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Planning for Recreation Upgrades
Upgrade plans to major recreation locations for the town.

Agribusiness

Make more by using less and free professional development workshops
A weekly update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Welcome to CEO Paul Griffi and Gippsland Produce Brand conversations
A weekly update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Work with us, Export Support Programme and Workforce Planning
A weekly update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

New CEO appointed - Grants for Start-Ups - Workforce Planning
News updates, events, opportunities and activities in the Food & Fibre sector across Gippsland.

Food & Fibre Gippsland
We get your week underway with a snapshot of Food & Fibre industry news and activities across Gippsland, helping people and businesses to collaborate, innovate and engage.

Food & Fibre Gippsland Autumn Newsletter
Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Food & Fibre Gippsland Officially Launched
Food & Fibre Gippsland was officially launched on Friday April 12 at Farm World

Gippy Agchat Edition 154 01 April, 2019
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 154.

Gippsland’s Leading Food and Fibre Organisations to Amalgamate
New entity supports Gippy food and fibre sectors

Gippy Agchat Edition 153 04 February, 2019
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 153.

Gippy’s Leading Food and Fibre Orgs to Merge
Agribusiness Gippsland and the East Gippsland Food Cluster set to amalgamate in early 2019 to support Gippsland’s important $7bn food and fibre industry.

Gippy Agchat Edition 152 December 2018
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 152.

Gippy Agchat Edition 151 October 2018
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 151.

Bass Coast Local News

Business Award Finalists Announced
2019 Business Awards Finalists announced.

Captioned Movies Coming Soon
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre’s ‘Wonthaggi Wednesday’ film sessions features captioned movies.

Grantville Chosen for Waterline Library
Retiring Mobile Library Service will be replaced soon by a Waterline Community Library Network.

Road Closed for Paving Works
Esplanade in Cowes will be closed to through traffic between Thompson Avenue and Warley Avenue for paving projects.

Exciting Investment in Bass Coast
Bass Coast recognized as one of the highest areas for projected population change from 2016-2031.

Harold Hughes Reserve’s New look
New playground and skate park for everyone at Corinella’s Harold Hughes Reserve.

Bass Coast Distinctive Area and Landscape Phase 1 Engagement
Development to protect the Bass Coast’s unique cultural, environmental, social and economic values now rolling.

Community Embraces NAIDOC Week Celebrations
Happy NAIDOC with this year’s theme of Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.

Footpath Project on the Way
Footpath along Meanderri Drive in Inverloch will be replaced this month.

Community Satisfaction Survey Results Are In
Year-on-year improvements with 2019 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey.

Cowes Plan Moves Forward
Cowes Activity Centre Plan will facilitate development at the key landmark sites of the Warley Hospital and former Isle of Wight.

Get Involved In Wonthaggi’s Future
Get involved in developing a future vision for Apex Park on Murray Street.

Grantville Given a Sporting Chance
Grantville Activation Project

Help Improve Accessibility In Bass Coast
Help improve accessibility by considering to nominate to join Bass Coast Shire Council’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Celebrating Refugee Week
The Staging Post screened in Wonthaggi in celebration of Refugee Week.

Congratulations Grant Recipients
First round of its 2019 Community Grants Program presented.

Enotices Linked To Tree Increase
eNotice campaign to encourage ratepayers to sign up.

Taking Bass Coast to Capital Hill
Delegates promotes Bass Coasts' advocacies in the National General Assembly.

Annual Budget Adopted
Council adopts 2019/20 Annual Budget.

You’ve Got To Be In It To Win It!
2019 Bass Coast Business Awards still open for voting.

Council Welcomes Location for Phillip Island Community Hospital
Improved access to health services with Phillip Island Community Hospital.

Snake Sculpture Slithers into Inverloch
5,110 tiles makes a snake sculpture!

Working Together After the Storm
Collaborative work to move forward after storm caused damage to the Club’s buildings at Cape Paterson.

Help To Grow Local Events
Bass Coast Shire Council meets up to create strategic plan to attract events to Bass Coast.

One of A Kind Destination
Helping Phillip Island and San Remo become a leading tourist destination worldwide.

Road Upgrades Made Possible
Fixing country road funding

Applications Invited for 2019 Bass Coast Business Awards
Applications are now open for 2019 Bass Coast Business Awards.

Help Stop E-Waste Entering Landfill
E-waste banned from all Victorian landfills.

Intersection Upgrades on the Way
Road safety improvement for intersections in Inverloch and Corinella.

Be Aware of Burning-Off Guidelines
Reminders on local burn-offs.

Comment on Arts and Culture
New Strategy replaces the 2015-2019 Arts and Culture Plan

Committed to Reducing Emissions
100kW rooftop solar power for Wonthaggi Civic Centre.

Community Grants Attract Record Applications
Numerous applications requesting over $285,000 in grant funding.

Cowes Skate Park Works Back on Track
Cowes Skate Park work continues.

Funding Extension for Council’s Rural Access Program
Support for disability with Building Inclusive Communities ‘Rural Access’ Program.

Work Experience at Bass Coast Shire Coucil
By Mathew Copeland – Year 10 Wonthaggi Secondary College

A New Look for Bass Coast Children’s Centre
A bright new learning space for Bass Coast Children’s Centre.

Delve Into Art This May
Gippsland celebrates ‘Come and Play All of May

Pioneer Bay Readies for Road Upgrade
Road and drainage upgrade set for Pioneer Bay Estate road.

Overnight Rejuvenation for Murray Street
Essential maintenance in May for Murray Street.

Overnight Rejuvenation for Murray Street
Essential maintenance in May for Murray Street.

Community Input Needed on Masterplans
Future of Blue Gum Reserve in Cowes and Harold Hughes Reserve in Corinella.

Council Seeks Community Feedback on Draft 2019/20 Budget
Wanted: Community Feedback for Draft 2019/20 Budget.

Feedback Wanted for Updated Guide Park Plan
Your opinion wanted on plan for the playspace at Wonthaggi Guide Park.

New Parks for Waterline Skaters
Construction of permanent Skate Parks, now underway.

Planning Minister hits pause on Cape Paterson
Residential development in Cape Paterson North deferred.

Stop the Spread of Flu this Winter
Free flu vaccinations through the Government’s National Immunisation Program.

Choose Your Preferred Path
Feedback needed on the next stage of the Inverloch Surf Parade Shared Path project.

Don’t Forget to Register your Pet
Less stress with pet registration.

Grantville Gets Information Upgrade
New information shelter works starting 29 March.

Mayor's Message - 29 March
A busy week for Mayor Cr Brett Tessari.

Road Management Plan Adopted
Improved accessibility, safer roads for both vehicles and pedestrians with new road management plan.

Rock Wall Replacement to Start
Northern side wall between Ramsey and Miller Terrace will be replaced.

Advocating for Two Priority Pools
$60 million wanted for two Aquatics projects: A new pool for Phillip Island and the redevelopment of the Bass Coast Aquatic Centre in Wonthaggi.

Bass Coast joins Application for Rural Council Transformation Program Funding
Bass Coast Shire Council applies for funding to establish the next stage of a shared services entity in Gippsland.

Council to Back Call for Newstart Increase
Bass Coast Shire Council supports increase Newstart Allowance payments.

Planning for Wonthaggi’s Future
Updated Wonthaggi North East Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) and Development Contributions Plan (DCP) for community viewing available in April.

