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2 Dec 2019 (Monday)

Keeping the Legacy of our Veterans Alive in Latrobe City
Keeping alive the legacy of local veterans with funding to support the Yinnar Cenotaph Lighting Project, the Traralgon Cemetery Trust War Memorial Precinct and the Traralgon RS Sub-Branch rental of a giant screen for ANZAC Day 2020.

Wonthaggi Recreation Upgrades Set to Start
Redevelopment of the tennis courts at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve set to start.

Securing the Future for Local Forestry Industry Workers
Actions taken to ensure long-term and sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industry and for local workers that rely on it.

Brown Coal to Produce Hydrogen in Latrobe Valley
Pilot project launched at the Loy Yang Power Station where J-Power Latrobe Valley Pty Ltd (J-Power) to produce hydrogen from brown coal.

The Metro Centric Andrews Government has once again Shown How Out of Touch They Are
Bushfires: greatest threats to the forest, not the native forest industry.

Keeping the Legacy of our Veterans Alive in Longwarry
Keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support the Longwarry RSL Sub-Branch Inc upgrade the Longwarry War Memorial.

Churchill United Service Station Finally Comes Down
Demolition works for old United service station in Churchill starts to roll.

Getting Ready for Three-Year-Old Kinder in Eastern Victoria
Support for new teachers from the landmark roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kinder.

Northe Shares Concerns Over Timber Industry Shutdown
Massive impact upon local employment and our local economy predicted as timber industry closes.

Daniel Andrews to Sacrifice Communities and Jobs for Greens Votes
Sacrifices to chase Greens Party preferences.

Nicholson Water Main Upgrade Works
On site work to commence at the main water supply pipeline in Nicholson.

Signing up to be Small Business Friendly
Small Business Friendly Council initiative signed to support to local businesses.

Parliament Pursuits | 29-31 October 2019
Advocacy for local matters in Parliament pursuits.

Yallourn in Full Swing for Gippsland Super 6
Inaugural PGA Tour of Australasia’s ‘Gippsland Super 6’ takes the region by storm.

Council Supports Rates Review
Rates review supported to improve fairness and equity for all ratepayers.

Mecwacare Announced as New Provider
Mecwacare chosen by both the State and Federal governments as the provider of Aged and Disability Services and Assessment Services for the Bass Coast Shire and will start servicing Bass Coast clients from January 2020.

Wine Masterclass, Funding Opportunities & On Farm Experiences
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

8 Dec 2019 (Sunday)

Clubroom Upgrade for Warragul Women
Completed upgrade project at the clubrooms, thanks to a $36,431 grant.

Parliament Pursuits | 26-28 November
Demonstrations, graduations and commiserations.

Government’s Native Timber Argument Falling Down
Local concerns raised following the decision by the State Government to cease the harvesting of native timber by 2030.

New Vichealth Funding to Grow Community Sport in Eastern Victoria
The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) announced a$500,000 funding to support sports clubs in Eastern Victoria.

Walk to School Done for Another Year
Walk to School program has wrapped up for another year.

Labor ‘considering’ Move to Ban Duck Hunting
Labor’s Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn moved to ban duck hunting in Victoria.

VLine Passengers Face More Cancellations as Mercury Rises
A summer of pain for VLine passengers with buses to replace trains on nearly all regional lines today.

Milestone for Grow Gippsland Compact
GROW Gippsland Compact celebrates its 60 member organisations' milestone.

Council Picks Up Silver at Tourism Awards
2019 Tourism Awards

Plans Unveiled for Traralgon School
Traralgon families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve with a massive upgrade for Kosciusko Street Primary School.

Repairs and Renewals on the Way
Access stairs at the First Surf Beach in Cape Paterson will be repaired in coming weeks.

New Technology Boosting Safety in Nar Nar Goon
New technology installed at a high-risk intersection near Nar Nar Goon, for easier and safer turning to the Princes Highway.

Gippsland Kids Going Two Years Spartan Strong
Spartan Kids returns to Gippsland.

Grants Presented to 46 Community Groups
2019 Community Grants Round Two

Give to the Giving Tree this Christmas
Christmas gifts are stacking up under Bass Coast Shire Council's Giving Trees.

Water Restrictions Update for East Gippsland
Water restrictions likely from January for Mitchell River, Buchan and Swifts Creek customers.

Helping More School Kids Stay Safe in the Sun in Rawson
77 schools will share in an almost $1 million School Shade Grants program.

Outdoor Pools Ready to Make a Splash
Seasonal outdoor pools at Yallourn North and Moe are ready for another summer.

