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3 Apr 2007 (Tuesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter Area LTB1 Bridle Estate April 2007 (NHW115)
Mischievous email, Scams, Australian Electoral Commission, Police Crime Report, Smoke Detectors.

5 Apr 2007 (Thursday)

Monash Weekly Bulletin
MONDAY, April 2, 2007

Ferry Times Extended For Easter
East Gippsland Shire has advised that operating times for the Raymond Island Ferry have been extended for the Easter period.

Response To Herald Sun Article From Today 30 March
Responding to the matters raised in today’s Herald Sun article, Bass Coast Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Allan Bawden, has assured the community there is no need for over-reaction.

2007 Innovation Gippsland Program Highlights Regional Strengths
The program for Innovation Gippsland has been finalised, with over 40 events across Gippsland in May 2007.

Bass Coast Shire Council Trials Ticket Vending Machine For Newhaven Boat Ramp
A ticket-vending machine is being trialled at the Newhaven boat ramp by Bass Coast Shire Council.

Ingram Pursuing BRHS Ambulance Cost Blowout
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has again taken up the issue of inequitable ambulance transfer costs that is being borne by the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS).

How Bass Coast Farmers Can Claim Drought Relief
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging its farmers to take up the Government’s offer of drought relief.

12 Apr 2007 (Thursday)

Councillor Reports Back On Local Government Conference
Local government can play an important role in leading the community through involving communities in government decision making; facing local community challenges;

Forum To Provide Detailed Insight Into Car Park Project
A public information forum will be conducted at 7.15pm on Tuesday 17 April at the Traralgon Little Theatre

Project Management And Design Tender For Hub Awarded
Latrobe City Council has awarded a tender for the design and project management for the Churchill and District Intergenerational Hub and renovation of the Churchill Public Hall to Prior Cheney Pty Ltd.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Finance Workshop For Women Starting A Business
A workshop designed to assist women either starting or operating a small business will be conducted by Latrobe City Council on Thursday 19 April at the Latrobe City offices in Kay Street Traralgon.

Gippsland Water Meets With Plumbing Industry
Plumbers from across Gippsland had the opportunity to learn about key changes in the water industry at a recent information session.

2007 Innovation Gippsland Program Highlights Regional Strengths
The program for Innovation Gippsland has been finalised, with over 40 events across Gippsland in May 2007.

Latrobe City Launches Youth Programs
Latrobe City has recently launched two programs that offer leadership opportunities for young people in the region.

Time Changes To Some Parking Bays In Commercial Road
A number of parking bays opposite the Justice Precinct in Commercial Road Morwell have been rezoned from ‘all-day’ to ‘one-hour’ parking following the sealing of the large carpark

Population Growth More Good News For Latrobe
Estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics recently show that Latrobe City’s population increased by over 500 people to 71,073 between 2004/5 and 2005/6.

Innovation Gippsland – Making Good Ideas Happen In 2007
The Gippsland Innovation Festival has been the largest regional innovation festival in Australia for a number of years. This is a direct reflection on our region’s capacity to come up with new ideas and make them happen.

Bands To Battle It Out In Traralgon
Victory Park will come to life with the sounds of local young bands when Latrobe City Council’s FReeZA Committee hosts the Battle of the Bands at the soundshell on Sunday 22 April between 11am and 3pm.

School Holiday Workshops At The Gallery
With another week or so of the holidays left, you might be looking for other ways to occupy the children. Have you thought about taking the children to the workshops being run at the Latrobe Regional Gallery?

Vision Impaired Hit 130 Kph Down The Straight At Sandown
Latrobe City’s Rural Access Project Officer Bill Lawler has never had a driver’s licence, but on Sunday 25 March during the annual ‘In the Driver’s Seat’ event, he did six laps of the

Karen Knowles returns to delight local audiences
Karen Knowles, the well known and successful Australian singing star, will be delighting audiences once again with her forthcoming live stage performance at the

New Community Gallery Opens With ‘My Red Chair’
The Latrobe Regional Gallery has launched the new Hazelwood Community Access Gallery with an exhibition by Grant Hilton, an exciting, emerging local artist.

Feedback Invited On Latrobe ‘Older Persons Strategy’
Latrobe City Council is inviting public feedback on a draft ‘Older Persons Strategy’.

Queensland Fruit Fly Detected At Lindenow
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced that an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been detected at Lindenow in Victoria’s south east.

Nats Push For Increased L.R.H. Funding
The Nationals’ Gippsland members of Parliament intend increasing the pressure for better health facilities in the Latrobe Valley when Parliament resumes next week.

Multimedia Gallery To Showcase Young Filmmakers’ Works
From Saturday 14 April, in celebration of National Youth Week 2007, the Latrobe Regional Gallery will be showcasing video and multimedia work from the young people involved in roll PLAY Productions -

Jennifer Plans To Explore Business Opportunities In China
Traralgon based business, Jennifer Jones Planning Consultants will join other Latrobe City businesses who are about to leave for China as part of a sister-city

16 Apr 2007 (Monday)

Donation Helps Recovery Effort In Gippsland
Esso and BHP Billiton today (Monday) donated $40,000 to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.

Ingram Heads Meeting On UDF Concerns
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has organised a meeting with East Gippsland Shire Council and local residents to discuss a range of serous concerns with the Urban Design Frameworks (UDF).

Ingram Supports State’s Bush Nursing Centres
Independent MP for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to provide more funding for the state’s bush nursing centres.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, April 16, 2007

Public Meeting To Discuss Henry Street Trees
A public meeting on options for the future of Henry Street’s pin oak trees, will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 26 April at the Civic Centre in Kay Street Traralgon.