Help shape Skate Park and Play Space
Community consultation sessions by Bass Coast Shire Council

Become a Friend of Grantville Park
To establish Friends of Grantville and District Memorial Park group.

New Look for Dalyston Recreation Reserve
New football change rooms for players and umpires are complete at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve.

Aged and Disability Services Continue to Support our Community
Continued aged support through transition.

Depot Land Purchased
Depot land operations continues with a new purchase of land.

Lobbying in the Lead up to Federal Election
Ramping up advocacy efforts.

Final Touches for Stormwater Project
Work resumes 25 February as San Remo Gross Pollutant Trap completes.

Keep Recycling, Bass Coast!
Unaffected by the SKM Recycling’s facilities' closure.

Project Kicks Back Into Action
Construction at the Cowes Recreation Reserve continues amidst challenges.

Buckley Farewells Bass Coast
CEO Paul Buckley PSM bids farewell after five years in the top job.

Young Leaders Celebrate Community
Students in the 2019 Bass Coast Young Leader program parcipates in a workshop to celebrate their community.

Bumper Grants Round Now Open
Complete a project plan when applying for Major Project funding.

Still Time to Have Say on Off-Leash Areas
Calling for community support for off-leash areas.

Bass Coast Welcomes New Citizens
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

Carpark Construction Ready to Start
Cowes Transit Centre’s all day carpark project ready to start in early February

Project Enters Final Stage
Water Sensitive Urban Design project completion this February for Seagrove Estate in Cowes.

School’s Back after Summer
School Zone speed limits are also back in effect

Bass Coast’s Best Recognised
Deb Rielly: 2019 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards.

Guide Park Concept Plan
Feedback are welcome on concept plan to uprade Wonthaggi Guide Park.

Historic Shed in New Home
Coels Shed relocated to the Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre (PICAL) community garden.

Kilcunda’s Famous Bridge Set for Facelift
Kilcunda’s iconic Trestle Bridge (Bourne Creek Bridge) gets a facelift.

2019 Bass Coast Australia Day Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards
2019 Bass Coast Australia Day Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards

All Politics is Local
Bass Coast Shire Council supports the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) Federal Election Advocacy campaign titled ‘All Politics is Local’

Bass Coast Shire Council Appoints New CEO
Bass Coast Shire Council appointed Ali Wastie to serve as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Bus Loop Gets Once Over
Bus loop in front of St Joseph’s Primary School in Wonthaggi will be renewed this January.

Community Input Needed for Off-Leash Areas
Community input needed on potential off-leash beach areas.

Enabled Women Celebrate Graduation
Nine women celebrates graduation from the ‘Enabling Women in Gippsland’ program.

Federal Advocacy List Gets the Tick
Updated its Advocacy Priority list for the third time.

Footpath and Bus Shelter on the Go
New footpath and bus shelter along Bayview Avenue in Inverloch this January.

Keep Up War on Waste
Bass Coast Shire Council worked with the community to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Phillip Island Waste Facility to Be Built
Upgrade to Phillip Island facility expected to cost between $8 million and $8.5 million.

Working Together to Reduce Emissions
Bass Coast Shire Council agreed to work towards a community greenhouse gas emissions target.

Community Grants Give Groups Fundraising Boost
Thirty-three community groups awarded at the presentation of Round 2 of the 2018 Community Grants Program.

Council Commit Funds to Sound Shell
Additional $150,000 toward the Inverloch Sound Shell project.

Facelift for Sporting Facilities
Phillip Island Football Netball Club rooms at the Cowes Recreation Reserve gets a facelift.

More Improvements to Roads and Pathways
Capital Works projects underway, including road sealing and footpath renewals.

Off to Save Lembongan
Two girls from Bass Coast heading off to Nusa Lembongan, Bali to represent Australia in Asia’s first Swimrun.

On The Lookout for a New Kind of Art
Expression of Interest (EOI) from experienced artists for a contemporary public artwork to be installed in the Bass Valley and Hinterland region.

Combating Erosion at Inverloch
Bass Coast Shire Council and environmental groups continued to meet to respond to the ongoing erosion along the Inverloch Surf Beach.

Capital Works Coming Up
New footpath in Wonthaggi and drainage improvements in San Remo and Inverloch this month.

Tertiary Education Roundtable Looks to Our Future
Bass Coast Shire Council hosts discussion on progressing tertiary education investment in the Shire.

Three Bin System Saves 77% of Kerbside Waste from Landfill
Three-bin system in Bass Coast diverted a huge 77 per cent of kerbside waste from landfill.

70 Million Reasons to Get Behind Gippsland Business Connect
1100 users registered and more than 60 local procurement opportunities worth $70 million posted to a new business platform.

Advocating for Change
Unanimous vote to prioritise advocacy for the Change for Sam Strategy.

Bass Coast Team in Asia’s First Swimrun
Kara Landells of Kilcunda and Nina Barry-Macaulay of Cape Paterson will join 30 athletes from around the world to participate in Asia’s first swimrun

Caring For Those Who Care Most
National Carers Week celebration from 14th to 20th October.

Date Night the Best Start For Early Years
‘Date night’ for early years’ services to strengthen relationships across the sector.

Get Rid of Green Waste, Fee-Free
Fee-free green waste disposal from 1 November until 16 December 2018.

Plogging Along To Save Our Oceans
Successful community plogging event on Kilcunda beach.

Regional Skate Park and New Playspace for San Remo
Bass Coast Shire Council and the State Government commits to region’s best skate park and a new play space for San Remo.

Upgrade of Netball Precinct at Inverloch Recreation Reserve
Upgrades to Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club.

Your Garden Counts In the War on Weeds
Weed ‘em and Reap program from 22 October to 26 November 2018.

Active Bass Coast
Active Bass Coast Plan, a ten year Plan that sets the scene for healthy and active environments and services into the future.

Get Qualified on the Job with Council
Bass Coast Shire Counci, now offering a range of Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

Baw Baw Local News

Regional Skate Park Plans Shift
Expert's opinion on the Regional Skate Park and Playspace.

A Taste of Ireland coming to Warragul
TOURING VICTORIA from 27 March to 11 April visiting Colac, Wonthaggi, Geelong, Echuca, Warragul, Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Sale, Wangaratta, Albury, Yarrawonga, Shepparton, Bendigo, Swan Hill and Mildura

Danny O'Brien MP

Liberal Nationals will back the Yallourn Yallourn North Football Netball Club
Elected Liberal Nationals Government to ensure a $470,000 upgrade facilities at George Bates Reserve.

Liberal Nationals backing Churchill Football Netball Club
$1 million state-of-the-art upgrade for Churchill Football Netball Club.

David Hodgett MP

Liberal Nationals Will Finish Duplication of Princes Hwy
Elected Liberal Nationals government to finish the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.

East Gippsland Local News

New Wy Yung Water Storage
Preparations for a new 36 million litre water storage tank in Wy Yung.

Emma Kealy MP

Labor Must Not Delay Immediate Change for Better Mental Health Outcomes
Better health outcomes wanted badly.

Royal Commission into Mental Health
Regional Victorians must have a fair opportunity to give evidence and have their say.

Drugs Crisis Getting Worse, Not Better: ACIC
Victoria has the highest heroin use.

Labor’s Dud Ice Action Plan Failing to put A Lid on Drug Crimes
Community Ice Action grants axed.

VAGO Finds Mental Health System Failing Victorian Children
Mental health system in crisis yet reform is still far away.

