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Improving Crop Production, Lab-grown Meat, and Impact of Insecticides
Your free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Plant Virus Detection, Scent Training Honeybees, Heading off Flystrike Risks
Your free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Chickpea Disease management, On-farm Grain Storage Options, and Feeding the World through Science
Your free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Banana Industry Research, Reducing Cattle Methane and the Agribusiness Sector Report
Free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Boosting Red Meat Industry, Smart Farms Small Grants, and Have your Say on New Fisheries Framework
Free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Opportunity for Agribusinesses, Trends in Global Consumption, and Avoiding Crop Failure
Fee weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Meat quality, Degradation of Microplastics and More
Your free weekly update on research to benefit farmers.

Agribusiness Report
Agribusiness Sector report, flock values, biosecurity research, marine heatwaves and more.

Bass Coast Local News

Toilet upgrades on the way
More accessible park toilets upgrade for the locals and visitors use.

Gas project put on back burner
Actions taken with regards of fossil fuel development.

Planning starts on Mahers Landing upgrade
Engaging the community with regards on a boating facility upgrade.

Now is time to register your pet
Registering and having your pet microchipped as part of being a responsible owner.

Latrobe funding helps Bass Coast businesses grow
Grants available for small local businesses, applications are now being accepted.

Art to add to Cape Paterson Foreshore
New public artwork in Cape Paterson is about to be installed.

Council secures additional outdoor dining funds
Additional funds granted to support the local businesses.

Cashin Street footpath under construction
Safer footpath for pedestrians of the community.

Guidelines for burning off safely
Safe and protective ways for burn-offs.

Koby up for Turf Management award
Koby Brann’s nomination as graduate of the year and as a team leader in sports ovals and mowing.

Arts centre revamp underway
Community centre project to provide improvements to the facility.

Our Bass Coast, our future
An online survey that could help with Council Plan 2021-25.

Preparing our community for emergencies
Government program that will help with the community preparedness for emergencies.

Cinema Pop Up is Popping up in Wonthaggi
A safe and cashless outdoor cinema to experience with family and friends.

Cowes land purchase paves way for aquatics centre
Community feedbacks will be given consideration to help with designs and operations of the facility.

Code of Conduct adopted
The local government act that would reflect the standards and commitment of the council.

Community Engagement Policy approved
Government act to improve council performance through community engagements.

Funding sought for recreation projects
Council to fund to redevelop and improve cricket training facilities.

Purchase of land in Cowes
Contracts and supporting documents on land purchase of Carnival site are being finalised.

Council welcomes VinFast to Bass Coast
VinFast to establish business in Bass Coast that will help support local jobs, while also acknowledging the value of the surrounding bushland.

Bass Coast Shire Council makes more service changes due to COVID
Face-to-face customer services and visitor services will cease at Wonthaggi, Cowes and Inverloch and will operate in other communication means.

Stage 1 of drainage upgrade set to start
Drainage upgrade that will improve water flow to start on the coming week.

Bass Coast produce shines
Local herbs,beer and wine of Bass Coast producers to be featured on the menu to help growth of local businesses.

Cowes Pool Unable To Open This Summer
Council and YMCA prioritising community safety.

Grantville seawall up for repairs
Ageing and wave damaged sea walls are up for repair.

Hub’s Panels to be Replaced
Older and deteriorating solar panels to be replaced to achieve zero net carbon.

Significant Repairs for Historic Site
Historical Number 20 Mine shaft to undergo various repairs.

Summer Holiday Upgrades
Two learning facilities receiving upgrades and renovations for its improved quality and safety.

Wheel Wash Ready to Roll
On landfill management,Council installed a truck wheel wash unit at the Grantville Transfer Station.

Bass Coast Local Heroes Celebrated
Recognition of Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year2021 winners.

Bass Coast Takes Another Step Towards Reconciliation
Council to reconcile and develop its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Cowes Starts the Year on the Right Path
Council prepares to commence construction of two new paths and the renewal of an existing path as part of its 2020/21 Capital Works Program.

Customer Service Up and Running in Cowes
Council has opened a new Customer Service Centre in Cowes

Fast-Track Solution Needed to Border Closures
Labor Government’s failure to resolve basic problems with the onerous permit system cuts some vulnerable Victorians off from the needs in daily life.

Seeking Real Time Customer Feedback
Council is rolling out a Customer Experience Survey over the coming months.

Disappointing Response to Rating Review
Long awaited final report and its response, released.

Renewal Works for Fincher Street
Project is expected to be completed in early April.

Bass Coast is ready for Christmas
Council to allocate budget to fund Christmas decorations in major centres

Cowes Skate Park Competition
Scoot, skate or ride: Phillip Island locals compete for Regional Crown

Dalyston readies for new netball precinct
Dalyston Football Netball Club to benefit from complete overhaul of its existing facilities.

Dine Outdoors this Summer
Council, local business and tourism groups to promote and encourage people in outdoor dining to help boost the economy.

Help us shape our Community Engagement Policy
The final Policy is expected to be considered for adoption at the February 2021 Council Meeting.

Jimmy Dvate’s Birds Land in Wonthaggi
Frequently seen birds in the area – to the wall of Connell's Bakery.

New Paths lead to Improved Community Access
Construction has started on a new path along Storey Street in Wonthaggi, between Wentworth Road and Korumburra Road.

New Paths lead to Improved Community Access
Construction has started on a new path along Storey Street in Wonthaggi, between Wentworth Road and Korumburra Road.

Strong Advocates for Bass Coast
PUGRC estimates that by 2031, peri urban councils will grow by an average of 45 per cent.

Wonthaggi’s Secrets Revealed
The Discover Our Secret theme will be reflected across a wide range of activities, inspiring visitors to take a closer look at Wonthaggi’s diverse attractions and unsung treasures.

Asphalt works coming up
Renewal of road surfaces that ensures good service to road users.

Bass Coast welcomes funding for public and community housing
An funding commitment for Victorians.

Check the rules before clearing vegetation from your property
Changes to the rules regarding the removal of trees and vegetation.

Christmas giving trees ready for gifts
Donations of Christmas puddings are welcome.

COVID-19 Restrictions to impact Bass Coast over New Year
No fireworks displays in 2020.

Free Short Film Screening
Free short film screening for all ages in accessible venue or in the comfort of your own home.

Need a grant? Try Bass Coast grant finder
Free online services to help the community find funding opportunities.

