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2 Aug 2007 (Thursday)

Assistance Available For Unhappy Travellers
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall is urging public transports users to make themselves aware of the role of the Public Transport Ombudsman.

C’Est La Vie From Northern Territory Teenager
The nursery breeding ground the Timbercorp National Cycling Series has grown into over the last 11 years continued on the opening day of the Tour of Gippsland when two teenagers emerged as road race winners.

Inviting Feedback On Water Plan
Ensuring customers have a secure, high quality drinking water supply for the long term future is the number one priority identified by East Gippsland Water in its draft Water Plan for 2008-2013.

Caldwells Bridge To Reopen In Late August
Caldwells Bridge over Traralgon Creek on the Traralgon Creek Road near Balook, will reopen to traffic in late August following extensive refurbishment and replacement of its ageing timber deck with a concrete structure.

Enjoy A Bus Trip To See The Ngv Guggenheim Collection
On Saturday 25 August, the Latrobe Regional Gallery is organising a relaxing and fully-catered tour to Melbourne to experience the Guggenheim Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Latrobe City Shines At The Gippsland Tourism Awards
Montfort Manor, the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre and Aerial Skydives, all entrants from Latrobe City, won their individual categories in the inaugural Gippsland Tourism Awards, last Friday.

Bike Ride Through Gippsland In September
The Cycle against the Nuclear Cycle protest group of bicyclists will be riding through Gippsland during September

Cowwarr Art Space Is Returning From A Short Winter Brake With New Vigour.
The new exhibition season commences with Rehgan De Mather, I'd like to dance with you

Throw The Switch To Energy Efficient Lighting
Energy and Resources Minister Peter Batchelor today urged Victorians to make the switch to energy efficient compact fluorescent light globes to reduce energy consumption and save money.

Envestra refuses to take responsibility on road damage
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, says East Gippsland Shire Council will shortly begin work to repair and re-open Forge Creek Road, near Bairnsdale, which was damaged due to heavy rain.

Moe’S Access For All Abilities Playground Takes Shape
Moe’s Access for All Abilities (AAA) Playground is taking shape at the Joe Tabuteau Reserve in Moe

Moe Community Urged To Have Their Say At ‘Speakout’
An interactive session where residents of Moe can contribute ideas on current issues in Moe and update themselves on the developments with the Moe Activity Centre Plan

Take Advantage Of Great Bike Event - Mayor Urges
Businesses, community groups, entertainers and others who may have products or services that can be delivered to the 4000 riders expected with the Great Victorian Bike Ride in late November

3 Aug 2007 (Friday)

Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns, South East Regional Awards Presentation
11am Friday 3 August 2007 Moe Town Hall, Albert Street Moe

Nats Seek Change To Body Piercing Laws
The National Party is pushing hard for a change to state laws so that body piercing on a person under 18 years of age can only be performed with parental consent.

Timbercorp Tour Of Gippsland
Third New Leader In Two Days

4 Aug 2007 (Saturday)

July 2007 Newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1 Bridle Estate. (NHW119)
Annual Meeting, Volunteers in NHW, Shopping Trolley Danger, Police Crime Report.

8 Aug 2007 (Wednesday)

Henry Street Report Accepted – Contractor Admonished
A report aired at Latrobe City’s council meeting on Monday night has admonished a contractor for the removal of a tree in Henry Street Traralgon against the council’s wishes.

Timbercorp Tour of Gippsland

August 24 Deadline For 1080 Courses
Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall today reminded future 1080 bait users that there was less than two weeks left to register for free accreditation courses.

Latrobe And Moe Scoop The South-Eastern Tidy Towns Awards
Latrobe City took out seven awards at the presentation of the 25th Annual Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Regional Awards for the South-East Region.

Council Set To Plan For Ageing Community
Latrobe City Council has taken a major step forward in planning and preparing for an ageing population with the release of the Latrobe City Older Persons Strategy.

