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Food & Fibre Gippsland June Newsletter
Welcome to our first eNews for winter and the kick start of Food & Fibre updates in your inbox every month.

Bass Coast Local News

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.

Survey Results Continue to Improve
Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2020 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey completed.

Business and Community Resilience Grants Announced
Distribution of $700,000 across 133 businesses and community groups as part of its Business and Community Resilience Grants Program.

Feedback Wanted on Governance Rules
New Local Government Act 2020 to require all Victorian councils to adopt Governance Rules by 1 September 2020.

Mayor’s Message - 20 July 2020
Mayor's message on the importance of social distancing.

4000 Plants to Address Foreshore Encroachment
The revegetation works will be undertaken across five foreshore sites and will involve planting over 4000 indigenous plant species, sourced from local nurseries.

Feedback Wanted on Climate Plan
Climate Change Action Plan will guide the community towards net-zero emissions while facilitating climate adaptation and urban resilience over the next 10 years.

Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants Success
Both the Guide Park Redevelopment Project and the Dalyston Netball Court and Change Pavilion Project have been planned over the past year and will now begin.

Facelift for Cowes Footpath
Construction is expected to take up to two weeks to be completed, subject to favourable weather and contractor availability.

Funding for Roundabout Beautification
Regional Roads Victoria is currently constructing these roundabouts.

Landslip Works Underway
Loch Wonthaggi Road under repair.

Mayor's Message - 23 June
Mayor's message on chats and online behaviors.

New Program to Carry on Work
This comes as the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s funding for the RuralAccess Program, which has been running in Bass Coast since 2001, ends on 30 June.

Time to Talk Budget
The Proposed Budget supports the objectives of the Council Plan and continues to reflect Council’s extensive community engagement to ‘Help Shape a Better Bass Coast’.

Water Plan Sets Management Course
The IWMP establishes six strategic objectives relating to Council’s role in the water cycle.

Grant Applications for Recreational Projects
Council is applying for funding to complete the 2020 Sports Pavilion Project, the 2020 Field Lighting Project and the Guy Road Trail Project.

Mahers Landing Proposal Will Not Progress
Councillors voted to not progress the Application and will not seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Phillip Island Aquatics and Recreation Precinct One Step Closer
The application of the PAO reserves the land, so that it can be acquired to establish and enhance the public open space network on Phillip Island.


A Gippsland Flavorite Gets Help to GrowA Gippsland Flavorite Gets Help to Grow
Flavorite is a true Gippsland success story and has revolutionised the tomato business in Australia. Business capital will be provided for Warragul-based fresh produce business.

Protect our Vital Firefighters - NortheProtect our Vital Firefighters - Northe
Concerns to the Minister for Emergency Services highlighted by local Country Fire Authority (CFA) personnel.

Gippsland Water

Additional Measures Announced to Assist Customers Financially
No annual increase in water tariffs until the beginning of 2021.

Harriet Shing MP

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.

Helping West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Sports Clubs Survive and Thrive
Seven grants of $1,000 to help clubs pay the bills.

Gigabit Broadband A Win for Latrobe Valley Jobs Precincts
A newly completed world-class local broadband network for Latrobe Valley.

Helping Latrobe Valley Sports Clubs Survive and Thrive
Two grants of $1,000 to provide support to help clubs pay the bills.

A Welcome Boost for Sports Clubs in Cardinia and Baw Baw
Local Sport Infrastructure boost for four Clubs across Cardia and Baw Baw.

Helping West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley Sports Clubs Survive and Thrive
27 grants of $1,000 to help community sport.

Major Road and Rail Investment for Gippsland
More than $50 million huge transport to help Gippsland communities impacted by the summer’s bushfires and coronavirus.

Mental Health Support for Bushfire Communities
Funding boost to promote mental health after the state’s devastating bushfires.

Regional Accommodation Providers Urged to Access Fund
Access Victorian Government funding to cover the cost of lost refunds during the coronavirus pandemic

Road Safety Upgrades for Local Gippsland Streets
‘Safe Travel in Local Streets’ program will roll out safety upgrades in Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Drouin and Warragul.

Applications Open for Greener Government School Building Program
Solar panels on government schools for reduced electrical costs and environment sustainability.