Labor Making VLine Trains Even Slower from December 1
Ballarat commuters will be worst affected with 95 trains to run slower with labor making VLine trains going slower from December 1.

Real. Not Real.
'Real. Not Real', to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Social Inclusion Week (SIW) Australia 2019.

Keeping School Leavers Safe in Bass Coast
Young people from across Victoria will make their way to Phillip Island to celebrate the end of Year 12.

Council Adds Third Offset Site
Third Native Vegetation Offset site to establish at The Gurdies.

Northe Furious as Premier Takes Axe to Timber Industry
Premier axed the timber industry. Timber now need to be imported from other jurisdictions who don’t have the same stringent forestry standards that exist in Victoria.

Latrobe City Welcomes our Newest Citizens
Newly naturalised Australian citizens from countries including Italy, Russia, Iran, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, warmly welcomed at Latrobe City Councils second Citizenship Ceremony.

Scout Halls Upgraded at Newborough and Traralgon
Scout halls at Newborough and West Traralgon reopens today.

Closing the Digital Divide in Gippsland
Gippsland Digital Plan launch supported by a share in $1 million through the Labor Government’s Connecting Regional Communities Program.

Ditching the Dreaded Double-Drop Off in Warragul
Warragul families and surrounds will soon be able to ditch the dreaded ‘double-drop off’ with new kindergartens at primary schools across the state.

Summer Regulations and New Off-leash Beaches
Summer Regulations and New Off-leash Beaches come December 1.

New Bills Introduced into Victorian Parliament Last Week
Three new bills introduced into Parliament this week.

Latrobe City say ‘Thanks for the hand’
Volunteers received a special gift to acknowledge the contribution they make to the community.

Statement on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
Statement on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Equipping Adult Learners in Eastern Victoria with the Skills they Need to Thrive
Ministerial Statement indicated investments targeting courses to reduce adult illiteracy and innumeracy.

Jobs Not Safe from Labor’s AgVic Cuts
49 jobs across Agriculture Victoria’s research centres would be cut due to "organisational change."

Plantation Estate Decreasing Under Labor
No answer still for questions regarding decision to destroy Victoria’s sustainable timber industry.

Native Timber Ban about Politics, not People
Premier Daniel Andrews couldn’t answer allegations regarding timber ban.

Liberal Nationals Fight Daniel Andrews’ Timber Ban
No answer for questions on the short-sighted decision to shut down Victoria’s native timber industry.

Defence Sector Prospects for Latrobe City
Business delegation led to Latrobe City Council showcasing the specialist business and industry expertise available in Latrobe City connected to the defence sector.

Northe’s Tribute to CFA Personnel
Northe expressed deep respect and appreciation of the local Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades and its members.

Expanding Food Relief for Families in Baw Baw Shire
Baw Baw Shire families and community members will have increased access to emergency food relief with a $48,500 in funding.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elections
Cr Brett Tessari gets re-elected as Mayor and Cr Geoff Ellis was elected Deputy Mayor for the 2019/20 term.

Craft Malting for Gippsland & Farmer Mental Health
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Growing Careers for Hard-Working Hospital Workers in Eastern Victoria
New training and skills program now open to non-clinical workers in Victorian health services to help them to grow long and exciting careers in the health sector.

Timber industry Plea: Dan, Don’t Destroy Our Jobs
Timber workers were in Melbourne to rally against the Andrews Government's senseless native timber ban and sent a clear message.

Garden Talent in Full Bloom in Latrobe City
Gardening skills of Latrobe City residents recognised at the Latrobe City Garden Competition awards night.

Getting the Fuzzies for a Good Cause!
"The Fuzzies", from East Gippsland Water raised over $500 over the month of November as part of the annual Movember fundraising effort.

Bushfire Risk Will Worsen with Labor’s Native Timber Ban
Decision to ban Victoria’s sustainable native timber industry predicts loss of thousands of jobs and lessen ability to fight bushfires.

Parliament Pursuits | 12-14 November
Ban on native timber harvesting and opportunities to advocate and show support for local individuals, group and organisations.

Latrobe Valley Residents Paint the Town Proud
Newly transformed public places across the Latrobe Valley for resident to enjoy.

Rhyll Amenities Upgraded
Rhyll amenities, ready for the summer.

Inverloch Tennis Gets the Advantage
Redevelopment of Inverloch Tennis Club, located at Thompson Reserve about to begin.

15 Dec 2019 (Sunday)

Funding to Improve Access for All
$1000 for businesses and community organizations to improve access for people with disability

Joining the Dots for Employers and Employees in Gippsland
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Applications Invited for Round 4 Environmental Grants
Grants to project plans to benefit the environment now open for application.

