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Detox your Home- Household Chemical Collection Program

Detox your Home- Household Chemical Collection Program

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.
Naturally Loddon Spring Festival events

Naturally Loddon Spring Festival events

Nature in art and in life – is the sole focus of another packed weekend of activities in this year’s “Naturally Loddon” Spring Festival.

2018 Kooyoora Wildflower Show

A reasonable winter has raised hopes of another bright and lively display this year, as the Friends of Kooyoora prepare for their 12th annual Wildflower Show.

Suicide prevention conference held in rural Victoria

Local mental health and suicide prevention practitioners will gain valuable insights and skills to provide better care across rural and regional Victoria at the inaugural Loddon Healthy Minds Network suicide prevention conference.
Nardoo Hills Guided Trip

Nardoo Hills Guided Trip

It will be BYO lunch and walking shoes when Bush Heritage Australia’s Victorian regional reserve manager, Jeroen van Veen, leads the first of two nature walks in the Nardoo Hills Reserves.
Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally

Wedderburn Vintage Machinery Rally

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.
BRIC library extension officially opened

BRIC library extension officially opened

The Boort Resource and Information Centre (BRIC) library extension has been officially opened by Loddon Shire Mayor Cheryl McKinnon.

Update on the Reconciliation Action Plan survey

Loddon Shire residents have given their support for a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan, following a survey of the community last month.
Official Launch of the 2018 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival

Official Launch of the 2018 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival

A day out for Dad: that’s the inviting prospect in store with the official launch of the 2018 Naturally Loddon Spring Festival, nine weeks of down-to-earth events designed to showcase the best of the Loddon Valley’s natural attractions.

Feedback sought regarding local recreation spaces

Council is asking residents to provide their thoughts about what local spaces they use for recreation and physical activity, and how these open spaces could be improved.
Volunteer survey participant wins hamper

Volunteer survey participant wins hamper

Honie Tweddle from Boort has won a hamper of local produce after providing her thoughts on improving the volunteer experience.

Loddon residents have their say

Residents in the Loddon Shire Council have rated Council’s advocacy efforts as comparable to the state-wide average in the annual community report card.

Loddon Shire disappointed by Marong Business Park decision

Loddon Shire Council has expressed disappointment regarding the decision by the Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to decline the City of Greater Bendigo’s application for a Public Acquisition Overlay for land identified for the Marong Business Park.

Council’s roadside control program targets weed invasion

Loddon Shire Council is undertaking a roadside weed control program as part of a State-Government funded program for the management of regionally-prohibited and regionally-controlled invasive plant and animal species across municipal roadsides.

Feedback for proposed Reconciliation Action Plan closing soon

Council is reminding residents that feedback regarding a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan for Loddon Shire closes soon.

Phone system upgrade - Interim after hours number

After close of business Monday 25 June, Council will be undergoing upgrades to its telephone system.These scheduled works will mean that no calls to Council’s 03 5494 1200 number can be received (scheduled for between 5pm and 9pm). During this time, all Council’s usual after hours services will be available by contacting 0400 987 104. We will then direct your enquiry to the appropriate out of hours service.

Murray River Group of Councils urges Ministers to put the Brakes on Water Recovery

The Basin Plan Ministerial Council meets in Melbourne this Friday morning. This is a critical moment in the implementation of the Plan. Decisions made this week will impact our communities in Northern Victoria for decades to come.

Murray River Group of Councils Media Release - Local Government keeps up the pressure on Basin Plan impact

The Murray River Group of Councils (MRGC) has again delivered strong messages on behalf of our northern Victorian irrigation communities to those charged with implementing the Basin Plan.

Murray River Group of Councils Media Release - Councils welocme Basin Plan progress

The Murray River Group of Councils has hailed the outcomes of the Basin Plan Ministers meeting last Friday as good news for northern Victorian irrigation communities.

Have your say on a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan

Loddon Shire Council is asking residents to have their say on a proposed Reconciliation Action Plan.

Mozart opera “Don Giovanni

Opera how it used to be: that’s the promise held out with the announcement of a one-off performance in Tarnagulla this month celebrating a colonial-era tradition in musical entertainment.

Murray River Group of Councils Media Release - It's about people and it's about people's lives

Today the Murray River Group of Councils is releasing social research into the impact of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the communities in northern Victoria.

Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group - Using technology to help residents know about resource recovery

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group in conjunction with Loddon Shire Council are encouraging residents to download the Loddon Mallee Waste Info App.

Council seeks feedback for Open Space Strategy

Loddon Shire Council is asking residents to help develop its Open Space Strategy by letting Council know what local public open spaces the community uses for recreation and how these spaces could be improved.

Residents asked to provide their thoughts on volunteering

Council is asking local residents to provide their thoughts on volunteering in the Loddon Shire, including supporting and encouraging volunteering into the future.

Separation Tree ceremony in Boort

A sapling grown from the seed of Victoria’s historic Separation Tree is to be planted adjacent to Little Lake Boort at a ceremony to be held on Monday 4 June.

Billabong Organics – linked with nature

Billabong Organics’ owners Sue Bennett and husband Brian Smith believe families should be able to enjoy the bounty that nature provides with minimal interference.

Borella-Jacka commemorative sculpture to be unveiled

A commemorative sculpture paying tribute to two prominent residents of Loddon Shire – Albert Borella and Albert Jacka will be unveiled this coming Anzac Day.

2018 Community Satisfaction Survey underway

Loddon Shire is asking residents to take the time to provide their feedback if they receive a survey regarding Council’s performance.

