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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds close

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer Victoria campsites, caravan parks and camping grounds will now be closed to visitors.  This closure includes the Tolmie Recreation Reserve (and surrounding areas).

This is effective from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020.

The only people permitted to remain will be those specified in section 10, part 3 of the Non-Essential Activity Directions given on 25 March 2020.

This is:

  • a person whose place of residence is the accommodation facility;
  • a person who is ordinarily a resident of Victoria but has no permanent place of residence in Victoria; or
  • a person who has a permanent place of residence in Victoria, but that place is temporarily unavailable; or
  • a person, on a temporary basis, who has travelled to Victoria for work purposes; or
  • a person who was a temporary guest of the accommodation facility on the date that these direction were given; or
  • a person who requires emergency accommodation, including in relation to family violence and other vulnerable groups.

These actions follow further restrictions on domestic and international travel, with all non-essential travel banned.  Compliance with this directive is enforceable under section 203 of the Public Health and Wellbing Act 2008 and penalities apply.

It is important to reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.

Tolmie Sports Association Inc. Announcement

134th Tolmie Sports – Saturday 8th February 2020

Due to the unfortunate and unforeseen Events clash on Tolmie Sports Day, Saturday 8th February 2020 regarding the Jayco Herald Sun Tour cycling event and the 134th Tolmie Sports, the Tolmie Sports Association would like to encourage all those planning on attending the Sports to be at the Sportsground before 10.30am.  If you are travelling along the Mansfield-Whitfield Road or Old Tolmie Road after this time you will encounter unavoidable rolling road closures along with groups of cyclists and their entourages.

Meg Allan – Secretary – 5776 2178

Have Your Say on Mansfield Shire Council structure

For the first time since 2007 the Mansfield Shire community has an opportunity to have its say on the structure of Mansfield Shire Council when a review begins on Wednesday 30 October.

The review, undertaken by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), is known as an electoral representation review and will examine Mansfield Shire Council’s electoral structure, including:

  • the number of councillors
  • whether the council should remain subdivided into wards
  • if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries, and the number of councillors per ward.

The review will not consider a council’s external boundaries or whether it should be combined with another council (or separated).

Reviews are generally required at least every 12 years and, according to Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately AM, are an important way of ensuring all voters are represented in a fair and equitable way.

‘The opportunity to have your say doesn’t come around too often, so it’s important to have a broad range of community members contributing to the shape of their local democracy,’ Mr Gately said.

‘If you are interested in the future electoral structure of your local area, I encourage you to get involved. Public submissions are a vital part of the review process, providing valuable local knowledge and perspectives.’

Anyone interested in finding out more about the review is encouraged to attend a public information session. The session will be held at 5.00 pm on Thursday 31 October 2019 in the Council Chambers, 33 Highett Street, Mansfield.

A submission guide and fact sheet outline the review process and provide important background information and key dates. The guide and fact sheet are available at vec.vic.gov.au.

The VEC will release its preliminary report with options for the council’s electoral structure on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Any changes to the electoral structure of Mansfield Shire Council will apply at the next general election in 2020.

Fire Restrictions commence for Tolmie & District

The Country Fire Authority has announced that Fire Restrictions will commence in District 23, which includes the local government areas of Mansfield, Benalla & Wangaratta, at 1.00am Monday 28th October 2019.  Find out what you can and can’t do during the declared Fire Danger Period, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted, by visiting the CFA website.