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4 Feb 2011 (Friday)

Have A Wizard Of A Time At The Libraries These Holidays
With weeks of the school holidays still to go, the Latrobe City Library Service school holiday program may come as an absolute boon for primary school aged children, and no doubt many a parent

11 Feb 2011 (Friday)

Workshops Available For Latrobe Valley Business Owners
Workshops on how to grow your business will be held Tuesday 22 February 2011 said Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe.

Community Action In Kilcunda
Kilcunda is the sixth Bass Coast community to have completed their draft community action plan and released it for comment.

Tidy Towns Awards Open Soon
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has called on Latrobe Valley communities to search out their best and brightest initiatives and enter the Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards.

Afl Premiers To Visit The Valley
The 2010 AFL premiers, Collingwood Football Club, are coming to Latrobe City as part of the Telstra AFL Community Camps that will take place on 16 and 17 February 2011.

Latrobe Regional Gallery To Host 2010 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition
Latrobe Regional Gallery is delighted to announce that it will be the only venue in Victoria that will exhibit artworks from the prestigious 2010 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Premier’S Sustainability Awards Recognise Victorians Who Lead
Businesses, community groups, schools, tertiary institutions and government agencies are invited to enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards for 2011, which are now open.

Free Child Support Legal Advice Coming To Gippsland
Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall is pleased to advise that a Victorian Legal Aid Child Support lawyer will visit Morwell, Bairnsdale and Sale over the coming months to provide free legal advice.

Latrobe Leisure Churchill To Host Elite Netball Competition
The recently renovated Latrobe Leisure Churchill has been chosen to host Netball Victoria’s Eastern Regional State League competition,

Further Support For Flood Relief Effort
Bass Coast Shire Council has pledged $25,000 to support Victorian flood-affected communities with the recovery process.

Coalition Seeks Community Feedback On Mental Health Changes
The Coalition Government will provide further opportunity for public comment on the Exposure Draft of the Mental Health Bill, with the closing date for submissions extended until Monday 28 February 2011,

Bass Coast Youth To Have Their Say
If you live in Bass Coast and are aged between 12 and 25 then Bass Coast Shire Council wants to hear from you.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Staff pull out the stops to maintain water supplies through bush fire and power cuts

Hello To Bushfire Self Defenders
Red Eagle sends our Newsletters as the need for comment or clarification arises.

14 Feb 2011 (Monday)

Con Campaign To Protect Consumers
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed a new education campaign to help local people be better armed to identify and avoid con men and con women posing as tradespeople.

Low Carbon Emissions Future Transition Committee Appointed
Latrobe City Council has appointed its committee members for the Low Carbon Emissions Future Transition Committee which will be chaired by mayor, Councillor Darrell White.

Festival In Need Of Volunteers
In the lead up to the Boolarra Folk Festival, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe Valley residents to put their hand up to volunteer at one of the regions most popular events.

Have Your Say On The Gaskin Park Master Plan Draft Report
Latrobe City residents, particularly the Churchill and District community,

Christmas And New Year Visitors Flock To Latrobe City
Visitors flocked to Latrobe City over the Christmas and New Year period with the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre (VIC) experiencing an increase in visitor enquiries, accommodation bookings and retail sales.

Mayor Calls For Patience During Freeway Closure
Latrobe City’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White has called on the local community to be patient whilst the Princes Freeway at Morwell remains closed due to land movement at the International Power Hazelwood mine.

Work Begins On Centennial Centre
Works will start next week on the construction of the $1.5 million Wonthaggi Centennial Centre at Fincher Street Reserve, Wonthaggi.

15 Feb 2011 (Tuesday)

Workshops For Gippsland Small Businesses
Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall has welcomed the announcement of a new program of small business workshops and seminars to be held in Gippsland this year.

16 Feb 2011 (Wednesday)

Landcare Grants Available For Sustainable Students
Young people participating in Landcare projects may be eligible for funding under the Junior Landcare Grants Program, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Workshops For Gippsland Small Businesses
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has welcomed the announcement of a new program of small business workshops and seminars to be held this year

Have Your Say On The Future Growth Of Traralgon’S Activity Centre – Community Consultation Period Extended
All community members wanting to influence the future direction and growth of Traralgon’s town centre are urged to have their say on the Traralgon Activity Centre Plan Key Directions Report.

