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1 Feb 2005 (Tuesday)

Small Business Answers Program Newsletter

Council's grants program delivers welcome funding boost

Council seeks urgent meeting with Minister for Health over Central Gippsland Health Service

Pit Stop In Paynesville For St Kilda Team
Paynesville residents will have a chance to meet the St Kilda Football Team at the town’s main wharf at 2.45 pm tomorrow.

Cameron Red Faced Over Aquaculture Licence Gaffe
Labor’s Agriculture Minister Bob Cameron has today been left red-faced by his lack of knowledge of his own portfolio responsibilities.

Panel beating as outlet for youth self-expression

Investigate the domestic landscape at Gallery

2 Feb 2005 (Wednesday)

Council Supports Innovation Festival
East Gippsland Shire Council has joined with others in the Gippsland Local Government Network to support the Gippsland Innovation Festival in May.

Facial Eczema Season – Be Prepared
Facial eczema is an important disease of cattle, sheep and goats, caused by an invisible fungus, Pithomyces chartarum, that grows in dead grass litter that is always present in pasture.

3 Feb 2005 (Thursday)

Commonsense on life jackets: Ingram
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has described the State Government’s recent publicised position to mandate the wearing of life jackets as another over the top, "big brother" regulation.

Mayor Says Upgrade Will Be Worth $1 Million
The Bairnsdale City Oval will receive a face-lift worth $1 million to be completed by early 2006.

4 Feb 2005 (Friday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter January 2005 Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW91)
Next Meeting, Neighbourhood Watch, Police Crime Report, Engraving Personal Items.

7 Feb 2005 (Monday)

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

Photographic journey through Italy at the Gallery
Currently showing at Latrobe Regional Gallery is a fascinating exhibition Origini: Hometowns of Italo-Australians showcasing black and white photographs by Sydney artist Jane Burton Taylor.

Bridge reinstated for isolated Traralgon South community
Residents of Taylors Road in Traralgon South were reconnected to road infrastructure early on Thursday afternoon, after a period of isolation caused by Wednesday night’s wild storms.

15th Anniversary of the Polish Club
Wellington Shire Council is putting on public exhibition proposed amendments to the Wellington Planning Scheme, as it looks to rezone land in Yarram and surrounding townships to address the demand for additional housing.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Council receives strong response to Wellington Coast Subdivision Strategy
Wellington Shire Council has received a strong response from landowners on a draft Strategy to resolve the issue of inappropriate subdivisions along a section of the Ninety Mile Beach area.

Council to assist community build skills
Wellington Shire Council is supporting a free course titled Skilling up to Shape the Future, to assist residents with a disability in the development of leadership and participation skills.

Tourism Board Appointees Sought
East Gippsland Shire Council has begun advertising for two representatives to join the Shire’s Tourism Advisory Board that is to be formed as part of its Tourism Policy.

Seamless transition for Council’s Traralgon service centre
Council’s Traralgon service centre will remain open to the public throughout the transition of the building to the new collocated library and service centre.

Share In The Excitement Of Seniors Week 2005
Senior citizens throughout the Gippsland Electorate are being urged to "kick-up their heels" and help celebrate Victorian Seniors Festival from March 15 to 20.

Marion Martin – ‘The Flower of Scotland’

8 Feb 2005 (Tuesday)

Origami house to be built for exhibition
For two days in February, the Latrobe Regional Gallery will be transformed into a building site where hundreds of origami bricks and domestic items will be made by participants in a workshop with the aim of building the Origami House.

Rates payment reminder

9 Feb 2005 (Wednesday)

Supporting changing lanes: Ingram
Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on Premier Steve Bracks to mend the bureaucratic debacle which is threatening the successful "Changing Lanes" project.

Call To See Draft Disability Legislation
The Nationals have again called for the State Government to publish a draft of any new disability legislation, so that disability advocacy groups and the general public can see for themselves what is proposed.

Pink Eye Problems
Pink-eye, or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, occurs in cattle throughout the world. It is a contagious disease and in Victoria occurs mainly in young cattle in summer and autumn.

