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1 Dec 2008 (Monday)

Protect Gippsland's water resources
A statement by the Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, on the need to protect the Gippsland Lakes catchment.

3 Dec 2008 (Wednesday)

Westernport Water shines in statewide tally
The annual scorecard among Victoria’s regional water authorities for customer complaints ranks Westernport Water second-lowest.

5 Dec 2008 (Friday)

Government baulks at key bushfire finding
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, said East Gippsland communities would be disappointed at the State Government’s refusal to adopt a set target of 385,000 hectares a year for preventative burning off in state forests.

10 Dec 2008 (Wednesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter December 2008 Area LTB1
December Meeting, Home Security, Barbecue Safety, Police Crime Report, Thankyou to our Volunteers.

Transport plan bypasses Gippsland
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, the Brumby Government’s transport plan had left Gippsland on bypass.

19 Dec 2008 (Friday)

Water upgrade 15 months ahead of schedule
Westernport Water has fully automated seven sewer pump stations, and will complete the first part of an upgrade 15 months ahead of time.

22 Dec 2008 (Monday)

Don’t waste your waste water: Westernport’s advice
Westernport Water has launched its summer save-water campaign with a reminder not to waste your waste water.

24 Dec 2008 (Wednesday)

Ag News
Wednesday 24th December, 2008

Sports Centre Included In Major Projects Spend
Construction of a new indoor Sports and Recreation Centre in Bairnsdale received the ‘green light’ at last night’s Council meeting.

Research Shows Spending Dollars Locally This Christmas Will Matter
Latrobe City Council chief executive officer, Paul Buckley, has said that a recent Latrobe City employment and industry survey has reinforced the significance of the retail sector in the Gippsland region.

Merry Christmas
Gippsland.com office will be closed from Thursday 25th December to Monday the 5th January

Traralgon Early Learning Centre Celebrates Twenty Years
With seasonal festivities primarily on everyone’s minds, it can be tough having a December birthday. However, for the children of the Traralgon Early Learning Centre, celebrating the twenty years

Netball Courts To Be Resurfaced
Six courts in the Bairnsdale Netball Association’s Wallace street complex are to be resurfaced following a vote last night by East Gippsland Shire Councillors.

George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes
Resuming at the Latrobe Regional Gallery on Monday 5 January, is the extraordinary exhibition ‘George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes’

Youth Council Program Comes To An End For 2008
Youth councillors celebrated the completion of their 2008 program with their families and friends at council’s corporate headquarters in Morwell on Tuesday.

Major Water Storage Upgrades Completed Ahead Of Busy Summer Holiday Season
Three major water storage upgrade projects benefiting East Gippsland Water customers in the Bairnsdale, Paynesville and Lakes Entrance areas have been completed ahead of the busy summer

‘Carbon Obscura’ To Stimulate Thought On Climate Change
A large sculptural installation erected in the courtyard at the Latrobe Regional Gallery will be open to the public from Monday 5 January to Friday 27 February 2009.

Local Projects Tagged For Federal Money
Six projects across Bass Coast Shire will be funded as part of the Federal Government program to build local community infrastructure.

Investigations For Boat Ramp Continue
Bass Coast Shire Council continues to investigate options for providing an alternative boat ramp at Coronet Bay.

Alcohol Accord For Phillip Island
The Phillip Island and District Liquor Accord has once again taken action to address the ongoing problem of under age drinking.

Feedback Invited On Free Hard Waste Disposal Weekend
Despite unseasonably wet weather, Latrobe City residents turned out in force for the free hard waste disposal weekend conducted by Latrobe City Council on 13 and 14 December, with over 3,000 vehicles attending.

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