New Addition to Cowes Footpath Network
$90,000 project will take around four weeks to complete under the Aspirational Pathways Program.

Spread Cheer with Christmas Competition
Competition aims to spread a bit of Christmas joy after what has been a challenging year.

Who is your Local Hero?
Identify and nominate our local heroes.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week
A celebration and recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Do your Bit for National Recycling Week
There is still room to improve!

Get Rid of Green Waste, for Free!
Annual fee-free green waste disposal period is on until Sunday, 22 November.

On the Lookout for a New Kind of Art
Artists need to register their interest by submitting a portfolio of previous works by Sunday, 22 November.

Register Now to Detox your Home
Detox Your Home: free service to dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals.

Nominate and Celebrate your Local Heroes!
Do you know someone living in Bass Coast who regularly goes above and beyond, you can always rely on for help, or you admire for their contribution to the community?

Batteries in Bins start Fires
Increase in fires and smoulders with batteries that have been disposed of in kerbside bins.

On the Way to Path Upgrades
Work has started to completely replace the decking of the boardwalk at Ventnor Common, off Ventnor Beach Road. This project is expected to be completed by early October.

$2.5 Million for Cowes Cultural Centre
Demolition of the old site is underway, while construction of the new facility will start in early 2021 and is expected to take 12 to 14 months.

A New Home for the Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre
PICAL’s current site is set to be the site for the new Phillip Island Community Hospital.

Dinosaur Trail Master Plan Launches into Action
$250,000 allocated from 2020/21 Budget to complete the Master Plan.

Inverloch Projects Ready to Go
Projects include road and kerb renewal works along Golf Street, between Freda Street and Sandymount Avenue and the design and installation of a new shelter at the Wallace Avenue Park.

Powlett Street Footpath on the Way
Work is expected to be completed by mid-November, subject to favourable weather and contractor availability.

Annual Budget Adopted
Highlights of the Budget include funding for the planning and/or design of a number of significant, intergenerational projects.

Candidate Training Moves Online
Mandatory training required to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Draft Climate Action Plan 2020-24 Endorsed by Council
The Plan identifies a number of actions to undertake to achieve the objective of zero net emissions over the next 10 years and to ensure a climate resilient community.

Footpath Renewals Underway
Work on these projects is expected to take up to four weeks to be completed, subject to favourable weather conditions and contractor availability.

Policies Adopted in Time for New Act
The Public Transparency Policy 2020 provides clarity on the information Council must make available, access to that information and categories of information that Council may not be able to make available to the public.

Resilience and Agility in Action
Important progress on delivering on actions of the strategies, while also responding to the challenges presented by the bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working Together to #puthernameonit
#puthernameonit campaign is aimed at honouring and recognising the great women who have helped shape Gippsland.

Changes to Facilities and Services
Closing community facilities is a difficult but necessary step.

Planning for Aquatics Centres Underway
Business Case that include operational and concept plans to prepare Phillip Island Aquatic and Leisure Centre and a redeveloped Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Wonthaggi.

Stage 3 Changes to Waste Services
Waste Facilities remain open, but in accordance with State Government directions you should avoid travel unless for essential purposes only.

Wonthaggi Railway Station Extension in Progress
Local design company DB Design, Council and the Historical Society worked closely to prepare the project and significant attention to detail was required to ensure it was supported by Heritage Victoria.

How to Dispose of Face Masks and Gloves
Single-use masks and gloves must be put in your red-lidded general waste bin and not in your recycling or organics bins.

Emma Kealy MP

COVID lockdowns leave Victorian kids' mental health worse than any other state, study finds
Lockdown effects on young Victorian’s mental health.

Vulnerable Victorians waiting days in hospital ED for mental health beds
Government must prioritise processing and fixing Victoria’s mental health system.

Vulnerable Victorians spiralling to crisis point while Labor turns a blind eye
Unreported performance data on close monitoring of clients who had gone further treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Lockdown triggers surge in demand for mental health support
Victorian's plea to have their emotional and financial trauma to be prioritised by the government.

Final report into broken mental health system delayed
Mental health final report delayed.

Labor abandons jobless women in state budget
Minister couldn’t say how many women Labor’s budget measures will support them to get back into the workforce.


Amazing multi-million dollar Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre opensAmazing multi-million dollar Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre opens
Opening of a new recreational centre with wide array of health and fitness activities for people across the region. It greatly improve the well-being of community benefits and help economic growth.

Long-lasting impacts of lockdown on regional VictoriansLong-lasting impacts of lockdown on regional Victorians
Our most recent lockdown may have lasted five days, but the impacts will be long-lasting across our regional communities. Is the local government's lack of pandemic preparation making our state suffer?

Valley public transport cost woes continueValley public transport cost woes continue
Northe has renewed calls for a review of the Latrobe Valley’s unfair public transport ticketing structure that places local commuters at a disadvantage. The current MYKI system forces local commuters to pay more than other area across the State.

Northe calls for budget for big buildsNorthe calls for budget for big builds
Russel calls for meaningful support for economic recovery to the Latrobe Valley. It is important the local economy could be stimulated and encouraged with valuable developments in the region.

When the Past Awakens by Helena Kidd from Bass Coast with Maria Avraam get shortlisted for state awardsWhen the Past Awakens by Helena Kidd from Bass Coast with Maria Avraam get shortlisted for state awards
The diary turned book ‘When the Past Awakens’ By Helena Kidd & Maria Avraam 2020: Shortlisted for the ‘Victorian Community History Awards’

Northe – Gippsland business grantsNorthe – Gippsland business grants
Grants are available to help Gippsland businesses in the region that have been doing it extremely tough, with a number unable to open their doors or only offer limited service. Russell Northe said he cautiously welcomes this announcement.

Concerns over AFL Public HolidayConcerns over AFL Public Holiday
While some workers and employees will welcome the State Government’s decision to proceed with an AFL Grand Final Parade public holiday, given the Grand Final is most likely to be held interstate, is it necessary to have a public holiday in Victoria?

Gippsland Water

National Water Week Festival goes online!
National Water Week is going online!

Seeking your Feedback on Water and Sewerage Services
Seeking feedback on water and sewerage services

Get Creative!
Poster competion for National Water Week from 19-25th of October.

Gippsland-wide News

Coronet Bay with Helena Kidd
Dreams do Come True by Helena Kidd

Harriet Shing MP

2021 Victorian junior landcare and biodiversity grants now open
Grant application encouraging young people in protecting the environment.

