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16 Jan 2007 (Tuesday)

Council provides support for fire affected communities
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging communities affected by the bushfires to get together to enjoy the company of neighbours and friends and also talk about their experiences.

Gallery features ‘The Place Where Three Dreams Cross’
The ways in which the dreams of past and present generations of Australians have transformed the land and shaped its future is the subject of a new exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Holiday fun with Blinky Bill
There will be plenty of fun at Wellington Shire Council libraries to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays.

News Bulletin
Bass Coast local news

Council offers rebuilding help for bushfire victims
Latrobe City residents whose properties were damaged in the recent bushfires that swept through the Toongabbie area before Christmas are being urged to contact Council to seek help and information prior to rebuilding.

Soundshell to feature ‘Movies in the Park’
Latrobe City, Telstra Country Wide and Big Pond Movies will be hosting a series of outdoor film screenings at the Loy Yang Power Latrobe Community Soundshell throughout January and February.

Bass Coast Celebrates Australia Day
Australia Day celebrations will take place at four locations across the Bass Coast Shire on Friday 26 January.

Community Safety The Focus Of Our Local Laws
The summer holiday period is the busiest time of the year for Council’s Local Laws team.

Draft: Dargo High Plains Road
The High Plains Road, north of the Upper Dargo Road will remain closed for up to three weeks due to damage caused by recent fires.

New recycling and green waste calendars distributed
The new Latrobe City 2007-2008 recycling and green waste collection calendar has now been distributed to residential homes in Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Newborough, Yallourn North and Churchill;

More Drought Forums To Help Farmers
Strong turnouts in late December at both the Westernport Dairyfarmers and the West Gippsland Dairyfarmers drought forums saw farmers calling for follow up forums in both regions to be held in the New Year.

Recovery office now operating at Traralgon service centre
Latrobe City has established a recovery office at the Traralgon service centre in Kay Street, Traralgon, to assist Latrobe City residents affected by the recent bushfires.

Ag News
News from the Department of Primary Industries

New StreetLife Project Officer for Yarram
Wellington Shire Council has appointed local resident Julie Nethercote as Project Officer for the StreetLife program in Yarram.

19 Jan 2007 (Friday)

2006/2007 Community Grants Announced
Bass Coast Shire Council has announced that $198,487 of community grants will be distributed to local projects and organisations this year.

Wellington prepares to celebrate Australia Day
Wellington Shire Council is providing support for 12 community-led Australia Day celebrations.

Planning for Gippsland’s future waste management needs
The collection and disposal of household waste, green waste and recyclables are all being reviewed as part of the development of a new waste management plan for the Gippsland Region.

Urgent Action Needed On Tubbut School Bus: Hall
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall wants a ‘stay of execution’ for the Tubbut School bus, so a proper assessment of need can be carried out during the first school term.

A Boost For The Wine Industry
A new national wine industry-training program, designed for people working at the local and regional level, will begin in Gippsland in February.

Drought Chair Calls for Urgent Investigation
Cr Malcolm Hole, Chair of the Wellington Drought Co-ordination Committee, has called for an urgent investigation into the potential for crown land to provide emergency fodder.

Second Round Of Community
The second round of the East Gippsland Shire Council Community Small Grants for the 2006/07 financial year is now open.

Have Your Say On Drug And Alcohol Strategy
Tobacco and alcohol remain the main contributors to drug related harm in Australia, with Bass Coast having amongst the highest smoking caused deaths in Australia.

Chill Island Traffic
On Saturday January 27, Churchill Island will host the inaugural ‘Chill Island’ festival from 2pm to 10pm.

Comparing Dairy Farms For Profitability
Victorian dairy farmers will soon be able to compare how well their farms are performing physically and financially from survey data being collected through the

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