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4 Aug 2011 (Thursday)

Public Toilet Public Space
The new exeloo in Chapel Street, Cowes will be open for use by mid August.

8 Aug 2011 (Monday)

Latrobe Crimewatch News, Latrobe Police Service Area, mSpecial Update Edition 6 August 2011.
Morwell Land Movement/Princes Freeway Closure Update.

9 Aug 2011 (Tuesday)

Anderson Road Boat Ramp Upgrade
Upgrade to the Anderson Road boat ramp in Cowes is underway. The successful contractor, Glynmor Concreting, has commenced works on the pre-cast concrete slabs which will be used in the underwater sections of the new boat ramp.

Local Recycling Initiative Receives Funding
A Latrobe Valley business has been selected as one of 16 Victorian projects to receive a share of $3 million to boost recycling and waste recovery initiatives across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

New Coastell Out Now
The latest edition of Bass Coast Shire Council’s community newsletter, Coastell, will be delivered to houses and businesses across the Shire from 8 August.

Kilcunda Planting On Track
Tree loving volunteers were out to lend a hand at the Kilcunda tree planting day on Saturday, 30 July.

10 Aug 2011 (Wednesday)

Coalition To Provide $6.5M To Restore Library Funding
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the Victorian Coalition Government’s announcement that it will inject $6.5 million over the next three years into Victorian libraries in order to fix the

2011 Contractor Safety Recognition Forum
Esso Australia Pty Ltd held its annual Contractor Safety Recognition Forum last Friday at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne where Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA

Council Depots Go Solar
As part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s commitment to reducing corporate emissions, solar systems were recently installed at Council’s Cowes and Wonthaggi Depots.

$5,000 For Cowwarr Cfa Shed Upgrades
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has provided the Cowwarr CFA with $5,000 which delivers on an election commitment to assist with an upgrade to the Cowwarr CFA shed.

Funding For Public Safety Projects
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to local councils for public safety infrastructure projects to prevent crime and make communities safer, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Multicultural Event Funding Now Open
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for major multicultural festivals and events under the $1.1 million Unity through Partnerships grants program, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

12 Aug 2011 (Friday)

Information Session On Princes Freeway Re-Opening
An information session for the community to hear more about the work that has taken place to re-open the Princes Freeway at Morwell and to address local land movement issues will be held next Friday 19th August.

15 Aug 2011 (Monday)

Senior Victorians To Have Say
Senior Victorians can provide their viewpoint on challenges facing ageing community members, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Work To Repair Damaged Beach Access Tracks
Bass Coast Shire Council is working to address significant damage to several beach access tracks as a result of recent storms.

Ooh La La, It's The Mayoral Ball
This year’s Charity Ball will transport revellers to the French countryside.

Boating Facilities Grants Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local boaters to capitalise on the opening of the first round of the Victorian Coalition Government Boating Safety and Facilities Program with the

Traralgon East CFA Recipients Of
Traralgon East CFA will now be able to better equip their volunteers with resources thanks to Victorian Coalition Government funding, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northesaid today.

Additional Housing Support Available For 2009 Bushfire Survivors
Survivors of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires will be eligible for additional assistance from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund to help them finalise the rebuilding of their homes, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Declaration of Dunbar Ward by-election
Latrobe City Council Traralgon Service Centre Saturday 13 August 2011 at 2pm

17 Aug 2011 (Wednesday)

Information Session on The Closure of The Morwell Freeway By-Pass

19 Aug 2011 (Friday)

Bass Coast Art On Show
A new art exhibition opening in Inverloch on 3 September showcases the work of five artists selected from local community art shows over the past year.

Forum For Event Organisers
If you run an event in Bass Coast, now is the time to get up-to-date on event planning and permit requirements. Community groups and event organisers are invited to a free Event Management Forum on Thursday, 1 September 2011.

Grants Available For Landcare Groups
The Victorian Coalition Government has made $600,000 available in grants to Landcare groups and networks across the state to celebrate Landcare’s 25th anniversary, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said.

