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5 Aug 2014 (Tuesday)

Wanted - New Learner Drivers And Mentors
The Bass Coast L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is seeking new learner drivers and mentors.

8 Aug 2014 (Friday)

Missing Link In Off-Road Sale To Longford Path Now Complete
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien today opened the new pedestrian bridge at Long Waterhole near Longford, completing the missing link in the off-road path between Longford and Sale.

Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Nominated As A Learn Local Award Finalist
• Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House 2014 Learn Local Finalist • Winners to share in $50,000 in prize money

Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Nominated As A Learn Local Award Finalist
• Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House 2014 Learn Local Finalist • Winners to share in $50,000 in prize money

Victorian Coalition Government¡¦S Animal Welfare Fund Now Open To Local Organisations
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local animal welfare organisations to apply for a grant under the latest round of the Victorian Coalition Government¡¦s $1.6 million Animal Welfare Fund.

13 Aug 2014 (Wednesday)

Churchill Football Club Lights Up
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today officially opened the recently installed new sports field lighting at Gaskin Park, Churchill.

Churchill Football Club Lights Up
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today officially opened the recently installed new sports field lighting at Gaskin Park, Churchill.

Coalition Serves Up A $10,000 Security Upgrade At Pax Hill Tennis Club
The Victorian Coalition Government today announced a $10,000 grant to upgrade safety and replace the fencing at Traralgon’s Pax Hill Tennis Club.

Free industry event for food and beverage sector - ‘Meet FIAL’ comes to Gippsland
• Free Food Innovations Australia Ltd (FIAL) event "Meet FIAL" will be held on 20 August 2014 in Traralgon

Protect Your Pet, Prevent A Fine
Losing your beloved animal companion can be upsetting, but if your pet is registered and microchipped, your dog or cat has a much higher chance of being returned to you if it ends up in an animal shelter or vet clinic.

Coalition Government Opens Next Round Of Communities For Nature
• Victorian Coalition Government opens next round of Communities for Nature grants

Foothills Music Festival Date Announced
Briagolong will come to life again this year with the Bi-annual Foothills Music Festival during the school holidays, on Saturday, October 4 from 10am til late.

Hundreds Of Trees Planted At Saltwater Creek
Community members helped plant 500 trees over two sites along the banks of Saltwater Creek in Ventnor to celebrate National Tree Day on 27 July 2014.

Latrobe City Announced As A Finalist In The Heart Foundation Local Government Awards
Latrobe City Council has been recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease by becoming a finalist in the 2014 Heart Foundation Local Government Awards.

21 Aug 2014 (Thursday)

Latrobe Valley Environmental Groups Encouraged To Apply For Coalition Landscape Grants
The Victorian Coalition Government has launched a new $1.5 million grants program for community groups wanting to improve the amenity of their local area or increase awareness and enjoyment of their local environment.

New Program For Sporting Clubs To Build Their Own Facilities
• Local Facilities for Local Clubs Program enables clubs to improve their facilities

Gippsland Carers Association Receives A Disability Self-Help Group Funding Boost
• Victorian Coalition Government supporting local disability self-help groups to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability

Disaster Assistance For Victorian Communities Impacted By July Storms
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the announcement from Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells that disaster assistance

Gippsland Leads State In Regional Jobs Growth
Regional employment increases in Latrobe-Gippsland by 6,900 over the year to July •25,900 more people employed in regional Victoria since November 2010 •Victorian Coalition Government building a better regional

Local Sporting Clubs 'Save It For The Game'
Sporting champions Liz Ellis and Billy Brownless have backed a new initiative to help cash-strapped local sports clubs save money, maintain low fees and keep sports accessible for the local community.

New Scheme Promotes Environmental Upgrades In Gippsland
• New scheme to help business be more energy efficient, reduce waste, cut water use

Council Realignment Brings Change
The organisational structure of Bass Coast Shire Council will undergo a major change for the first time since amalgamation.

27 Aug 2014 (Wednesday)

Latrobe Valley Sands Expansion Creates New Jobs
• $15 million Latrobe Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund invests $50,000 to expand sand mining and processing business

Masquerade Gala Evening Supports Latrobe L2P Mentor Program
Young people in the Morwell electorate will find learning to drive easier thanks to a special fundraising event being held tomorrow night.

More Women Set To Receive Free Breast Screening
• BreastScreen Victoria receives $11 million to provide free screening to more women • Women aged 70–74 will now be actively invited to attend free breast screening

Community Show Interest In 2014/15 Budget
Bass Coast Shire Council adopted its 2014/15 budget at last week’s Ordinary Meeting. "We were very pleased to have had 19 submissions from the community to consider before adopting this Budget," Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said.

Wildlife Coast Cruises Crowned Business Of The Year
Wildlife Coast Cruises has taken out three awards, including Business of the Year, at the 2014 Bass Coast Business Awards announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday night.

29 Aug 2014 (Friday)

Parklands Preschool On The Road To Rejuvenation
The children, staff and families at Parklands Preschool in Morwell are taking steps towards a fresh new look for the facility with a series of improvements to the classroom and outdoor play area,

Student Artworks On Display At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Currently being exhibited at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre is an exhibition that showcases artwork created by students at the Junior Campus at Lavalla Catholic College.

Latrobe Community Health Service Awarded $20,000 By Victorian Coalition Government
• Latrobe Community Health Service has received $20,000 in funding for its Family Support Program • Victorian Coalition Government committed to providing opportunities to improve skills and knowledge

Mayor's Message - 28 August
I recently attended the Bass Coast Business Awards presentation evening held at Silverwater Resort. It was a great night, and I congratulate all the businesses that entered the awards - in particular those that were finalists,

Parks Preparing For Emergencies
Knowing what to do in case of an emergency can be stressful enough for families, let alone caravan park operators with hundreds of people on holidays in their park.

Can You Help Us Find Latrobe’S Next Senior Citizen Of The Year?
Latrobe City Council is looking for nominations for the Senior Citizen of the Year to be awarded during Seniors Week Festival from 5 October, 2014.

Local Artists Offer Masterclass At Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery’s Masterclass program is designed to allow participants the opportunity to explore techniques and styles in an informal atmosphere.

Firewood Season To Open In Gippsland
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien said the spring firewood collection season would open across Victoria on Monday.

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