting Co Ltd recently.
The TV Crew were here to make
a ‘David Attenborough’ style
documentary on the migration
habits of the fascinating bird
Every year thousands of Latham’s
Snipe (Gallinago Hardwickii)
migrate from Hokkaido in
northern Japan to southern
Australia, feeding in the shallow
wetlands of the Heart Morass in
Sale and the Macalister Wetlands
Reserve in Maffra.
It takes only two days for the
birds to fly the 8,000 kilometres
from Japan to Australia between
August and September before
returning to Japan for their
breeding season in March and
April, following the summer
season weather patterns.
The Mayor met with the
Japanese TV crew and
Professor Fisher from RMIT
to learn more about this
intriguing bird that spends
half of the year in our
region, during a visit
to the Heart Morass
Little is known
Latham’s Snipe during its stay
in Australia and RMIT is actively
monitoring the bird using
movement sensing cameras to
gain a better understanding.
Above: Mayor Carolyn Crossley, Ian Wright from Birdlife East Gippsland and RMIT Professor Peter
Fisher with members of the Japanese TV crew at The Heart Morass in Sale last week.
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Community Satisfaction Survey
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