This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better South Gippsland for everyone.
What should South Gippsland Shire Council’s top three priorities be in 2018/19?
After a year in office, Council has reviewed and refined strategies in the 2017-2021 Council Plan and proposed 16 new Initiatives for 2018-2019 (Year 2).
Before finalising the revised Council Plan, we want to hear if the strategies and Year 2 initiatives are the right mix of priorities to focus on. If not, what priorities are missing? What could Council do to address them?
So have your say! The OurSay forum will be open from Monday 5 to Sunday 18 February, or pop in to one of our ‘drop-in’ days from 1.00pm to 6.00pm at the Memorial Hall Leongatha on 8 February and 10.00am to 3.00pm on 9 February, the Mirboo North Italian Festa at Baromi Park on 11 February from 11.00am to 3.00pm and then 41 Main Street Foster from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on 15 February and from 10.00am to 3.00pm on 16 February.
All the ideas gathered will be provided to Councillors in late Februrary to see if any priority changes are needed before the revised Council Plan and Year 2 Initiatives are endorsed for formal submissions in late March and April and then final adoption towards the end of June 2018.
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Recent... The Plan as it is appears to be working in the right direction but I do have to question why the nee... 1. re-development of MN pool.
2. no logging of existing bushland. Re-evaluate the strategic objectives to better reflect the significance of the natural environment o... I think the 3 priorities should be:
1. Protecting and increasing biodiversity
2. Promote tourism... We should aim to keep the forest around this area and promote it for tourism rather than deforestati... Please stop Vic Forests from logging our natural bush close to Mirboo North.
The affect on our town... Upgrading of the entrance to the Walter J Tuck Recreation Reserve at Mirboo North as well as turning... Council should support public assets like the Hoddle Mountain Trail. The trail uses road reserve an... #1 - upgrade walking track from the Korumburra Secondary College to the town. Given the recent upg... 1. Focus on reducing costs so the savings can be passed on to ratepayers.
2. Cut out all travel b... EXPAND THE LIBRARY, FINALLY! Its no use complaining unless you are prepared to do something about it! It is a hard job balancing... Review fencing in Sandy Point.
Inappropriate fencing of properties is restricting habitat of wildli... Library services - New library for Foster to allow for the expanding use of community space, wifi an... 1. Invest in renewable energy and reduce our carbon footprint
2. Fix our roads
3. Preserve our n... Aim: A community of residents who share a commitment to our region as a preferred place to live.
... The council should be making the decisions relating to what happens in our shire not the CEO, and al... SGS must improve and maintain the existing infrastructure (libraries, swimming pools, town halls, ro... There is concern that undertaking consultation and devloping strategy plans doesn't result in a... 1. Revamp Mirboo North swimming pool More support services for in home aged and disability care. In home care is much cheaper than suppor... Preserve our Forests Mirboo North and District calls on the South Gippsland Shire Council to fully ... 1. Having a some sort of a tour and tasting at Murray Goulburn to support our dairy industry and bri... For Mt Best, where we haven’t got a rubbish collection, how about two trailer loads of hard rubbis... Mirboo North Swimming Pool
Fix Strzelecki Hwy
More building blocks in Mirboo North The redevelopment of the Mirboo Nth Pool. The pool is a key community asset, not just for Mirboo Nth... I am happy with the strategies and initiatives of the Council plan that are listed but i would like... The Council must support the tourist initiatives of the Economic Development Plan of some two decade... Definitely filling the empty shops in all towns. Particularly of its owned, would love to see that s... Firstly, logging of old growth forests in Gippsland must stop! This is a priority, as it is unneces... 1 Hockey field in Korumburra. Consider available space at Korumburra High School. To encourage more ... 1:Redeveloping the Korumburra Train station into a cafe/restaurant and extending the rail trail fro... YOUTH SERVICES - PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Public Buses which run between our smaller towns other than VLi... Roads - always a priority and that means publicly lobbying VicRoads and asking ratepayers to join yo... I like the Item 1.4 - undertake a coastal study . . . . This study should look at how the waste wat... We note that Council still have a 3% reduction in the rate burden target whilst the balance of the f... It is now 5 months since Council reviewed the operation of caravan parks and decided to form a commi... I think Council should stick to item 4.7 of the Council plan - a 3% cut in the rate burden. Council... Roads between Leongatha and Korumburra and South Gippsland Hwy
a rail trail from Leongatha to Korum... Seal the top end of Collis Street in Foster where the gravel washes down hill every time it rains. Roads
Mirboo North swimming pool
Making Mirboo North RV friendly , having an overnight stay place ... 1)Final Commitment to the redevelopment of the Mirboo North Pool.