10 Feb 2005 (Thursday)

Reminder On Victorian Community History Awards: Hall
The Nationals Member for Gippsland, PETER HALL, is reminding people of the Gippsland electorate that submissions to the Victorian Community History Awards close in two weeks.

Council’s Centenary House contribution recognised
Latrobe City Council’s contribution to the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House project was formally recognised on Thursday, with Council and committee members meeting on-site to discuss progress on the care facility.

Lex Glover Swimming Complex scores $2.5 million Victorian Government grant win
Wellington Shire Council was delighted with the announcement by the Victorian Government today of a $2.5 million grant for the eagerly-awaited $6.7 million revamp of the Lex Glover Regional Swimming Complex in Sale.

Duck Hunters Must Be Prepared
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is urging duck hunters to make sure they are completely prepared for the 2005 season.

Labor Neglects Gippsland’s Disabled
Gippsland’s intellectually disabled are living in sub-standard conditions in Bracks Government-funded homes, Liberal Member for Gippsland Province Philip Davis said today.

11 Feb 2005 (Friday)

Energy and Emotion in Sport at Latrobe Regional Gallery
Energy and Emotion in Sport is the next exhibition in the International Power Hazelwood Community Access Gallery commencing on Wednesday 16 February.

14 Feb 2005 (Monday)

Back To The Fertiliser Future
Australian researchers have amassed 50 years worth of scientific soil findings to generate the most comprehensive soil productivity and fertiliser management database for intensive grazing farmers ever.

Shire Calls For Business
East Gippsland Shire Council is calling for nominations for the annual Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards.

Local people sought for tourism advisory committee
Wellington Shire Council is inviting members of the local community to join a tourism advisory committee to assist with the development of the shire’s next three-year strategic plan guiding its vibrant tourism industry, worth over $80 million a year.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

15 Feb 2005 (Tuesday)

Dusty Springfield tribute show comes to Traralgon
As part of the Morning Music series, Wendy Stapleton’s 'Dusty, Doris and Me' tribute show is coming to the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 23 February at 11am.

16 Feb 2005 (Wednesday)

Traralgon T-Birds Big V Future
Last night's meeting with the Victorian Basketball League "the Big V" was positive and constructive according to appointed spokesperson David Roberts.

17 Feb 2005 (Thursday)

Feral Shooting Program Must Be Strictly Managed
The Bracks Government must implement an appropriately structured program for the culling of feral animals in national parks by sporting shooters.

Dairy Reminders For Feburary 2005

Punch & Judy spread key messages to local children
Next month (March) Wellington Shire Council will be hosting a series of fun and educational Punch & Judy shows aimed at Prep and Grade One school students – containing key messages about safety, bullying, stranger danger and self confidence.

Community joins forces with Transfield Services to address youth unemployment

Aquaculture Association Cuts Back To Fight Bracks
A state-wide aquaculture association has vowed to pool its resources to fight the Bracks Government’s ridiculous licencing structure.

Gippsland Province Council Disbanded
The Liberal Party has been forced to disband its Gippsland Province Electorate Council following the decision by the Bracks Government to abolish Provinces in the Constitution (Parliamentary Reform) Act.

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.

18 Feb 2005 (Friday)

Shire invited to step-up to challenge!
Wellington Shire Council is inviting all residents to take part in its latest initiative –Wellington Walks Paddy – which promotes healthy lifestyles, active recreation and stress reduction through walking.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Pit-stop for mobile library
Wellington Shire Council’s mobile library service will be temporarily off the road from 28 February until 4 March as it goes in for its annual scheduled maintenance.

Loch Sport Poker Run
Wellington Shire Council is calling all boating enthusiasts to don their best poker-face and head to the Gippsland Lakes for the first annual Loch Sport Poker Run on Saturday 26 February - kicking-off at 8.00am with a welcome breakfast.

South Gippsland - a Land of Milk and Honey
It is well known that Gippsland has a significant dairy industry however the contribution of the bee keeping industry to Gippsland is less well known.

It’s Time To Have Your Say On Victoria’S Fire Management
The Discussion Paper for the future direction of managing fire on Victoria’s public land has been released and now is the time for the community to review it and comment.

