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5 Aug 2018 (Sunday)

Water, Timber and Farming at Risk as Greens make Play for Power
Balance of power at the November Victorian election risks rural communities losing access to water, timber and intensive farming practices.

Rail Performance Highlights Need for Dedicated Line
Issues and possible solutions for the poor performing Gippsland rail service discussed.

Improving Aged Care Services across Gippsland
Residential aged care facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria share in more than $10million vital upgrade budget.

East Gippsland Water Appoints a New Managing Director
East Gippsland Water appoints Steve McKenzie as new Managing Director

Top International Surfing Event Coming to Gippsland
World Surfing League Phillip Island Pro QS1000 and a $10,000 funding boost secured.

What will Daniel Andrews do with your Personal Details?
Questions on personal details released to media.

Shedding a light on health and social connectivity at Waterhole Creek
Lighting project at Waterhole Creek officially finalised.

Building Upgrades at Newborough Primary School
New works undertaken for Newborough Primary School.

Peter Gardner's July Newsletter
Peter Gardner's July Newsletter

Four Gippsland Councils Commit to Explore Shared Services
Councils to invest to maintain service levels while reducing duplication, improving efficiency and increasing savings.

13 Aug 2018 (Monday)

Trestle Bridge Closed for Major Facelift
Major deck and handrail improvements between early October and mid-November 2018.

Startup funding to boost local enterprise
Latrobe City is joining with Bass Coast, Baw Baw and Wellington Shire Councils for a program to encourage and support startup enterprises.

Clean up for Grantville
A good old spring clean and spruce up in Grantville.

Business Awards Finalists
Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Business Awards finalists.

Bass Coast Welcomes New Citizens
Bass Coast welcomes new citizens.

Latrobe Leading the Way in Record Low Ambulance and Surgery Wait Times
City of Latrobe ambulances responding faster to life threatening emergencies

Online network a boost for local business
Gippsland Business Connect: free and innovative tool to connect local business with the local community.

New Funding Pitched For Sports Clubs in Morwell Electorate
Up for Grabs: $400,000 VicHealth grants

Labor Creates Jobs Crisis in Valley
Sheridan Bond demands answers on Latrobe Valley jobs citing the latest employment figures for the region.

New Steps for Cape Paterson
Beach access steps to First Surf Beach at Cape Paterson completed.

Agriculture will grow under the Liberal Nationals
Peter Walsh’s letter to the editor.

Threats to Council Officer Lands Offender in Court
Threatening a Council Officer offender brought to Wonthaggi Magistrates Court.

19 Aug 2018 (Sunday)

Our Dedicated Lifesavers Recognised for Excellence
Lifesavers awarded in Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV’s) annual Awards of Excellence night.

Local Gippsland Women Offered a Boost to Change the Game
Applications are now open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s game.

Flexible Support for Victims of Family Violence
Additional $40 million over two years for more Flexible Support Packages for thousands of family violence victim-survivors.

Waiting List Blitz to Give Victorians the Dental Care They Need
Andrews Labor Government taking action to slash dental waiting lists.

Lending a Hand to Sport and Recreation in Gippsland
Innovative $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme launched by the Andrews Labor Government.

Monday Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 6 August
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 6 August

Gippy Agchat Edition 150 August 2018
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 150.

Nominate now for Latrobe City Council Senior Citizen of the Year 2018
Nominations are now open for Latrobe City Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year.

Getting Involved in Youth Space Latrobe
Young people from the Latrobe Valley invited to join the first Youth Governance Committee for Youth Space Latrobe.

Accessibility Grant Applications Now Open
Applicatiuons now open for current funding round of the Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations.

Daniel Andrews plays politics with power in Latrobe Valley
Cost-of-living relief for Latrobe Valley families, farmers and local businesses, at risk.

No certainty for timber jobs, businesses while Labor dithers
Confidence in Victoria’s timber industry continues to deteriorate.

Liberal Nationals will deliver faster, reliable rail for Gippsland
Business case for a dedicated rail line for regional trains through Melbourne’s south east metropolitan system.

Stallholders wanted for 2018 Children’s Expo
Calling for stallholders for the 2018 Children’s Expo to be held on Thursday 25 October at Kernot Hall, Morwell.

Northe questions State Government on lack of support for local projects
Answers wanted regarding the State Government’s failure to support job-creating projects in Latrobe City.

New Vehicle and Workshop for Chirnside Park Volunteers
Chirnside Park Fire Brigade now responding to fires and other emergencies in a new Field Command Vehicle (FCV).

26 Aug 2018 (Sunday)

The Nationals commit to Farmers’ Markets Support Program
Farmers’ Markets Support Program Victoria’s farmers’ market to get $2 million fund if The Nationals get elected.

Liberal Nationals to Break Down Barriers for Rural Students
Brighter future for young Victorians with a new program invest to help students who have to relocate settle into tertiary study.

Supporting Rural Councils to Deliver Better Services
Expressions of interest for the Rural Council Support Program are now welcome.

Avon River Bridge Alignment Revealed
$95 million project for Avon River bridge alignment.

Suicide Prevention Program Expands to Gippsland
Expansion of HOPE to save and support the most vulnerable across Victoria.

Major Retail Precinct, Jobs Boost for West Gippsland
A major retail precinct set for development in Warragul will mean hundreds of jobs for the Latrobe Valley region.

Northe supports Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility in Central Gippsland
Policy initiative for drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Planning for Jobs and Homes in Gippsland
Four Gipssland municipalities can now easily build new home and infrastructure.

New Hybrid Technology for Latrobe Valley Buses
Hybrid technology buses to reduce emissions introduced in the Latrobe Valley.

Funding Boost for Victorian Treatment Services
Health services across Victoria to receive facility upgrades.

Livestock and Rural Crime Squad
A letter to the editor by Peter Walsh.

Delivering a Great Local School for Churchill
World-class local school with upgrades for Churchill Primary School.

Northe Announces $40 Million ‘Latrobe Essential Services Fund’
New policy to boost jobs and economic development announced.

Gippsland Patients Hit by Malcolm Turnbull’s Unfair Fees
Hefty out-of-pocket expenses from Malcolm Turnbull and the Federal Liberals’ Medicare freeze.

Yarragon Skaters Score New Skate Park
New skate park for Yarragon's youth.

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