Timbercorp Tour of Gippsland

14 Aug 2007 (Tuesday)

State Should Help Flood Insurance ‘Victims’
Eastern Victoria MP Peter Hall has called on the State Government to come to the aid of a group of Newry residents, whose insurance company was one of the few to knock back claims from the June floods.

17 Aug 2007 (Friday)

New Farm Chemical Use Laws In Victoria
Farmers and contractors using agricultural and veterinary chemicals applied to land, crops and livestock are now required to make specified records of all chemical use within 48 hours of the use.

Full Drought Assistance For Bass Coast Farmers
Further support is now available for Bass Coast farmers suffering from the effects of the drought.

Concept Plans For New Franklin Street Bridge On Show
Concept plans for a replacement bridge over the Traralgon Creek in Franklin Street, Traralgon, are now available for viewing at council service centres and on the Latrobe City website

Government In A Spin On Washing Machine Rebate
Is the State Government trying to soft soap the people of Victoria on washing machine rebates? It appears so, according to The Nationals’ Energy and Resources spokesperson, Peter Hall.

Beware Of Toxic Cape Tulip In Your Paddocks.
Residents in Yarram, Port Albert, Sale, Rosedale and Inverloch should be inspecting their properties for a bulbous perennial herb and noxious weed Cape Tulip.

21 Aug 2007 (Tuesday)

Satisfaction With Shire Remains Steady
Satisfaction with East Gippsland Shire’s performance continues steady and at a generally high level according to the results of the Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey 2007.

Do You Have What It Takes To Join Victoria’S Fire Fight?
Fit, healthy and motivated Victorians are encouraged to apply for firefighting roles with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), as part of its annual Project Firefighter (PFF) recruitment drive.

Council Welcomes New Flood Funding
Wellington Shire Council has welcomed an announcement of $10 million from the State Government for extra flood recovery funding for Gippsland.

Timbercorp Australian Cycling Grand Prix
Teenage Star Clinches Toughest Win Yet

Media Release from Gippsland ALP Federal Electorate Assembly
The Gippsland ALP Federal Electorate Assembly (FEA) will hold its next meeting in Sale on Sunday August 26th hosted by the Central Gippsland ALP branch.

New Look Centrelink In Morwell
Morwell’s refurbished Centrelink Customer Service Centre will be officially opened tomorrow.

Crowds Flock To New Harris Scarfe Store
Hundreds of keen shoppers flocked to the official opening of the new Harris Scarfe store in Traralgon on Thursday.

Working Women Get Work/Life Balance
"Wonder Woman" dinner for working women on how to achieve balance with work and life.

Timbercorp Australian Cycling Grand Prix

Shire Calls For 2008 Honour Roll Nominations
East Gippsland Shire is calling for community nominations for the 2008 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Finance Workshop For Business Minded Women
A workshop designed to assist women starting and operating a small business will be conducted by Latrobe City Council on Thursday 23 August at the civic centre in Kay Street Traralgon.

Sports Development Grants For Women
Want to be a better manager, coach, or referee? The Department of Victorian Communities is offering sports development grants for women.

Firewood Collection Not Permitted From Roadsides
The damaging storms and winds that Gippsland has experienced recently has meant that a number of trees have fallen in our forests and along roadsides.

Living With Swooping Birds This Spring
With spring just around the corner, wildlife authorities are urging residents to take care as birds start swooping from trees in our parks and streets.

Cancer Care Centre To Benefit From Youth Band Concert
Latrobe City Youth Band Charity Concert 07 will be held on Saturday 25 August 2007, at 7pm for 7.30pm start at Kernot Hall, Morwell.

23 Aug 2007 (Thursday)

Huge interest in Alpine Rally
Intending competitors in this year’s Alpine Rally have until September 14 to register an expression of interest.

27 Aug 2007 (Monday)

Your Plans For San Remo, Newhaven And Cape Woolamai
Bass Coast Shire Council needs your input on the Structure Plan for San Remo, Newhaven and Cape Woolamai.

November Dates At VCAT For Rhyll Development
The Victorian Civic and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has set aside five days in November to hear submissions on a proposed hotel development at 1-11 Lock Road in Rhyll.

