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2 Feb 2004 (Monday)

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 2, 2004
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Funding boost for community newsletters
Eight local community newsletters are set to benefit from a share of over $4,000 in Wellington Shire Council grants to support the invaluable information service they provide to residents.

3 Feb 2004 (Tuesday)

Celebrating World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day is being celebrated today by countries around the globe, and will be marked by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) with the appointment of a new Wetlands project officer for the Gippsland Lakes.

Ingram blasts secret political donations

Wellington seeks community feedback
Wellington Shire Council has just commenced its annual Community Satisfaction Survey of local residents and ratepayers to gain comprehensive and representative public feedback on how well it is performing.

4 Feb 2004 (Wednesday)

Learn how people are getting more done with their time

Council and Rosedale community win $250,000 funding for new pre-school
Wellington Shire Council, with strong support from local community groups, has won $250,000 from the State Government for a much-needed pre-school in Rosedale – to be part of a new $2.3 million multi-purpose community centre serving the town.

Good Governance report adopted by Council
Latrobe City Council adopted its Good Governance Project Report at Monday night’s Council Meeting.

Walking school bus expanding to more schools
Latrobe City Council has high hopes for a safe and healthy new school year, with the introduction of Walking School Bus projects for three more schools in the municipality.

Business success helped by negotiation

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter February 2004, NHW Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW80)
Investment Scams, Home Security, Police Crime Report, Neighbourhood Watch Blood Challenge.

New Morwell Central Preschool opens
The new Morwell Central Preschool in Maryvale Crescent opened its doors to preschoolers this week.

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Council issues rate payment reminder
Latrobe City Council CEO, Richard Hancock has reminded citizens who have elected to pay their 2003/2004 Municipal Rates other than by instalments, that payment in full must be received by close of business (5.15pm) on Monday 16 February.

2004 Australian Dairy Conference
The 2004 Australian Dairy Conference will be held at the Eastbank Centre in Shepparton, on February 23, 24 and 25, 2004.

Free information session on marketing workshops for small businesses
A free information session on marketing workshops for small businesses will be held on Tuesday 10 February at Latrobe’s Citizen Service Centre in Kay Street, Traralgon starting at 6pm.

5 Feb 2004 (Thursday)

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6 Feb 2004 (Friday)

Latrobe’s Spring Racing Carnival generates economic success
A report prepared by IER Pty Ltd has been released highlighting the economic and social benefits generated within Latrobe City as a result of the 2003 Latrobe Spring Racing Carnival – The Power of Racing.

Restoring prominence and harmony to significant Wellington sculpture
Wellington Shire is looking to relocate a significant outdoor work by one of Australia’s most acclaimed sculptors to a much more prominent, open position in Sale – in respect of the creator’s wishes and in keeping with the spirit of the piece

Action packed calendar of sporting excellence launched
Latrobe City Council has launched an action packed calendar of sporting excellence, ‘The Energy in Sport Celebration’, being held across Latrobe City throughout February and March.

There’s love in the air
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Latrobe Regional Airport has come up with some very different ideas to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Movie Night @ Sale / Fundraiser
A movie night featuring"Mona Lisa Smile" with free coffee, tea and nibbles will be held at Sale Cinema on Thursday 19th Feb 2004 at 6.45pm

Slow down for new school speed rules
Wellington Shire Council is urging motorists to help make our roads safer for children by ensuring they adhere to new, lower school zone speed limits being introduced by VicRoads throughout the shire during March

Asbestos warning
Wellington Shire Council is reminding owners of properties built before 1984 using AC sheeting to approach any renovation work with caution because of the presence of asbestos.

Council urges DSE action over Basslink concerns
Wellington Shire Council’s Basslink Taskforce is urging the Department of Sustainability & Environment to actively pursue environmental concerns raised in relation to the Basslink project to ensure that they are satisfactorily addressed.

9 Feb 2004 (Monday)

Succeeding in Gippsland Tourism
You are invited to a Development Workshop on best business practices with successful examples

Gippsland Visit By Dpi Project Mangager, Pest Animals
Newly appointed Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Project Manager for Pest Animals, Brett Harrison, recently met with landholder representatives of the Gippsland Wild Dog Management Group, as well as Catchment Management Officers and doggers.

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 9, 2004
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10 Feb 2004 (Tuesday)

Creative Gippsland Network discuss Tourism Maps
Latrobe City was represented by a diverse range of arts and tourism organisations including Moartz, the Traralgon and District Historical Society and the Jumbuk Bed and Breakfast in Yinnar South.

Latrobe Regional Airport Board Expands Aircraft Factory
Output of GA8 Airvans is set to increase from one per fortnight to one per week with the construction of an additional factory hangar by the Latrobe Regional Airport Board.

11 Feb 2004 (Wednesday)

Frequently Asked Questions – Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
What is Avian Influenza or bird flu? Avian Influenza is a serious disease of domestic poultry that can result in significant mortality among chickens on poultry farms.

Preparing the ground for new Heyfield Hub community complex
Wellington Shire Council is finalising preparations for work to commence on the major new Heyfield Hub community complex, which represents a substantial $740,000 revamp of the present Heyfield Library and public hall.