Cameron Street preschoolers welcome new playground
A new look playground area and new playground equipment has ensured a fun start to the new school year for the children at Cameron Street preschool.

21 Feb 2005 (Monday)

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.

New Industry Development Program Announces New Round of Grants
A new round of grants has been announced from the Australian Government's New Industries Development Program (NIDP). Up to $100 000 is available for small to medium agribusinesses for Pilot Commercialisation Projects (PCPs).

Move Wind Farm Hearing To Foster: Hall
Gippsland MP Peter Hall has made a plea for a Planning Panels Victoria public hearing into the Dollar Wind Farm to be made closer to the affected residents.

Large Fine Should Sound Warning to Dog Owners
A fine of $8000 plus costs of $2000 imposed on a Bairnsdale dog owner last week should act as a strong warning to owners of aggressive dogs, according to East Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Laws Manager Heather Jones.

23 Feb 2005 (Wednesday)

Farmers market has a new home
Traralgon’s Kay Street median, opposite the civic precinct, will come alive this Saturday with the opening of the Traralgon Farmers Market.

Labor Admits Its Neglect Of Country Victoria
Country Victoria is suffering to such an extent under the Bracks Government that Labor’s own MPs are beginning to revolt.

Wishy-washy Nats finally answer on Scoresby: Ingram

Empty chemical container collections
Users of farm chemicals in Wellington will be able to take their empty, cleaned, non-returnable farm chemical containers to specially set up collection points in Maffra, Rosedale, Yarram, Stradbroke and Cobains in March for recycling.

Online database information sessions at libraries
The Latrobe City Library Service will be holding demonstration sessions next week highlighting the online databases available to the Latrobe community via their free public library membership.

Zap the mozzies before they zap you

Fertile, healthy rams are crucial to a successful joining. Now that we have "Flockcare" and "Fleececare", perhaps it is time for flock owners to have "Ram Care".

Local business wins major contract
Local business, GMS Rehabilitation, has recently been successful in winning a major contract to supply mobility and functional support equipment throughout Victoria.

Storm debris needs to go to green waste facilities
Latrobe City residents have been reminded that green waste is no longer accepted at Council’s transfer stations, but needs to be taken to one of the dedicated Pine Gro green waste facilities.

24 Feb 2005 (Thursday)

Ryan missing from Parliament again: Independents
The state’s two independent MPs, Russell Savage and Craig Ingram, have condemned the state leader of the National Party, Peter Ryan, for missing a crucial vote in Parliament again.

Groups Register to Clean Up Australia
Twenty-five volunteer groups have registered for clean-up projects throughout the East Gippsland Shire as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign in March.

25 Feb 2005 (Friday)

Bracks’ Broken Promise On Police
The Gippsland region is suffering because of a failed promise by the Bracks Government to get more police on the streets.

Gippsland artist to give talk at Gallery
Prominent contemporary artist Nadine Christensen will give a talk about her exhibition ‘A specially built ruin’, currently on show at Latrobe Regional Gallery, on Tuesday 1 March.

Bracks Country Gas Price Hike
The Bracks Government has failed to assure country Victorians they will not be slugged a surcharge with their promised natural gas connection, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria Philip Davis said today.

Minister approves rezoning of Maffra
Wellington Shire Council has received approval from the Planning Minister to implement significant amendments to its planning scheme for Maffra - guiding future housing development in the town.

Orchestra Victoria to hold orchestral workshops in Latrobe
A free community concert featuring Orchestra Victoria and music students from across Gippsland will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 2 March at Lavalla Catholic College, Kosciuszko Street, Traralgon.

Tired Of Telephone Sales? There May Be An Answer
For those people who are tired of being targeted by telephone marketeers in the office or at home, Gippsland MP Peter Hall says there may be a solution.

28 Feb 2005 (Monday)

Council looking to set up youth art group
Wellington Shire Council’s Gippsland Art Gallery.Sale is inviting young artists from around the shire to attend a special meeting on Wednesday 2 March to discuss the possibility of creating a young artists’ group in the area.

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