Get Your Group Listed
Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting community groups to be part of the 2008 Community Directory.

Fishers IGA Tour Of The Murray River: (Round 3 Of The 2007 Timbercorp National Cycling Series)
Reluctant "Macca" Moves Into Yellow

Government Splashes Out On Coastal Safety Projects
The Brumby Government will invest $1 million to improve safety along Victoria’s coastline, Environment Minister Gavin Jennings announced today.

Wind Industry: What Is There To Hide?
The credibility of the wind farm industry is being put in jeopardy by the State Government’s refusal to release a Planning Panel Report on the Dollar Wind Farm.

Shire Leads Drought Mitigation Meeting
A broad range of guest speakers have confirmed they will present at the Wellington Shire Council meeting to discuss strategies for drought mitigation in the Macalister River Catchment.

A Food Experience Out Of Africa
It has been a long journey from the town of Ilorin, north of Nigeria’s former capital city, Lagos, but Bosede Adetifa has achieved a long-held personal ambition: to operate her own business in her new country.

Children Celebrate Daffodil Day At Moe Early Learning Centre
The Moe Early Learning Centre encouraged families to support Daffodil Day on Friday 24 August 2007, by dressing their children in yellow colours and providing a gold coin donation, to help cancer care research.

Launch Of Inverloch Affordable Housing Development For Seniors
The Inverloch Residential Aged Care Development Committee (IRACD) had plenty to smile about last week with the launch of Woodland Cottages.

Community Welcomes New Waste Vouchers
More than 200 of the newly issued free waste vouchers have so far been used at landfills in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance, according to East Gippsland Shire.

Ag News
Thursday, 23 August 2007

Motivated To Improve Bass Coast Education
The development of an Education Strategy for Bass Coast is uniting education providers across the Shire.

Gippsland Burning Plans – Final Call For Community Input
Time is running out for community comment on DSE’s three-year Fire Operations Plans for the Gippsland region. Closing date for input is Friday August 31.

28 Aug 2007 (Tuesday)

Quest for Improved Public Transport
Wellington Shire Council will be holding two public forums on Thursday, 30 August to investigate the needs of an improved public transport system within the Shire.

Supplementary Detox Collection For Latrobe Residents
Latrobe City has welcomed the announcement of a supplementary ‘Detox Your Home’ free chemical collection by Sustainability Victoria for Latrobe residents. The additional collection, which will be by appointment,

Don’t Tender Out Timber Harvest, Haulage: Nationals
The State Government should stop proposals to tender out harvest and haulage contracts in the timber industry, according to Eastern Region MP, Peter Hall.

Fishers IGA Tour Of The Miurray River - (Round 3 Of The 2007 Timbercorp National Cycling Series)
Olympian shows undoubted class - Stage 5

Fishers IGA Tour Of The Miurray River - (Round 3 Of The 2007 Timbercorp National Cycling Series)
Pell & Mcdonald Level Pegging After Stage 4

29 Aug 2007 (Wednesday)

Licola Forum Identifies Priorities
A one day workshop attended by over 70 people has identified key actions to assist Licola recover from the devastating effects of recent fire and floods.

Bass Coast Businesses Get The Grand Prix Spirit
Local businesses will be flying the colours of the Grand Prix again this year.

Mayor Has A Ball With Charity
Friday 26 October 2007 is the date of Bass Coast’s 4th Annual Mayoral Charity Ball.

The Merry Widow Waltzes Into Moe
On Wednesday 12 September, Jane O’Toole will star in the queen of operettas ’The Merry Widow’ at the Moe Town Hall from 11am.

Hall Seeks Guarantee On Gippsland Duck Season
The Nationals Spokesman for Natural Resources Peter Hall is calling on the State Government to guarantee that duck shooters will able to hunt in Gippsland in 2008.

Illegal Rubbish Dumping In State Forests
Dumping of rubbish in our State forests is not only unsightly and dangerous, but illegal and carries heavy penalties.

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