17 Feb 2011 (Thursday)

A Sign Of The Times
New signage has been installed at the Grantville Jetty and Deep Creek car parks explaining how important mangroves are to our shoreline and marine life in the area.

Over 2000 Lifesavers To Ignite Lakes Entrance
Over 2000 lifesavers from across Victoria are set to ignite the Lakes Entrance beach when they return to the East Gippsland tourist capital for the 2011 Victorian Life Saving Championships

Rural Rate Rebate Under Review
Bass Coast Shire Council is currently reviewing the Rural Rate Rebate Scheme that offers a 20 per cent rate rebate for farmers carrying out good land management practices.

21 Feb 2011 (Monday)

Big Crowds Expected For Superbikes
A big crowd is expected for the 2011Phillip Island Superbike World Championship, held 25-27 February.

23 Feb 2011 (Wednesday)

Want A Cheap Laugh? Try The Performing Arts Centre Show Package
For a year-long dose of drama, humour and good fashioned belly laughs, you can’t go past Latrobe’s Performing Arts Centre Show Package which gets you tickets for three fabulously funny shows at a ridiculously

Coalition Government Delivers Early Year-Round Discounts On Electricity Bills
The Baillieu Government is delivering its election commitment to introduce year-round concessions on electricity bills early with the discount now beginning on 1 March.

Invitation To Visit Parliament House
People will have the opportunity to walk the corridors of power and view the historic chambers of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council at the Parliament House Open Day on Sunday, 20 March 2011.

Phillip Island Children’S Hub
What: First sod turning for Hub roadworks

Rabbit Control Underway
Bass Coast Shire Council and the Bass Coast Landcare Network are continuing to work together on an extensive rabbit control program on Council-managed Foreshore Reserves.

The Tick-Tock Of The Biological Clock
Furiously Fertile is a hilarious contemporary Australian play, written by Melbourne playwright Rod Saunders, about single women, biological clocks,

Volunteer Emergency Services Grants Available
The Coalition State Government will provide $11 million for volunteer groups to purchase new emergency equipment said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

25 Feb 2011 (Friday)

The West Comes East For Arts Lovers
Ten contemporary artists and designers have investigated the rich, layered histories of the Western District of Victoria and the resulting exhibition,

Have Your Say On Latrobe City’S Draft International Relations Plan
Latrobe City residents will be able to influence the future of the City’s International Relations program after Council, last night, resolved to release for public comment the draft 2011-2014 International Relations Plan.

Local Award Winner To Feature On Postcards
Traralgon luxury boutique accommodation Montfort Manor will showcase its facilities this weekend on the television program Postcards.

28 Feb 2011 (Monday)

Inaugural Peggy Stevenson Tribute Breakfast To Be Held 4 March
To honour the life and work of the late Peggy Stevenson, a long-serving general manager at Latrobe City Council,

Legal Training For Community Groups To Be Offered In Traralgon
A training session to explain the roles and legal responsibilities for running an effective community organisation will be held in the MacFarlane Burnet room at Latrobe City’s Traralgon service centre on

Latrobe City’S Indigenous Employment Program Award Success
Latrobe City’s Indigenous Employment Program has been recognised at two award presentations,

Your Chance To Attend Traralgon Activity Centre Plan Community Information Sessions
All community members wanting to influence the future direction and growth of Traralgon’s town centre can now attend one of two community consultation sessions on Wednesdays 2 and 9 March 2011.

Work Underway On Phillip Island Children’S Hub
This week saw the first concrete step in the journey to create a Children’s Hub for Phillip Island.

Community Consultation Session For Gaskin Park Master Plan Draft Report
Latrobe City is holding a consultation session for community members to have their say on the Gaskin Park Master Plan Draft Report.

Let The Reading Begin!
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local schools to get their students involved with the Premier’s Reading Challenge, to promote the importance of reading.

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