Architect appointed for Churchill north and Hazelwood north school upgrades
Upgrading primary schools with appointed architects to modern design and quality education facilities.

New mental health jobs and support for the Latrobe Valley
Postgraduate nurses for mental health scholarship being appreciated.

Upgraded classrooms and facilities for Heyfield Primary School
Modern and quality education that every child deserves.

Architect appointed for Yinnar school upgrade
Primary school upgrades for better accessibility of the students.

New geothermal aquatic centre opens in Gippsland
Opening of a facility to help the community's wellness and economy.

Major boost for emergency services in Eastern Victoria
Appreciating the emergency service volunteers through amenities and equipment improvement grants.

Empowering Eastern Victorians to take charge of their energy bills
Government project that will support and bring community owned and operated renewable energy.

Work starts on Traralgon school upgrades
An upgrade to make sure students will have a better facility and quality education.

Neighbourhood battery trial to maximise rooftop solar
Applications now open for neighbourhood-scale batteries that can provide benefits for the community.

Official opening of Yinnar and District Memorial Hall refurbishment
Reconditioning of the memorial hall to help brighten up the community venue.

Renewable energy zones to accelerate jobs and investment
Development of Renewable Energy Zones to create projects to benefit the state’s community.

Major boost for local road projects
Road upgrades to make road use safer pedestrians and motorists.

Work starts on Baringa special school upgrades
Baringa Special School to have an upgrade towards better facilities and education.

Work starts on Kurnai College upgrade
Government's upgrade on the campus for quality education towards a greater life.

Ramping up support for local sports infrastructure
Government to help improve the wellbeing outcomes and participation of communities through high-quality recreation infrastructure.

Latrobe health ready for vaccine rollout
People at high risk will be prioritised and be provided with safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.

Supporting our local creative sector and workers
Local creative workers, collectives and small businesses working in all creative fields are called out to explore Creative Victoria’s 2021 grants programs.

Training Gippsland Students to Get the Jobs They Want
Training students on variety of sectors for a good career.

First Look at Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion
Labor Government ensuring health services access to community

Funding For a Woman Building Surveyor in Latrobe City Council
Local Government to recruit and train surveyors through Women Building Surveyors Program.

Helping Baw Baw and Latrobe Prepare for Emergencies
City Council to receive funding to get ready for emergencies

Innovation Centre Brings Hundreds of Jobs to Gippsland
Innovation centre to create more jobs for Latrobe Valley. Innovation centre to create more jobs for Latrobe Valley.

Lighting Gives New Life to Traralgon Parks
New lighting funded.

Award Winning Exhibition Coming to the Valley
Da Vinci Machines Exhibition arrives in February 2021, to be hosted by a Morwell Art Gallery.

Building & Improving Kindergartens in the Latrobe Valley for the Future
Victoria rolls out funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Career Development Boosted across Gippsland
Free online Micro-Credentialing of Enterprise Skills Program.

Gippsland Sports Stadium Now Game-Ready
Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium (GRISS) now ready for games.

Grants Open to Help West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Schools Build Inclusion
All inclusive playground and outdoor learning spaces soon.

New Infrastructure for Latrobe Regional Hospital
Hospitals across the state will receive the latest life-saving medical equipment and upgrading vital infrastructure.

Program to Reconnect the Latrobe Valley with Jobs
Latrobe Valley people to receive help to re-join the workforce in a $47 million Reconnect expansion program.

Ride Nation Launches in Gippsland with First Bike Library
Gippsland's first bike library.

Targeting Weeds and Pests across West Gippsland
Funding for weeds and pests eradication under Roadside Weeds and Pests Fund.

Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland Clubs Score Sport Grants
Sport Grants awarded to Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland clubs.

More Services along the Gippsland Line
Improved train frequency and reliability with a redesigned timetable effective early next year.

Supporting Small-Scale School Building Projects in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley
Important upgrades to Victorian schools.

Water Security Win for Central and West Gippsland
$15 million water system to increase water security, completed.

West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Business Chambers Receive Vital Funding
Funding from Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups awarded.

Big Housing Build for Eastern Victoria
Biggest ever investment in public and community housing.

Eastern Victorian businesses going digital for Covid normal
Launch of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program.

Latrobe Valley Schools Share in $6.59 Million Maintenance Funds Boost
108 schools across Latrobe Valley to benefit from maintenance works carried out at their school.

New CFA Station for Winnindoo
Winnindoo Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteer fire station in the Wellington Shire will be under the $126 million CFA capability funding.

New Energy and Growth Program for the Latrobe Valley
Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program (LVEGP) is now open for applications.

Putting Gippsland people first
No Victorian left behind with the Victorian Budget 2020/21.

School Dental Vans Back on the Road in Traralgon
Smile Squad free dental vans get back on the road for local school kids.

Supporting the Landcare Jobs that Protect Eastern Victoria’s Environment
8.967 million to support the Victorian Landcare Program and environmental volunteering.

Upgraded Classrooms and Facilities for Churchill Primary School
Bigger, better classrooms and school facilities for Churchill students.

West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Children Embrace Reading at Home
Congratulations to schools that participated in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Putting the Mental Health of Victorians First in Eastern Victoria
Victorian Budget 2020/21 will include $868.6 million to ensure Victorians have the mental health support.

Winnindoo Farmer Turns to IOT Technology
Victorian Government to trial of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on Winnindoo farm.

Have your say on Victoria‘s New Container Deposit Scheme
Victorians can continue to dispose of their bottles with a 10 cent refund for aluminum, glass and plastic drink containers returned for recycling.

More Shade to Protect Tyers School Kids from Skin Cancer
More sunshades in school playgrounds and outdoor areas.

$436,839 Awarded to West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley to Boost Safety and Employment
31 projects sharing in more than $5.6 million in funding under the 2020-21 Community Safety Infrastructure Grants

Transition Support Funding for Students with Disability
Extra support to transition from their final year of education into post-schooling pathways

Multicultural Media Boost to Reach More Victorians
Gippsland FM Community Radio Society Co-operative Ltd will receive $6300.00 to target the station's expanding podcasts menu.

Victorians Urged to Prepare for Fire Season
Fire Action Week runs until 25 October, a time for households to increase their understanding of local fire risks, prepare their properties and plan how to stay safe.

