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2 Jan 2005 (Sunday)

The Old Buchan Road Gets A Much Needed Upgrade
After having been approved for about 9 years with money allocated all this time.The Old Buchan Rd leading into Buchan has been paved.

3 Jan 2005 (Monday)

Best New Year wishes from the Geyer Group and your loacal Gippsland Lifestyle Financial Coach
The Geyer Group and your local Gippsland Lifestyle Financial Coach would like to wish everybody in Gippsland a very prosperous New Year.

4 Jan 2005 (Tuesday)

Inviting children to dress up and join in the fun at their local library
Local children have a great opportunity to dress up and join in the fun at their local library thanks to a program of costume parties being organised by Wellington Shire Council during January.

Baw Baw Shire Council Supports Tsunami Relief
Baw Baw Shire Council has committed $5,000 for the relief of communities affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Council calls for youth service providers to participate in directory
Wellington Shire Council is inviting all organisations providing health and community support services to young people across the shire to feature in next year’s Youth Services Directory.

Local Football grounds to benefit from funding boost
Wellington Shire Council is delighted to announce its successful application of two grants the totalling nearly $18,000 to upgrade the Yarram Football Oval and the Newry Football Oval as part of the Country Football Grounds Assistance Program.

Shire Plans Welcome Cruise With ‘The Saints’
A spectacular welcome that will involve the community being able to "Cruise with The Saints" will launch the visit of the St Kilda Football team to East Gippsland on 1 February.

Free digital arts workshops to be held across shire
Wellington Shire Council is inviting local youth to attend free digital art workshops being held across the shire as part of the Digital Arts Tour - a state government initiative for young people under the Project Wot.tha banner.

15th Anniversary of the Polish Club
Wellington Shire Council is inviting Wellington youth to join the recently formed youth theatre group, the Mannequin Factory Theatre Company - a hands-on, complete theatre experience for young people across the shire.

Help Christmas card recycling effort
Wellington Shire residents are being encouraged to participate in a nationwide Christmas card recycling effort now underway – providing an ideal opportunity to dispose of no-longer needed greeting cards in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Need to know about planning?
Wellington Shire residents seeking general advice about planning processes and procedures can now call Planning Aid on 136 186.

5 Jan 2005 (Wednesday)

Council backs tsunami disaster relief
Latrobe City Council has joined a national local government effort to aid international relief in the wake of the tsunami disaster that has ravaged our Asian neighbours.

Seen Any Blind Calves?
Outbreaks of a condition known as polioencephalomalacia (polio or PEM) occur in weaned calves in both dairy and beef herds in southern Australia. Typically PEM occurs between November and the end of February.

7 Jan 2005 (Friday)

Mayor’s Message
South Gippsland Shire Council has joined a national local government effort to aid international relief in the wake of the tsunami disaster that has ravaged our Asian neighbours.

Tsunami appeal concert for Victory Park on Australia Day
Traralgon’s Victory Park will be the venue for ‘The Big Wave Concert’ Tsunami Appeal to be held on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January.

Victory Park footbridge to undergo rehabilitation works

Council produces Easy Access Guide for Disabled Parking & Toilets in South Gippsland
In alignment with its policy to create more inclusive communities, South Gippsland Shire Council has produced an Easy Access Guide to Disabled Parking Bays and Toilets in South Gippsland Shire.

Emerging artists to exhibit at Latrobe Regional Gallery
The exhibition ‘surfacing 04’ brings to the Latrobe Regional Gallery the works of emerging artists from around Australia, with the common theme of the investigation of surfaces in both texture and form.

Council sets up web link to tsunami appeals
Wellington Shire Council has joined a national local government effort to aid international relief in the wake of the tsunami disaster that has ravaged our Asian neighbours.

Council produces Easy Access Guide for Disabled Parking & Toilets in South Gippsland
In alignment with its policy to create more inclusive communities, South Gippsland Shire Council has produced an Easy Access Guide to Disabled Parking Bays and Toilets in South Gippsland Shire.

Public Comment Sought On Health And Wellbeing Plan
East Gippsland Shire Council is now calling for public comment on its draft Health and Wellbeing Plan that has been developed over the last twelve months.

Gippsland municipalities join forces on Innovation Festival
The whole of Gippsland will be participating in the Australian Innovation Festival in May 2005, with the support of Latrobe City and the Gippsland Local Government Network.

10 Jan 2005 (Monday)

Science fiction meets art at the Gallery
Currently on show at Latrobe Regional Gallery is an exciting interactive multimedia exhibition sure to delight all ages. ‘Topologies’ consists of two works: ‘Transplants’ by Donna Kendrigan and ‘HyperCollider’ by Chris Henschke.

Exo Week Youth Festival Was A Great Success
Exo week was a great success with over 100 people from Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and our local region attending daily and joining in the activities, many more visited the site and enjoyed the laser combat and jumping castle.

Commonwealth Games adoption link with Malta explored

Coastal Urban Design Framework consultation gets underway this month
Wellington Shire Council is about to commence public consultation on its Coastal Urban Design Framework (UDF), which will provide strategic planning guidance for the future development of selected coastal townships.

11 Jan 2005 (Tuesday)

Fire And Camping - Be Safe, Not Sorry
As our summer weather starts to heat up, many people are heading for the bush to camp and experience the great outdoors.

12 Jan 2005 (Wednesday)

Farmer Banned From Managing Or Owning Grazing Livestock

Call for tsunami concert entertainers and volunteers
Entertainers, volunteers and businesses are being called on to donate their talent, time and product to help stage the ‘Big Wave Concert – tsunami appeal’ being held at Victory Park Traralgon on Australia Day.

