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Customer service survey participant wins hamper

Customer service survey participant wins hamper

Samantha Dutch from Serpentine has won a hamper of local produce after providing her thoughts around Council’s customer service.
Bridgewater Motel 24 Hour Check In Service

Bridgewater Motel 24 Hour Check In Service

Check in any time, day or night: that’s the invitation from the new owners of the Bridgewater Motel after a major reset of its business approach.
Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable

Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable

A visit to Wedderburn’s tranquil Pioneer Caravan Park has just become more affordable with the announcement by Loddon Shire Council of a drop in its fees and charges.

Positive feedback for Wedderburn Open Air Gallery

The Wedderburn community has responded positively to a proposal to develop an open air gallery in the town.

Water Ministers, Hear our Northern Victorian communities

Victorian irrigation communities have a message for Basin Ministers ahead of the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting: Listen to our stories of innovation and change and acknowledge our efforts and the impact - see how it is affecting us.

Who are mental health carers? video launch

A video which focuses on the carers of people with mental health issues and discusses their experiences as a carer will be launched this Friday in Serpentine.

New Plumbing Business to Loddon Valley

The Loddon Valley now has a new local plumber, with long-time Bridgewater resident David Harrison opening a small business in the town.
Inglewood backs Variety Bash

Inglewood backs Variety Bash

Inglewood has raised $6,900 towards the annual Variety Bash, sponsoring local James Clee and his team who took part in the event last month.

Council’s customer service workshops deferred

Due to tomorrow’s forecast of a significant weather event, Loddon Shire Council wishes to advise that the customer service community workshops scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 1 December) have been deferred.

Loddon Valley collaboration workshop Monday 4 December

A “collaboration workshop” planned for Monday 4 December in Serpentine will seek to cement strategies for growing visitation numbers and enhancing visitor experiences.

Bridgewater Public Caravan Park temporary closure

On the morning of Saturday 25 November, the Bridgewater Public Caravan Park was temporarily closed.

Provide your ideas about Council’s customer service

Residents of Loddon Shire are invited to attend a community workshop to provide their ideas around Council’s customer service and how it could be improved.
Great Aussie Pie Competition

Great Aussie Pie Competition

A swag of awards at the 28th annual Great Aussie Pie Competition in Sydney has spurred the crew at Bridgewater Bakehouse on to greater heights.
Discover Wedderburn’s rich history and culture with a walking tour

Discover Wedderburn’s rich history and culture with a walking tour

Visitors and locals will be able to gain an in-depth insight into Wedderburn’s rich history, heritage and culture with the launch later this month of walking tours of the town.
Meet the Eucy Distillery Museum’s Ambassador

Meet the Eucy Distillery Museum’s Ambassador

Since starting as the Eucy Distillery Museum Ambassador on 7 September, Sheridan Symons has discovered that her role varies from day-to-day.
Simply Tomatoes looks to state tourism awards

Simply Tomatoes looks to state tourism awards

Boort-based business Simply Tomatoes has set out to highlight its achievements and the overall appeal of the Loddon region through entering the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Feedback sought for Wedderburn open air gallery

The Wedderburn Open Air Gallery Project working group would like to hear from community members regarding the project at a meeting on 14 November at 6pm at the Wedderburn Community Centre.
Boort local butcher shop sets sights on national awards

Boort local butcher shop sets sights on national awards

Boort’s Arnold Family Butchers is now setting its sights on the national stage following the business’s success at the state Australian Meat Industry Council Awards.
Enjoy a taste of the Loddon Valley region

Enjoy a taste of the Loddon Valley region

If you have a love for all things food, particularly meals made from local produce, then make sure you get along to the Wedderburn Community Centre on 28 October for the Tastes of Loddon dinner.

Local producers to showcase their wares at Long Lazy Lunch

The tastes of Boort will be on the table when Simply Tomatoes and Salute Oliva showcase their wares at the upcoming Food Fossickers Long Lazy Sunday Lunch event this month.
Inglewood set to come alive

Inglewood set to come alive

Filling the main street with a variety of entertainment, live music, displays and delicious food, the sixth Lions Inglewood Alive Festival is expected to see another great crowd flock to the goldfields town.
It’s time to Walk to School!

It’s time to Walk to School!

