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Inglewood Alive Sunday 6 November

Inglewood Alive Sunday 6 November

Buy a coffee made on a motorcycle sidecar, try a 1950s-style milk shake or tuck into some juicy smoked ribs.Those will be just three of the boundless choices open to visitors at “Inglewood Alive” on 6 November, the annual festival which fills the main street of this Goldfields town with sound and colour.
Loddon Valley the destination AFL Grand Final Long Weekend

Loddon Valley the destination AFL Grand Final Long Weekend

Not going to the AFL Grand Final this year?Victoria’s newest three-day weekend couldn’t come at a better time, with the worst of winter behind us and the countryside never more charged with life and energy.
Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend

Come back to earth with a day or weekend visit to a little-known, but highly significant, nature reserve in northern Victoria.That’s the invitation from organisers of the 11th annual activities weekend coming up at Terrick Terrick National Park, 4km north of Mitiamo and 60km from Bendigo.

Boort Carp Eradication

Try your luck with rod and line and enjoy a social weekend – that’s the invitation from Boort Angling Club as members put the finishing touches to their plans for their latest annual carp-catching competition.
Eucalypt Australia is to be formally unveiled in Inglewood on the 14 October

Eucalypt Australia is to be formally unveiled in Inglewood on the 14 October

A new player is set to join the ranks of champions of the environment with the launch in Inglewood next month of Eucalypt Australia.
Bendigo Show Exhibition

Bendigo Show Exhibition

Patrons at this year’s Bendigo Agricultural Show will have the chance to win a hamper of home-grown gourmet produce, thanks to a move by Loddon Shire Council to take a site at the event for the first time.
Wedderburn Open Garden Day Sunday 23 October

Wedderburn Open Garden Day Sunday 23 October

Six enticing – and different – private gardens will welcome visitors later this month when the revived Wedderburn Open Gardens showcases the passions of local “green thumbs”.
Pyramid Hill Fiesta Saturday 22 October

Pyramid Hill Fiesta Saturday 22 October

Celebration, Filipino-style, will again take centre-stage in Pyramid Hill when the second town-wide Fiesta bursts into life on Saturday 22 October.
Coach House Gallery Open Day 15 October

Coach House Gallery Open Day 15 October

Time capsules are normally sealed and buried out of sight for decades, but Wedderburn boasts one that’s flourishing in full view.
Wedderburn Naturally New Age Festival

Wedderburn Naturally New Age Festival

MELBOURNE jazz and blues performer Diana Wolfe will be a star attraction when the monthly Wedderburn Farmers’ Market links up with the town’s fourth annual Naturally New Age Festival for one vibrant day.
Boort Metal Sculpture Competition

Boort Metal Sculpture Competition

There’s a buzz building around Boort as artists of all ages apply the finishing touches to their entries in this year’s Sculpture by the Lake competition.The annual contest, which challenges participants to transform scrap metal from farms into striking works of art, will again be held as part of the town’s spring show.

Community Information Meeting

A community meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Town Hall on Monday 19 September 2016 at 10am.
Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair 1-2 October

Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair 1-2 October

The raucous and bustling Sandy Creek diggings of the 1850s left an indelible mark on the settlement that was to become Tarnagulla.
Sucessfully exiting your business

Sucessfully exiting your business

Looking to hang up your hat as a small business owner?Doing just that – in the best way possible – is the focus of a special workshop planned for Wedderburn on 4 October, organised by Small Business Victoria in conjunction with Loddon Shire Council.
Natuarlly Loddon Kamarooka Wetlands restoration tour

Natuarlly Loddon Kamarooka Wetlands restoration tour

The diligent work of local people in preserving and enhancing the natural environment will be on show during an upcoming tour of the Kamarooka Wetlands south of Mitiamo.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

Winter is the season of sniffles.We brace against icy winds, breathe in cold, dry air, our body’s immunity defences are down and we spend more time indoors in contact with other people’s germs.
2016 Naturally Loddon Spring Calendar

2016 Naturally Loddon Spring Calendar

Art, nature, community celebrations and the region’s rich farming and goldfields history will be effortlessly interwoven in the 2016 “Naturally Loddon” Spring Festival

Advice regarding activities on waterways during current flood events

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV), a branch of Transport Safety Victoria, has issued a warning about the risks associated with activities (e.g. boating) on flooded waterways.

Election Candidates

Due to power outages and flood events the election office at Serpentine has temporarily relocated to Bendigo until further notice.Please call Director Corporate Services Sharon Morrison on 0413 275 565 for updates or contact details and location for the election office.
Dingee Preschool - Fathers Day annual gumboot throw

Dingee Preschool - Fathers Day annual gumboot throw

The weather remained friendly for families of Dingee Preschool to celebrate Father’s Day with their Annual Gumboot Throw on Thursday 1 September.
Kooyoora Wildflower show

Kooyoora Wildflower show

A wet winter has raised hopes of a bigger and brighter display this year, as the Friends of Kooyoora prepare for their 10th annual Wildflower Show.
Bridgewater Hotel

Bridgewater Hotel

New hands at the helm of the historic Bridgewater Hotel are steering the business in new directions, with a string of innovations on their “to do” list.
Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally 10-11 September

Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally 10-11 September

The wheezing and thumping of old machinery will fill the air once more when the Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally cranks up for this year’s event.
Father's Day at Piccoli's Star Spanner Sculture Gardens

Father's Day at Piccoli's Star Spanner Sculture Gardens

A cluttered farm workshop turned art studio is at the heart of one of the Loddon Valley’s most remarkable tourist attractions.