Come To Latrobe Regional Gallery To Explore ‘The Shape Of Things’
Artwork produced by one artist over a period of nearly 30 years is now on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

New Latrobe City Councillor Elected
Following the by-election in the Dunbar Ward, Traralgon on Saturday 13 August, Dale Harriman has been elected to the Latrobe City Council. Cr Harriman replaces Rohan Fitzgerald who resigned in April.

Grants Available To Protect Local Parks And Reserves
A total of $430,000 is up for grabs though the Coalition Government’s 2011-12 Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Grants Program, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Melbourne Heart Westpac Community Festival
Melbourne Heart FC will renew its bond with Latrobe City once again by hosting the Westpac Community Football Festival this week.

Veterans Grants On Offer
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged eligible residents and community organisations in the Latrobe Valley to apply for the 2011-2012 Victorian Veterans Council Grants Program.

Tap Into Your Creative Potential At The Latrobe Regional Gallery’S Wood Sculpture Workshop
Artist and sculptor, Dan Wollmering, will conduct a wood sculpture workshop at the Latrobe Regional Gallery on Saturday 3 September 2011,

Latrobe Valley Ladies Encouraged To Apply For Rural Women’S Award
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging women in the Latrobe Valley to nominate for the 2012 Rural Women’s Award.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
High-tech filters to maintain Orbost water quality

A Secure Future For Phillip Island Recreation
Bass Coast Shire Council has secured an option on a parcel of land on the outskirts of Cowes.

Melbourne Heart Returns To Latrobe City This Week
Melbourne Heart FC will renew its bond with Latrobe City once again by hosting the Westpac Community Football Festival this week.

Country Victoria Events Funding Available
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local organisations to apply for the October funding round of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Country Victoria Events Program.

First Low Carbon Community Forum Open For Registrations
The first of Latrobe City’s innovative Transition to a Low Carbon Economy Community Forums will take place at the Moe Town Hall on Wednesday 24 August from 6pm to 7.30pm.

22 Aug 2011 (Monday)

Car Ferry project discussed
The Stony Point to Cowes car ferry project was one of a number of local issues discussed at a meeting between Bass Coast Shire Council and Ryan Smith, the Minister for the Environment, earlier this month.

Victorian Planning Scheme Review
Have you ever wanted to have a say in the way the Victorian planning system works? Public submissions on ways to improve the Victorian planning system are being accepted up to 31 August.

24 Aug 2011 (Wednesday)

Good Land Management Rewarded
Good land management practices will be rewarded under a newly revised land rebate scheme endorsed by Bass Coast Shire Council.

Gippsland Multicultural Advisory Council Nominations Open
A meeting to inform the public about the Victorian Government¡¦s work in developing new state-wide multicultural Regional Advisory Councils, will be held in Morwell next month, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Kurnai Welcome Northe As Principal For A Day
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has swapped Parliament for the Principal’s desk today to support the popular Principal for a Day initiative.

Leisure Numbers Up As Latrobe’S Facilities Continue To Improve
Latrobe City Council’s continued focus on improvement and innovation has resulted in the delivery of the indoor leisure facilities upgrade program for the 2010/11 financial year.

26 Aug 2011 (Friday)

Recycle Your E-waste
You can now recycle your e-waste at one of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Transfer Stations or landfill sites. E-waste refers to almost all types of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, laptops and printers.

29 Aug 2011 (Monday)

Farm Rates Up For Discussion
Discussion is set to continue on farm rates. The Bass Coast Farmers Rate Action Group, which represents local farmers, confirmed in a letter to Bass Coast Shire Council that it would like to take up the offer to

Are You Youthcentral’S Next Roving Reporter?
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging all budding writers and bloggers in the Latrobe Valley aged between 16 and 24 to consider applying for youthcentral’s Roving Reporter program.

Students Go Behind The Scenes At Latrobe Regional Gallery
A group of VCE studio arts students from Korumburra Secondary College visited the Latrobe Regional Gallery on Wednesday to gain an insight into the current exhibitions and back-of-house activities associated

Successful Meeting With Minister For Resources And Energy
Latrobe City Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer, and Council’s Low Carbon Transition Committee met with the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP,

$15,000 For Toongabbie Beautification Works
Three small infrastructure improvement projects in Toongabbie are being supported with a $15,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

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