Schools from Loddon Shire have joined hundreds of primary schools from across Victoria for a fun month of walking, riding and scooting to and from school as part of this year’s VicHealth Walk to School initiative.
Council seeking customer service feedback

Council seeking customer service feedback

Loddon Shire Council is asking the community to provide feedback regarding its customer service and areas for improvement, via a short survey which is open now.
Night Landscape Photographic Exhibition by Richard Tatti

Night Landscape Photographic Exhibition by Richard Tatti

Unique night-time images of our star-strewn southern skies brooding over iconic Australian farmland scenes will be the focus of a special exhibition planned for the Loddon Valley later this year.
Family Activities Bridgewater Public Caravan Park

Family Activities Bridgewater Public Caravan Park

Park the car, stow the keys and settle in for a grab-bag of varied visitor experiences.
Wedderburn to showcase its gardens

Wedderburn to showcase its gardens

Six local home owners will showcase how gardens can thrive in the Loddon region’s harsh climate when the annual Wedderburn Open Gardens event is held on Sunday, 22 October.
Fiesta to celebrate Pyramid Hill’s multicultural community

Fiesta to celebrate Pyramid Hill’s multicultural community

Pyramid Hill will once again come alive with the sounds, smells, sights and celebration of multicultural Australia as it holds its third town-wide Fiesta on Saturday, 28 October.

Producers asked for feedback regarding gravel road network

Loddon Shire Council is asking producers from across the municipality to provide information regarding what gravel roads they plan to use for this season’s harvest

Paddlers from Bendigo Canoe Club visit the Serpentine Creek

Members of the Bendigo Canoe Club enjoyed a new experience this month when they made their first-ever visit to Loddon Shire’s brand-new Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
Get your dancing shoes on for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Spring Dance!

Get your dancing shoes on for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Spring Dance!

Put your dancing shoes on and party the night away to the sounds of the 50s as Wedderburn Community House holds its annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Spring Dance on Friday, 20 October.
Heal Your Life at this one-day workshop

Heal Your Life at this one-day workshop

Do you feel that there are blocks to you achieving the life you want? Are you ready to make changes to help you achieve your dreams? If so, make sure you don’t miss the Heal Your Life one-day workshop in Wedderburn.
Pet registration helps Maggie reunite with her owners

Pet registration helps Maggie reunite with her owners

Maggie the kelpie has been reunited with her owners just hours after she was discovered missing, highlighting the value of registering pets.
Fishing and fun during Lake Boort Carp Eradication Weekend

Fishing and fun during Lake Boort Carp Eradication Weekend

Try your fishing luck, be in the running for great prizes and help reduce carp numbers in Little Lake Boort at this year’s Lake Boort Carp Eradication Weekend.

The diverse ecosystem of Nardoo Hills

Nardoo Hills and the extensive work of Bush Heritage Australia’s volunteers are being highlighted as part of this year’s Naturally Loddon Spring Festival.

The Laanecoorie Gold Bash

Members of the prospecting community nationwide come together in a remarkable way each year in the Loddon Valley to celebrate their craft and support cancer research.
Boort gets set for its annual Sculpture by the Lake competition

Boort gets set for its annual Sculpture by the Lake competition

The competition is already heating up as contestants get set for what will be another highly successful Boort Sculpture by the Lake competition this October.

Australia Day Awards – nominate now!

Loddon Shire residents are urged to consider nominating people and groups in our community for an Australia Day Award.

School holiday activities at Loddon Library Agencies

Some fun, free kids’ activities are coming up at Loddon Library Agencies these school holidays.To book or check details, phone 5449 2790 or visit your Library Agency.
Loddon Seniors Festival starts 27 September

Loddon Seniors Festival starts 27 September

Kicking off on Wednesday 27 September, this year’s Loddon Seniors Festival is a fantastic opportunity for our older citizens to get out and about with a range of activities planned until October 5.

Murphy Creek bridge to be replaced

Loddon Shire Council welcomes today’s announcement that it will receive $350,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Bridges Renewal Program.
Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend

Nature lovers and those with an affinity for the great outdoors will be able to explore, learn and celebrate the natural wonders of the Terrick Terrick National Park during its 12th family-friendly activities weekend.
Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair 30 September – 1 October

Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair 30 September – 1 October

The sights and sounds of Tarnagulla’s gold-rush era history will come alive during the town’s Strictly Vintage Fair on 30 September to 1 October as part of the 2017 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival.
Popular Kooyoora Wildflower Show returns for Naturally Loddon festival

Popular Kooyoora Wildflower Show returns for Naturally Loddon festival

The Friends of Kooyoora are preparing for another busy event as the group gets ready to host its 11th Wildflower Show from 23 to 24 September.

