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2 Apr 2012 (Monday)

Storybook Brought To Life At Successful Launch Events
With the help of two very special guests, a character cake and a host of other activities, Latrobe City’s storybook Where do I belong? was officially launched on Thursday.

Regional Diversity Awards Now Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged the community to nominate businesses, community groups, or individuals for the Gippsland and Cardinia Regional Diversity Awards 2012.

Library School Holiday Program Set To Entertain
Latrobe City Libraries is presenting a fun-packed holiday program for all children during the April school holidays.

5 Apr 2012 (Thursday)

Improved Safety For Women At Latrobe Regional Hospital
Latrobe Regional Hospital will receive more than $50,000 from the Victorian Coalition Government to improve safety for women in the mental health unit, said Member for Morwell Russell Northe and Member

Special Council Meeting Called For Tuesday
A Special Meeting of the Latrobe City Council will be held on Tuesday 10 April 2012 in the Nambur Wariga Meeting Room, corporate headquarters, Commercial Road, Morwell commencing at 6pm.

Watch The Hunter At The Performing Arts Centre
As part of the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia’s Big Screen touring program, the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre will screen the AACTA Award-winning film The Hunter on Monday 16 April at 7pm.

James And The Giant Peach Rolls Into Town
When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops a bag full of magic by the old peach tree, something strange begins to happen…

Aleppo Pine Replanted
An Aleppo pine has been replanted in Victory Park, Traralgon to replace the specimen that was damaged by vandals last month.

10 Apr 2012 (Tuesday)

Your chance to learn more about the Traralgon Growth Areas Review
Latrobe City Council commissioned the Traralgon Growth Areas Review (TGAR) to establish a strategy for the urban development growth options for Traralgon and surrounding district to the year 2051.

Staff Celebrate Service Milestones
Bass Coast Shire Council held a special morning tea for ten staff who reached milestones of 10 to 30 years of local government service.

Living With Wildlife Workshop
Phillip Island is a wildlife haven and that means that we all live with wildlife on a daily basis.

Fire Management Plans Need Locals' Knowledge
Your local knowledge could help manage bushfire in Bass Coast and South Gippsland. The Municipal Fire Management Planning Committees (MFMPC) of both Shires want the community to comment on their

13 Apr 2012 (Friday)

Comedy Roadshow Rolls Into Kernot Hall
Stuffing one of the world’s largest comedy festivals into the one show is no easy feat, but the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has done just that with Roadshow 2012 set to hit Kernot Hall,

Traralgon Application For Cctv Successful
The Coalition Government has awarded funding to Latrobe City Council to enhance local crime prevention measures, as part of the Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants.

Traralgon Scores $100,000 Towards New Change Rooms
Traralgon’s growing numbers of junior sports participants are set to benefit from a $100,000 Victorian Government funding boost towards new change rooms at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve.

First Step Towards New Community Space
The vision of a vibrant community space in the centre of Cowes moves one step closer when landscaping work begins in the Cowes Town Square on 26 April.

Supporting Businesses To Succeed In Latrobe City
Latrobe City Council, in conjunction with the Department of Business and Innovation, has been active in supporting local businesses to transition to a low carbon economy.

An Oval For All Seasons
Cricket players are looking forward to the start of drainage and irrigation works on Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve No. 2 Oval.

17 Apr 2012 (Tuesday)

Did You Miss The Pet Registration Deadline
Pet registrations for this year closed on 10 April, so if you missed this deadline you need to act now. Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community and Economic Development Director, Steven Piasente, said no family

Latrobe Neighbourhood Watch Crime Watch News April 2012
Coming Events, Drink Spiking at Moe, Operation in Latrobe, Neighbourhood Watch Communities Group Reports, Outstanding Stolen Vehicles, Gippsland Dispute Settlement Centre.

Holiday Home Registration Update
Bass Coast Shire Council has had a strong response to the new program of holiday home registration. To date, over 500 holiday homes have been registered.

Latrobe Leisure Churchill Pool Reopening
Latrobe Leisure Churchill’s indoor pool facilities will reopen for public use on Monday 23 April following refurbishment works over the last month.

A Week To Celebrate Youth Diversity
Gippsland Olympian, Belinda Snell, is the special guest at a National Youth Week event organised by a group of local young people.

20 Apr 2012 (Friday)

Commendation For Bass Coast Planning Improvements
The achievements of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Statutory Planning team were recognised at this week’s Council meeting. Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman formally presented the team with an MAV Commendation

Governor To Visit Bass Coast
Bass Coast will welcome the Governor of Victoria on 27 April as part of a four day regional tour.

Friends Of Tyers Park Receives $70,000 To Improve Environment
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced that the Friends of Tyers Park Inc. group has received $70,000 as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $20 million Communities for Nature grants program.

Living Expo To Showcase The Best Of Gippsland
Victoria’s first ever Regional Victoria Living Expo will be held next week at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

23 Apr 2012 (Monday)

Gippsland Gets Creative In May
This May in Gippsland will see a feast of over 100 arts events and activities as part of the forth Creative Gippsland Arts Festival.

Latrobe L2P Program Ready For Another Year On The Road
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced the Latrobe Community L2P program will be continuing for another three years in the Latrobe Valley at the programs’ 2012 launch today.

27 Apr 2012 (Friday)

Support Flows To Latrobe Valley Multicultural Seniors Groups
Nine multicultural seniors groups in the Latrobe Valley will share over $15,000 of funding from the Victorian Government following an announcement today from the Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Forum Hits The Right Note With Latrobe City’S Youth
Latrobe City Council’s community development team, with assistance from the Latrobe City Youth Council and Latrobe City Youth Leadership Program, recently hosted the first Community Safety Forum for 2012.

Local Clubs Receive Funding Support
26 groups across the Morwell Electorate have received grants ranging between $500 and $2,500 under the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2011/12 Active Clubs Program.

Travelling Treasures To Visit Morwell Library
The State Library’s Travelling Treasures exhibition will visit Morwell Library on Wednesday 2 May from 6pm with a session featuring some of the many treasures relating to the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition of 1860-61.

Exhibition Of Latrobe City Council Plan 2012-2016
Latrobe City Council, on behalf of the community, has identified its vision and key themes to shape the future of Latrobe City.

The 2012 Racv Great Victorian Bike Ride Is Coming To Latrobe City
Gippsland is the feature of this year’s RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride starting from Lakes Entrance on Saturday 24 November and arriving in Latrobe City on 27 November.

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

Warm Welcome For Pets At Pet Expo
Pets across Bass Coast are shining their coats and preening their feathers in anticipation of the Bass Coast Pet Expo at the San Remo Foreshore on Saturday, 5 May.

Traralgon East Community Centre Upgrade Officially Open
Member for Morwell Russell Northe joined residents and community groups in Traralgon East today to officially open a major upgrade of the Traralgon East Community Centre.

Coal Seam Gas Objection Lodged
Bass Coast Shire Council has lodged its objection to Leichhardt Resources Pty Ltd application for a mining exploration licence with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

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