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2002 Spring - September, October & November  
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October

Shire Celebrates Biodiversity
11 October 2002
A video celebrating the achievements of three Surf Coast landholders who have been involved in the pilot Biodiversity Incentives Program was launched at the shire offices recently...
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Community Facilities Funding
11 October 2002
Recreation and community groups are advised that guidelines and application forms for 2003/2004 Sport and Recreation Victoria funding are now available...
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HighTide Festival
11 October 2002
An image created by Daniel Bucknell, a Gordon TAFE student, has been selected as the face of the High Tide Festival 2002...story>>

FREE PUPPY AND KITTEN REGISTRATION
Surf Coast Shire is offering free registration for puppies and kittens. Community Safety Manager Peter Donovan said that the new scheme would help owners whose young animals strayed from home. "Council will issue the puppy or kitten with an identification tag, which will mean that we can trace the owner if their pet becomes lost. If council officers recover the puppy or kitten during business hours, they will return it to its owner free of charge."...story>>

Rural Living - What to Expect
11 October 2002
"Are you thinking of buying land or building a house in a rural setting or on the rural fringe of an urban area? Living in the country can be a wonderful way of life - if your expectations are in line with reality...
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A Strong and United Surf Coast Shire
11 October 2002
Surf Coast Shire has responded quickly to suggestions by Apollo Bay resident, Frank Buchanan, that it be carved up. Surf Coast Mayor, Cr Beth Davidson, said that the comments were both astonishing and unfounded...
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Tobacco Retailers Heed Minors Message
11 October 2002
Surf Coast tobacco retailers are heeding the message about selling tobacco to minors. A follow up spot check last week saw all 27 retailers tested refusing to sell tobacco to a person under 18...
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jetty polesAnglesea River Jetty gets a new deck
While the cormorants might not be too happy about it, the jetty opposite the Angahook General Store and Cafe has finally been given a new deck...story>>

Friends of Point Addis Meeting
21 October 2002
Friends of Point Addis (FOPA) will be meeting this coming Monday evening (21/10/02) 6:00pm onwards at 8/37 Bristol Road, Torquay...story>>

Commission of Enquiry into Surf Coast Shire
Thursday, 31 October 2002
A Commission of Inquiry will investigate Surf Coast Shire following a damning review of the Shire by a State Government appointed inspector, the Minister for Local Government, Bob Cameron, announced on Thursday, 31 October 2002...story>>

Commission of Enquiry - TERMS OF REFERENCE
Thursday, 31 October 2002
On 10 September 2002 following allegations of financial mismanagement, Mr Merv Whelan, an Inspector of Municipal Administration under section 223A of the Act, was appointed to undertake an investigation into Surf Coast Shire Council under section 223B and pursuant to specific Terms of Reference...story>>
 
November
Anglesea CFAAnglesea CFA Open Day photo galleryCFA Open Day
2 November 2002
With fine weather and a lot of cars passing on the Great Ocean Road, the Anglesea CFA opened its doors with a sizzle to mark the beginning of fire season. Visitors were encouraged to share a sausage with members of the crew, buy a raffle ticket and take a closer look at the equipment used...
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Julie Dyre & Jayne D'ArcyTo photo galleryCelebrating Surf Coast Volunteers
2 November, 2002
The Many Hands art project, which celebrates and acknowledges the work of volunteers, came to an end on Saturday with a sausage sizzle and the launching of a book celebrating the event...
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To photo galleryThe River Market season begins
3rd November 2002
The first of this Summer's River Side Markets was held this Sunday. It was a classic '3 seasons in one day' sort of day...story>>

Needlework photo galleryNeedlework & Embroidery Exhibition at RSL
2 November 2002
The past efforts of the Anglesea Needlework & Embroidery Club went on display on Saturday 02/11/02, at the RSL Clubrooms. This annual Needlework & Embroidery Exhibition is organised by the club to raise money for the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB) Anglesea Auxiliary...
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Surf Coast Shire Appoints New CEO
Surf Coast Shire has announced the appointment of Mr Peter Bollen as its new chief executive officer. Mr Bollen will join the Shire in November after seven years as the CEO of the Gannawarra Shire, based in the northern Victorian town of Kerang. Surf Coast mayor Cr Beth Davidson said Mr Bollen’s extensive local government and financial management experience, in both Melbourne and regional Victoria, would benefit Surf Coast...story>>

Serrated TussockSURF COAST ENLISTS LANDOWNERS TO CONTROL PEST PLANT
Torquay Ward Councillor Glenda Shomaly recently called on private landowners to help fight the spread of Serrated Tussock by controlling the noxious weed on their own properties...story>>

NOMINATIONS INVITED
Australia Day Awards 2003
The Surf Coast Shire Australia Day Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Events Awards are presented annually to local citizens/groups who have made outstanding contributions to the community...
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
Surf Coast Shire is launching its new waste collection service, which will begin operation in late November...story>>

BE PREPARED - PLAN TO SURVIVE WILDFIRE
Your most important assets are your family and property.
With forecast predictions of little rain, low humidity and moisture content, the threat of an extreme fire season is upon us. In our fire prone environment, fire prevention and preparedness measures should be implemented now...
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The Anglesea & District Historical Society - Now & Then
November 2002
'Now & Then' is the online companion to the wonderful printed series of the same name, researched and produced by Lindsay Braden, researcher for the Anglesea & District Historical Society. Lindsay has spent many hours digitising and cataloguing photographs, interviewing people, researching and writing stories for the local Historical Society...
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Surf Coast Shire - 2002/03 Rates and Charges...story>>
RATES & CHARGES - COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS..story>>
SURFCOAST GUIDES ARE UP AND RUNNING
Christine Brooks reports that the interest and enthusiasm bas been fantastic from young people, as wen as groups within the Surf Coast community willing to help out. The Guides have now been meeting each Thursday, for 7 weeks, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, at the Anglesea Community Hall with 10 girls aged 5 to 8 years old from Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet...story>>

Where the bush meets the seaAnglesea Tourism & Traders launch website
November 2002
The Anglesea Tourism & Traders Association (ATTA) recently launched their web site, which now forms part of The Great Ocean Road web site. This site is run and developed by Barton Marketing, Geelong.
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HELP TO DRAW UP ANGLESEA’S “STRAW DOG”
November 2002
All members of the Anglesea community are invited to help develop a draft Anglesea Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP), an action plan for improving the sustainability of the local community...
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Community Grant gives Guides a Boost
29 November 2002
The Surf Coast Shire Council gave $9,439 to 20 local community groups as part of its Minor Community Grants scheme in a presentation at the Council Chambers last week...story>>
Inverlochy Wreck Centenary Receives Grant
29 November 2002
$750 from the Surf Coast Shire's Minor Community Grants scheme has ensured the centenary celebration of a shipwreck off Anglesea...story>>
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Remembering
Ash Wednesday

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The
End of a Voyage:
The story of the Inverlochy

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William Buckley:
A Timeline

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Local History:
Now & Then

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Xanthorrhoea:
our local Grass Trees

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Coastal
Gardening

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Anglesea
Wildsound

 
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