Murray River Councils Speak up in Canberra

Mayors and CEOs from six northern Victorian Councils travelled to Canberra recently to advocate on behalf of their communities.
Pyramid Hill celebrates 20 years since release of Road to Nhill

Pyramid Hill celebrates 20 years since release of Road to Nhill

Pyramid Hill will be celebrating 20 years since the release of the Australian drama-comedy Road to Nhill, which was filmed in the town, with special matinee and evening screenings.
Vanilla Slice Triumph

Vanilla Slice Triumph

Judges at the forthcoming Official Great Aussie Pie Competition in Sydney will enjoy a tempting taste of Central Victoria, thanks to the efforts of Loddon Shire’s Bridgewater Bakery.
Network with and learn from Loddon Valley businesses

Network with and learn from Loddon Valley businesses

Have you recently started a business in the Loddon Valley region and would like to meet other operators, or are you an established business looking to gain some great ideas?
Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally 9 – 10 September

Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally 9 – 10 September

With an expected crowd of around 1000 people over two days and up to 300 exhibitors, the Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally has certainly made its mark among machinery enthusiasts and the general public alike.
John Wood to launch 2017 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival

John Wood to launch 2017 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival

Join beloved Australian actor John Wood this Father’s Day, 3 September, against the backdrop of John and Sonia Piccoli’s Star Spanner Sculpture Gardens at Barraport, near Boort, for a special Open Day.

Inglewood Kindergarten Vegetable Garden

The Inglewood Kindergarten is pleased to advise we have been successful in our grant application for a vegetable garden and outdoor seating area. We would like to thank the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal for their generous support, which will allow children attending the kinder to participate in planting, growing and harvesting their own vegetables

Wedderburn in September is hosting the Trimax Victorian Sand Greens Championships.

A bevy of some of Victoria’s top amateur golfers will gather in Wedderburn in September to test their skill at this year’s Trimax Victorian Sand Greens Championships.

Spring – the perfect time to discover Loddon

Whether you’re a lover of art, nature or history, or like to kick up your heels at a community celebration and a dance, then the Naturally Loddon 2017 Spring Festival is for you.

Get your copy of Loddon Valley’s action-packed events calendar!

Featuring fiestas, fairs, festivals and much, much more! Discover what’s happening in the beautiful Loddon Valley for the coming year through the region’s latest calendar of events.

Discover the Loddon Valley at your fingertips

Visitors to the Loddon Valley will now be able to discover the region from their phone with the launch this week of the new Loddon Valley Visitor Guide app.

Paddle the Serpentine Creek and find the Hidden Gems

A totally new visitor experience has just been launched at Durham Ox, with the official opening of the self-guided Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.

New Managers for the Bridgewater Public Caravan Park

If enthusiasm counts for anything, the Bridgewater Caravan Park is in for a shake-up.New joint managers Jacquie Dunn and her parents, Jim and Pat Clee, assisted by Nathan Pilcher, take up the reins on 24 June and their minds are already brimming with ideas.

Access to Shire office – Wedderburn Streetscape works

Due to footpath and car park works for the Wedderburn Streetscape Project, pedestrian access to the Shire’s office is currently available from the Bendigo side only (near the Loddon Real Estate office). Signage and alternative routes have been put in place to guide access to the Shire.

Wedderburn Streetscape works – temporary bus stop

Council advises residents that due to drainage works for the Wedderburn Streetscape Project, the bus stop in Chapel Street will be temporarily relocated to the adjacent car park from Wednesday, 26 July for approximately one week.

Farm Water Planning Workshop – South West Loddon Pipeline Project

Agriculture Victoria and GWMWater will hold a free Farm Water Planning Workshop for the South West Loddon Pipeline Project on Thursday, 20 July at the Wedderburn Golf Club starting at 9.30am.

Occasional Care – Dingee and Inglewood

Families with children living in the Inglewood and Dingee areas now have access to occasional child care, with Council offering the program during terms 3 and 4.

Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project works update

The Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project is continuing to move ahead, with contractors working on the footpath, garden beds and parking bays alongside Randall’s FoodWorks Supermarket in High Street.