Mayor calls for calm on rate capping

Loddon Shire Council Mayor Neil Beattie has refuted a VFF claim that Victorian councils are imposing rate hikes of up to 17 per cent on farmers for 2016-17.
Business Loddon Valley Network Dinner Tuesday 16 August

Business Loddon Valley Network Dinner Tuesday 16 August

THE vigour of Boort’s innovative tourism efforts will be the focus of the next Loddon Valley Business Network dinner, planned for the Jarklin hotel on Tuesday 16 August.
 Victorian Veterans Cycling Council’s annual State Road Race Championships Sunday 7 August

Victorian Veterans Cycling Council’s annual State Road Race Championships Sunday 7 August

More than 100 riders are expected to line up in a range of age groups when the Victorian Veterans Cycling Council stages its annual State Road Race Championships on Sunday 7 August.
Loddon Valley the choice for RV friendly travellers

Loddon Valley the choice for RV friendly travellers

Approved RV-Friendly stopovers now exist at Boort, Bridgewater, Wedderburn, Pyramid Hill and the Simply Tomatoes enterprise at Yando.
Loddon Shire announces new CEO

Loddon Shire announces new CEO

Loddon Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Pinyon as its new Chief Executive Officer at its meeting yesterday.
Extended hours at the Inglewood Blue Eucy Museum

Extended hours at the Inglewood Blue Eucy Museum

Thanks to a move by natural pharmaceuticals producer Bosisto’s Eucalyptus, in conjunction with Loddon Shire Council, the town’s unique links with the eucalyptus oil industry will soon be promoted far more energetically.
Laucke Flour Australian owned and grown

Laucke Flour Australian owned and grown

The day old Friedrich Laucke’s mill steam boiler blew up was the day he could have thrown up his hands and given it all away.
Kyle Anderson international darts player to visit Wedderburn

Kyle Anderson international darts player to visit Wedderburn

Leading international professional darts player Kyle Anderson will be in Wedderburn this month for an exhibition event at the Mechanics Hall.
Students engaging in a tourism enterprise

Students engaging in a tourism enterprise

An innovative scheme to have students act as hosts and tour leaders for visitors is ready for launching at Inglewood Primary School.
Loddon calling for Entrepreneurs

Loddon calling for Entrepreneurs

Two enterprising couples – encamped at opposite ends of the sprawling Loddon Shire – are reaping the benefits of their respective moves into small business.
Septembre Vintage pumping new life into Eddington

Septembre Vintage pumping new life into Eddington

A disused petrol station at Eddington, at the foot of the Laanecoorie Reservoir, has pumped new life into the small rural township.

Pyramid Hill success story

Pyramid Hill is a township preparing for future growth.
Bridgewater Foreshore plans

Bridgewater Foreshore plans

Loddon Shire Council has released concept plans of a $400,000 redevelopment project designed to capitalise on Bridgewater’s natural riverside beauty.
Bridgewater Caravan Park Caravan Motorhome Friendly

Bridgewater Caravan Park Caravan Motorhome Friendly

Bridgewater Public Caravan Park has become the latest holiday venue in Loddon Shire to be approved as “CMCA-Friendly”, meaning members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia receive a 10% discount on camp fees.
Marilyn exhibition inspires Inglewood

Marilyn exhibition inspires Inglewood

Bendigo Art Gallery’s Marilyn Monroe exhibition is bringing an undeniable sense of excitement to the city and nearby Inglewood’s crammed collectables stores are lending spirited support.

Yemaya Festival on this weekend

Up to 5000 people are expected to travel to Loddon Shire for the Yemaya Festival over the long weekend.
Marilyn Monroe Exhibition to benefit Loddon Valley

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition to benefit Loddon Valley

MARILYN Monroe has always been larger than life, but never more so than now.
Loddon Shire Council appoints acting CEO

Loddon Shire Council appoints acting CEO

Loddon Shire Council has appointed a Bendigo woman with a wealth of local government experience as acting chief executive officer.
Brush National Rally 11-15 April

Brush National Rally 11-15 April

The Loddon Valley is the location of choice for Australia’s first-ever Brush National Rally.
Have your say on the new Loddon Tourism Strategy

Have your say on the new Loddon Tourism Strategy

Loddon Shire is currently preparing a Tourism Strategy to help guide Council to understand where to best invest its resources in terms of developing the local tourism industry over the next five years.
Winners are Grinners at Arnold Family Butchers Boort

Winners are Grinners at Arnold Family Butchers Boort

Kane Arnold’s Thai Chicken Sausages have taken him a long way.

