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DEDICATED RESIDENTS CLEAN
Despite wet weather, the likes of
which has not been seen for
many a weekend, an impressive
number of people turned out
for this year's Clean Up Australia
Day. Another factor working
against a good turn out was that
the day landed on a long
Yet several tonnes of r ubbish were collected by community
groups and individuals, and their effor ts were appreciated
by residents all across the Shire. We all thank those who
pitched in for helping to protect our waterways and clean
up our beautiful Shire.
TOBACCO EDUCATION AND
WITHIN MOORABOOL SHIRE
Council is working to ensure that businesses in Moorabool
Shire are complying with the current legislation regarding
the sale of tobacco to minors.
The Environmental Health Unit each year conducts
Tobacco Education Visits to a number of tobacco retailers,
eating establishments and licensed premises within the
Shire and ensures they are compliant with the Act.
Last month Council's Environmental Health officer s (EHO)
conducted the fir st test purchasing program of cigarette
sales to a minor to premises who sell cigarettes and 16
tobacco retailer s from across the Shire were targeted. A
Test Purchasing Assistant (TPA), who is a minor child aged
15, was engaged for the day. In accordance with
Depar tment of Health guidelines the minor attempted to
purchase cigarettes from the 16 retailer s within the Shire.
Cigarettes were able to be purchases by the minor at four
of the 16 retailer s. Council officer s then notified the
retailer s of their infringement and issued them with an
The Unit will be conducting a second day of test
purchasing later this year, and all the failed retailers will be
tested again. A second sale to a minor will result in an on
the spot fine of 4 penalty units or $467.28. If the retailer
fails a third time then action will be taken to prosecute.
The Depar tment of Health recommends that businesses
should train their staff on an ongoing basis on how to
comply with the law. To avoid breaking, the law retailer s
should train their staff at least every six months to always:
• Not sell cigarettes to customers under 18, or appear to
be underage and do not have proof of age.
• Sight a photo proof of age document before
Ratepayer s who have elected to pay by instalments are
advised that the final instalment is due for payment on or
before 31 May 2010. Instalment reminder notices will be
forwarded at least 14 days prior to this dates.
MOORABOOL SHIRE COUNCIL
ANNUAL MICROCHIPPING DAY
The Moorabool Shire Council will be holding its Annual
Animal Microchipping & Pet Registration Day on 10 April
2010 at the front of the Bacchus Mar sh Public Hall 10am-
Pet owners can have their pets microchipped for just $25
per animal (cash payments only). Appointments for
microchipping are essential and will be taken for residents
within the Moorabool Shire only. Bookings can be made
by contacting the Booking Hotline on 1300 734 738.
Moorabool Shire Council Pet Registrations for 2010-2011
are due on 10 April 2010 and will also be taken on the day
(cash payments only).
Dogs must be on leads and cats in cages.
Microchipping kindly provided by the Lost Dogs' Home and
Western Suburbs Cat Shelter.
Council will also be holding an Animal Microchipping &
Registration Stall at the Ballan Autumn Festival on Saturday
27 March. Bookings are not required, walk in ser vice.
Microchipping kindly provided by Onsite Petcare Ser vices.
LOCATION PROJECT DURATION
Widening of bridge
East Moorabool /
West Moorabool /
Woodlands / East
Woodlands / East
Bungal / West
Yendon Lal Lal Rd
Clarendon Lal Lal Rd
April and May
April and May
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