Into The Impact Of Public Land Management Practices On Bushfires In Victoria.
The public exhibition period of a planning application by Latrobe City Council for a new landfill site located off Callignee South Road has been increased by an additional fourteen days to Friday 27 April 2007.

Hall Urges Bushfire Submissions
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall has urged all interested people to make a submission to a State Government bushfire inquiry.

Ingram Urges Submissions To Bushfire Inquiry
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is urging Gippsland residents to make submissions to the Victorian Parliament committee inquiry

18 Apr 2007 (Wednesday)

Freight Network Buyback A Lesson In Privatisation Failure: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed moves for the State Government to buy back the state’s country rail freight network.

Walk The Talk Kits Launched
New ‘Walk the Talk’ walking kits, aimed at motivating and supporting people to become more active in their daily lives, are now available for loan to library members at Latrobe City libraries.

Permit Required To Collect Firewood For Winter
As autumn progresses and nights start to cool, many Gippsland residents will be planning to stock up on firewood for winter warmth.

Great Victorian Bike Ride Community Meeting In Yinnar
Bicycle Victoria and Latrobe City Council representatives will visit Yinnar on Tuesday 1 May 2007 to discuss opportunities being presented by this year’s Great Victorian Bike Ride which will take place in November.

Progress Highlighted In Traralgon Creek Improvement
The first review meeting of the Traralgon Creek Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) was held on Wednesday 11 April and highlighted progress made on a number of actions included in the plan.

‘Heavens’ Opens At The Gallery
Renowned Australian artist Asher Bilu will create an extraordinary site-specific installation ‘Heavens’ for the Latrobe Regional Gallery to be unveiled on Saturday 22 April at 11am.

19 Apr 2007 (Thursday)

Small Business Workshop For Strategic Business Planning
A workshop on the fundamentals of strategic business planning designed to assist small business operators and anyone interested in establishing a small business will be conducted by Latrobe City Council

‘Elegance And Perversity’ Not For The Faint Hearted
Some visitors to the Latrobe Regional Gallery will find the forthcoming exhibition ‘Erwin Olaf: Elegance and Perversity’ confronting, and some people may even find particular pieces of the exhibited work offensive

New Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre - Design Competition Winner Announced
Local architect, Caroline McPhee has won the architectural design competition to design the new Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre proposed for the Fincher Street Reserve.

Rural Activity Zone Frequently Asked Questions.
The farming zone was introduced in Baw Baw Shire in March 2006 through an amendment to the Baw Baw Planning Scheme

Rural Conservation Zone Frequently Asked Questions.

Council Endorses Rural Zone Review Report.
Baw Baw Shire Council has endorsed the rural zones review report recommending changes to the planning guidelines for rural areas of the shire

20 Apr 2007 (Friday)

Council Moves On Proposed Heritage Controls
The Bass Coast Shire Council last night made a decision on how to move forward with the Shire’s proposed Heritage Overlay. The decision involves splitting the proposal into three parts.

Community invited to celebrate opening
Learning the ins and outs of water treatment will be part of the fun at a community open day when Gippsland Water’s new Erica and Rawson Water Treatment Plant is opened to the public on Sunday, April 29.

Government Refuses Release Of Wind Farm Report
Eastern Region MP, The Nationals’ Peter Hall, has challenged the State Government over its refusal to release a planning panel’s report on the Dollar wind farm project in South Gippsland.

24 Apr 2007 (Tuesday)

Enjoy A Night With Zulya And The Children Of The Underground
The Café Concert Series prides itself on presenting quality live musicianship from a diverse range of musical styles.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, April 23, 2007

Lake Narracan Likely To Experience Low Winter Levels
Unprecedented low flows in the Latrobe River system may result in reduced water levels in Lake Narracan during the winter months, Latrobe City has warned.

A Night Of Dark Carnival At The Gallery
A gala extravaganza will be held on Friday 27 April at 6.30pm for the Latrobe Regional Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Elegance and Perversity’ by Dutch artist Erwin Olaf.

Bands Thrash It Out At Victory Park
Despite the rain a good crowd of over 500 people attended the Battle of the Bands event which was held on Sunday at the soundshell in Victory Park.

Anzac Day Ferry Times
East Gippsland Shire has announced that there will be an early ferry service on Anzac Day to enable residents to attend the Dawn Service.

Morwell Police And Council Launch ‘Operation Goodwill’
Morwell police in partnership with Latrobe City will be offering members of the public an opportunity to engage with them regarding community safety issues, and available Latrobe City services.

Innovation Gippsland 2007 Takes Off
Innovation Gippsland showcases innovation from our region on a national stage this month, with over 35 events celebrating innovation in all walks of life.

Tree Removal Error Sparks Immediate Investigation
Latrobe City Council has initiated an immediate investigation into the removal of a pin oak tree at the Breed Street entrance to Henry Street Traralgon.

May Newsletter
Innovation Gippsland is about sharing the success stories - taking stock of innovation in our growing region.

27 Apr 2007 (Friday)

Schools Immunisation Program On Cervical Cancer Starts
Latrobe City Council's health services team commenced its schools’ immunisation program to counter cervical cancer on Monday, with students at Traralgon Secondary Senior College being the first in

Melbourne Comedy Roadshow To Deliver Local Laughs
From Albury to Alice, Cairns to Karratha, Hobart to Horsham – and all the way to Singapore - the ninth massive Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow is trucking out of Melbourne to tour Australia (and beyond)

Bass Coast News Bulletin
26 April 2007

Linfox VCAT Hearing Expected In September
Bass Coast Shire Council expects the final VCAT hearing regarding the proposed Linfox Property Group resort development on Phillip Island to take place in September.

Bass Coast’s Financial Challenges Shared By Councils Across Australia
Councils across Australia are entering a period of financial crisis unless some dramatic reforms are introduced by state and federal governments.

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