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"The Current", a new community newspaper, has hit the streets of Bass Coast

By Carol McCormack - 11th December 2002 - Back to News

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"The Current", a new community newspaper, has hit the streets of Bass Coast. The paper will be published quarterly and includes a range of information about issues affecting Bass Coast, as well as articles about local people, events and areas. The free newspaper is available from shops and community centres throughout the Shire.

The Current is an initiative of the Creatively Connecting Communities project that is operating in Bass Coast. Terry Earl, Project Coordinator, said that this is one of ten projects across the state being funding by the State Government through its community building program.

"The aim is to find ways of linking and involving people across Bass Coast in order to have a positive and lasting impact on issues of concern," said Terry. "Local people who are participating in the project quickly determined that one of the best ways of doing this would be via a community newspaper – hence the idea for The Current was born."

More than 30 members of the local community contributed articles to the first issue.

"The hope of the volunteers who have worked on this project is that it will foster pride in our region and inspire others to get involved," said Terry. "Conditions never improve without people working together to achieve change."

Terry said that the local weekly papers bring local people the up-to-the-minute news, but the four editions of "The Current" produced each year will have the luxury of space.

"We want to use some of this space to present comprehensive debate about important community issues, such as the space we’ve used for debating the topic of wind energy in the region in our first issue," said Terry.

Terry said that more members of the community are welcome to become involved in producing The Current.

"If you want to help out and learn new skills in writing, editing, desktop publishing and more, please give us a call on 5671 2704," said Terry. "The next edition is due out in March and work has already begun!"

Source: www.gippsland.com

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