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6 Aug 2013 (Tuesday)

Rural Engagement Group Launched
The first meeting of Bass Coast Shire Council’s recently formed Rural Engagement Group (REG) was held last Friday.

Employment Start Up A Win For Business And Young Victorians
At least 1,750 unemployed young Victorians will be helped to find jobs thanks to a new $7.5 million Victorian Coalition Government business employment program.

Council Adopts 2013/14 Budget
Bass Coast Shire Council adopted its 2013/14 Budget at a special meeting held on Wednesday, 31 July.

Mayor Outlines Transition Activities With Shadow Minister
An invitation to meet with Greg Hunt, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Energy and Heritage presented Latrobe City Council with an opportunity to discuss transition and engagement activities at a

Bass Coast Welcomes New Citizens
Seventeen Bass Coast residents were officially declared Australian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre on Wednesday, 31 July.

7 Aug 2013 (Wednesday)

Hall Welcomes Printing Decision
Member for Eastern Victoria Peter Hall has welcomed the decision by Monash University to withdraw its proposal to close the Monash Print Services operation at Churchill which would have seen the loss of nine jobs.

World Class Art Career Began In The Valley
Nationally and internationally renowned studio glass artist Nick Mount was first introduced to working with glass in the Latrobe Valley and the Latrobe Regional Gallery is delighted to be hosting his exhibition

8 Aug 2013 (Thursday)

Acknowledging Students Volunteering In Local Communities
Secondary students from five local schools have been recognised for their volunteering efforts as part of the Advance program to mark National Student Volunteer Week running from 4-10 August.

Communities Can Get Back To Nature With $4
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local community groups to apply for the latest round of 2013 Communities for Nature Grants.

Local Heritage Gets A Planning Boost
Rural and regional councils will get greater planning support to protect heritage significant areas, structures or plans through a $440,000 grant from the Victorian Coalition Government.

9 Aug 2013 (Friday)

Seats To Meet In Traralgon
About 35 delegates from south east Victoria and New South Wales will meet in Traralgon on 15 and 16 August 2013 at a meeting hosted by Latrobe City Council.

A Statement By Peter Gardner A "Climate Emergency" Independent Candidate In The Seat Of Gippsland
"Human induced global warming is being felt now in the form of more extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, storms and related events such as bushfires.

Heart Foundation Impressed With Local Program
The Living Healthy in Bass Coast project received the praise of the Heart Foundation last week after a visit from Project Officer, Tara Henderson.

14 Aug 2013 (Wednesday)

Attention Schools - Get Creative!
Local primary school students have a great incentive to get creative with this year's National Water Week poster competition, which is proudly supported by East Gippsland Water.

Seeking Customer Feedback On East Gippsland Water Services
A random sample of East Gippsland Water customers will be contacted shortly for their honest feedback on the Corporation's delivery of services.

Forest Stewardship Council Fails to Protect Strzelecki Rainforest
Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush today released a detailed case study investigating the impacts of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on the rainforests

Calling All Artists – Registrations Open For Arts Victoria’S New Grants Program
Online registrations have opened for Arts Victoria’s new VicArts Grants program.

Latest Grants Help Local School Make History
Traralgon¡¦s Grey Street Primary School is preparing to share their history thanks to the latest round of grants through the Victorian Government¡¦s Local History Grants Program.

Nominations Open For Women’S Honour Roll
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging women across Gippsland to nominate for the 2014 Victorian Honour Roll of Women to acknowledge remarkable women in our community.

St Paul’S Anglican Grammar School Exhibits At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
As part of the Latrobe Performing Arts Education Program, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar school is holding an art exhibition at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre.

21 Aug 2013 (Wednesday)

Growth Framework To Guide Growth In Victoria'S Regional Cities
Victoria's Regional Cities now have access to a purpose-built planning framework that will help them prepare for a forecast population increase to more than one million people over the next 20 years.

22 Aug 2013 (Thursday)

Nominate Now For The Rural Women’S Award
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local women in primary industries who are passionate about their work and their community to nominate for the 2014 Rural Women’s Award.

Forum For Event Organisers
If you run an event in Bass Coast, now is the time to get up-to-date information and guidance on event planning.

Your Art On Exhibition
Choosing a painting to become part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s art collection will be a hard task this year, with three exceptionally talented artists in the running.

