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2 Dec 2011 (Friday)

Stoke City Fc To Conduct Soccer Coaching Clinics
Local soccer enthusiasts will get a taste of the big time when English Premier League club Stoke City FC conduct soccer clinics at the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium in Morwell on the weekend

Kilcunda Bass Reserve Get Funds For Oval Upgrade
Kilcunda Bass Football Club recently secured a $60,000 grant from Sports and Recreation Victoria’s Country Football Netball Program towards the installation of a drainage system at the Bass Recreation Reserve.

9 Dec 2011 (Friday)

Cr Dowman Re-Elected Mayor
Bass Coast Shire Council has elected Cr Veronica Dowman as Mayor and Cr John Duscher as Deputy Mayor for the next term.

Local Bushfire Community Projects Awarded
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe yesterday in Parliament commended those involved in the Latrobe Bushfire Recovery Community Jobs Project which was the recipient of the Education Award in the 2011 Fire

A Space For The Cowes Community
Planning is continuing for the development of the Cowes Town Square and redevelopment of the Cowes Cultural Precinct.

Local School Chosen To Receive First Of 100 Maths And Science Specialists
The Victorian Coalition Government is delivering on its election promise to boost the standard of maths and science education, with the first 100 specialists being selected to work in dozens of Victorian government

Latrobe Elects New Mayor And Deputy Mayor
Councillor Ed Vermeulen was elected Latrobe City’s new mayor at a special council meeting held on Monday night. Councillor Sharon Gibson was re-elected deputy mayor.

Wonthaggi Centennial Centre Open Day
The much anticipated Wonthaggi Centennial Centre is ready for visitors.

16 Dec 2011 (Friday)

Express Yourself On Land Sale
Residents of Phillip Island can have their say about the future of 70 Chapel Street in Cowes.

Fire Safety Focus On Rural Land Owners
This summer, rural land owners and managers are reminded they must take steps to prepare their properties for the fire season.

Twice As Much Recycling
Bass Coast residents again have twice as many opportunities to recycle this Christmas. From Monday, 26 December until Friday, 27 January, Council will offer weekly recycling collections,

Sally Pearson To Headline At Gippsland Gift
Female International Athlete of the Year, Sally Pearson, will headline at this weekend’s Motorola Gippsland. Over 700

'Tis The Season To Recycle
Whether it is Christmas on a budget or a Christmas of splurging, Bass Coast Shire Council is asking all residents to undertake some simple actions to reduce their environmental impact this festive season.

Small Business Wins With Coalition Government At Christmas
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has encouraged local businesses to enter a competition to win free business mentoring this Christmas.

What’S On Over Summer At Latrobe City Libraries?
Latrobe City libraries have developed an exciting entertainment program for children during the January school holidays.

Better Start To Holiday Season
Bass Coast has experienced a better start to the holiday season this year with fewer reports of incidents during our peak period for school leaver celebrations.

Coastal Vegetation Returns To Our Foreshores
Bass Coast Shire Council recently planted over 1,300 native plants on the Silverleaves Foreshore. The planting was part of a program to address cases where landowners encroach into Council-managed

Traralgon Post Office Officially Heritage Listed
Whilst it has long been the pride of the central business district of Traralgon, the Traralgon Post Office’s inclusion on the Commonwealth Heritage List has confirmed its status and value in the community.

Youth Council Celebrates End Of A Successful Year
The Latrobe City Youth Councillors and the participants in the Youth Leadership program attended their end of year celebration held at Latrobe City’s corporate headquarters in Morwell this week.

Temporary Parking To Be Established At Former Manny’S Market Site In Traralgon
Latrobe City Council has signed an agreement with Alamin Pty Ltd to use their site - the former Manny’s market site on the corner of Grey and Franklin Streets -

Memorandum Of Understanding Commits Governments To Help With Transition Plans
A Memorandum of Understanding signed at Latrobe City Council’s corporate headquarters on Tuesday will commit the Federal and State Governments to work together to transition this region to

Arts In Bass Coast
Are you looking for an arts or cultural experience this holiday but don’t know where to start?

20 Dec 2011 (Tuesday)

Boot Camp Phenomenon Marches On
The extraordinary success of Latrobe City’s boot camp exercise program will continue into 2012 with the introduction of the first outdoor boot camp at the Traralgon Outdoor Pool.

More Than 800 New Weekly Bus Trips For Latrobe Valley
More than 800 new weekly bus trips will be introduced to the Latrobe Valley next month as part of a $2 million per annum Victorian Government investment intro improving services.

Funding For Vic Arts Organisations And New Review To Promote Fresh Approach
Victorian arts organisations, including festivals and theatre companies, galleries, dance, craft and literary bodies will receive funding totalling more than $24 million next year under

Coalition Government Funding To Highlight Latrobe Valley’S Tourism Strengths
A signature dish cooking competition and a free folk festival are among five regional events across Gippsland to receive funding from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today announced that the Latrobe City Council will receive $13,584 from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund.

Holiday Season Bass Coast Style
Large numbers of holiday makers are expected to arrive in Bass Coast in the coming weeks, swelling the population to over 70,000. Bass Coast Shire Council Community Safety Manager, Philippa O’Halloran,

China International Import Expo Calls Local Businesses
Latrobe Valley businesses interested in breaking into the Chinese market are encouraged to attend the China International Import Expo.

22 Dec 2011 (Thursday)

Aviation Training Day Preparation For Fire Season
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and CFA will have two fixed wing aircraft based full-time at the Latrobe Valley and Bairnsdale airbases from today, ready for immediate deployment over summer.

Businesses Boost Customer Service
Bass Coast Shire Council has just completed a three month Customer Service Pilot Project with fifteen local businesses.

End Of Year Freeza Celebrations A Success At The Churchill Skate Park
FReeZA held its final event for the year on Saturday at the Churchill Skate Park with 300 young people attending.

Being Fire Ready Makes Sense
Fire Ready Victoria meetings are being held in Bass Coast to help property owners and their families prepare for bushfires. Bass Coast Shire Council’s Emergency Management Coordinator,

New Facilities At Phillip Island Leisure Centre
Christmas has come early to the Phillip Island Leisure Centre, with the installation of brand new change rooms and toilet facilities.

Feasibility Study For Morwell To Traralgon Shared Pathway
Latrobe City Council is taking the first steps in an exciting new project, investigating the feasibility of developing a shared pathway to link Traralgon and Morwell.

Latrobe Valley Youth Organisations Share In Over $200,000
Two Latrobe Valley youth service providers have received a share in $225,000 through the Victorian Coalition Government’s new Engage! program.

23 Dec 2011 (Friday)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
All the best to everyone over this seasons festive break. We will be closed from the 23rd December and re open on the 9th January.

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