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7 Apr 2020 (Tuesday)

Changes to Council’s Waste Facilities
Victorians are now required to stay at home unless for essential activities

Statement on Wallan Train Derailment Interim Report
Wallan Train Derailment Interim Report

Priority Testing for Food Supply Chain Businesses
Farmers, food processors and businesses critical to making sure the supermarket shelves remain fully stocked.

Toilets, Barbecues and Gyms Closed
Temporary closure of public toilet facilities, public barbecues and outdoor gyms follows after closure of Council managed beaches, playgrounds and skate parks in March.

Personnel Changes at Food & Fibre Gippsland
Innovation Grants closing soon, JobKeeper Payments announced & more

Making Drouin Primary School More Inclusive
EDU Projects Pty Ltd has been appointed to design the school’s $200,000 Inclusive Schools Fund project.

27 Apr 2020 (Monday)

Russle Northe demands commitment to timber industry jobs for Gippsland
State Government will provide Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill with a $200 million subsidy - confirms the irresponsible ban on native timber logging is flawed.

29 Apr 2020 (Wednesday)

Keelty Report Endorses More Transparency in Southern Basin
Transparency requested on delivery of water sharing agreements or water States annual allocation.

Expanded Testing Must Include Agriculture Workforce
Priority testing is a positive action we can take as a state to secure our food supply chain and ensure farm businesses can quickly, and safely, resume operations.

Victorians to Mark ANZAC Day from Home
ANZAC Day will be commemorated respectfully at home.

Building Work at Home
Latrobe City residents uses the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions as opportunity to undertake building and maintenance work at home.

Rates Freeze to Ease Financial Burden
Calling for a freeze on farm rates to support farmers struggling with financial pressure caused by both the bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic.

Slow Clean-Up a Setback for Bushfire Recovery
Questions arose with slow progress on work to clean up homes destroyed in the summer’s catastrophic bushfires.

How Low Can VLine Go?
Vline train neglected with $149 million axed from VLine’s operating budget last year.

Carers Need More Respite during COVID-19
More support needs to be provided to carers and families of those with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victoria Exposed to Disease Risk unless AG Scientist Job Cuts are Reversed
Unexpected decision to close the Victorian Pig Services Centre (VPSC) should be reversed.

30 Apr 2020 (Thursday)

What’s Possible at Olive Justice Place
Feedback from diverse voices of local community needed on how to make Olive Justice Place better.

More Funding to Keep Women and Children Safe
Women experiencing or at risk of family violence and their children will continue to get access to the services with a two-year funding package for women’s health services across Victoria.

Response and Recovery Plan Announced
Bass Coast Shire Council will implement its COVID-19 Business and Community Response and Recovery package.

Round 2 Drought Funding
Three local projects proposed to be considered for drought relief funding.

Bushfire Recovery Measures
Peter Walsh on bushfire component of the state taxation bill.

Get involved in Climate Action Plan
Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to developing an evidence-based Climate Change Action Plan.

Boosting Employability in Gippsland
Enterprise Skills Program, an initiative delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority.

Raingarden Rehab Continues
This Project is a continuation of previous raingarden renewal works completed within Seagrove Estate.

Buy Local in Bass Coast
The Campaign will give the community information about how they can continue to support local businesses.

Major Cowes Project Moves Forward
Council is currently in the process of engaging architects to oversee the development of the new purpose-built Centre.

Honouring the Legacy of our Veterans in the Latrobe Valley
More opportunities to remember and honour veterans through various projects to build and repair memorials, preserve stories and ensure their wellbeing.

Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 6 April
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 6 April

An Update from State Parliament – COVID-19 Measures
Update regarding the emergency sitting of State Parliament.

Business Support
Supports endorsed for almost 700 local businesses and over 100 sporting clubs and community groups in recognition of the adverse impact COVID-19.

Council Gets Camera Ready
The trial will start at the May Council Meeting and will include a trial of voice-to-text closed captions.

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