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Vinyl Revival

For years in the lead up to the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, hundreds of school children and community members have been able to create their own masterpiece to display in shop windows over the festival weekend. Read more

Section 86 Special Committees - AGMs 2017

Times and dates for the Rural City of Wangaratta Section 86 Special Committees' Annual General Meetings. Read more

Tourism Event Funding Program

The Rural City of Wangaratta is calling for applications for its 2017/2018 Tourism Event Funding Program. Read more

New Youth Council Appointed

A dozen young leaders will provide a voice for young people in the region, following the appointment of the 2017/18 Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Council this week. Read more

Community Grants Awarded

ome $123,910 in Council grants will be shared among 13 community groups.Rural City of Wangaratta Councillors this week voted to allocate the funding under Council’s Community Grants Program – Major Category. Read more

Saleyards proposal on public exhibition

Community members can have their say on a proposal to establish a new management structure for the Wangaratta Saleyards. Read more

Free E-Waste

Ever wondered what to do with your old computers, phones, batteries, TVs and other electronics? On Saturday 1 July you can dispose of your e-waste for free at the Wangaratta Transfer Station as a one-off event. Read more

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017 Winner Announced

Textile artist John Parkes was awarded the prestigious acquisitive $10,000 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award for his textile artwork Conflagration. Read more

Bullawah Cultural Trail wins state-wide Award

The Bullawah Cultural Trail Project has been recognised for advancing reconciliation in Victoria with a state-wide award Read more

Seasonal Road Limits - full list of roads

Council, pursuant to its power under Section 205 of the Local Government Act has closed the following listed roads to vehicles over 12 tonnes gross mass for the period 1st July 2017 to 1st November 2017. Read more

What ‘wood’ you do with timber?

Timber from a Lemon Scented Gum that stood in Ryley Street for up to 100 years is being made available for community use. Read more

Keep your controlled burns under control

The Rural City of Wangaratta is urging residents planning to have a burn off to do the right thing. Read more

Shed inspections aimed at preventing deaths

The Rural City of Wangaratta is encouraging all people living illegally in sheds to make contact with Council. Read more

Small Business Development Program

The Rural City of Wangaratta has partnered with Small Business Victoria to develop the 2017 Small Business Development program to assist business operators to learn new skills and network with other business owners. Read more

Queen's Baton Relay to pass through Wangaratta

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Wangaratta as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read more

Victorian Government and Rural City of Wangaratta working together to reduce mosquito numbers

The Rural City of Wangaratta has joined sixteen other higher risk and flood-affected councils across rural Victoria that have received a special funding package to combat the spread of mosquitoes this summer. Read more

'We Remember' Wins Recognition

A community project aimed at promoting understanding of the impact of war has won the Multimedia Award at the Victorian Community History Awards. Read more

Wangaratta Rural City Council 2016 Elections

A Declaration of the Poll for the Wangaratta Rural City Council was held on 31 October 2016, following municipal elections. Read more

Community Satisfaction Survey

Each year Local Government Victoria (LGV) coordinates and auspices a state-wide Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey. Read more

Current Roadworks, Closures and Delays

Road works and any associated traffic management advice. Read more

Chetcuti Memorial Fund

Media Release   Chetcuti Memorial Fund   Following the tragic death of Council employee and well known Whorouly resident, Karen Chetcuti, considerable community interest has been shown in the establishment of a fund for Karen’s children. Read more