Latrobe Valley to Get Residential Rehabilitation Centre under Liberal Nationals
Access for drug or alcohol addiction rehabilitations for people in the Latrobe Valley under an elected Liberal Nationals Government.

Statement on Royal Commission into Mental Health
Statement on Royal Commission into Mental Health

Our Streets Less Safe for Women Under Labor
Data by the Crime Statistics Agency showed Daniel Andrews failed to the streets safer for women.

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Latrobe – Gippsland’s Unemployment Rate at Record LowLatrobe – Gippsland’s Unemployment Rate at Record Low
We have a record low 3.2% regional unemployment in Latrobe-Gippsland says Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

Northe Tables Hazelwood Pondage PetitionNorthe Tables Hazelwood Pondage Petition
Northe highlighted massive support by community for the retention of Hazelwood Pondage.

Gippsland Startup wins a trip to ChinaGippsland Startup wins a trip to China
Laura Eddington from Warragul and founder of Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps wins a two day hackathon to Nanjing, China. Find out more about this exciting development for the company.

Still a Flood of Support for PondageStill a Flood of Support for Pondage
Overflow of support to reopen Hazelwood Pondage.

Gippsland Freight Benefits from Bridge StrengtheningGippsland Freight Benefits from Bridge Strengthening
This critical link on the Princes Highway for transporting goods carries over 3,300 trucks each day in and out of Gippsland.

Appoint of New Chief Executive Officer for Latrobe CityAppoint of New Chief Executive Officer for Latrobe City
Latrobe City Councillors were unanimous in their decision to appoint Steven Piasente as new Chief Executive Officer after an extensive recruitment process.

Electrifying Boost to Jobs in the Latrobe Valley with electric car plantElectrifying Boost to Jobs in the Latrobe Valley with electric car plant
Latrobe Valley to become the capital of electric vehicle manufacturing in Australia.

New Heavy Pumper for Traralgon FirefightersNew Heavy Pumper for Traralgon Firefighters
A new heavy pumper for Traralgon Fire Brigade's 130th birthday.

Gippsland Water

East Gippsland Water grants
Get Those Applications In for an Environmental Grant

Keeping Water Bills Down
No increase to the average customer bill over the next 12 months.

Drainage Works affecting Eastwood and Bullumwaal Roads at Wy Yung
Works to install some 400 metres of drainage continues.

Free Computers for a Worthy Cause
23 Lenovo desktop computers give aways.

Applications Invited for Round 3 of Environmental Grants
Applications are now open for Round 3 of Environmental Grants.

Boosting Water Services with Bumper Package of Engineering Projects
$6.3 million engineering projects to safeguard and enhance water services.

Water Sector Signs Innovative Energy Deal
New energy partnership to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and maintain affordable water bills.

Planning for another Dry Summer
Rain and reduction in water use improved water supply for East Gippsland.

Sarsfield Water Main Upgrade Works
Replacing and upgrading 4 kilometers of main water supply pipeline.

Tourists Urged to Use Water Wisely over Easter
Please ensure they use water efficiently during their stay.

Water Main Replacement Works - West Bairnsdale
Water works to boost water reliability and quality.

Water Situation Update
No trigger yet for compulsory water restrictions.

We need you!
Invaluable feedback needed.

Your Feedback is Important to us
Annual customer satisfaction survey

Your Water Supply In A Bushfire
Consider water supply when planning for a bushfire.

Northe Expresses Disappointment at Lack of Commitment for Lifeline Gippsland
Russell Northe described his reaction to a recent response from the Minister for Mental Health.

Still Time to Apply For an Environmental Grant
There is still time to submit an application for Round 2 of the East Gippsland Water-funded Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants program.

Water Main Realignment Works to Commence Shortly in Swan Reach
Realignment of water along Princes Highway at Swan Reach due to start Mid November.

Steve McKenzie takes the reins as East Gippsland Water's new Managing Director
East Gippsland Water's new Managing Director.

Applications Invited For Round 2 of Environmental Grants Scheme
East Gippsland Water now inviting applications for Round 2 Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants program.

Gippsland-wide News

Support for Those Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past 5 years? A Parkinson’s Victoria Recently Diagnosed Seminar in Traralgon on Thursday 18 July is designed to help you better understand and manage your condition.

Startup Gippsland 2019 Culminates In Dynamic Pitch Night -Prize Winners Announced
Grand finale event of the 2019 Startup Gippsland program.

Startup Gippsland Accelerator Program Leads Australia
Startup Gippsland program recognised as an outstanding success.

Three new Labor taxes celebrate their third birthday
Labor taxes' anniversary.

2019 OPTUS Victorian Country Long Course Swimming Championships
Happening on 25th January to 27th January.

Gippsland will Rocket into the New Year with the Launch of Startup Gippsland
Launch of the Startup Gippsland program announced.

Harriet Shing MP

5,000 Gippsland Residents Get Help at The Orange Door
Safety offered from threat of family violence when you enter the Morwell Orange Door.

Celebrating 150 Mobile Towers across Regional Victoria
Delivery of 150 mobile phone towers confirmed to improve safety, eliminate black spots and enhance digital connections.

Greyhound Racing On Track for Return to Traralgon
Greyhound racing program gets funded.

Have Your Say on Volunteering in Eastern Victoria
Share your experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering in the region.

More Young People in Eastern Victoria Region Urged to be Organ Donors
Young people urged to joint the Australian Organ Donor Register.

Small Business Experts Head for Churchill
Small Business Workshop comes to town.

Small Business Experts Head for Drouin
Small Business Workshop comes to town.

Boosting Business in Warragul
Warragul growth through 3rd round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program.

Designs Released For Latrobe Valley Govhub
Artist impressions of the $30 million GovHub, released.

Gippsland Employment Skills Training (Gest) Finalist in 2019 Learn Local Awards
Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST) gets nomination for Victorian Learn Local Awards.

Honouring our Multicultural Senior Citizens
$4,000 cheque to support the work helping older migrants.

Kinder Upgrade to Support Warragul Families
Access to more kinder places and the first-rate early years services for Warragul families.

Latrobe – Gippsland’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall
Latrobe-Gippsland's conquering unemployment.

Latrobe Valley’s Nurses, Doctors and Paramedics Rise to the Challenge
Busy flu season for Latrobe Valley health care providers.

Maintenance Works to Keep Gippsland Trains Moving
Maintenance estimated to be completed over 11 nights to boost reliability for passengers in the long term.

New Funding to Strengthen Disability Rights
Funding boost to strengthen disability rights.

Victorians Hooked on Fishing with New Custom Plates
Fishing-themed custom plate for fishing lovers.

Willow Grove Sporting Facility Upgrades Complete
New multi-purpose, female friendly match day pavilion at the Willow Grove Recreation Reserve.

Baw Baw Shire Council Joins Small Business Support Scheme
Baw Baw Shire joins Small Business Friendly Council initiative.

Boosting the Valley’s Community Facilities
Eleven projects across the Latrobe Valley gets supported.

Latrobe City Council Joins Small Business Support Scheme
Latrobe City joins Small Business Friendly Council initiative.

New Home for Gards Volunteers and Members
New home of GARDS in Moe, officially opened.

Boosting Kinder Services in Drouin
Facility upgrade at Drouin Primary School Early Learning Centre set to begin.

Children’s Facilities Capital Program Grants Now Open in Eastern Victoria
2019/20 Children’s Facilities Capital Program opens today.