Celebrating Children’s Week in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley with Community Grants
$100,000 fund to local communities across Victoria to host fun and free educational activities and events during this year’s Children’s Week celebrations.

Latrobe Valley Receives Vital Recovery Funding
Chambers of Commerce and Trader Groups provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses in the Latrobe Valley and these grants will be crucial in helping them to support members’ transition to COVID Normal.

Local Festivals and Events go Digital
Activities will be supported through the Government’s Multicultural Festivals and Events program, encouraging 148 community organisations across Victoria to get creative and move their events online.

Bringing More Clean Energy to Gippsland
The Victorian Government is helping more Gippsland businesses use renewable energy technologies to reduce electricity costs, create local jobs and support clean power

Early Works Underway for Car Parks in the Latrobe Valley
Tests underway to determine feasibility of the eight preferred sites in Moe, Morwell and Traralgon.

Helping Sport and Active Recreation Organisations in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley Survive and Thrive
Six grants under Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package announced.

Local Artists to Be Showcased Along Rail Trail
Latrobe Valley artists will have the chance to showcase their work along one of the region’s most scenic recreational trails.

New Initiative Opens Cultural Doors for Locals
Distance and transport will no longer be a barrier for Latrobe Valley residents wanting to attend cultural events in the regional city.

Preserving Morwell’s Local History
Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history.

Supporting Eastern Victoria’s Men’s Sheds
Men in Eastern Victoria will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills.

Agribusinesses Supported to Adapt to Pandemic Conditions
Funding through the Government’s Business Adaptation Grants program will support the retraining of 30 employees in COVID-safe processes and the use of new equipment.

Supporting Our Music Industry in the Latrobe Valley
Survival grants for local live music venues and new grants to protect music jobs on stage.

Regional Victoria to Take Third Step
In the Third Step you can form household bubbles.which will allow households across regional Victoria to choose one other household to be in a bubble. You can visit them in their home and they can visit you – with up to a total of five visitors.

$14 Million in Grants to Support Emergency Volunteers
Grant to fund new equipment and vehicles in support for emergency volunteers.

Backing a Bright Future for Morwell
Completion of the Morwell CBD Revitalisation project.

Building Better, Safer Schools in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley
Vital maintenance and safety works delivery to over 400 schools.

Call Out for Creative Ideas to Boost Tourism
Ideas needed for creative projects that have strong potential to become new tourist attractions, contributing to the economic recovery of the region in 2021 and beyond.

Critical Family Violence Training under Way
Family violence reforms training delivery.

Eastern Victoria Clubs Urged to Apply for Sport and Active Recreation Grants
Applications are now open for the latest round of the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program.

Expansion for Longwarry Early Learning Centre
Longwarry Early Learning Centre to receive receive $500,000 from the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Gippsland to Share in Tafe Upgrade Blitz
TAFE Gippsland to receive more than $4.3 million for modernisation and upgrades of learning spaces and and facilities at Warragul and Morwell schools.

Kinder Upgrade for Warragul
$600,000 contribution towards a $754,000 expansion of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Early Learning Centre.

Kinders in the Latrobe Valley Get Tech Savvy with New Gear
$1.1 million in technology grants for kindergartens.

More Mental Health Support for Students in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley
Access to the school-based mental health support for secondary students soon.

Plan Now for Winter Firewood Needs
From September 1, designated firewood collection areas opened across Victoria.

Work Starts on Churchill School Upgrades
Architect appointed to design the Churchill school’s upgrade.

Building a Sustainable Eastern Victoria
$2.6 million Sustainable Infrastructure Fund grants opened to encourage the use of recycled materials in local infrastructure projects across Victoria.

Millions in Stamp Duty Savings for First Home Buyers
First home buyers spared millions of dollars in stamp duty costs over the past financial year.

Funding for More Latrobe Valley Community Projects
Upgrades to community meeting spaces in Glengarry and Morwell with nearly $200,000 fund.

Growing Gippsland’s Future Health Workforce
$200,000 for a feasibility study for a Community Health Hub and Clinic at the Gippsland campus in Churchill.

Latrobe Valley Reserves Score Funding for Lighting Boost
Transformation and improved amenity with $1,046,109 from Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Supporting Early Stage Latrobe Valley Businesses
Over $1.9 million in funding from the Business and Industry Capability Fund to support early stage businesses in the Latrobe Valley.

Warragul’s Western Park Scores Funding for Redevelopment of Netball Facilities
Transformation fund of $1,440,000 from Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Builder Appointed for Morwell Trade Centre Project
Victorian Government appoints a builder for the Morwell Trade Centre Project.

Grants to Keep West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Creatives Working
West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley artists and creative businesses to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government.

Helping Gippsland’s Competition Survive and Thrive
Boost given to Gippsland community sport to help local leagues and associations ride out the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Work Starts on Neerim District Secondary College Upgrades
Architect and contractor appointed to design and provide upgrades to Neerim District Secondary College.

Latrobe Local News

Author to talk about road trip novel
Presentation of the book Driving Stevie Fracasso’ by Barry Divola.

Come say g’day to Maxi the lifeguard!
An event about water safety presentation with a professional lifeguard.

Latrobe Regional Gallery - What's on in April 2021
Community’s response to Da Vinci and his machines.

Latrobe Performing Arts Center - What's on in April 2021
Series of wonderful and fun-filled event for the whole family.

Trees take centre stage at Gippsland Performing Arts Centre
Man-made trees as grand feature of the facility, welcoming the visitors.

Recycled tyres to be used to make roads
End-of-life tyres sourced from accredited tyre recyclers will be melted and mixed as asphalt part for road repairs.

Floodgates open at water wonderland
Government project that supports economic boost.

Council advocates for Latrobe City in Canberra
City needs support to overcome the loss of jobs and business impacts of energy station early closure.

Healthy diet leads to better mental health
A campaign for eating healthy diet to keep us in shape and avoid mental distress.

Latrobe City Council calls for health improvements for Morwell
City council’s call for action to improve and protect the community’s health.

Recycled glass to be used in road construction trial
Council project to try out the efficiency of the recycles material.

Small town communities make a big impact 
Achievements of small communities across Latrobe City are being celebrated

Contact Council before you build or renovate
Property owners to comply on the Building Act to ensure that safety and proper constructions are done.

Energy Australia announces closure of Yallourn power station
Early closure of an ageing power station taking the city by surprise,and is bound for loss of hundreds of jobs.

