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Pet of the Week
Hello! My name is Raven. I’m a 3 month
old girl who is sweet, playful and really
cute. Plus, there are many other kittens
available also. Please take me home!
To adopt Raven please contact
Animal Aid on 5144 5940.
(Microchip number 956 000 006 067 002)
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 email@example.com
The next meeting of
Council takes place on:
Tuesday 21 February 2017
From 6.00pm 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:
Arts & Culture Trainee -
Gippsland Art Gallery
Closes: Sunday 12 February
Closes: Sunday 5 March 2017
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
Closes: 2.00pm Friday
3 March 2017
Road Pavement Markings
Closes: 2.00pm Thursday
9 March 2017
To find out more visit
au/tenders or scan the QR
General Council Notices
Wellington Shire is seeking expressions of interest for the
establishment of a new Committee of Management for the
Old School Building at the Prince Street Reserve, Rosedale.
For further information please contact Wellington Shire
Council Coordinator Community Committees, Bodye
Darvill, on (03) 5142 3082 or email bodye.darvill@
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.
The Sale Skate Park is ready to receive a facelift as part
of the Port of Sale Precinct Redevelopment Project. The
refurbishment of the skate park includes construction of
new concrete skate elements on an extended skate plaza,
new multicourt and seating and remedial works to the
existing skate bowl.
Works commenced on Monday 6 February 2017 and will
require closure of the skate park for approximately three
months with works scheduled to be completed in April 2017.
Seeking Expressions of Interest
Port of Sale Moorings Now Available
Sale Skate Park Redevelopment
Council’s free monthly immunisation sessions for all eligible
infants, school children and adults will be held at:
Heyfield - Tuesday 14 February, 11.00am - 11.45am
Heyfield Library - 42 Macfarlane Street, Heyfield.
Maffra - Tuesday 14 February, 2.00pm - 2.45pm
Geoff Webster Hall, Maffra Anglican Church - Thomson
Street, Maffra (Opp. Maffra Primary School).
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
Cr Carolyn Crossley
To the Premier of Victoria The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP
from Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley
Around 900 people attended a public meeting in Heyfield on Wednesday 1 February 2017. The
community rallied in support of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) and protested at the lack of
government action putting 250 jobs at the Heyfield Mill in jeopardy.
As well as the understandable emotions of anger and fear, there was also that extraordinary sense of
pride, resilience and determination to fight, that often characterises strong rural communities.
Several speakers were invited to address the crowd, including: Mr Vince Hurley, CEO ASH Heyfield;
The Hon. Tim Bull, MLA and Member for Gippsland East; The Hon. Darren Chester, Federal Member
for Gippsland; Jane Calvert, National President of the CFMEU Forestry, Furnishing, Building Products
and Manufacturing Division, and The Hon. Harriet Shing, MLC and Member for Eastern Victoria.
The Hon. Danny O’Brien, MLA and Member for Gippsland South were also in attendance, as well
as business owners, state government representatives, local government representatives, suppliers,
contractors and, of course, hundreds of impacted mums, dads and their families.
During the meeting, the following motion was moved and carried unanimously by all in attendance:
We call on Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, to keep his word that he will fight for every job so
• The Heyfield Mill will stay open
• Its 250 staff will keep their jobs
• The town of Heyfield and the surrounding areas, businesses and communities have a future
• The thousands of businesses that rely on ASH’s products will also have a future
• Australian made high quality hardwood timber products from Australian grown, environmentally
sustainable and commercially managed regrowth forests, are not replaced by imported products
• Over 7,000 jobs and families in Victoria that rely on the flow on effects of ASH will be saved.
The cheer that went up after the motion was carried unanimously was passionate and may well have
been heard in Spring Street! Ms Shing also promised the audience that she would convey the motion,
the sentiment and the outcomes of the meeting to yourself and Minister Pulford, and that she would
continue to fight to save jobs in Gippsland and the broader region.
As the largest hardwood sawmill and timber manufacturer in Australia, this closure will not only mean
250 local jobs lost but also 7,000 downstream jobs in major cities, primarily in Melbourne, who rely on
ASH’s timber products.
Now is the time we need your Government to
step in, save this community and secure the
future for these workers and families who
would be devastated by closure.
On behalf of this community, I look forward to
Wellington Shire Council has had several meetings with the Heyfield Mill owners, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods
(ASH), parliamentary representatives, government departments and agencies to assist pave a way forward for the mill to
remain open. The Mayor Carolyn Crossley has also sent this letter to the Premier of Victoria, The Hon. Daniel Andrews
MP on Thursday 2 February, 2017 urging the government to take action.
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