Gippsland Soccer Scores New Synthetic Field of Dreams
FIFA-accredited synthetic pitch for Gippsland Soccer.

Greener Pastures for Traralgon Croquet Club
Sheen on new greens for Traralgon Croquet Club.

Making Kindergartens More Inclusive For All Children in Eastern Victoria
Playgrounds and buildings upgrades to support children with additional needs.

New Indoor Baseball Training Facility for Local Clubs
All-weather baseball training facility now open!

Baby Bundles Coming to Eastern Victoria
Free baby bundles for first-time parents.

Keeping Our Promises to Eastern Victoria Region
Local families will benefit from brand-new Baby Bundles, new and expanded School Breakfast Clubs and the next stage of our Solar homes program.

Slashing Stamp Duty in Half to Boost Regional Businesses
Stamp duty reduced by 50 per cent.

Supporting Contract Workers with Long Service Benefits
Commencement of the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme.

32,000 Fish Stocked in Time for School Holidays
School holidays optimised to get more people fishing more often.

Boosting Our Local Community Halls
Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall gets major refurbishment.

Delivering Jobs for The Latrobe Valley
Businesses encouraged to register their interest.

Developing an Aquaculture Industry in Latrobe Valley
Andrews Labor Government partners with a premium barramundi supplier to start aquaculture facility in Latrobe.

Giving Eastern Victoria Regions’ Hard-Working Carers the Helping Hand They Deserve
Package of nearly $50 million to go towards grants for initiatives that support carers.

New Partnership for Latrobe Valley Skills
New partnership to prepare Latrobe Valley workers for upcoming jobs in the electric vehicle industry.

Preventing Family Violence with Women’s Health Services
New funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies.

Upgraded Facilities for Trafalgar High School
Bigger, better school facilities for Trafalgar.

Architects Appointed for Tafe Gippsland Redevelopment
Newly appointed architect to design the major redevelopment of its Morwell campus and the new Port of Sale campus.

Business Funding Boost
Government commits $50,000 to Latrobe City Council local business events program.

Eastern Victoria Locals Urged to Take Care on Quad Bikes
A renewed call for vigilance on and around all-terrain vehicles or quad bikes.

Better Boating and Better Fishing for People in Eastern Victoria
$82.2 million investment for better boating and boost recreational fishing.

Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Now Open
Latest round of grant to protect the environment, now open.

Keeping Our Promises and Delivering for Gippsland
Promises turning to realities for Gippsland.

Community-Led Road Safety Initiatives Funded
VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants Program's 1.3 million fund for road safety awareness.

Connecting Morwell with High-Speed Broadband
Access to high-speed broadband for Morwell.

Newborough Bulldogs Score Upgraded Lighting
Newborough Bulldogs gets a funding boost.

Backing Community Projects in Baw Baw
Support for community projects across Baw Baw Shire.

Backing Community Projects in Latrobe
Support for community projects in Latrobe.

Boosting Safety and Reliability on Baw Baw Roads
Reliable and safe roads with Fixing Country Roads Program.

Boosting Safety and Reliability on Latrobe Roads
Reliable and safe roads with Fixing Country Roads Program.

Building Begins On New Kinder Hub in Morwell
Access to more kindergarten places in Morwell.

Creating a Powerful Voice for Aboriginal Victorians on Treaty
Victoria’s first – and historic – First People’s Assembly.

Crime Prevention Grants On Offer to Local Communities
Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) applications are now open.

Federation Training Becomes Tafe Gippsland
Federation Training unveils its new name.

Funding Boost for Newborough’s Athletes
10 new multi-sport courts and a pavilion to be constructed.

Latrobe Boost to Emergency Ambulance Arrivals
Data shows Ambulance arrtival at the scene of emergencies two minutes quicker in the March quarter.

Local Moe Company Wins Manufacturer of the Year
Medium-sized business Manufacturer of the Year named.

More Funding Announced For Environment Volunteers in Eastern Victoria
Opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grant.

New Stem Facilities for Students in West Gippsland
New facilities for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics in West Gippsland.

Upgraded Classrooms and Facilities for Kurnai College
Bigger, better classrooms and school facilities.

Upgrades to Morwell Kindergartens’ Play-Based Learning Spaces
First-rate kindergarten with upgrades to Morwell kindergartens.

Gippsland, a Tourism Boom that Keeps Growing
New data showed 2018 as tourism industry's biggest year.

Honouring Eastern Victoria’s Inspiring Seniors
Nominations are now open for community contributions by seniors and organisations.

Lighting Up Sport across the Latrobe Valley
Installation of 300 new lux LED lights in Newborough and Traralgon.

People Encouraged to Enter Sustainability Awards
Nominations are now open for 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Plantation Timber to Take Root in Gippsland
$110 million investment in native plantation timber, including 550 hectares of crown land close to Maryvale and Yallourn North in the Latrobe Valley announced.

Sculpture Rises from Bushfire Devastation
Resilience through a ash and metal sculpture.

Standing with our Valued Lifeline Heroes
Standing with Gippsland communities due to fire and drought.

Victoria’s Public Housing Gardening Talent in Full Bloom
Victoria’s most outstanding public and community housing gardens awarded.

Giving Locals A Voice at the Mental Health Royal Commission
Lived experiences sharing through new online portal.

Helping More Young Victorians Learn To Drive
Support for young Victorian student drivers.

Mental Health Boost to Support Gippsland Recovery
New funding for fire-affected communities in Gippsland.

New Collaborations for Gippsland’s Food and Fibre Sector
Gippsland’s food and fibre industry is set to continue its growth and market presence.

One-Stop-Shop for TAFE Jobs in Eastern Victoria
A place for industry experts in Victoria's TAFE sector.

Pitch Perfect Start for Cricket Centre of Excellence
New Cricket Centre of Excellence at Ted Summerton Reserve now underway.

Slam Dunk for Traralgon Sports Stadium
Traralgon Sports Stadium transformation underway.

Telling the Stories of Yarragon Veterans
Yarragon Community Hall Committee to restore the Australian Natives Association Yarragon Branch No 217 Honour Board.

Gippsland Line Passengers Urged to Plan Ahead During April
State-wide Autumn transport construction blitz for metropolitan lines.

Building the Best School Facilities for Warragul
Bright and modern facilities with the opening of GLA building at St. Paul's Anglican Grammar School.

Changing the Game for Women in Eastern Victoria
Continued support for women in sport.

Upgraded Labtrobe Valley Sports Facilities on their Way
Work starts in building Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) and Traralgon Indoor Sports Stadium transformation.

Delivering For Country Football and Netball Clubs
Another chance to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions.

More Rehab Beds for Young Victorians
More support for young regional Victorians with a new youth residential rehab facility.

New Campaign Shows Gippsland is Open for Business
New tourism campaign to encourage visitors to choose Gippsland for their next trip.

Rebates Helping Victorians Reduce Water Bills
Two innovative community rebate programs to reduce water bills.

Safety Work Complete Between Longwarry and Traralgon
Safer travels between Longwarry and Traralgon with Princes Highway.

First Steps for Victoria’s Free Baby Bundle
Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents.

Asbestos Taskforce Kicks Off in the Latrobe Valley
Asbestos taskforce first meeting for the Latrobe Valley.

First Businesses Sign on to Grow Gippsland Economy
GROW Compact committed their business to increasing local spend in Gippsland.