Funding Boost for Latrobe Valley Sporting Clubs
Facility upgrades in Latrobe Valley for hundreds of avid sportspeople to enjoy.

Grants to Support Local Creative Recovery
$26,000 grants to support local creatives to rebound, recover and explore new business opportunities.

Helping Children in The Latrobe Valley get the most out of Kindergarten
Extra support for learning and development for kinder kids.

Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland Sporting Clubs Set to Kick Goals for Health
More opportunities to get active and play sport.

More Support for Victorian Parents
Access to additional evidence-based practical advice and ideas for parents and carers.

Latrobe Local News

Councillors to Host ‘Listening Posts’ for Battery Recycling Plant
Councillor Listening Posts’ will be conducted in August to allow interested community members to engage with Councillors.

Grants Program Offers Hope to Latrobe City Small Businesses
New grants program to support those who have been hit hard during COVID-19.

Latrobe Valley Serves up 2020 Combined National Table Tennis Championships
2020 National Veterans Championships and 2020 National Senior, Youth, Junior & Para Championships will be in Latrobe Valley November and December 2020 for 18 days of competition.

Youth Council
First online meeting between the Youth Council and Latrobe City Council.

Community Grants Program Opens
Changes on grants and sponsorship programs facilitated to cover important social, health, wellbeing, cultural and economic outcomes.

Council Appeals to Stop Illegal Waste Dumping
Leaving any item outside the property breaches the law.

Latrobe City Council’s Draft Budget 2020-21
Reduced tourism and decreased revenue considered in Latrobe City Council’s Draft Budget 2020-21.

New Sign at Morwell’s Town Entrance
New decorative sign installed at the Commercial Road entrance to Morwell.

Nominate now for Latrobe City’s Australia Day Awards
Nominations for 2021 Australia Day Awards now open.

Significant LCP construction Work to See Partial Closure of Church Street
Construction of the 24 metres fly-tower starts June 29.

Liberal Nationals

Ultimate Frisbee State Championships Coming to Traralgon
Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships in Latrobe Valley on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September.

Peter Walsh MP

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.

Liberal Nationals’ Positive Plan to Protect Regional Victoria against COVID-19
Additional measures needed to strengthen COVID response to minimise the spread of the virus into regional Victoria.

Urgent Solution Needed on Seasonal Worker Border Ban
Resolution on the ban of seasonal workers crossing into and out of Victoria.

Labor already starving the Timber Industry of Resource and Jobs
A research hub is not the answer for unemployment.

Regional Victorians Demand Tougher Measures against the great Melbourne Escape
Anxiety rises with failed management of hotel quarantine and contact tracing.

Keep up the Work to Save Lives and Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Continued vigilance will save lives and ensure our country communities can stay open and in business.

Relief for Regional Victorian Families and Businesses
Regional Victoria not included in today’s six week COVID-19 lockdown.

Agriculture Minister All Bark and No Bite on Timber Jobs
Actions needed on timber jobs.

Daniel Andrews has Turned his Back on Victorian producers
China’s unjustified decision to impose an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley threatens Victorian jobs and our state’s economy.

Daniel Andrews’ City-Centric Focus Costing Country Jobs
City-centric shutdowns costing jobs in regional Victoria.

Labor Waives the White Flag on Wild Dog Control
No renewal for Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee.

Russel Northe MLA

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

Melbourne Commuters Need to Get off V/Line Services
Protective measures should be enforced to ensure that persons residing within restricted areas of Melbourne are not breaking COVID-19 rules and travelling to and from the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland regions via public transport.

New Ambulance Station’s Still on Hold
Progress inquiries for Morwell and Moe Ambulance Stations.

Our Fares aren’t Fair – Northe
Concerns raised on the standard of public transport services.

New Ambulance Station’s still on Hold
Updates wanted on the promised new Morwell and Moe Ambulance Stations.

Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy
Rehabilitation of Latrobe Valley’s brown coal mines announced.

Morwell Electorate Sporting Clubs Set to Kick Goals for Health
More opportunities to get active and play sport with sporting clubs being funded.

Restrictions on Business Need Review
Minister for Small Business, consider the plight of local businesses that remain closed or who struggled to remain open.

Steph Ryan MP

New Minister No Excuse to Delay Fixing Regional Rail
VLine has regularly failed to meet performance targets.






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