13 Feb 2004 (Friday)

Learn more about your ecological footprint

17 Feb 2004 (Tuesday)

RPL/RCC Kits for Students
GippsTAFE is offering Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) kits to students enrolling at GippsTAFE who have already gained qualifications or relevant experience in their chosen field.

New motor oil recycling initiative a boon for environment
Wellington Shire Council has just introduced a new initiative to recycle motor oil, which promises significant benefits for local waterways, bush, landfill sites, parks and gardens.

Prescribed Burning To Commence In Gippsland
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is preparing to commence the annual prescribed burning program in State forests and National Parks across Gippsland.

Succeed in Tourism
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging local tourism-related businesses to attend seminars being held in Gippsland next month which aim to help them further boost their marketability to tourists.

Ingram calls for gas plant concerns to be addressed
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, says the State Government must ensure that environmental concerns are addressed prior to final approval of the Patricia Baleen gas plant, near Orbost.

18 Feb 2004 (Wednesday)

Blame it on the Bossa Nova?
Latrobe City’s Performing Arts Café Concert Series 2004, presented in conjunction with the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club, will launch...

Morning Music Program featuring Karen Knowles
Karen Knowles will launch the return of Morning Music to the Performing Arts Program with a performance on Tuesday 24 February at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon from 11am.

19 Feb 2004 (Thursday)

Targeting Fertiliser Types Makes Money
Fertiliser management is an area where potentially thousands of dollars can be made on farms each year.

Make your community shine this Clean Up Australia Day
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging local community groups, organisations and schools to join hundreds and thousands of other Australians this Clean Up Australia Day by taking action to clean up our environment.

Library course to demonstrate online databases
The Latrobe City Library Service is holding information sessions highlighting the online databases available to library members next week.

Enrolments Still Open for On-line Course
GippsTAFE’s On-line Professional Writing and Editing Course is now open for 2004 enrolments.

Deputy Premier to Launch Innovative Womens’ Project in Gippsland
Wellington Shire Council is hosting a visit by the Hon John Thwaites MP, Minister for Victorian Communities this Thursday, 19 February, when he will take the opportunity to officially launch Gippsland’s innovative Women Who Mean Business initiative.

Enrol in 2004 courses at the Warragul Campus!
GippsTAFE’s Warragul campuses has experienced a surge in enrolment numbers this year, although there are still a few places available in some courses.

23 Feb 2004 (Monday)

Council welcomes support to retain Won Wron Prison
Wellington Shire Council welcomes the state opposition’s public announcement that it supports the retention of Won Wron Prison and would commit up to $7 million to retain and upgrade the facility.

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 23, 2004
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New motor oil recycling initiative a boom for environment
Wellington Shire Council has just introduced a new initiative to recycle motor oil, which promises significant benefits for local waterways, bush, landfill sites, parks and gardens.

Have a say the Wellington way!
Local residents with a disability are being encouraged by Wellington Shire Council to participate in the coming Having a Say conference - a major, annual state event covering disability issues which is being held in Gippsland.

25 Feb 2004 (Wednesday)

Adult / Junior Doubles Tournament won by Lacey & Tomasinski

Wellington revs up for prestigious Grand Prix
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging the community to turn out in force to the shire’s leg of Australia’s prestigious 2004 Trading Post Grand Prix Rally - a precursor to the upcoming 2004 Foster’s Australian Grand Prix.

Churchill Youth Action Centre to hold basketball clinic as part of new year’s program
Latrobe City Youth Services held a barbecue at Kurnai College, Churchill Campus last week to promote the upcoming activities planned for the Churchill Youth Action Centre, including a basketball clinic with Pacers star Vashon Weaver.

Strategic Worm Drenching Saves Money
Strategic drenching of all sheep with a double summer drench (November/December and January/February), with a move to 'low-worm' pastures, has been recommended for many years.

Program at Traralgon to help parents communicate with teenagers
Parentzone will run a program in Traralgon to help parents communicate with and better understand their teenage children.

Business arts forum encourages strategic partnerships
Latrobe City Council’s Arts unit held a Business Arts Forum at the Moe Town Hall recently, to encourage local businesses and arts organisations to identify and form strategic partnerships with each other for long term mutual benefit.

Prescribed Burning To Commence In Gippsland
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is preparing to commence the annual prescribed burning program in State forests and National Parks across Gippsland.

Acclaimed Irish musicians to appear at Traralgon
Traralgon’s Little Theatre will come alive to the foot-tapping sounds of traditional Irish jig music, when acclaimed musicians, Seamus Begley and Jim Murray play live on Wednesday 10 March from 8pm.

Adult & Junior Doubles Tournament won by Lacey & Tomasinski..............
Deanne Lacey & Joe Tomasinski win doubles Tournament at Morwell Tenpins.........

26 Feb 2004 (Thursday)

Council - Lease negotiations do not jeopardise Games bid
Latrobe City Council has strongly rejected claims that the Traralgon Basketball Stadiums bid to host Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games basketball matches could be in jeopardy as a result of ongoing lease negotiations with Basketball Stadiums Victoria

27 Feb 2004 (Friday)

$40,000 funding to tackle waterway pollutants
Wellington Shire Council has received $40,000 State Government funding to construct a pollutant trap at Flooding Creek in Sale – to help prevent pollutants like litter, sediment and oils from entering the Gippsland Lakes system.

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