Helping Gippsland Children Get the Most Out of Kindergarten
Kindergartens to benefit from Australian-first school readiness funding.

Local Schools to Remain Independent
No merger for local schools.

Supporting Gippsland Passengers during Autumn Blitz
Free travel during state-wide autumn transport construction blitz.

Lowanna College Students to Live and Learn In India
Lowanna College to do travel immersion in India.

Drouin to Host Spartan Kids Race Next School Holidays
Spartan Australia kids’ race comes to Baw Baw Shire for the first time.

Fixing Country Roads as Maintenance Blitz Ramps Up
$70 million share for safer and more reliable roads.

Free TAFE Starts at Federation Training Morwell
Free TAFE program for students and job seekers from the Latrobe Valley.

Grants to Kickstart Multicultural Events
$3 million worth of community event grants for multicultural groups

Nominations Open for 65th Victorian Training Awards
Nominations now open for the 65th Victorian Training Awards

Baw Baw L2P Celebrates 10 Years
Celebrating 10 years of supporting local learner drivers get their licence.

Don’t Be Sidelined – Get Active This April
Registrations for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April campaign now open.

Get Screened To Reduce the Impact of Cancer in Eastern Victoria Region
Get yourselves and your loved ones screened.

Grants Help Eastern Victoria Music Venues Be Good Neighbours
Good Music Neighbours applications, now open!

New Funding Available For Sports Clubs in Eastern Victoria Region
Grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to community sporting clubs.

Gippsland Cemeteries Receive Victorian Government Grants
Nineteen Gippsland cemeteries received a government grant.

Latrobe Valley Authority Benefiting Community
Morwell Historical Society receives a $12,539 grant.

Stars Aligned For Latrobe in Country Cricket Coup
Big Bash League charging into the Latrobe Valley.

Boosting Renewables and Cutting Energy Costs in Gippsland
Two Gippsland community groups shares in $1.1 million worth of grants for renewable energy projects.

New Lanes Completed On Two Sections of Princes Highway East between Traralgon and Sale
Better journeys up ahead along newly duplicated and safer sections of the Princes Highway through Gippsland.

Record Bass Stockings into Blue Rock
Bass stocked into Gippsland to improve inland recreational fishing opportunities.

Delivering a Great Local School for Traralgon
Massive upgrade to Traralgon (Kosciuszko Street) Primary School with a re-elected Andrews Local Government official.

Increasing Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target and Boosting Jobs
Benefits in an increase Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50 per cent by 2030.

Renters to Benefit from Labor’s Solar Panels Plan
Inclusion of more Victorians in a half-price solar panels rollout.

Supporting a Bigger, Better Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
Investment in a scenic trail will create jobs and boost tourism in Gippsland.

Building a Community Hospital on Phillip Island
Re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver the Phillip Island Community Hospital in Cowes.

Century Milestone for Community Facility and Event Grants
More than 100 community projects now realised with support from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community Facility Fund.

Delivering Better Transport for Gippsland and The Bass Coast
Andrews Labor Government to invest $157,000 to improve transport services across South Gippsland and the Bass Coast.

Fixing Local Roads in Bass Coast Shire
Bass Coast Shire gets help to fix local road network with $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program.

New Gippsland Regional Sports Complex is Ready to Roll
Revamped Gippsland Regional Sports Complex in Sale opens today!

Road Safety Boost for Bass Coast Schools
Improvements for kids and families' safety around Inverloch/Kongwak Primary School and Newhaven College.

Road Safety Boost for Lakes Entrance School
Introduction of electronic speed signs to improve safety around St Brendan’s Primary School in Lakes Entrance.

Road Safety Boost for Mirboo North Primary School
Improving safety around Mirboo North Primary School and Mirboo North Secondary School with electronic speed signs.

Road Safety Boost for Sale Specialist School
Improving safety around the Sale Specialist School with electronic speed signs.

Delivering More Reliable Services for Gippsland
More frequent and reliable train services and more travel choice for Gippsland locals from a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

Ace in the Hole – Works Begin at Sale Tennis Centre
The $2.35 million redevelopment of the Sale Tennis Club is now underway.

Boosting Community Safety in Traralgon
Funding for the Traralgon Reserves and Pathways Lighting Improvements project announced.

Continued Boost for Youth Crime Prevention
More funding to a vital youth crime prevention program.

Expanding Mental Health Support to Gippsland Students
Access to a mental health professional for secondary schools soon.

Great Local Ideas Secure Funding Through Pick My Project
vital funding through Pick My Project

Moe Nets Funding For New Cricket Centre of Excellence
A $500,000 funding for a state-of-the-art cricket centre of excellence.

Morwell Locals Helping Power New Trains
The Morwell facility is creating new employment opportunities for locals.

New Justice Service Centre for Warragul
Access to a range of justice services with the opening of a new Justice Service Centre.

Omeo Pedals towards Multi-Million Mountain Bike Trail
Investment in planning and infrastructure to back up regions hit hard by drought.

Putting the Hill End Community First In Baw Baw Shire
Andrews Labor Government heeds Hill End community to retain the iconic Hill End Primary School for community use.

Sale Greyhounds Celebrate Spring Racing and Seniors
Upgrades for the infrastructure at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club.

Sale Showgrounds Open and Water Tower Redevelopment Happening
New amenities and recreation building at the Sale Showgrounds is now open.

Sport Loan to Help Latrobe Valley Locals Make a Splash
A $10 million loan for the transformation of the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre and the Traralgon Indoor Sports Stadium.

Tarwin Valley Primary School Upgrade a Step Closer
AOA Architects appointed to design a S500, 000 upgrade of the Tarwin Valley Primary School.

Traralgon College and Latrobe Special Developmental School Upgrade a Step Closer
Hede Architects Pty Ltd appointed to design Stage 1 of the Traralgon Education Regeneration Project.

$1.66 Million Specialist Skills Boost for Federation Training
Access to cutting edge training for local Yallourn TAFE students soon!

Building a Bigger and Better Latrobe Regional Hospital
Massive expansion set for the Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon.

Building a New Kinder Hub in Morwell
Access a new one-stop-shop kinder, school and family services soon!

Building on the Men’s Shed Community in Toongabbie
Toongabbie & District Men’s Shed extension opens today!

Building Upgrades at Wonthaggi Primary School
Important new works for the Wonthaggi Primary School soon!

Creating Spaces for Young People in the Latrobe Valley
Youth-focused hub formally opens!

Delivering a Great Local School for Lakes Entrance
$1 million towards an upgrade at St Brendan's School.

Energy Programs Deliver Jobs for the Latrobe Valley
Driving down energy prices with installation of microgrids.

Enviromicrobio Lab Opens at Federation Training’s Yallourn Campus
Laboratory at Federation Training’s Yallourn campus by EnviroMicroBio Lab opens today!

Gippsland Line Upgrade Supporting Local Jobs
This $95 million project supports local jobs.

Helping Victorians Start Their Own Business
Back up for Victorians who want to start their own business.

Location Announced For New Morwell Fire Station
A new fire station in Morwell to boost to emergency services in the Latrobe Valley.

Lowanna College Unveils Upgraded Classrooms and Facilities
Bigger, flexible learning spaces and school facilities unveiled!

Morwell Makes Room for ‘Her Place’
Celebrating the lives of Victorian women with an exhibition in Morwell.

Protecting the Iconic Blue Rock Lake
Funds made available to improve visitor facilities and recreation at Blue Rock Lake.