First in-person author talk post lockdown
A new book to finding a new way of being, from the author Laura Waters.

Help shape the future of Moe
A project that invites community to express their ideas.

Latrobe City Council supports hydrogen industry
Council project that would help support in the city’s economy.

Morwell CBD Revitalisation project officially opened
Revitalisation project of the CBD, to create and contribute to public open space.

Opening up in style at Keegan street
A farmland to be constructed and made for permanent recreational use.

Help shape the Traralgon recreation reserve and showgrounds
A masterplan draft for Traralgon Recreation Reserve to be released for public exhibition.

Council and police to patrol Lake Narracan this long weekend
Latrobe council working with Victoria police to ensure compliance on the local laws Labour Day long weekend.

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre March 2021
A fun-filled series of event for family and friends to experience.

Council backs businesses with Small Business Grants
A well governed grant that would help enable businesses to create investment opportunities and employment that would benefit the community.

Da Vinci exhibition opens at Latrobe Regional Gallery
An event to witness the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, the world’s greatest mind.

Interstate interest in author talk
A Zoom presentation of the Latrobe City Libraries with author Heather Morris.

Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling facility at Hazelwood North
Council to continue strong support and ensure community sentiments will be communicated with the government.

Aquatic centre access a win for Latrobe Leisure members
Leisure members to have complementary access on GRAC according to membership classification.

2021 Latrobe Regional Galley new exhibitions
A fun and wonderful way to spend time with the family while expanding our creativity through art.

Community satisfaction survey now underway
Survey phone calls to be conducted to assess the council's performance,to identify areas in need of improvements and more effective service.

Council to seek legal advice over Minister’s ULAB decision
Council voted to seek advice from a Senior Counsel after being disappointed by the Minister’s decision in approving an amendment.

Free author talk with Heather Morris
A conversation with an international best-selling novel, Heather Morris about her new book.

Yinnar RV Stop Officially Opened
District Community Association to help encourage visitors with their additional free RV stop at Yinnar.

Latrobe City’s Australia Day Award Winners Announced
Awards presented in recognition of significant service to the community.

Battery Recycling Plant: Hazelwood North
Details of the conditions of the approved planning scheme amendment for the proposed development.

Newborough East Primary School Wins Gardening Award
Inaugural gardening award won by Newborough East Primary School

Mountain Bike Park Dream Takes Shape
Mountain bike park at Hernes Oak began on Monday.

New Lights Brighten the Way at Traralgon Reserves
New lighting will make people feel safe.

Seniors Share in Christmas Cheer
Spreading Christmas cheer to residents of aged care homes.

Stay COVIDSafe This Summer
Be mindful of the risk of COVID-19 transmission while enjoying this summer.

Swimming Pool and Spa Registrations
New state government laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety.

Traralgon Renewable Energy Project Supported by Latrobe City Council
Renewable energy project at Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House.

Volunteers to Offer Disaster Relief
Volunteers are helping Latrobe City recover from the impacts of the bushfire.

Annual Report reflects on an Eventful Year
Highlights of Council’s 2019/20 Annual Report.

Big boom, big boon for Aquatic Centre
Major splash at the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre.

Council Works with Community towards COVID Recovery
You can still call Council on 1300 367 700 and receive assistance with COVID-19 related matters.

Da Vinci Exhibition is Coming
Leonardo Da Vinci works – are coming to Latrobe City.

Latrobe City Libraries Sensitive Santa Sessions embraced by Community
Quiet, gentle introduction to Santa for children with sensory needs.

Man-Made Trees steal the Spotlight
Ten structural columns in the shape of trees will be a highlight of the Traralgon theatre’s foyer.

New Campaign Celebrates the Elderly
Positive attitudes towards ageing and senior citizens in Latrobe City.

Recipient of Lorraine Bartling Scholarship Announced
Lorraine Bartling Scholarship awardee.

Slam Dunk for Indoor Sports Stadium
Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium

Dancers in the Running for National Award
Latrobe City dancers has made the finals of the Australian Dance Awards.

Illegal Dumping can Spark Bushfires
Illegal dumping of rubbish in plantations increases the risk of bushfires.

Paint Recycling Service Suspended Temporarily
Paint is unable to be accepted at transfer stations.

Council Elects New Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Sharon Gibson is the new Mayor of Latrobe City

Latrobe City Gift Card set to Bolster Local Business
Shop local - your buck stops here.

Outdoors Pools to Open
Moe and Yallourn North outdoor pools open to the public on Saturday, 28 November 2020.

Announcement of New Latrobe City Councillors
New-look Latrobe City Council.

Free Author Talk with Sue Smethurst
Free online author talk with Sue Smethurst on Tuesday 17 November from 6.30pm.

Hard Waste Collection to Proceed
Hard waste collection will go ahead as planned.

International Rose Garden Festival and Outdoor Dining Initiative
International Rose Garden Festival and a complementary Outdoor Dining Initiative in Morwell.

LV Seniors Missing Out on Travel Benefits Again
Latrobe Valley seniors, disadvantaged by changes to the distribution of travel vouchers for Pensioner Concession Card holders, Victorian Seniors Card holders and Victorian Carer Card holders.

Safety First when Renovating your Home
Contact an asbestos professional before starting any work on your home.

Recycling Right Protects Ratepayers and the Environment
National Recycling Week (9-15 November)

Latrobe City Council named an Employer of Choice
Latrobe City Council, recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020.

Parking Inspectors to Return to Routine Inspections
Parking restrictions in effect in central business districts across Latrobe City.

Voucher Program Supports Businesses
Council’s Business Support Voucher program to help local businesses.

Flood Warning as Wet Spring Tipped
There may be a higher risk of flooding in coming months, with higher rainfall expected in October and November.

Give your Voting Ballot Papers to the VEC
Mail your completed voting ballot papers for the council election to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

Local Choir Creates Connection and Celebration across Latrobe Valley
Inventive virtual choir promoting social connection and fun through music in the Latrobe Valley.

Council working to help Business Access Outdoor Dining Assistance
$87.5 million Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package ready to assist local businesses.

Home Library offers Lockdown Lifeline
Home Library Service extended to everyone who wanted to borrow items, with no restrictions on age.

Business Support Vouchers Now Available
$1.7M Business and Community Support and Recovery Package in June this year in response to COVID-19 shutdowns

Council Grants Support the Community
138 projects funded through its Community Grants and Community Sponsorship programs.