Mayoral Relief Fund Launched $5000 Initial Donation
A Relief Fund to assist victims of the Boxing Day tsunami has been launched by Mayor, Cr Jane Rowe who has made an initial $5000 donation to the Australian Red Cross on behalf of Council and the East Gippsland community

Gippsland Firefighters Assist At Fire Near Horsham
Gippsland has sent some expert firefighters to help fight the 8500 hectare blaze near Horsham in the south west of the state.

13 Jan 2005 (Thursday)

Code Of Practice For Fire Management On Public Land Under Review
The Department of Sustainability & Environment is reviewing the Code of Practice for Fire Management on Public Land and is alerting Victorians that they will be invited to have their say over the future direction of management of fire on public land

Join in Australia Day celebrations!
Wellington Shire Council is committing over $6,000 to support community-led celebrations being held around the shire to mark Australia Day on 26 January – with everyone invited to join in on the occasion.

14 Jan 2005 (Friday)

Refinancing your mortgage can cost you more in the long term
Refinancing a Mortgage without a tangible and realistic exit scheme can bring financial hardship instead of financial relief. At the Geyer Group,we specilaise in restructuring Mortgages to allow you to exit the loan years earlier.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Window of opportunity on elm leaf beetle eradication
Latrobe City is urging residents with elm trees on their own properties to bark-band their elm trees with Carbaryl during the next fortnight to reduce infestations of elm leaf beetles.

Seeking members for Population Analysis Steering Committee
Wellington Shire is keen to establish a steering committee representative of a broad cross-section of the local community, as it looks to develop and implement a far-reaching action plan tackling key population issues affecting the shire’s future.

17 Jan 2005 (Monday)

Mayor Is Expecting Third Child
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Mayor Cr Jane Rowe has announced that she and her husband David are expecting their third child in August.

18 Jan 2005 (Tuesday)

Stage Two Of $2.3 Million Revegetation Greenhouse Program Announced
Victorian farmers are being invited to take part in a Bracks Government program that will pay them to plant trees on their property.

Musical feast for Australia Day celebrations at Kernot Hall
Latrobe City’s Australia Day celebrations at Kernot Hall this year will feature four local bands playing together as a highlight of the annual citizenship ceremony.

Red Cross leaves local volunteers bleeding
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has condemned the actions by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service following its decision to close the Bairnsdale blood bank.

19 Jan 2005 (Wednesday)

Kurnai myths and legends portrayed at Gallery
An exciting new year at the Latrobe Regional Gallery has begun with the first exhibition in the International Power Hazelwood Community Access Gallery for 2005 opening on Tuesday 18 January.

Stock Issues For Summer And Autumn
As we head into the hot and dry time of the year livestock owners are reminded that they must ensure their animals have adequate food and water at all times.

20 Jan 2005 (Thursday)

Council offering financial assistance for landholders
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging residents to utilise the range of environmental programs it offers which provide advice and essential services across the shire.

Free session for owner builders and renovators
Wellington Shire Council is inviting residents with an interest in owner-building and renovating to attend a free industry seminar to be held in the area in the coming months.

21 Jan 2005 (Friday)

Tsunami appeal concert to feature top entertainment
The Wonderdogs, Powerhouse, Pull my Finger and the Boola Boola Band are among the well known performers taking part in the ‘Big Wave Concert – Tsunami Appeal’ being held in Victory Park on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January.

Irrigation Incentives Program Alive And Well
Incentives are still available to farmers in and adjacent to the Macalister Irrigation District to upgrade the efficiency of their irrigation systems.

Mayor Says ‘Thanks’
East Gippsland Mayor Cr Jane Rowe has expressed her appreciation to those who contributed to the Mayoral Relief Fund at the combined church service to mark the national day of Mourning for the Boxing Day tsunami victims last Sunday.

Ryan's Bricks Opens In Wonthaggi
Ryan's are bringing their 30 years experience in the brick business to Wonthaggi.

24 Jan 2005 (Monday)

GA8 Airvans to assist in relief efforts in Indonesia

Austrlia Day Celebrations Across The Shire
Australia Day will be celebrated at breakfasts across the East Gippsland Shire on Wednesday, 26 January.

Queries Over Sale Of Won Wron
If the Government persists with its plans to close Won Wron Prison, a major program to maximise the benefits of the remaining infrastructure needs to be undertaken, according to Gippsland MP, Peter Hall.

25 Jan 2005 (Tuesday)

Dairy Reminders For January 2005

28 Jan 2005 (Friday)

The Breath of Life
Lovers of live theatre will be able to experience a refreshing slice of real-life drama when The Breath of Life hits Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre on 22 February.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Outstanding citizens acknowledged on Australia Day
This year’s Australia Day has brought special recognition to two local residents, as Wellington Shire Council announces the winners of its annual Australia Day awards.

Students Back At School For Bracks Brainwashing
Victorian children returning to school this week will be brainwashed with propaganda, thanks to the Bracks Government and an international animal liberation organisation.

30 Jan 2005 (Sunday)

Shop Local and Save.

31 Jan 2005 (Monday)

Council hosts public forum on Sale hospital with local MP's
Wellington Shire Council has invited local MPs to lead a public discussion on the future of health services provided at Gippsland Base Hospital in Sale.

Golden Beach Community Meeting – 13 February
Residents of Golden Beach and district are being invited to have their say on Council services and issues affecting them when Councillors and senior officers from Wellington Shire host their next community meeting in the area on Sunday 13 February

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