Providing More Parenting Support in Gippsland
Free parenting support in Gippsland.

San Remo Skaters Score New Skate Park
$650,000 new skate park for San Remo

Extra Rehabilitation Beds for Victorian Youth
New youth residential rehabilitation facility to be established in Gippsland.

Small Business Experts Head for Moe
Access to relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing the business at workshops to be held in October for small businesses in the Moe are.

South Gippsland Connected to The State’s Water Grid
South Gippsland will be connected to the state’s water grid for the first time.

Trout Stocking Bonanza for School Holidays
More than 30,000 catchable size rainbow trout stocked into almost 80 waters state-wide.

Youth Space Latrobe Seeks Ideas from Young People
Branding the Youth Space Latrobe in Morwell welcomes ideas from the youth.

Andrews Government Kicks in for Gippsland Sport
Residents of Toora, soon to enjoy modern sports facilities.

Two Gippsland Clubs to Receive a Life Saving Debrillator
Latrobe Valley 4WD Club and Tetoora Road Community Centre received defibrillator for medical emergencies.

Latrobe Local News

John Conomos – Beyond
Artist of "Beyond" is coming to the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Kevin White – Vessel A Voyage
‘Vessel: A Voyage’ featured at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Latrobe City Draft Cultural Diversity Action Plan 2019 – 2023
Draft to focus to continue to improve services and information that are inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds.

Morning Noon and Night
Cbus Collection of Australian Art featured at Latrobe Regional Gallery until October 13.

Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre Construction Ramps Up
Construction of Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre begins.

The Welcome Boorai to Country
Special ceremony to acknowledge the important role Elders play in welcoming and connecting Boorai’s (babies) to the land.

Morwell Rose Garden Theft
Theft of Roses at Morwell Rose Garden.

Change of Greenery for Traralgon Croquet Club
Change of greenery at Glenview Park.

New Era Kicks Off for Latrobe Valley Soccer
Newly installed FIFA accredited synthetic pitch at Gippsland Regional Centre.

Infrastructure Barriers to Latrobe City Investment and Jobs
Infrasctructure barriers.

Morwell CBD Revitalisation
Creation of a reinvigorated town centre and establishing Morwell as a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming centre in the area of Morwell.

Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship Awarded
Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship in Nursing and or Social Work awarded to Rebecca Plozza.

Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 3 June
Below is a snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 3 June 2019.

Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art
What it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration.

Fun, Fact and The Famous at This Year’s Latrobe Literary Festival
Diverse program mix in this year's Latrobe Literary Festival.

Latrobe Valley Information Network (LVIN)
World’s largest real-time environmental monitoring network goes online in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria on the 1st May.

Monash and W.H Corrigan Reserves Re-development Sod Turning
Construction begins in Monash and W.H Corrigan Reserves re-development.

Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 6 May
May 6 Council Meeting Round-Up

The Line Between Us
Art in exploration of time and connection between natural and synthetic environment.

Where’s Our Share?
No signs of funding yet.

#BuildingLatrobe
A call for support for #BuildingLatrobe.

Latrobe City Council 2019/2020 Draft Budget and Draft Rating Strategy 2019-20
Budget draft considers investment in generational assets for population growth and enhanced liveability.

First 1000 Days Project
First 1000 Days Project aims to promote strong cultural connections.

Rewriting the Score – Latrobe Regional Gallery
12 metre installation at Latrobe Regional Gallery titled REWRITING THE SCORE.

Latrobe Creative Precinct – Sod turning Ceremony
Commemoration: beginning of construction of the Latrobe Creative Precinct.

Magistrates Proceedings
Flamin Donuts and Not Maccas in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates proceedings this week.

Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 18 March
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 18 March

The Australian Medium 2019 Tour
Charmaine Wilson 2019 Tour

Wild Wogs 2: They Finally Left Home…And Without Their Mothers!
The Wild Wogs are back!

Latrobe City Council Successfully Pursues Legal Action
Legal action against two individuals in relation to breaches of the Building Act 1993

Morwell Rose Garden Festival Funding
A $100,000 Federal Government funding to expand the Morwell Rose Garden Festival.

Remix: Recent Acquisitions – Various Artists
Remix: Recent Acquisitions, a diverse and distinct selection of artworks.

The Class of '59 is back on it's Rock & Roll Circus Tour
Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls in to Australia in 2019.

The Stream – Hiroya Sakurai
THE STREAM by Hiroya Sakurai is currently on display at Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell.

The Bridge of No Return’ exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery
Lyndal Jones at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

EPA Works Approval Applications Extended
EPA Works Approval application extended

Latrobe City Libraries Seeking Feedback
Feedback needed on City Library collections.

Safe and Strong Latrobe
Safe and Strong Latrobe, designed to prevent violence against women.

Official Opening of Shared Pavilion and Netball Courts at Morwell Recreation Reserve
Morwell Recreation Reserve Precinct Master Plan officially opens

Temporary Traralgon Library Hours
Traralgon Library closing.

The Gippsland Town of Churchill is Tipped to be a Highlight of The 2019 Jayco Herald
Town of Churchill, to be a Highlight of The 2019 Jayco Herald.

Change for Sam Strategy
Increased community awareness and better support for women experiencing violence with Change of Sam Strategy.

Domestic Wastewater Management
Public Draft of Latrobe City’s Domestic Wastewater Management Plan released.

Crinigan Road Bushland Reserve Committee
Reserve committee currently looking for new members to get involved.

Hazelwood Pondage Caravan Park Closure
Hazelwood Pondage Caravan Park temporarily closed.

Neighbourhood Navigator
Online map to easily access information on the community services, facilities, planning and zoning information launched.

Latrobe Synthetic Sports Field Pavilion Officially Opened
Latrobe Synthetic Sports Field Pavilion was officially opened on Wednesday.

Unauthorised Building Works Result In Fines for Owner
Successful legal action by Latrobe City Council against a Morwell property owner

Good Chef, Bad Chef to Feature at Sister Cities Festival
‘Good Chef’ Rosie to cook at Latrobe City Council’s Sister Cities Festival on Friday 9 November at the Moe Botanical Gardens.

Latrobe City Council Elects New Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Graeme Middlemiss elected to the position of Mayor at Latrobe City Council special meeting.

Armistice Street Theatre Performances to Recognise the End of World War I
New free street theatre performance to recognise the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

Community Spirit Shines Bright for Flynn Hall Makeover
A 97-year-old building can serve the community once again, thanks to the people of the small Latrobe City township of Flynn.

Costa to Celebrate Community at Rose Garden Festival
Costa Georgiadis at Latrobe City Council’s Rose Garden Festival.

Fun and Learning at Latrobe City’s Children’s Expo
Fun activities in the annual Latrobe City Children’s Expo on Thursday 25 October at Kernot Hall.

New Cricket Hub to turn Ted Summerton into Gippsland’s Own ‘MCG’
Gippsland Regional Cricket Centre at Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe with $3.5 million funding.

Latrobe Creative Precinct Concept Design Launched
Concept design for the Latrobe Creative Precinct launched today!

Local Green Thumbs Win Big In ABC Gardener of The Year Awards
Hazelwood North couple, Denise and Athol Brand named state finalists in the 2018 ABC Gardener of the Year Awards.

Van Driel Resignation
Chief Executive Officer of Latrobe City Council resigns.