Council’s Responsibilities during the Local Council Election Period
Council Election Caretaker Period from Tuesday 22 September to Saturday 24 October at 6pm.

Launch of New look 2020 International Rose Garden Festival Morwell
Launch of International Rose Garden Festival Morwell

New look Morwell Rose Festival to Go Ahead
Annual celebration of the stunning blooms of Morwell’s Centenary Rose Garden will push thru.

Reconciliation Action Plan Endorsed
Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022 focuses on relationships, respect for culture, opportunities and governance.

Startup Gippsland Funding to Launch Entrepreneurial Tech Program
$250,000 grant to allow Startup Gippsland to provide pre-accelerator programs targeting non-tech founders with tech-focused startups.

Bush Crew beautifies Latrobe City
Workers found new employment after losing their jobs during the pandemic through beautification of Latrobe City.

Caring for our Diverse Community
Council appointed new members to the City Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee.

Council’s Building Services Team can Answer your Building Questions
Building Services team is available to answer questions relating to building works and permits during the restrictions.

Fight COVID-19, Take Care with Rubbish
Help fight COVID-19. Take precautions in disposing garbage.

Lighting Upgrades to Benefit Sports Clubs
Four recreation reserves get lighting upgrades.

Nominate a Top Senior
Latrobe City Senior Citizen of the Year award, now open for nominations.

Youth Council Spreads Health Message
Good Food for Mental Health project was identified to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the Latrobe City population.

Nominate a Top Senior
Nominate a senior citizen who has made significant contribution to the community of Latrobe City.

Latrobe City Advocates for Additional COVID-19 Testing Resources
Additional COVID testing resources to assist in reducing the lengthy delays requested.

Latrobe City Releases Draft Investment Roadmap for Comment
Latrobe City Investment Roadmap - ready for public comment.

Louise Staley MP

Liberal Nationals’ Positive Plan to Freeze Bills to Help Households
Freezing a raft of fees and charges as a means to financially assist Victorian families.

Michael O'Brien MP

Liberal Nationals Release New Plan to get Victorians Back to Work and Back in Business
Victoria needs a bold plan.

Reclaim Victoria’s Title of the Foodie State
There is a much-needed boost to the hospitality industry and make it cheaper for Victorians to eat out.

Peter Walsh MP

Better roads will save country lives
Road safety and improvements should be prioritized to avoid accidents, even more fatalities.

Labor finally delivers seasonal workers after harvest is done
Delayed workforce had pushed agricultural crops to waste.

Five years since family violence Royal Commission handed down
Royal commission’s report towards family violence.

Sham plantation plan threatening survival of jobs, industry and timber communities
Timber communities and workers to be distressed with job loss and uneasy survival on timber ban.

Liberal Nationals Shadow Cabinet
The new appointees of the National Liberals team and their appointed offices.

Seasonal workforce too little and months too late
Insufficient seasonal workers leave Victoria’s hard working farmers produce to go waste.

Overdue grants, no workers: labor’s plan to fix seasonal worker shortage
Labour government not delivering workers for horticulture and meat sectors.

Facing the past must also pave the way for a brighter future
Truth and justice process to look issues of the past and help to ensure a better future for Aboriginals.

Small business support
Threat of more lockdowns continues to decimate business confidence.

Picker grants barking up the wrong tree, growers say
Work force shortage still has not been resolved by the government.

Regional Victorians still in a state of uncertainty
Government has not made agreements to make Victoria stable.

Farmers bogged down in green tape, but Labor giving itself a pat on the back
Unlawful approval of toxic waste dumps affecting regenerative farming practices.

Dan’s poor contact tracing keeping the state in lockdown
Government’s lack of preparation on standard contract tracing lead Victoria into another harsh lockdown.

Rating changes will squeeze the life from Victorian fruit juice industry
Government failing to stand against health star ratings of fruit juices and its economic contribution.

Hunters deserve the truth of duck season determination
Government is giving limit to duck hunters this season.

Plan for COVID recovery
Government to adopt a plan for COVID-19 recovery.

Statement on the 2021 duck season
Hunters loss due to COVID lockdowns.

Seasonal workers still not expectd in Victoria for two months, industry says
Farmers in need of seasonal workers.

Wild Dog Destruction Getting Worse, Not Better, Under Labor
Farmers losing livestocks on increased attacks of wild dogs.

2021 Duck Season
Letter of support for the rights of legitimate hunters.

Communities Secure Green Light with Labor’s Border Backdown
Labor Government forced by community campaign to backdown on a decision on border communities.

Fast-Track Solution Needed to Border Closures
Labor Government’s failure to resolve basic problems with the onerous permit system cuts some vulnerable Victorians off from the needs in daily life.

Victoria’s Infuriating Delays Killing Growers’ Harvest Hopes
Labor government refusing to pave the way for the quarantine of seasonal workers.

New Agriculture Minister Will Have a Full Plate Over Summer
Lack of leadership on key challenges affecting farmers and regional communities.

Federal Investment gets Murray Basin Rail Project back on Track
$200 million Commonwealth rescue package to revive the Murray Basin Rail Project.

Toothless Ag Min Still ignoring Farmers’ industry
Critical issues raised by Victorian farmers at Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) hearing.

Victoria’s Delayed Response still putting the Squeeze on Farmers
Failure to get seasonal workers on farm.

Why 2020 is the Year that has tested all it means to be a Victorian
The year 2020.

Labor’s Delays Savaging Victoria’s Timber Industry
Failure to fast track assessment and approval of the timber storage grants: tactic to destroy the industry by stealth?

Labor’s Seasonal Worker Media Blitz not working for Victoria
Genuine proposals ignored as looming gap of more than 20,000 workers expected to hamper the fruit harvest over the next few months.

State Budget
Borrowing to waste.

Minister sitting on the fence on duck hunting season
Coalition against duck shooting, running a negative campaign.

Regional Victoria must benefit from state budget
2020-21 Victorian State Budget should lay out a plan to restore Victorians’ lives and livelihoods.

Regional Victoria robbed in big borrowing, big debt labor budget
Outspent on city-focused State Budget, delivered little for regional Victorians.

Shearer training two years in the making, but still not delivering results
Rehashed shearer training announced.

Statement on border closure with South Australia
Border closures will have a devastating impact on cross-border communities without a deep understanding of local needs.

