Public Notices

1.Proposed 2017/18 Budget

Gannawarra Shire Council is inviting the community to comment on its Proposed 2017/18 Budget which is now on public exhibition.

Copies of the Proposed 2017/18 Budget are available for inspection at the offices of the Gannawarra Shire Council located at 47 Victoria Street, Kerang and 23-25 King Edward Street, Cohuna from Friday 21 April 2017 to the close of business Monday 29 May 2017.

An electronic version of the Proposed 2017/18 Budget can be viewed here(PDF, 2MB)

Proposed 2017/18 Budget - Have Your Say
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2.Road Management Plan

In accordance with section 54(5) of the Road Management Act 2004 (Act), the Gannawarra Shire Council (Council) gives notice that it intends to conduct a review of its Road Management Plan (Review).

The purpose of the review, consistent with the role, functions and responsibilities of Council as a road authority under the Act, is to ensure that the standards in relation to, and the priorities to be given to, the inspection, maintenance and repair of the roads and the classes of road to which the Council's Road Management Plan applies are safe, efficient and appropriate for use by the community served by the Council.

The review will apply to all of the roads and classes of roads to which the Road Management Plan applies.

A copy of the Council's current Road Management Plan may be inspected at Council's Offices - Patchell Plaza, 47 Victoria Street, Kerang 3579, or 23-25 King-Edward Street, Cohuna 3568, or accessed online on Council's website,

Any person may make a submission to Council on the proposed review during the submission period until 5pm 19 May 2017.

A person who has made a submission and requested that they be heard in support of their submission is entitled to appear in person, or by a person acting on their behalf, before a meeting of a Committee of Council on 13 June 2017 at the Kerang Council Chambers.

Any enquiries about the proposed review can be directed to Brent Heitbaum, Manager Design and Assets by calling 03 5450 9333 or email at


Eric Braslis

Chief Executive Officer 

Draft Road Management Plan March 2017(PDF, 891KB)

3.Flood Warnings and Updates

For all current flood warnings and emergency information please visit Victorian SES or call 132 500

Additional information can be found here.

Emergency Management Victoria website 

Road Closures - VicRoads

Weather Warnings and River Heights - Bureau of Meteorology

Live River Data click here

Farm Recovery after flood click here

4.Support for Local Farmers

Gannawarra Shire Council wishes to provide support to local farmers in need. Please see below relevant documents to assist you.

State Government assistance available

Disaster Assistance for Victorian Floods and Storms

Information regarding disaster assistance available can be found on the Vic Emergency website  or the Australian Government's Disaster Assist website

Please see Drought Support Handout(PDF, 210KB) and Drought Support in Victoria Information for Local Government(PDF, 193KB)

Dairy Farmers - please see the Support Guide for Dairy Farmers(PDF, 185KB) which provides a one stop link for programs, initiatives and events available for dairy farmers and their communities. For further support and advice please visit

The Weekly Times has put together a list of commercial, community, farm, financial, government and social help numbers and websites

The Department of Agriculture has a flyer about the Farm household allowance

 The Look over the farm gate program has been extended. For a current list of events in rural communities click here.

How Council can help

 Mental Health Matters(PDF, 819KB)

Gannawarra Local Supports

Financial Counselling - North Western Rural Financial Counselling: 1300 769 489

Generalist Counselling - Northern District Community Health: 5451 0200

Food etc - Cohuna Neighbourhood House: 5456 4666

                - Kerang District Community Centre: 5452 2522

Events - Keep up to date with events in the Gannawarra Shire with Councils Facebook page, Gannawarra Times and Community Newsletters

5.Mosquito Control Program

We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm.  The problem is, so do the mozzies!  Wherever you are, mosquitoes can be a real nuisance and they can also transmit a range of diseases to humans.

Gannawarra Shire Council implements an annual mosquito control program from November to April every year, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. The program includes the monitoring and treating of public sites as required, as well as trapping and identifying mosquito species in the environment. 

Protect yourself and your family from being bitten:

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk so avoid being outside at these times.

Wear a good quality repellant (those containing DEET or Picaridin are the most effective)

Cover up exposed skin by wearing light coloured, loose fitting clothing.

There are also some simple things that you can do to reduce mosquito breeding around the home:

  • dispose of all tins, tyres and other rubbish containers that may hold water
  • put sand around bases of pot plants to absorb excess water in the dish
  • keep swimming pools full and properly maintained, or empty them
  • overturn boats and dinghies or remove the drain plug so they do not hold water
  • empty flower vases, pot plants and other receptacles that hold water at least once a week
  • drill holes in tyres used for swings, playgrounds and garden surrounds to allow water to drain
  • empty bird baths and pets drinking water at least once a week
  • prevent leaking taps which can maintain semi-permanent pools
  • flush disused outside toilets once a week
  • keep fish ponds stocked with fish
  • remove weeds and grass from drains to enable them to drain freely
  • keep roof guttering in good repair and regularly remove leaves and debris so that pools of water do not form
  • keep lawns and gardens well maintained so that you are not providing shelter for adult mosquitoes.
  • install flywire screens on all windows and place self-closing wire screens on doors
  • check, repair and replace any screens with holes
  • screen all septic tank vents and seal all gaps
  • screen rainwater tanks and ensure guttering is not holding water
  • maintain drains so water can flow away

Council's role in mosquito control
Gannawarra Shire Council implements an annual mosquito control program from November to April each year, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. The program includes the monitoring and treating of public sites as required, as well as trapping and identifying mosquito species in the environment. 

Further information on Beat The Bite mosquito control or contact Council’s Environmental Health Services on (03) 5450 9333

Chief Executive Officer