Above-average rating for Loddon Shire Council

Residents in the Loddon Shire have rated Council’s overall performance above the state-wide average in its annual community report card.
Burst of Fresh Energy into Loddon Valley

Burst of Fresh Energy into Loddon Valley

A burst of fresh energy has been injected into the business community of Loddon Valley, with a brace of new stores opening their doors over recent months.

Discounts for Winter in Loddon Valley

Grab a discount on your trip and experience new places – that’s the doubled-up invitation from Loddon Valley, in Victoria’s north-west, as winter’s chills start to bite.
Explore Loddon Valley in Winter

Explore Loddon Valley in Winter

Don’t huddle by the heater – rug up and explore your back yard!
Loddon celebrates 100 years of Maternal and Child Health

Loddon celebrates 100 years of Maternal and Child Health

An afternoon tea, planned for Tuesday, 18 July at the Inglewood Children’s Centre at 2pm, will see those involved in the Shire’s Maternal and Child Health come together and share their memories of the service.

Official opening of Janiember Park this Saturday

There will be celebrations this Saturday as the $1.27 million Janiember Park project at Serpentine is officially opened by the Hon Jacinta Allan MP Member for Bendigo East, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects.

Canoe trail showcases Loddon’s natural beauty

Canoe paddlers will now be able to take in even more of Loddon’s natural beauty with the launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail at Durham Ox this Saturday.
Bridgewater Annual Mother’s Day Classic Sunday 14 May

Bridgewater Annual Mother’s Day Classic Sunday 14 May

Walk and run to fight cancer – that’s the invitation from the organisers of this year’s Bridgewater Mother’s Day Classic.
Launch of Loddon Valley Official Visitor Guide

Launch of Loddon Valley Official Visitor Guide

Loddon Shire Mayor Cr Neil Beattie will launch the new Loddon Valley Official Visitor Guide on Tuesday 11 April at Inglewood Town Hall.

Council stands by Yemaya Festival decision

Council has resolved not to support an application to conduct the Yemaya festival on a property in Fernihurst this year.
Experience Loddon Valley Autumn Events

Experience Loddon Valley Autumn Events

Cheer a horse, search for gold, watch a woodchop or run for Mum: the options for family entertainment in Loddon Shire this autumn are rich and varied.
Celebrating National Eucalypt Day

Celebrating National Eucalypt Day

Gum trees are a national icon and, on one particular day this month, they’ll be celebrated for their unique place in Australians’ hearts and minds.National Eucalypt Day is planned for Thursday 23 March, with events around the country shining a spotlight on this much-loved family of trees.
Loddon Valley display at the 2017 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Super Show

Loddon Valley display at the 2017 Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Super Show

Tens of thousands of holiday-makers will pour into Melbourne’s Ascot Vale Showgrounds this month – and Loddon Shire will be a highly visible presence.

Council launches Oursay forum

Loddon Shire Council has launched an online forum called Oursay to coincide with the development of the 2017-2021 Council Plan.

Council calls for $3 million from Victorian Government to deliver benefits to Loddon Shire community

Loddon Shire Council said its communities need $3 million from the Victorian Government to help fund essential, local services and infrastructure including flood mitigation works and improvements to Yorkshire Road at Newbridge
Calling all cooks for a Cake Competition

Calling all cooks for a Cake Competition

Calling all cooks – here’s your chance to show off your creative skills and be in the running to win a gold nugget.
Loddon Valley Marketing Plan Workshop

Loddon Valley Marketing Plan Workshop

Loddon Shire Council is taking steps to ensure the region’s smaller towns and districts aren’t forgotten when it comes to its future tourism marketing.
Loddon Valley Sweet Smelling Enterprise

Loddon Valley Sweet Smelling Enterprise

A Wedderburn mother and daughter have proven their fine nose for business with the runaway success of their sweet-smelling enterprise.

Algae outbreak warnings not for Little Lake Boort

Residents and visitors to Boort are advised that Little Lake Boort is not the subject of warnings about a blue-green algae outbreak recently reported in the media.
2017 Australian Masters Water Ski Championships

2017 Australian Masters Water Ski Championships

Some of Australia's most skilful water skiers will strut their stuff on the Loddon River at Bridgewater this month.

Powercor to cause disruption to Wedderburn Office on Wednesday 25 January 2017

Powercor has scheduled maintenance works which will affect the Wedderburn Council Office on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Celebrate Australia Day in Loddon Shire

Australia Day preparations are in full swing across Loddon Shire, with volunteers busily working to ensure community celebrations across the municipality are fun, family focused events.