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Bass Coast Business Awards are back again
Bass Coast businesses are invited to highlight their strengths and recognise the work of their staff by entering the 2017 Bass Coast Business Awards.

Bike Ed – Keeping kids safe and active
By the end of this year, all schools in Bass Coast Shire with year 4-6 students will have run a recent Bike Ed program.

Draft Plan for Wonthaggi Rec Reserve
Following lengthily consideration and consultation, the draft Master Plan for the Wonthaggi Recreation reserve is complete and open for feedback.

Three bins are coming!
Bass Coast Shire Council is introducing a 3-bin kerbside collection service in September this year and it’s time to get excited and learn a bit more about your new waste system.

Help us help you
Bass Coast Shire Council is committed to shaping a better Bass Coast. This involves continuing to improve the Customer Service experience.

Mayor's message - 18 May 2017
A Mayoral Fundraiser called Winter Vibes will take place at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Friday, 16 June 2017.

Mayor's Message - 5 May 2017
State Government released its budget last week.

Mayor's message
There are numerous art experiences and workshops happening across the six shires of Gippsland this month as part of Creative Gippsland’s Come and Play – All of May, which is in its 8 th year.

Play and stay up late
Come and Play – All of May is an arts and culture celebration happening right now across Gippsland. The month long festival hosts a range of activities from Mallacoota to Phillip Island.

Wreck Creek opened
The mouth of Wreck Creek was artificially opened this week to prevent flooding of nearby properties.

David Southwick MP

Labor’s missing coal policy
Promised coal policy by Labor on 2016, not delivered.

Latrobe Local News

Diverse program for this year's Latrobe City Literary Festival
Following last year’s sell-out success, the second annual Latrobe City Literary Festival is taking place from 23 to 28 May this year across the Traralgon and Moe Libraries.

Council’s ongoing commitment to advocate for community
Latrobe City Council mayor Kellie O’Callaghan said today’s announcement by Carter Holt Harvey that it was consulting with staff on the possible closure of its Morwell sawmill has landed as devastating news to the community.

Take our six steps to business success
Latrobe City Council, with the support of Small Business Victoria, is running its Six Steps to Success for your Small Business program again.

Council calls on ENGIE to help with costs of fish disposal at pondage
Latrobe City Council has sought a meeting with ENGIE to discuss the removal and disposal of dead fish from the Hazelwood Pondage, as the temperature of the water continues to fall.

Media Coalition

Liberal Nationals commit to securing jobs in the Valley
An elected Liberal Nationals government would be committed to keeping jobs in the Latrobe Valley.

Melina Bath MP

18th Walk Safely to School Day
Friday 19 May is the 18th National Walk Safely to School Day.

Nina Barry-Macaulay

History Made - Future Paved
First Women's AFL match in Bass Coast was held at Dalyston Recreation Reserve: The Bass Coast Breakers vs Gippsland Maroons.

Peter Walsh MP

Labor leading fox control off track
Jaala Pulford’s lack of interest in the wild dog control program looks to have extended to the resoundingly successful Fox Bounty.

Russel Northe MLA

Northe speaks in Parliament about Latrobe Valley’s jobs crisis
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament about the Victorian Governments absolute neglect of local jobs in Latrobe Valley and its refusal to save existing jobs in the region.

Liberal-Nationals commit to better trauma support in Traralgon​
Victims of crime and trauma in the Latrobe Valley would have faster access to support under a Liberal Nationals plan for a Victims Support Rapid Response Service.

Statement on Carter Holt Harvey
Daniel Andrews must act urgently to reverse the Latrobe Valley’s jobs crisis.

Media statement: Hundreds of dead fish at Hazelwood Pondage
Seeing hundreds of dead fish in the cooling Hazelwood Pondage after the closure of Hazelwood

Northe calls on Government to provide jobs for Latrobe Valley community
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today joined with Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Neale Burgess to call on the Andrews Labor Government to provide real jobs for people in the Latrobe Valley.

Steph Ryan MP

Labor refuses to release Fed Training details
Training and Skills Minister Gayle Tierney refused to provide basic information about Federation Training during a budget estimates hearing yesterday.

Students less likely to find a job under Daniel Andrews
Just half of students enrolled in vocational education and training in Victoria are more likely to get a job as a result of their training.

No report from Gippsland’s Federation Training
Daniel Andrews has abandoned Gippsland’s Federation Training at a time when a strong and stable training system has never been more important to the Latrobe Valley.

Tim Bull MP

Odds on new tax will have no benefit to racing
Racing Minister Martin Pakula has refused to guarantee the Andrews Labor Government’s new online gambling tax will provide any benefit to the racing industry, despite wagering on Victoria’s three racing codes being the major contributor.




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