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6 Feb 2012 (Monday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Special Edition February 2012.
Gippsland Arson Prevention Program Information Displays, Hot Spots - Gippsland Needs The Public's Help, Report Suspicious Arson Activity In The Bush, Gippsland Arson Prevention Program (GAPP)

Authorities Urged To Change Thinking About Bushfires
Denis O’Bryan, Director of Red Eagle Bushfire Protection Services urges people and authorities to change the way they think about bushfires and how they manage them because persisting with the current approach is

Removal Of Dangerous Trees At Maryvale Reserve
Over the next two weeks Latrobe City Council officers will remove approximately 240 pine trees from the north and western boundaries of the Maryvale Reserve, Morwell.

Midway Between Cultures: Chinese/Australian Art On Display At The Gallery
Zhongjian: Midway is an exhibition currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery and includes work by several of China’s and Australia’s most notable contemporary artists.

2012 Sports Exchange Program To Sister Cities
Planning is now underway for Latrobe City’s 2012 Sister Cities Sports Exchange Program to Takasago in Japan and Taizhou in China.

Transforming The Garden Into Artworks
Pine needles, sweet corn, orchard prunings, feathers and alpaca hair are just some of the materials that Gippsland artist Meg Viney has used in her current exhibition,

8 Feb 2012 (Wednesday)

Half A Million Dollar Health Boost
Support for Living Healthy in Bass Coast is set to improve with a $556,000 grant secured by Bass Coast Shire Council.

2012 Employment And Industry Survey To Be Distributed
The 2012 employment and industry survey is now being distributed to over 2700 businesses throughout Latrobe City.

Does The Latrobe Valley Have Victoria’S Tidiest Town?
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is calling on local communities to consider nominating for the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria awards.

A Night With Our Stars
Bass Coast will be on the big screen at a sparkling premiere night of short films about some of our community’s quiet achievers.

Construction Of Bemm River Sewerage Scheme Commences
East Gippsland Water's construction of a much-needed reticulated sewerage system for Bemm River gets underway this week.

Summit Helps Local Business Benefit From Major Projects
The fourth Gippsland Major Projects and Opportunities Summit will be held at Monash University Gippsland Campus Auditorium on Tuesday 14 February 2012.

Chance For Local Clubs To Share In Funding For New Sports Uniforms
Sports clubs across Victoria can now put some new life into their club colours by applying for a share of funding through the Victorian Coalition Government’s Sporting Uniform Grants Program.

Works Begin At Cowwarr Hall
Painting has begun at the Cowwarr Hall as part of its upgrade schedule, Nationals Member for Morwell announced today on site in Cowwarr.

Award Shows Benefits For Coastal Communities
Bass Coast Shire Council has received a prestigious international award for developing a system that helps predict the extent of potential storm surges, flooding and sea level rise.

A Leading Water Industry Performer
East Gippsland Water is the best performing water corporation in Victoria in relation to water main leaks, sewer blockages and recycling water,

Tribute Paid In Parliament To Bushfire Victims
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe last night paid tribute to those impacted by the Black Saturday and January bushfires which affected the Gippsland region in 2009.

Community Interest In Cape Paterson North
The Cape Paterson community came out in numbers to give feedback on a proposal for residential development north of the existing township.

Tell Us What You Think Of Our Public Open Spaces
In order to provide the best possible use of open space around the municipality,

Gallery Holiday Workshops Inspire Young Creativity
There was plenty of creative action at the Latrobe Regional Gallery during the recent school holiday program.

New Group Fitness Class Launched At Latrobe Leisure Morwell
Latrobe Leisure Morwell is excited to launch ‘Next Level Fitness’ a new group fitness class that is sure to challenge the all round strength, stamina and mental grit of participants.

Arts Students Display Their Talents At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Beyond the Classroom, opening at the Latrobe Performing Arts centre on Friday 10 February 2012, will showcase the work of local VCE students studying the arts and will include an exhibition of works as well as

Sport And Recreation Grants Announced
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced new grants for community sport and recreation to assist sporting groups across Gippsland and to encourage and support all members of the community to be more active, more often.

Award Winning Movie ‘Red Dog’ To Screen At Pac
The first film in Latrobe Performing Art’s Big Screen series for 2012 is the ever popular and award-winning movie ‘Red Dog’ which will be screened on Monday 20 February at the Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon from 7pm.

Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced that wildlife rehabilitators, shelter operators and foster carers can now apply for grants of up to $5,000 to care for wildlife.

Lake Narracan Given The All Clear
Warning signs at Lake Narracan have been removed following tests showing the blue green algae levels have dropped to below the permissible level.

Work Underway To Preserve Significant Oak Tree
One of municipality’s oldest parkland trees suffered the loss of a large branch last month and Latrobe City Council’s arborists are busy undertaking remedial works to try to preserve the tree.

Masterplan Focus On Improving Our Services
An overhaul of offices in the Civic Centre at Wonthaggi is scheduled to start this financial year. The project is Stage One of a long term Masterplan to deal with ongoing office accommodation issues.

14 Feb 2012 (Tuesday)

Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance
Barry Heard comes to Inverloch

Latrobe Valley Schools In Good Stead For Retaining Students
The Latrobe Valley can expect a number of graduating classes of bright, well-prepared and enthusiastic Year 12 students this year thanks to today‟s announcement that 3 schools have received a share of $223,100

Bass Coast Celebrates International Women's Day
Women from across Bass Coast will gather at Archie’s on the Creek on Thursday, 8 March, for a local celebration of International Women’s Day.