Nadine Lineham announced as Dick Bishop 2018 winner
Nadine Lineham is the recipient of this year’s Dick Bishop Memorial Prize.

Nominations close soon for Latrobe City’s Australia Day Awards
2019 Australia Day Awards nominations.

Works on Track for the Traralgon to Morwell Shared Pathway
Continuing works on the Traralgon to Morwell shared pathway.

Melina Bath MP

Gippsland Bushfire Emergency
Gippsland Bushfire Emergency

Bath Calls for Immediate Rate Relief for Gippsland Farmers
Rate relief package needed for farmers in Gippsland.

Bath Moves Motion on Trespass Laws to Protect Farmers
In defense of the rights of Victorian farmers against unlawful animal rights activists.

Bath states Labor must Reject Alberton Wind Farm
Community concerns regarding the Alberton Wind Farm

Labor Fails on Plantation Pledge
Failed promised investment in timber plantations.

Bath Gets Back to Work
Melina Bath reelected.

Liberal Nationals will build Latrobe Special Developmental School
A dedicated, purporse-buldt Latrobe Special Development School courtesy of an elected Nationals Government.

Nationals

The Nationals Announce Upper House Teams For Northern Victoria and Eastern Victoria
Two new candidates join existing Upper House members.

Peter Gardner

Gippsland Climate News & Views September
Peter Gardner's September Newsletter

Peter Walsh MP

Farm Tresspass Inquiry
Law-breaking activities on farm businesses.

Fodder transport subsidies
New South Wales fodder transport subsidy match in Victoria, wanted.

No Action from Labor Leaves Victorian Farmers at A Disadvantage
As transport subsidies for drought-affected farmers in New South Wales starts, access to fodder supplies could get tighter for Victorian farmers.

Labor Not Putting Locals First
Rural and regional communities gets second place for project support.

No Rates Relief for Farmers, but Doctors and Lawyers Get Drought Aid under Daniel Andrews
Relief for doctors and lawyers, none for farmers.

Letter to the Editor
Peter Walsh on State Budget

Minister, Labor’s Regional Cuts Are Nothing to be ‘Proud’ of
Minister was proud in cutting the Regional Growth Fund.

No Plan, No Money for Regional Victoria Under Labor
Premier blows the budget on metro projects, but no plans for Regional Victoria.

State Budget Reply Speech
State Budget Reply

Dedicated Regional Fund Must Continue
1 billion of investment to Regional Victoria to expire on June 30.

Farmers Don’t Rate A Mention In Labor’s Review
Rise in farm rates overlooked.

Labor Won’t Rule Out Further Cuts to Timber Availability
5000 hectares available for harvesting timber.

Liberal Nationals Establish Inquiry to Fix Farm Trespass Laws
Pressure to establish an inquiry into farm trespass laws.

Activists or Not – Break the Law, Face the Consequences
Motion submitted for parliamentary inquiry to strengthen state’s farm trespass laws and defend farmers’ rights.

Bad Old Days' already here under Daniel Andrews
Regional Victoria has already been left behind.

Federal Liberal Nationals delivering for Regional Victoria
Investments for safer country roads, reliable regional rail and better rural health for Regional Victorians.

Labor’s Price Hikes have less, not more, Victorians Fishing
Target One Million program just isn’t working.

Labor’s Sham Plantation Plan
Bogus plantation timber plan.

No ‘Fair Go’ for Timber Jobs under Labor
$7.32 billion timber industry threatens thousands of jobs across East Gippsland and north east Victoria

Premier, the Bad Old Days are Here
Country folks left behind during bad old days.

Daniel Andrews’ Budget Delay Good for Labor, Bad for Victorians
Shameful delay in State Budget.

Farmers Ignored in Labor’s Sham Rates Review
Sham review won’t address unfair rates.

Stronger Laws the Priority to Protect Victorian Farmers
Delay in fixing farm trespass laws while farm businesses targeted by extreme activists.

Daniel Andrews on Standby as Country Victoria Loses Population
No action on shocking decline in Regional Victoria’s population.

Farm Rates Review
Continued disappointments with farmers' rates cap.

Kangaroo Pet Food Trial
Decision on kangaroo pet food trial, long overdue.

One Month Left on Kangaroo Pet Food Trial
Letter to the editor on kangaroo pet food trial

Farmers Bitterly Disappointed by Drought Package
Disappointing Drought Package

International Tick of Approval for Sustainable Vic timber Industry
Three-year Responsible Wood standard certification successfully secured.

Labor Must Finally Provide Drought-Stricken Farmers with Rates Relief
Clamor for rates relief.

Activists Targeting Farms shouldn’t get ‘Charity’ Tax Benefits
The Liberal Nationals support the Federal Coalition Government’s bid to review Aussie Farms’ charity status and the Andrews Government should also get behind it.

Victoria’s Kangaroo Pet Food Trial Must Be Made Permanent
Growing frustrations on kangaroo pet food trial.

Call to Review Aussie Farms' Charity Status
A charity should be reserved for supporting the work of legitimate charities.

A Letter to the Editor
Labor won't return all boating licence fees back into better boating infrastructure.

Statement from the Nationals’ Leadership Team
Peter Walsh and Steph Ryan elected in the Victorian Parliamentary Party.

Labor Won’t Make Rates Fair for Farmers
If elected a Liberal Nationals Government wil make rates fair for farmers, prioritising an independent review into farm rates in Victoria.

Liberal Nationals Improving Food Security for Vulnerable People in Morwell
Elected Liberal Nationals Government to address the growing issue of food insecurity in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.

Liberal Nationals to Make Rates Fair for Farmers
Elected Liberal Nationals Government will take actions to make rates fair for farmers.

Blue Infrastructure Fund
Letter to the Editor.

Country Victoria set for $30 million connectivity boost under the Liberal Nationals
Elected Liberal Nationals Government to invest $30 million to boost mobile connectivity across rural and regional Victoria.

Council Rates Must Be Part of Drought Relief
Call for further steps for drought relief.

Farmers’ Market Support Program to return: only under Liberal Nationals
An elected Liberal Nationals Government plans to bring back the Farmers’ Market Support Program axed by Labor.

High-Speed Regional Rail
Peter Walsh's letter to the editor.

The Latrobe Valley Misses Out Under Labor, Again
Faster rail for Ballarat and Geelong, Latrobe Valley is left out.

Liberal Nationals’ plan to drive growth in Victorian agriculture
Liberal Nationals Government will grow Victoria’s agriculture and food industries if elected this November

Liberal Nationals to Invest in Regional Victoria’s Future Leaders
More support and a funding boost promise if a Liberal Nationals Government is elected at November’s State Election.

Russel Northe MLA

Government Must Act Now to Retain Pondage
Immediate actions wanted to retain pondage.

Northe Takes Aim at Public Housing Rent Increases
Russell Northe writes to Minister for House on rental price increase in public housing.

Hazelwood Pondage Fight Continues
Clamor for feasibility for Hazelwood Pondage before deciding on its fate.

Northe asks Government to reopen Worker Transfer Scheme
Requests to reopen the Worker Transfer Scheme (WTS).

Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System
Please find enclosed copy of Member for Morwell Russell Northe’s submission into the Royal Commission for Victoria’s Mental Health System for your consideration.

Local Sporting Club Becomes GovHub Casualty
No club anymore for Latrobe Valley Squash members.

Plight of Gippsland Farmers Still Being Ignored
No help yet for Gippsland farmers.

