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1 Apr 2011 (Friday)

Electric Car Trial
Bass Coast Shire Council officers had the chance to test drive an electric car that is part of a Department of Transport Electric Vehicle program.

Presentation By Racv 14 Gps Navigational Systems To Latrobe City Meals On Wheels Volunteers
Traralgon Service Centre Kay Street, Traralgon 11am

5 Apr 2011 (Tuesday)

Telephone survey is not ours warns East Gippsland Water
East Gippsland Water is warning customers that it is in no way connected with a company claiming to be conducting a water quality survey in the East Gippsland region.

Special Council Meeting for Traralgon Indoor Aquatic Facility Feasibility Study
Community members who made submissions to the Traralgon Indoor Aquatic Facility feasibility study will be able to address Council at a special meeting on Monday 11 April 2011.

Tough Thriller ‘Red Hill’ To Screen At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
The tough Aussie movie ‘Red Hill’ (MA15+) will screen at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Monday 18 April at 7pm, as part of the National Film & Sound Archive’s Big Screen Film Series.

6 Apr 2011 (Wednesday)

Gippsland A Winner In Tourism Awards
Two organisations represented Gippsland last month at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards in Perth.

Regional Families Urged To Join Campaign To End Gst Rip-Off
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has urged Latrobe Valley families to write to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and help end Federal Labor’s massive rip-off of Victorian GST revenue.

Taxi Services Reform To Commence With Industry Inquiry
A new Taxi Industry Inquiry will be established to recommend and implement sweeping reforms to Victoria’s troubled taxi industry, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Traralgon East Community Centre Redevelopment Progressing
The redevelopment of the Traralgon East Community Centre is well underway with detailed plans, developed in conjunction with the local community, currently being reviewed by Latrobe City.

Intensive Swim Program Kicks Off The Holidays With A Splash
Latrobe City’s Squirts swimming program will run over the school holidays at Latrobe Leisure centres in Churchill, Morwell and Moe Newborough.

7 Apr 2011 (Thursday)

Pet Registrations A Little Hairy
This year’s animal registration renewal process has not gone as smoothly as hoped.

2010 Doug Moran Portrait Prize: Latrobe Valley People’S Choice Gives The Nod To Realism
More than 3,700 people have visited the Latrobe Regional Galley to view the 2010 Doug Moran Portrait Prize during the last two months.

Ministers To Visit Latrobe Valley
State Government Ministers will be visiting the Latrobe Valley next week to discuss the Princes Freeway closure along with challenges confronting the energy industry.

Y Get Involved In Bass Coast Leisure?
Everyone with an interest in sport and recreation is being urged to provide feedback on the Aquatic and Leisure Centre Feasibility Study.

10 Apr 2011 (Sunday)

Latrobe Police Service Area, Special Update Edition, Closure of Princes Freeway Morwell

11 Apr 2011 (Monday)

Have Your Say On Latrobe City’S Municipal Early Years Plan
Latrobe City’s Municipal Early Years Plan 2011-2015 has been released for public comment following Monday’s Council meeting.

News And Photo Opportunity
Minister Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills

Community Forum A Success
Last Saturday a community forum was held for members of the Leadbeater Ward to share their community planning experiences.

News And Photo Opportunity
Minister Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills

14 Apr 2011 (Thursday)

Latrobe Valley A Favourite For Geothermal Power
Latrobe City Council’s Climate Change Consultative Committee met with Professor Rachel Webster of Melbourne University recently,

New Landfill Committee Appointed
The new Latrobe City Council Hyland Highway Municipal Landfill Consultative Committee has been appointed with several members remaining on the committee as well as some new members joining.

Floods Cause Roads To Close – Motorists Warned To Take Care
Latrobe City is warning residents to be careful as a number of roads around the municipality have been closed, affected by flood waters and landslips.

Professor Garnaut Visit Productive
The visit of climate change advisor Professor Ross Garnaut to address Latrobe City’s Low Carbon Transition committee has been hailed a success.

Loch Wonthaggi Road Works
Bass Coast Shire Council is completing road renewal works on a two kilometre stretch of Loch Wonthaggi Road between Sheepways Road and Bakers Road.

Morwell Taxi Rank Open For Business
The new taxi rank in George Street, Morwell is operational after Latrobe City Council designed and developed a new 3-bay shelter

Racv Donates Gps Systems To Latrobe City’S Meals On Wheels Volunteer Program
Thanks to a generous donation of 15 GPS navigation systems from the RACV, Meals on Wheels volunteers in Latrobe City will be able to find their way around the municipality without taking a wrong turn.