Increase In House Rental
Rental prices are on the rise in Bass Coast, according to a report on Affordable Housing in the Shire between 2009 and 2010.

Inverloch Food & Wine Fest - Saturday March 3 2012
Spend a day on the stunning Inverloch foreshore enjoying Gippsland’s finest food, produce and wines at Inverloch Food and Wine Fest on Saturday March 3 2012.

Bridges Breathe New Life Into The Grand Ridge Rail Trail
The official reopening of the Grand Ridge Rail Trail in South Gippsland was cause for celebration today, three years after it was severely impacted by the January 2009 Delburn Complex fire.

Roads Drive Community Meeting In San Remo
Over 100 community members turned out in San Remo to discuss traffic management changes needed to accommodate a new residential development in the area.

Superbikes Are Coming
Preparations are well advanced for the first round of the 2012 World Superbikes Championships which return to Phillip Island from 24 to 26 February.

Get On Board The Broadband Truck
What will access to high speed broadband mean for businesses and residents of Bass Coast?

16 Feb 2012 (Thursday)

Neighbourhood Watch Crime Watch News February 2012
Coming Events, Counterfeit $50 notes, Counterfeit Detection Guide, Stolen vehicles, Morwell Neighbourhood Watcher Receives Australia day Award, January NHW Communities Reports.

21 Feb 2012 (Tuesday)

Big Crowds Expected For Superbikes
A big crowd is expected for the 2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship, held 24-26 February.

22 Feb 2012 (Wednesday)

Crime, Fantasy And History To Collide At Latrobe Libraries Author Talk
Australia’s queen of crime, author Kerry Greenwood, along with fellow authors David Greagg and Kylie Fox and Amanda Wrangles who write as AK Wrox,

Local Prescribed Burns Planned
The Country Fire Authority, in consultation with Latrobe City Council, will be undertaking prescribed burns in parts of Churchill, Tyers and Boolarra, from late February through to May 2012, weather permitting.

Crime, Fantasy And History To Collide At Latrobe Libraries Author Talk
Australia’s queen of crime, author Kerry Greenwood, along with fellow authors David Greagg and Kylie Fox and Amanda Wrangles who write as AK Wrox,

20Th Year Of Telstra Business Awards
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has encouraged small to medium size businesses in the Latrobe Valley to take part in the 2012 Telstra Business Awards.

Government Support To Help Latrobe Valley Businesses Focus On The Future
The Victorian Government is working with Latrobe Valley businesses that supply the power industry, to prepare them for any negative impacts from the Federal Government‟s carbon tax.

Glendonald Preschool Recommissioned
After two years in recess Latrobe City has recommissioned Glendonald Preschool in Churchill with preschool, family day care, playgroups and toy library services to resume.

$200,000 Medium Rescue Truck For Morwell Ses
The Morwell VICSES unit today received a welcome boost to its emergency service response with a new medium rescue truck.

Market Yourself At Pet Expo
The popular Bass Coast Pet Expo returns to San Remo on Saturday, 5 May 2012 and registrations are now open for market stalls.

Let The Youth Action Begin
A new Youth Plan will support agencies and young people to improve youth services in Bass Coast.

Open Invitation To Visit Parliament
Latrobe Valley community members are invited to walk the corridors of power and get a glimpse behind Victoria’s historic Legislative Assembly and Council chambers at this year’s Parliament House Open Day on Sunday, 25 March.

Third Cell To Open At Hyland Highway Landfill
Latrobe City Council’s largest civil works project, the third cell at the Hyland Highway landfill site, worth $4 million is due to open shortly.

Indigenous Planting For Cape Woolamai
Cypress trees being removed from Cape Woolamai Foreshore Reserve will be replaced with indigenous plants. The trees near the eastern end of Broadbeach Avenue have deteriorated and become a danger to the public.

24 Feb 2012 (Friday)

Big Nbn Truck A Big Success
Around 200 people visited the NBN truck to ‘get up to speed’ on the latest about the National Broadband Network roll out.

28 Feb 2012 (Tuesday)

‘Let The Sunshine’ At The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Award winning Australian playwright David Williamson's satirical comedy ‘Let the Sunshine’ will be performed at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on Tuesday 20 March at 8pm.

Swan Bay Proposal Goes To Mediation
A proposal to build a three storey residential hotel in Rhyll is set for a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) mediation hearing this week.

Superbikes Draw A Big Crowd
The 2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship attracted huge crowds who came to see the best of the best race on the circuit.

$25,000 For Lchs To Boost Technology Skills In The Latrobe Valley
Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) will be better placed to support the Latrobe Valley Sudanese ICT skills program thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Victorian Coalition Government Nationals

Coronet Bay Boat Ramp Celebrations
The Coronet Bay community came out to celebrate the official opening of the new temporary boat ramp on Saturday, 25 February.

Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough Pool Works Add Value
After five weeks of significant works to rectify leaks and improve the pool surrounds, Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough’s pool has reopened to the public.

Mayoral Ball Raises $30,000 For Charity
A record $30,000 was raised at the 2011 Bass Coast Mayoral Charity Ball held last October.

Coal Seam Gas Exploration For Bass Coast?
Leichhardt Resources Pty Ltd lodged an application for an exploration licence in Bass Coast with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) last week.

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