Latrobe Valley Will Receive $1.79 Million Boost From $170 Million Repair And Restore Budget
The Latrobe Valley area will be one of the first sites to benefit from the Victorian Government¡¦s $170 million package to address the condition of Victorian roads, Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced today.

Healthy Living Comes To Surf Beach
It’s Surf Beach’s turn to host the next Living Healthy Bass Coast Roadshow on Wednesday, 28 August from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Current Climate Change Equals Four Hiroshima Bombs Per Second
Peter Gardner, formerly of Ensay and now living in Bairnsdale, is running as a "climate emergency" Independent in the seat of Gippsland.

Under-River Drilling Work Commences On Replacement Pipeline Into Bairnsdale
A tunnel 300 metres long and 1.5 metres wide is now being drilled under the bed of the Mitchell River to take a much-needed replacement section of water main supplying Bairnsdale.

23 Aug 2013 (Friday)

Healthy Focus At Cape Paterson
Sea Salt Café in Cape Paterson will host the final Winter Warmers Living Healthy Bass Coast Roadshow on Tuesday, 3 September from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Northe Pays Tribute To Bruce Bremner
Member for Morwell Russell Northe yesterday in Parliament paid tribute to Bruce Bremner and recognised his commitment to the local community.

Council Gives Go Ahead For Planning Scheme Amendment
Bass Coast Shire Council made the decision to endorse Amendment C82 at last night’s Ordinary Meeting. This is the first step in the process to seek a planning scheme amendment from the Minister for Planning.

Northe Speaks In Parliament On The Cancer Council Of Victoria’S Traralgon Branch
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the Cancer Council of Victoria‟s Traralgon branch „high afternoon tea‟ held on Sunday and the ongoing efforts of the Traralgon branch.

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Day
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Day and recognised those who sadly lost their lives.

San Remo Access Strategy Adopted
The San Remo Access Strategy was considered and adopted by Bass Coast Shire Council at last night’s Ordinary Meeting.

Rainbow Kids- The New Generation of Children
Interview about the upcoming documentary series "The Children of the Rainbow"

26 Aug 2013 (Monday)

Maru Koala And Animal Park Wins Top Award!
Maru Koala and Animal Park has taken out the two major Awards at the 2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business Awards announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday night.

Shape It Grants Announced
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has congratulated the Latrobe City Council Youth Council on receiving a Victorian Coalition Government Shape It! grant.

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area August 2013
Safer Communities Group Reports, Trailer Security, Crime Prevention Tips, Hot Spots, Safety For The Uni Student, Why Do We Make It Easy For Crooks.

Independent Candidate In Gippsland Opposed To Csg
The only Independent candidate in the seat of Gippsland, Peter Gardner, has spoken out strongly against any development of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and other fossil fuel developments.

28 Aug 2013 (Wednesday)

Show Societies Invited To Share In $295,000 Of Grants
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged show societies across the region who are in need of facility upgrades, to consider applying for grants of up to $10,000 under the Victorian Government’s Agricultural

31St Victorian Seniors Festival
Member for Eastern Region PETER HALL MLC is encouraging senior citizens throughout Gippsland to make use of the activities that are planned for the Victorian Seniors Festival from 6 to 13 October 2013.

Cutting Council Red Tape For Community Volunteers
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the announcement that unnecessary red tape imposed by Councils on volunteers who manage rural public halls and sporting grounds will be cut by the Victorian

Bully Stoppers Grant For Morwell School
Schools across Victoria will receive up to $10,000 as part of the second round of the Victorian Government‟s Bully Stoppers grants program.

30 Aug 2013 (Friday)

Big Marketing Events Attracts Hundreds Of Small Businesses
The Victorian Government launched the final public event of Victoria’s Small Business Festival at Melbourne Convention Centre today concluding a successful month long program of events across the State.

Saaif Autism Conference A Huge Success
Two mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were given the opportunity to attend the Inaugural Support and Advocacy for Autism Spectrum Individuals and Families (SAAIF) Autism Conference thanks to

Recycling Food Waste
Innovative recycling drive to reduce food waste sent to landfill The East Gippsland Food Cluster has joined forces with East Gippsland Shire Council,

Positive Results From Dalyston Animal Audit
In order to encourage responsible pet ownership in Bass Coast Shire, two Council Rangers visited every property in Dalyston on 1 August.

31 Aug 2013 (Saturday)

Spring into Spring Fitness
A guide to getting in shape for spring

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