Explore Gippsland This Easter
The Minister for Roads together with local MPs Russell Northe and Darren Chester have encouraged Victorians to explore the Gippsland region this Easter holiday period.

Comedy Roadshow Rocks Into Town
The hottest tickets in town are up for grabs as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow rocks into Latrobe City with international and home-grown comics ready to have you laughing in the aisles.

15 Apr 2011 (Friday)

It’S Time To Get Creative, Gippsland
The Creative Gippsland be inspired Arts Festival will again fill the month of May with events right across Gippsland.

18 Apr 2011 (Monday)

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge To Continue
The Baillieu Government has delivered on its commitment to secure Victoria’s participation in this year’s Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge To Continue
The Baillieu Government has delivered on its commitment to secure Victoria’s participation in this year’s Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.

19 Apr 2011 (Tuesday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area
Coming Events, Hot Spots,Morwell Freeway Closure Update, April Neighbourhood Watch Safer Communities Reports.

Volunteer Grants Available
A grant program to attract new volunteers from diverse backgrounds, create new volunteering opportunities and strengthen existing volunteering programs is currently for applications,

Life Drawing Returns To The Gallery
Untutored life drawing classes will run on Mondays between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, at the Latrobe Regional Gallery, from 2 May to 27 June 2011.

Creative Edge Program To Inspire Youth
Starting on Tuesday 3 May at the Latrobe Regional Gallery, the Creative Edge youth art program is designed to encourage teens, aged 13 to 15 years, to explore their creativity.

New Cell Underway For Hyland Highway Landfill
Works to construct a new cell at the Hyland Highway Landfill are underway with the completion of the audit of the new cell design and technical specifications by an EPA-appointed Independent Auditor.

Agribusiness Scholarships Open
Young people with an interest in developing their careers in agribusiness should consider applying for the Woolworths Agriculture Business Scholarship Program,

21 Apr 2011 (Thursday)

East Gippsland Water Media Release
East Gippsland Water joins effort to reopen Tidal River for Easter

Come In Spinning At Anzac Day Races At Traralgon
The playing of an historic game has been approved for this year’s Anzac Day race meeting on Monday 25th April, 2011 to be held at Glenview Park Traralgon.

Businesses Awarded Again!
Nominations are open for the 2011 Business Awards! Bass Coast Shire Council is again proudly partnering with SuperPages to run the prestigious Awards.

Real Life At The Gallery
Contemporary realist artist Robert Clinch uses traditional painting and printmaking mediums, such as egg tempera and lithography to construct his exquisitely detailed images of the inner urban environment in

Running Pink
Deborah De Williams And Her Dog Maggie World Record Run Around Australia

27 Apr 2011 (Wednesday)

I Know What You Did Last Science Lab
Ask a teen "What did you do at school today?" and you might get the response: "Nuthin’." Would you like to find out what they are really doing in science class?

Latrobe City The Next ‘Hot Spot’ For Property Investment
On Sunday 24 April Sky News Business channel showcased Latrobe City on their Property Success program.

28 Apr 2011 (Thursday)

Twelve New Citizens For Bass Coast
Twelve new citizens received a warm reception at the citizenship ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre last night.

What Happens In 24 Hours?
A photography project that gives a rare insight into the Gippsland community will be on display through the month of May at selected businesses across Bass Coast.

Read And Ride With The ‘Books On Buses’ Scheme
Following a successful pilot program last year, Latrobe City in partnership with Latrobe Valley Buslines, will deliver an innovative early literacy project ‘Books on Buses’.

Learn The Traditional Art Of Bookbinding At The Gallery
For centuries artists have been involved in making books, either by themselves or in collaboration with others, such as, writers and poets or master printers.

Speed Reduced In Almurta
Bass Coast Shire Council has temporarily reduced the speed limit at the Bass River Bridge on Grantville Glen Alvie Road to 40 km per hour.

Users Respond To Feasibility Study
Over 100 community members have responded to the Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre feasibility study released earlier this month.

Citizenship Ceremony
What: Citizenship ceremony for twelve local residents

29 Apr 2011 (Friday)

Come And Check Out The New And Improved
Ted Summerton Reserve

Celebrate Our Volunteers This May
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe Valley residents to celebrate volunteers and their vital contributions during National Volunteer Week, held during May 9 -15.

Corinella Gets On The Green
What: The official opening of the redeveloped green at the Corinella Bowls Club

30 Apr 2011 (Saturday)

Latrobe Special Edition No 3 Morwell Freeway By-Pass
Update of the progress being made to return the by-pass to service.

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