Animal Management Actions Endorsed
Annual review for animal management finished.

W-League Soccer to be Showcased in Latrobe City
Latrobe City hosts elite level women’s soccer at the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium, Morwell between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers.

Sustainability at the Forefront for the Design of the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre
Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre - first public aquatic facility in Victoria to incorporate a geothermal heating system.

More Lifesaving Projects to Get Underway Around Gippsland
Lifesaving road safety infrastructure projects continues next year.

Gippsland’s Allied Health Service Receives Vital Boost
Allied Health programs' funding support announced.

More Delays for Country Train Passengers at Christmas
Ugly pay dispute with the state’s transport union causes more delays for train.

Announcing Our State’s Outstanding Volunteers of the Year
2019 Victorian Volunteer Champion Award recipients in the Eastern Victorian Region.

Latrobe City Showcase Defence Capabilities
70 businesses discussed supplier partnership opportunities with Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

Inspiring Speaker Addresses International Day of People with a Disability
Motivating speech for International Day of People with a Disability from Andrew Bedggood.

26 Dec 2019 (Thursday)

Next Steps for Wonthaggi Activity Centre Plan
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Draft Wonthaggi Activity Centre Plan has been developed to establish a vision for Wonthaggi for the next 20 years and to reinforce Wonthaggi’s role as a regional centre.

Andrews Government Must Broaden Drought Support
More support needed for drought-affected farmers.

Gippsland Train Passengers Vote with their Feet
Passengers walk away with savage cuts to V/Line.

Christmas Comes Early for Ted Summerton Reserve
Exciting summer of cricket as the new Gippsland Regional Cricket Centre at Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe opens.

Top Women’s Soccer Teams Impress
Top level sporting clash in Morwell on Saturday.

Boosting Early Years Facilities for Drouin Families
Andrews Labor Government deliverins universal Three-Year-Old Kinder by building new and upgrading early learning facilities across the state.

Expanding Food Relief for Families in Baw Baw Shire
$48,500 in funding for emergency food relief through Pick My Project initiative.

Smile Squad to Visit Latrobe Valley Kids from Term One
Free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term by Smile Squad one next year.

Cricket Fans are Padding Up for an Exciting New Innings in Gippsland Cricket
New home for Gippsland cricket at state-of-the-art facility at the Ted Summerton Reserve.

Are You Ready To Get All Revved Up?
Latrobe City’s inaugural motorsport celebration event - Latrobe Motorfest.

Delivering Community Projects for the Valley
Almost $1.9 million in upgrades to community clubs and infrastructure across the region.

Construction Begins on Morwell Campus Redevelopment
State-of-the-art training facilities with $35.5 million Morwell Campus Redevelopment.

Report Recommends Bass Coast beach Safety Strategies
This is a joint release from Bass Coast Shire Council and Life Saving Victoria.

Climate Action Starts Here
Bass Coast Shire Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to developing a Climate Change Action Plan for 2020-2030.

Advocacy Priorities Updated
Fourth version of Advocacy Priorities List at the December Council Meeting.

Statement on Ombudsman’s Investigation
Labor’s malicious and baseless referral of The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy dismissed.

Newhaven Skate Park Project to Progress
Bass Coast Shire Council voted to authorise Grayden’s Reserve in Newhaven as the preferred site for the Regional Skate Park and Playspace Project last Wednesday.

State Government Regulations for Private Pools and Spas
New regulations require council residents who own a private swimming pool or spa to register them with Council by 1 June 2020.

Invest Gippsland Highlights all the Region has to Offer
Better access to important information about living and investing in the region with updated website.

Land purchased for Phillip Island Transfer Station
Bass Coast Shire Council has purchased land on Back Beach Road in Phillip Island for the new Phillip Island Transfer Station and Council Depot.

Grants to Improve Technology in Gippsland Kindergartens
Kindergartens across Gippsland with grants to give them access to the latest technology.

An Exciting New Era for Morwell Maternal and Child Health Services
Morwell Maternal and Child Health relocation.

Seeking Funding For Recreation Projects
Bass Coast Shire Council will apply for up to $1.7 million in funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria, to complete projects in Wonthaggi and Dalyston, worth a combined $3.885 million.

Sustaining our War Legacy in Eastern Victoria
Honouring Victorian veterans and marks 75 years since the end of WWII.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions from 13 January
Extreme dry conditions mean Stage 2 water restrictions for all customers relying on the Mitchell River supply system and Buchan River from Monday 13 January.

Seeking Tourism Community Assistance to Promote Water Efficiency
Assistance sought to promote water efficiency to holiday visitors this summer.

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