China Trade Barriers Hurting Victorian Farmers
Labor Government stood still with Belt and Road deal despite punitive import suspensions.

Mandatory Mask Rule
Letter to the editor on mandatory mask.

Dan’s Belt and Road Running over the top of Victorian Farmers
Belt and road deal with China to push while import suspensions target Australian producers?

Horticulture Sector Crippled by Andrews Government’s Incompetence
Thousands of workers needed to get fruit off the trees.

Regions Still in Lockdown Despite No New Cases
Why do communities and businesses in country Victoria can’t move to the Last Step?

Truth Masked by Minister on Mandatory Face Coverings for Regional Vic
Regional Victorians need to continue to wear masks.

Virus escapes Melbourne without a Trace
Asymptomatic testing wasn’t offered to customers who were potentially exposed to a Melbourne virus outbreak.

Buck stops with Victorian Labor on stalled Murray Basin Rail Project
Minister Jacinta Allan is attempting to rewrite history by handballing blame for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project to the Federal Government.

Government Backs Down on the Omnibus Bill
Government backs down on its controversial COVID-19 Omnibus bill.

Low Cases Grounds for Early Mark for Regional Vic
Implement New South Wales restrictions in country areas.

New Federal funds could open the floodgates to Big Buffalo
Victoria must seize the opportunity to build Big Buffalo and boost water security for irrigators in the northeast after the Federal Budget delivered an unprecedented $2 billion for water infrastructure

Workforce Increase puts the Christmas Ham back on the Menu
Enough hands on deck to meet growing demand for high-quality Victorian produce.

No Confidence
Letter to the editor.

No Support for Cellar Doors Closed for Coronavirus Shutdowns
No business support for family-run cellar doors.

Progress towards Workforce Win for Meat Processors
Workforce limits on Victorian meat processors won’t be able to keep up during peak spring season.

Labor’s Got no Shame Steamrolling the Rights of Victorians
Public Health and Wellbeing Act allows a person who suffers loss arising from a direction of the Chief Health Officer to apply to the Secretary for compensation.

Regional Victoria Moving to the Third Step
Victoria comes out of the second wave.

Statement on Regional Victoria Moving to the Third Step
Towards recovery with the Third Step.

Dan’s Dodgy Belt and Road Selling out Victorian Producers
No actions yet for China’s punitive 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley and further threats targeting wine and dairy exports.

Labor Giving City Projects a Leg Up, but Forcing Country Communities to their Knees
Tangled red and green tape makes it too difficult for people to develop in regional Victoria.

Labor Must Lift Workforce Limits or Risk Stealing Christmas
Food supply chain will crumble unless workforce restrictions are lifted before the Christmas period.

Labor Pressed for Answers on Campaign against Recreational Hunters
Explanation wanted for unsolicited threat to suspend or cancel firearms licences.

Labor to be Held to Account on Farmers’ Market Backflip
Wanted: Explanation for sudden backflip that threatened closure of farmers' markets.

Op-ed by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh
State of Emergency powers must only operate under appropriate safeguards, scrutiny and checks and balances.

Victorian Shooters Targeted by Labor Government’s ‘Overreach’
Unsolicited threat to take away firearms licences.

Workforce Restrictions on Lamb Meat Processors are Unworkable
If workforce restrictions on meat processors aren’t relaxed soon in regional areas local farmers will miss out.

COVID Pandemic to Impact Seasonal Workforce
A workable solution must be found before farmers put the for sale sign on the front gate.

Labor’s Bushfire Recovery ‘Plan’ Long Overdue
Rolling old money up in a new press release delivers nothing for families, businesses and communities in East Gippsland and north east Victoria hit by January’s catastrophic bushfires.

Special Agriculture Permits a Positive Step Forward
‘Highly Specialised Agriculture Permit’ which will allow exempted Victorian agriculture workers who live within 100km of the NSW-Victoria to move up to 100km across the border into NSW.

Statement on VLine CEO James Pinder
VLine CEO James Pinder has been suspended today.

Agriculture Permits Must be Offered to Solve Supply Chain Problems
Special agriculture permits should be offered to streamline interstate travel to prevent cost increase and food shortages.

Fighting for Jobs in Victoria's Timber Sector
Victoria’s $7.32 billion timber industry are being destroyed.

JobKeeper Scheme Extended
JobKeeper scheme extended for 6 months.

Liberal Nationals Slam Union War against Agriculture Seasonal Workforce
Food security jeopardized at a time of crisis.

Statement on COVID Restrictions for Regional Victoria
Regional Victoria re-entering Stage 3 COVID restrictions this week.

Dan’s Plan to Close Meat Processors will put Food Security at Risk
Coronavirus outbreaks at meatworks under control is threatening the supply of food to supermarket shelves.

Victorian Timber Workers an Endangered Species under Labor
Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014 will do nothing to protect jobs.

Russel Northe MLA

Bendigo Bank - Morwell branch closure
Closure of a local bank leading to unwanted effects to businesses and community.

Northe calls for greater support for regional small businesses
Queries about small businesses that has not been answered by the government.

Government called upon to support local businesses – Northe
A call for the Government for a commitment that all goods, services and contracts are not taken away from regional businesses.

2021 Victorian Youth Parliament Program Applications Now Open
Youth Parliament program to encourage youth in raising awareness on important issues.

Community Safety Grants Now Open
Open application for grants through Government's Building for Safer Communities Program.

Grants Available to Preserve Local History
Encouraging local historians to apply for a share in $350,000 to preserve,record and share history.

Annual Christmas Card Competition Winners Announced
2020 winners of his annual Christmas Card design competition

Quarantine Hotel Fees debated in Parliament
The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Quarantine Fees Bill) 2020 introduced.

Regional Travel Scheme Launched
Regional Travel Voucher Scheme launched with first 40,000 vouchers valued at $200 each available to be redeemed for travel between Saturday, 12 December 2020 and Friday, 22 January 2021.

School Buildings Project Funding Announced
Local schools to receive funding for building upgrades and capital investments.

The Last Hurrah – Tripodi and Co Fruit Depot
Dedicated commitment of Gino and Claire Tripodi.

VicHealth Funding Announced for Local Groups
Five organisations to share in more than $30,000 of VicHealth funding.

World Game Facilities - Fund Applications Now Open
$20 Million World Game Facilities Fund now open for applications.

Crime Prevention Grants
Crime Prevention Grants to open for applications by January 2021.

