Mayoral Column 16 July 2018

Published on 16 July 2018

Work to start on Janevale Bridge

Rehabilitation works to Janevale Bridge in Laanecoorie are expected to get underway this week. The rehabilitation works will involve repairing concrete spalling, minor cracks and expansion joints.

Please note, that while the works are ongoing there will be traffic management in place, which may include reduced speed limits and possible traffic delays. Bridge closures may also be required to complete necessary works. Any bridge closures will be advertised ahead of time.

The current 12-tonne load limit on the bridge will remain after the works have been completed, which is anticipated to be in September.

Nominate an Australian of the Year

The search is on once again to find the next Australian of the Year.

The National Australia Day Council is asking people to nominate inspirational Australians whose work helps to make Australia a better place.

They could be old or young, live in the city or somewhere outback. It could be a friend, a colleague or just someone whose work you've always admired.
It only takes one nomination to be in the running for one of the four Award categories – Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year (aged 65 years over), Young Australian of the Year (aged 16 to 30 years) or Australia’s Local Hero.

For more information and to nominate visit 

Nominations must be received before the closing date 31 July 2018.

Fifty dollar bonus to find better energy deal

The Victorian Government is offering to help residents find a better energy deal with a $50 bonus.

It has set up an independent website – Victorian Energy Compare to help you find these better energy deals.

Victorian Energy Compare will compare available offers with your current plan to see if they are higher or lower and will search every offer on the market from every Victorian energy company. It will also show you green energy offers and solar feed-in tariffs.

According to the State Government, seven out of 10 people can save money by using the Victorian Energy Compare website, with typical household saving of $330 on energy bills in the first year alone.

What’s more, every household who uses the website between 1 July to 31 December 2018 will receive a $50 Power Saving bonus.

You don’t have to take up an offer or switch plans you just have to visit the comparison website to see how you can take charge of your energy costs.

To find out more, go to and click on Victorian Energy Compare.

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