- Australia Day Nominations - NOW OPEN
- Community Funding Program - NOW OPEN
- Kindness Cards
- Extension of the Georges Bay Multi-User Track
- COVID-19 - Use of Council Facilities
- Latest Council Newsletters
The Australia Day Awards 2021 Citizen and Young Citizen of the year awards are NOW OPEN.
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for our community?
Why not nominate them for one of our Australia Day Awards?
Citizen of the Year:
To be eligible, the person must be 27 years or older on or before the 26th January 2021.
Young Citizen of the Year:
To be eligible, the person must be under 27 years of age on or before the 26th January 2021.
To nominate someone please download the below form and either drop it in to Council at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Funding Program provides grants to communities to improve facilities/programs in their township or to improve the overall amenity of their town. All community groups that represent the ratepayers of their community are eligible to apply for funding.
Projects that will be considered for funding but not necessarily restricted to:
• Beautification projects
• Projects to improve or construct recreation facilities
• Projects that will improve the amenity of the township/community
For more information or to apply for funding, please download the form below and return it by either dropping it into the main office at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens, or email email@example.com
Did you know that Break O’Day Council has developed Kindness Cards?
We’d like to give our community a simple way to connect with neighbours and strengthen social connections in our area so we have developed Kindness Cards.
These can be used by anyone anytime and are a way to offer your support to those in our community that might be struggling at the moment.
Perhaps you know someone in your street who you think could do with some help but you are unsure how to approach them. The Kindness cards give you a way to offer help and support in a way that is subtle. All you have do to do is fill in one of the cards and place it in their letter box.
This is not something new, kindness cards have been used all over Australia with great success and many users of the cards have reported that the cards helped build lasting friendships and ease feelings of isolation.
Kindness benefits both the receiver and the giver and has been shown to improve physical and mental health outcomes for all involved, it’s like a smile, a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
If you would like to send some Kindness Cards you can collect them during business hours from the main Council Office at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens.
We are excited to announce that works for the extension to the multi-user track is now underway!
The works will include the construction of a walking track which will be part board-walk and part gravel pathway similar to the existing track. The new section will start at the bottom of Lawry Heights and follow the Georges Bay foreshore all the way to the wharf off the road. The pathway will also include a separate pedestrian/cycling bridge.
The completion of this project will mean that cyclists and walkers will be able to walk all the way from Lions Park into St Helens off the road.
The works will be undertaken by contractors BridgePro Engineering but the pedestrian bridge and other components have been manufactured locally by Lyndcraft. Greg Lynd and his team are particularly proud of the bridge structure which they designed in partnership with BridgePro.
The foreshore track construction will start at the end of July by contractors Streetwise Developments. The Bridge works will occur over the next three months and are anticipated to be completed in early November.
These works were made possible with a $2.1 million funding from the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program.
If you would like more detail please click on the below pdfs
COVID-19 – Use of Council Facilities
Facility Hirers – already booked and holding the events
Given the current situation of COVID-19 and the risk of spreading the virus locally, we ask that you consider if your event or hall booking can wait until a later date. If your event is to proceed, then particular attention needs to be given to personal hygiene measures like providing easy access to hand sanitiser.
Facility Hirers – not yet booked
Given the current situation of COVID-19 and the risk of spreading the virus locally, we ask that you consider if your event or hall booking can wait until a later date and review personal hygiene measures like providing easy access to hand sanitiser.
Sporting Clubs – Using Council facilities
At this stage, we ask that you adhere to the advice of your State or National sporting body in regards to training and playing organised sport within a Council facility.
*The recommendations around the virus are changing on a day-to-day basis, bearing this in mind, Council will reserve the right to cancel events on or in our facilities if we feel there is a risk to the greater community.
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