Chief Executive Officer resigns

Loddon’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr John McLinden has resigned his position. John is leaving Loddon Shire to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer at Swan Hill Rural City Council.
Window closing on streetscape feedback

Window closing on streetscape feedback

Loddon Shire residents have until the end of next week to have their say on the future of their streetscapes.
Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 12 & 13 March

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 12 & 13 March

Seniors are invited to line up for a gold panning knockout competition at Wedderburn next month, with bragging rights and trophies on offer.
Down with the power lines and on with the journey

Down with the power lines and on with the journey

Wedderburn’s built on a pretty straight stretch of road, but next time you round the bend into town, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve made a wrong turn.

Loddon Shire partners with Sports Focus

The Loddon Sustainable Clubs Initiative is a program that is designed to increase the capacity of local sport and recreation clubs and organisations to ensure that they are strong, skilled, resilient, viable and adaptive to change.
Men's Sheds in Loddon Valley

Men's Sheds in Loddon Valley

The catch-up over a cuppa is every bit as important as the skilled handiwork on display.
Fishing in Loddon Valley

Fishing in Loddon Valley

Test your skills against some of this country’s best known fish species.

Fishing for fresh tourism territory in Loddon Shire

Loddon Shire is fishing for fresh ideas as it embarks on the development of a new five-year tourism strategy.
Streetscape master plans ready to view

Streetscape master plans ready to view

Master plans for the development of the main street, town entries and key township areas in Bridgewater, Boort, Inglewood and Pyramid Hill are ready to view.
Photography in Loddon Valley

Photography in Loddon Valley

The haunting granite clefts of Melville Caves, delicate bush orchids and evocative historic streetscapes are just a few of the reasons the Loddon Valley is fast becoming a mecca for photography enthusiasts.

Creativity celebrated at Australia Day celebrations

Budding young writers, artists and photographers will flock to Australia Day celebrations across Loddon Shire on Tuesday.

Cr Holt

I wish to express the support of my Council and myself for Councillor Gavan Holt. Councillor Holt has been an excellent councillor for the Loddon Shire. He has given tireless service to this community for the past 12 years as a councillor and for many more years in other community roles.
Tree change proprietors Inglewood Motel Caravan Park

Tree change proprietors Inglewood Motel Caravan Park

They’re brand-new at this kind of business, but Pauline and Jerry Wellman aren’t taking a backward glance.
Calling all photographers

Calling all photographers

Are you an amateur or professional photographer with a secret stash of photos showing Loddon in its best light?
Self-Contained Accommodation is growing in Loddon Valley

Self-Contained Accommodation is growing in Loddon Valley

All the comforts of home with a very different view through the windows: that’s the opportunity presented by the growing number of options for high-quality self-contained accommodation in Loddon Shire.
Escape to Loddon Valley Waterways in Summer

Escape to Loddon Valley Waterways in Summer

Loddon Valley offers sweet relief from the tiring heat of summer with its wealth of lakes, waterways, shaded fishing spots and pleasant nature walks.
Trailrider All – Terrain Wheelchair

Trailrider All – Terrain Wheelchair

A world - leading all-terrain wheelchair that allows people with limited mobility to explore otherwise inaccessible bush trails has arrived in Loddon Shire.

Forum looks to build stronger families in Loddon

The Loddon community is uniting to build stronger families and stronger children.

Little Lake Boort Master Plan Update

The Boort community has already started the conversation about the Little Lake Boort Master Plan. Early conversations suggest that most people go to the lake to walk, jog or ride their bike; to relax and reflect; or to go boating or sailing.

Little Lake Boort Master Plan

Loddon Shire Council is working with the Boort community to prepare a 10-year master plan for Little Lake Boort. The master plan will help guide the planning and development of parkland, bushland and infrastructure around the lake.
TrailRider Official Launch

TrailRider Official Launch

A world leading all-terrain wheelchair that allows people with limited mobility to explore otherwise inaccessible bush trails is coming to Loddon Shire.
Make Your Own Bosisto's Eucalyptus Wool Wash

Make Your Own Bosisto's Eucalyptus Wool Wash

Make your own Bosisto’s Eucalyptus wool wash – that’s the invitation offered by Inglewood’s Blue Eucy Museum as part of its contribution to “Inglewood Alive”, the community’s annual town festival.

Local Kindergartens get involved with National Nutrition Week, 16-22 October 2016

Did you know that less than 4% of Australians, and less than 1% of children and teenagers, eat enough vegetables each day? In fact, the average Aussie only eats half the recommended amount!

Emergency Information

2016 Flood Information Sheet
Indigenous Eco-Tours for Schools at Boort

Indigenous Eco-Tours for Schools at Boort

A major new tourism initiative previously announced for Loddon Shire has received a significant boost, with its primary architect setting up home in Boort.