2)Revise size of land subdivision... Revitalising our towns like Leongatha and Korumburra. Incentivise businesses to open here ,not turn ... South Gippsland Shire Council should focus on maintaining direct service provision of Home and Commu... Bring back the tip pass 15 years I’ve lived in an area just beyond the pick up points which go all... Overhaul of Council Executive and structure. Having had recent dealings with Council bureaucracy, t... dont waste our money and let us build houses under 100 acres South Gippsland Shire should become part of the “Choose Tap” initiative
South Gippsland Water a... Leongatha to Korumburra section of rail trail please Cut council waste. Consultants cost a ridiculous amount when alternatives could be found such as com... Report the percentage of people admitted to health services with an Advance Care Plan.
This is a ... 1. Encouraging investment by diverse industries to offset any decline in MG. Value added industries ... Only that rates should be based on fee for service which will never happen. Basing service on the si... 1 .. Stop wasting ratepayer funds by producing these superfluous plans, visions, strategies etc that...
4 days ago
Please look into sealing Clancys Road in Korumburra I've lived on the Road for 4 and a half years and after it has been graded it goes back to being dangerous in about 3 weeks. It is a very well used road.. Also would love more activities for youth in the area.
4 days ago
Continue to advocate and lobby the relevant government bodies to secure the Railway Precinct for community use. Design and funding for the proposed Railway Precinct would be part of the advocacy and lobbying. With the refurbishment of the Korumburra Railway Station, and the proposed construction of the Community Hub in this location, as well as the extension of the Rail Trail through this area, and the funding secured for the construction of the Korumburra Skatepark, the opportunity is prime to secure this 4 ha of land for the use of the Korumburra community.
4 days ago
1.Support the recommendations of Preserve Our Forests Mirboo North and District to ensure logging of our native forest in Mirboo North and any other areas within our Shire does not go ahead as planned.
2. Recognise and support the valuable economic input tourism contributes to our Shire. Mirboo North's tourist attractions are all reliant on the native forest that is located in close proximity to the Lyre Bird Walk and on the Dickies Hill Tourist Drive. Three coupes are planned to be clear felled.
Small towns like Mirboo North and Meeniyan are doing an amazing job showcasing our Shire. The Ital...
5 days ago
With the recent decision by council to create the Korumburra Hub at the rail yard location , and the positive recent news that funding is available to bring the stunning Station building to it's former glory... l would like the shire to bring forward and maintain this positive momentum and continue with the actions necessary to get the Hub on a 2018 agenda with the whole community in mind, this precinct will be a major benefit to Korumburra . Apart from the visual impact and activities planned by various groups and clubs...my focus is...the people.... l recently volunteered for a block of time i...
6 days ago
Walking track from Sandy Point to Warratah bay.
6 days ago
Get rid of "give way to vehicles" understood to have just been painted on pedestrian footpaths in Foster. They're dangerous. Victoria is the only place in the universe to have such road rule and after 10 years of campaign, got visit from VicRoads this week to get rid of these things in Cowes, previously considered to be one and only, so expected to be banished. They cause more hesitation, anxiety, arm waving and horn blaring than they're worth. Power should always guve way d
6 days ago
1: improve the facilities of the Foster Swimming pool. The energetic committee has the pool running well but improved infrastructure is required with funds from the shire.
2: dredge the Toora boat ramp channel so that there is all tide access. At present Port Welshpool is the only all tide public access in the entire inlet. It is ridiculously busy on good boating days. It would be good for tourism and locals to have better access to the inlet. The previous council got close to achieving the dredging and hopefully this council will take it up again.
6 days ago
Help the korumburra tennis club. As a member we have been working so hard to upgrade and revamp our beloved club.
A nice walking path and rail trail
As a new nother in Korumburra there aren't many paths to walk with a pram. We have a beautiful town but can't seen much of it from foot
1 week ago
What's the Council doing about Climate Change and How do the initiatives in Council's 2018/2019 Plan assist the shire's whole community (including residents and businesses - not just Council operations ) to (for a start):
-decrease our carbon emissions
-move to renewable energy generation and storage
-move to community owned/shared energy distribution and retail
-reduce plastic use throughout the shire
-protect and increase biodiversity in our fauna and flora
-reduce waste especially at events across the shire and at the koonwarra landfill; and
-install electric vehicle rechargi...
1 week ago
We believe that some of the more populated unsealed streets in Venus Bay need to be sealed.
Recent years have seen an increase in traffic due to a large change in the demographic IE; more permanent residents, Air BNB rental properties, Garbage trucks.
Dust from the roads is a health hazard to breathe and contaminates our water tanks.