Funding Boosts Local Sports Clubs in Morwell Electorate
Get active as four local sporting clubs gets funded.

Latrobe Valley Power Stations
Possible early closure of Latrobe Valley Power Stations

Parliamentary Tributes for Local Achievers
Tribute to local recipients of recent Queens Birthday award.

Worker Transfer Scheme to Continue
Worry on current employment status of Hazelwood Power Station and Carter Holt Harvey workers.

Drought Relief Necessary in Latrobe – Northe
Appeal for support for farmers in drought conditions.

Northe Puts Spotlight on Improved Local Health Services
Ambitious target to half the Victorian suicide rate by 2025.

Northe: Budget is a Mixed Bag for LV
Mixed bag budget: need for more worthy projects and organisations.

Northe to Advocate for the Valley at Budget Time
Russell Northe to ensure the Latrobe Valley region is not ignored when it comes to investment and new jobs for the region.

Freemasons Victoria Helping Gippsland Farmers
Freemasons Victoria to contribute $50,000 to Gippsland Farmers Relief.

Funding Helps Seal the Deal
Round two for multiple local road projects.

Government Support Runs Dry in Latrobe
Drought continues with little support.

Northe Congratulates Good Friday Appeal Community Leaders
Contributors to Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal acknoweledged.

Northe Raises Need for Industry Support and Jobs
Spotlight on LV unemployment.

Northe’s Tribute to Local Service Men and Women
Tribute to men and women following ANSAC Day.

Latrobe L2P Program: Driver mentor Program to Continue till 2023
Continued assistance to young people with challenges in completing their 120 hours of on-road driving experience.

Inequity Continues for Latrobe Valley Commuters
Still no support for public transport services and prices for Latrobe Valley commuters.

Northe Acknowledges Community Leaders
Contributions from community leaders, acknowledged.

Northe asks what RET means for Latrobe Valley
North emphasized the need to understand associated modelling and potential impacts on Latrobe Valley workers, contractors, families and businesses with VRET.

Northe Calls for Commitment to GCLP
Calls for continued funding for GCLP.

Easter Egg Drive Supporting MNH Foodbank
Russell Northe teams up with Morwell Neighbourhood for Easter egg's donations.

Energy Costs Debated in Parliament
Debates on energy costs.

Toll Disparity to Hit Latrobe Valley Pockets
Disappointment as Victorians forced to fund the building of the West Gate Tunnel project.

Yinnar South fire
Honouring the local victims and heroes of Yinnar South Fire.

Latrobe Valley Students Pay Unfair Fares
Calls to abolish the unfair ticketing system.

Churchill’s Only Aged Care Facility to Close
Growing concerns on closure of Churchill's Aged Care Facility.

Ten Years on, We Remember…
Tribute in the Parliament of Victoria, to the Gippslanders impacted by the fires of the summer of 2009 - including Black Saturday.

Northe Urges Community to "Speak Up"
Upcoming Tom Curtain "Speak Up" tour

Remembering the Delburn fires 10 years on……
10 year anniversary of the Delburn complex of fires

Boolarra Hotel Tom Curtain Event
Launch of the "Tom Curtain Speak Up Tour"

Northe Calls for State Government Action on SteelvisionNorthe Calls for State Government Action on Steelvision
Decisive action needed to address the Steelvision Morwell debacle.

Northe Calls for Support to Address Terrible Statistics in Local Men’s Health
Calls for additional support to tackle Prostate Cancer

Northe Calls for RV Rest Site for Latrobe Valley
Policy Initiative for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) stopover in Latrobe Valley unveiled.

Pondage Users Left High and Dry
News of Hazelwood Pondage’s closure continuing until the early part of 2019 devastates tourists and locals.

Northe Calls for Improvements to Tyers School Crossing
Northe calls to enhance pedestrian safety at the Tyers Primary School crossing on Main Road.

Ombudsman’s Report Raises Energy Connection Issues
Statistics from the annual Victoria Energy and Water Ombudsman report showed a huge jump in complaints related to new energy connections.

Northe calls for ‘Latrobe Sports and Recreation Fund’ to support grassroots sport in Latrobe Valley
Call for Latrobe Valley’s investment in sporting grounds, clubs and facilities.

Northe Racing to Support Latrobe Valley Racing Club
Russell Northe today threw his support behind the dedicated group of volunteers at Latrobe Valley Racing Club, for Traralgon Racecourse.

Northe implores Minister to support Latrobe Quarry Industry
Russell Northe asking for action on local quarry licensing applications.

Northe Writes to Minister for Public Transport regarding a Dedicated Gippsland V/line Route
Letter pleading the State Government to commence the necessary actions needed to start a dedicated Gippsland V/Line route into Melbourne.

Sheridan Bond

The Nationals Commit To Billion Dollar Road Fix Blitz
Nationals to fix country roads with a $1 billion Road Fix Blitz.

Bond Backs Gippsland Tertiary Education Council to Address Latrobe Valley Skill Shortage
Discussion for the region’s shortage of diesel mechanics and the return of the Gippsland Tertiary Education Council.

The Nationals Building a Brighter Future for Young Victorians in Latrobe Valley
Push for improvement of school literacy and numeracy standards in the early years.

Bond Backs Latrobe Special Education
Bond asked Latrobe Valley community support campaign for a new stand-alone campus for Latrobe Special Developmental School.

Free Text Books for Secondary School Students
Promise of new free textbooks for secondary schoold students if the Nationals get elected.

The Nationals supporting headspace to better support young Gippslanders
Nationals aim to provide young Gippslanders access to the mental health services they need – regardless of where they live.

Bond backs Latrobe drug rehabilitation facility
Sheridan Bond calls for a dedicated drug rehabilitation centre in the Latrobe Valley.

Steph Ryan MP

New Carpet Can’t Paper over Cracks in V/Line’s Old Rolling Stock
New seat fabrics and carpet as improvement for V/line.

Labor Set To Hike Liquor Fees By 25 Per Cent
More expensive drink with 25 per cent hike in liquor licence.

Country Passengers Left Behind Again by City-Centric Labor
Massive cuts to regional Victoria in State Budget.

Labor’s False Claims Equal No New Trains for Country Victoria
No new trains for Victoria.

Training More Drivers Doesn’t Fix Old, Unreliable Trains
Training more VLine drivers does not replace old trains.

Liberal Nationals Back Scouts and Guides
Elected Liberal Nationals Government to support the rich tradition of Scouts and Guides.

Liberal Nationals to Get Gippsland Students Back On Track
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will restore the Gippsland Tertiary Education Council.

Liberal Nationals to Boost Language and Literacy for Vulnerable Kids
Elected Liberal Nationals Government will target early language and literacy programs.

Tim Bull MP

Labor Forgets Victoria’s Most vulnerable
Government has forgotten the state’s most vulnerable.

Country Racing Clubs Worse Off While Labor Plays Favourites
Andrews Government refused to boost support to smaller clubs.

Daniel Andrews Cuts Support to Our Veterans
From $10.5 million to $7.7 million for Veterans.

Labor isn’t Listening to Disability Sector’s Call for Change
Labor’s State Budget has no vision for disability sector.

Something Fishy About Labor’s Boating ‘Promise’
Forgotten: Labor’s promise to Victoria’s boating and fishing community.

Country Race Clubs Will Be Winners under Liberal Nationals
Grassroots country racing clubs gets share of industry funding.

 

 

 

 

 

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