Sporting Grants Announced
Successful applicants to the Sporting Club Grants Program.

Animal welfare grants now open
Animal welfare fund grants are now open for applications.

Bus inconsistencies raised
The 20-passenger restriction does not apply in the case of school buses and public transport buses?

Mixed bag budget for the valley
Long approved projects in the community sitting idle.

Northe renews calls for lifeline Gippsland funding amid budget shun
Calls for increased funding for Lifeline Gippsland renewed.

CFA Fund-Raising Bans Illogical
CFA Brigades and volunteers that have been directed to not participate in fundraising events.

Ambulance Stations still on Hold
No progress on the promised new Morwell and Moe Ambulance Stations.

Big Battery Received Mixed Views
Mixed views on the 300 megawatt battery installation near Geelong by the 2021-22 summer period.

COVID Small Steps Forward
Optimism and disappointment with announcement of easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Community Motorsport Program Funding Open
First motorsport and motorcycling funding program to back community clubs, participants and encourage greater female participation.

COVID Restriction Inconsistencies Raised
Inconsistencies and confusion with respect to current COVID-19 rules and restrictions.

Electric Vehicle Plant Needing a Power Boost
Minister for Jobs questioned about the status of the electric vehicle manufacturing facility earmarked for Morwell.

Separate Roadmap Needed for Regional Victoria
Letter to the editor on a separate roadmap needed for regional Victoria.

School Photography Clicks Back into Action
Ban on professional school photography in Government schools has been overturned.

New Business Penalties and Rules raise concern
Strong penalties and rules that now apply for booking arrangements in Regional Victoria.

New Regional COVID Rules a Mixed Bag
Mixed views on COVID-19 restrictions for Regional Victorians.

Northe Calls for Clarity on Government Emission Reduction Targets
Transparency and clarity wanted around the energy policy and the content of Emission Reduction Target plans.

Photographers Capture the Moment
Face-coverings can be removed where practicable for professional photography shoots.

Regional Roadmap Going in Wrong Direction
Calls to review the thresholds that apply to the "Last Step" within the reopening roadmap to Regional Victoria.

Shocktober Campaign aims to help Save Lives in Regional Victoria
Ambulance Victoria are encouraging communities to learn CPR and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), everyday 18 Victorians suffer a cardiac arrest, this can happen to anyone anywhere at any time.

Community Food Relief Fund Applications Open
Launch of the State Governments $5 million Community Food Relief Fund

Driver Testing Finally Moving Forward
Clarity welcomed in regards to driver licence testing arrangements for local drivers.

Morwell Foodbank Awaiting Delivery
Fast-track the promised Morwell Foodbank hub to support the Latrobe Valley community.

National Mental Health Month Begins Today
Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to raise awareness of Mental Health

Photographers Left in the Dark
Weeks of uncertainty for the photography businesses.

Rate Freeze, Not a Freeze for Some
Council rate increases being experienced by a number of local rate-payers.

Agribusinesses Supported to Adapt to Pandemic Conditions
Business Adaptation Grants program has been extended.

Driver Testing Resumes
Driver licence and learner permit testing will resume from today.

Ministers Reply Sought on CFA Tankers
118 days after, no response yet from the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

Parliament Decision - State of Emergency Legislation
State of Emergency legislation

Sole Trader Support Fund Applications Now Open
Victorian Governments Sole Trader Support Fund is now open for application.

Indoor Swimming Lessons and in Limbo
Review of COVID-19 restrictions wanted for impeding the delivery of swimming lessons for children in Regional Victoria.

Latrobe Valley Back to Work Scheme - Northe
Considerations to reinstate Latrobe Valley Back to Work Scheme.

New VicHealth Funding Available
$2.5 million in new funding to support local organisations to address the immediate health and wellbeing concerns of Victorians hardest hit by the impact coronavirus pandemic.

Northe Highlights COVID Concerns
Concerns raised relating to the State Government’s COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020.

2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants Open
2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants are now open.

Business Support Fund to Close Soon
Applications for the State Governments Business Support Fund Expansion program, to close over the coming days.

Community Sport Survival Package Second Round Open
Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package – Round 2

Grants to Support Emergency Volunteers
14 Million in funds through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) to enable volunteer organisations.

Multicultural Awards and Event Grants
Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program and Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence now open for nominations.

Northe Continues Call for Sole-Trader Support
Wanted: support for local businesses currently excluded from the Victorian Business Support Fund.

Regional Roadmap Goes in Wrong Direction
Concerns for many local businesses with Regional Roadmap.

Sporting Club Grants Now Open
2020/2021 Sporting Club Grants are now open for application.

Covid-19 Testing in Latrobe Needs Ramping up
Drive through and mobile testing options within the Latrobe Valley urged.

More Testing Facilities Needed in Latrobe
Enhanced testing capacities in the Latrobe Valley urged.

Northe Calls for Greater COVID Compassion
Interstate travel exemption process applicable to persons seeking to say goodbye to a loved one or attend a funeral urged.

Northe Licence Testing Backlog Continues
Driver licence testing still pending.

Licence Testing Concerns Continue
Long delays in sitting learners hazard perception test or going for their probationary drivers’ licence.

Steph Ryan MP

Taxi fares lift lid on Andrews’ neglect of Gippsland trains
Trains needing upgrades to be more reliable and accessible to the public.

Taxpayers charged nearly $345,000 for replacement taxis
Community deserves a reliable, modern and fast public transportation.

Statement on the NSW Inquiry into Crown Casino
Government to conduct an investigation on a casino licence

Tim Bull MP

ANZAC Day confusion continues for RSL sub-branches
Ensuring an informative and high level of communication for ANZAC Day.

No detail on ANZAC Day as more sub-branches consider cancelling
COVID-safe ANZAC Day event is not yet committed by the government.

No detail on ANZAC Day as more sub-branches consider cancelling
COVID-safe ANZAC Day event is not yet committed by the government.

Common sense must prevail on ANZAC Day services
Melbourne’s ANZAC Day march to be called 10 weeks early from its memorial day.

Simple Change to Restrictions will transform Pain Relief for Victorians in Need
Urgent need to reopen community pools to people with a disability for hydrotherapy treatment and water-based pain relief activities.

Country Racing Needs a Clear Pathway Home
Still no plan country racing clubs.

Statement on Victory in the Pacific Day
Victory in the Pacific day – the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.






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