Council’s Community Grants program is now open

Applications for Council’s Community Grants Scheme are now open for not-for-profit clubs and organisations based in the Loddon Shire, to deliver projects that directly benefit residents.
Ceramet Solar is opening its doors to pre-arranged tours

Ceramet Solar is opening its doors to pre-arranged tours

Ever driven past that solar power plant at Bridgewater and wondered what’s inside?
Two new trails to be launched in Loddon Shire

Two new trails to be launched in Loddon Shire

Residents and visitors will soon be able to cycle and walk among even more of Loddon Shire’s picturesque natural environment when two new trails in the Wedderburn area are launched on 21 March.
Register your event for the 2018-2019 Calendar of Events brochure

Register your event for the 2018-2019 Calendar of Events brochure

Organisers of events in the Loddon Shire have until Wednesday 14 March to ensure their event is listed in Council’s 2018-2019 Calendar of Events brochure.

Easter holiday closure

Due to the Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays, Council offices in Wedderburn and Serpentine will close at 4.45pm on Thursday 29 March and reopen at 8.15am on Tuesday 3 April.
Bringing stand up paddleboarding to the Loddon region

Bringing stand up paddleboarding to the Loddon region

The little-known, yet increasingly popular sport of stand up paddleboarding is set to be introduced to the Loddon Shire region.
Filipino Food Store in Pyramid Hill

Filipino Food Store in Pyramid Hill

The busy Filipino community of Pyramid Hill received a major present last year – and, to this day, they’re still enjoying it immensely.

Rural Councils Victoria media release - Competition supports rural innovation

An innovative competition is recognising the important role of rural Victorians as problem-solvers.
A first for Loddon Valley Newbridge Craft Beer

A first for Loddon Valley Newbridge Craft Beer

Newbridge once again has its own branded craft beer, thanks to the initiative of former resident Mark Peters.

Help our volunteers update town websites

Local businesses, organisations and people that run events in the Shire are being encouraged to help update information on locally-run town websites.
Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree

Giving back and having fun are cardinal rules for the quirky prospecting band known as “The Darkside”.

New resources for emergency preparedness, looking out for each other

Loddon Shire Council’s Community Support team have released new resources for residents around preparing for emergencies and looking out for your neighbour.

Donaldson Park concept plans officially launched

Federal Member for Murray the Hon Damian Drum MP has officially launched the concept plans for a new purpose-built sporting and community complex in Wedderburn’s Donaldson Park.

Murray River Group of Councils Media Release - Basin Plan Games Risk Food Security

The Senate’s political games are endangering the future food security of this nation.
Loddon Shire businesses invited to attend collaboration workshop

Loddon Shire businesses invited to attend collaboration workshop

Businesses in the Loddon Shire are invited to attend the Loddon Valley Collaboration Workshop on Monday 5 March at Wedderburn’s Coach House Museum.

Loddon Valley Autumn Delights

Paddle or pedal, fish or fossick, walk a trail or watch an event – the options for healthy family activities in the Loddon Valley this autumn are many and varied.
Come along to the Mystery Quilt Class

Come along to the Mystery Quilt Class

Like-minded quilters are encouraged to get along to a Mystery Quilt Class in Wedderburn this February.

Murray River Group of Councils Media Release

Councils Disappointed at Scientists Intervention

Draft Loddon Shire Customer Service Strategy out for comment

Loddon Shire Council’s draft Customer Service Strategy 2018-2022 is now out for public comment.

Council seeking feedback for Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Residents are being asked to provide their feedback to Loddon Shire Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 which is now out for public comment.
The annual Bridgewater Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday 4 February

The annual Bridgewater Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday 4 February

Competitors from all over Victoria will line up when the 15th annual Bridgewater Triathlon and Duathlon gets under way.
Learmonth’s Place an authentic country farmhouse

Learmonth’s Place an authentic country farmhouse

An authentic country farmhouse north of Bendigo, updated to provide all creature comforts, provides an option for people seeking an undisturbed getaway.
2018 Easytow Malibu Australian Masters Water Ski Championships

2018 Easytow Malibu Australian Masters Water Ski Championships

Some of Australia's most accomplished water skiers will demonstrate their skills on the Loddon River at Bridgewater next month.

Native vegetation clearing regulations reviewed

Residents in the Loddon Shire are being encouraged to give Council’s Planning staff a call before undertaking any clearing of native vegetation.

Loddon Shire to come together and celebrate our nation

Volunteers are working tirelessly to put together the final details for this year’s Australia Day celebrations, which will see towns across the Loddon Shire come together in celebration of the nation.

2018 infant immunisation program schedule now available

Loddon Shire Council’s infant immunisation program for 2018 is now available, with sessions to be held from March through to December.

Official opening of Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project

The Wedderburn community will come together to celebrate the town’s revitalised main street when the Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project is officially opened on 13 November.
Naturally Loddon Spring Festival activities 19-21 October

Naturally Loddon Spring Festival activities 19-21 October

Wet a line, smell the flowers, hop into history and take to the floor – the options for having fun in Loddon Shire for the October 19-21 weekend are colourful and varied.

Art competition helps raise mental health awareness

Residents and students have used art and literature to help raise awareness of mental health through the Loddon Healthy Minds Network annual art competition.

It’s time to Walk to School

Schools from Loddon Shire are joining 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.
Inglewood Alive

Inglewood Alive

Crowd numbers look set to balloon again – weather permitting – when the seventh annual “Inglewood Alive” festival fills the streets with noise and jostling colours.