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4 Aug 2008 (Monday)

Rainwater tank checks urged after water scare
Westernport Water is urging owners of rainwater tanks to check their plumbing following a recent investigation.

6 Aug 2008 (Wednesday)

Water to burn: Bass River pumps turned off
Westernport Water suspended pumping of the Bass River after good rain brought Candowie Reservoir to 90% capacity this week.

7 Aug 2008 (Thursday)

Firewood supply puts heat on VicForests
State Parliament has been told the demand for firewood in Victoria is not being met and the future for firewood contractors is in jeopardy because VicForests’ timber supply arrangement is unworkable.

8 Aug 2008 (Friday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for August 2008 Area LTB1 (NHW 130)
Underage Drinking, Fire Safety, Justices Of The Peace, Hoon Drivers, Police Crime Report.

14 Aug 2008 (Thursday)

Inquiry reviews crisis in supported accommodation
New ideas are desperately needed to deal with the crisis in supported accommodation for vulnerable Victorians suffering disability or mental illness, and an Opposition initiated parliamentary review is now seeking public input.

Public denture scheme at crisis point
Health Minister Daniel Andrews' glacial progress in reviewing rebates payable to public patients under the Victorian denture scheme is likely to result in the collapse of the scheme, the Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, said today.

19 Aug 2008 (Tuesday)

Westernport Water lifts stage 2 restrictions
WATERWISE ways have proven a winner for Westernport Water customers; there is now enough water to supply all the region’s needs until next winter.

20 Aug 2008 (Wednesday)

More scrutiny for Candowie water inflows
Water flowing into Candowie Reservoir will now come under greater scrutiny as Westernport Water widens its range of raw water checks.

27 Aug 2008 (Wednesday)

Stock Vulnerable In Bleak Weather
With the current wintry conditions, it’s important to ensure the welfare of stock to keep them in good condition and avoid serious ill health or death.

EES Under Scrutiny
The release of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Victorian Desalination Project has not changed Bass Coast Shire Council’s opposition to the proposed plant.

Rocco ‘Rocky’ Mattioli Accepts Plaque For Hall Of Fame
Rocco ‘Rocky’ Mattioli accepted his induction plaque to Latrobe City’s Sporting Hall of Fame at Latrobe Leisure Morwell on Wednesday. The presentation was made by Latrobe City councillor, Darrell White.

Latrobe City Business Tourism Association Launched
The official launch of the Latrobe City Business Tourism Association and the Latrobe City tourism plan was held recently at the Latrobe Regional Gallery, featuring guest speakers from Tourism Victoria and local businesses.

New Recycling And Waste Services Guide Distributed
Latrobe City Council is currently distributing its new combined recycling and waste services guide and collection calendar to residential homes in

Have Your Say On Moe’s Early Learning Centre Redevelopment
Latrobe City Council is considering location options for the redevelopment of the Moe Early Learning Centre (MELC) and is asking for public comment on the issue.

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