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10 Jan 2012 (Tuesday)

Blue Green Algae Warning For Lake Narracan
Latrobe City Council and Southern Rural Water are advising residents and visitors that a Blue Green Algae bloom warning is in place for Lake Narracan.

12 Jan 2012 (Thursday)

Million Dollar Commitment For The Island
The recreation future of Phillip Island is secure after a decision by Bass Coast Shire Council to purchase 16ha of land on the edge of Cowes.

Latrobe Leisure Moe/Newborough Urgent Pool Closure
Latrobe Leisure Moe/Newborough indoor pool will be closed from 20 January for 4-6 weeks in order for urgent works to be undertaken.

Summer By The Sea’ Festival To Hit East Gippsland Region
The Department of Sustainability and Environment’s annual ‘Summer by the Sea’ festival kicks off on Monday 2 January with literally hundreds of coastal activities on offer for the community to enjoy across the state.

Cctv Making Morwell Train Station Precinct Safer
CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor the Morwell V-Line train station precinct in a joint effort between Latrobe City, V-Line, the State Government and Victoria Police to improve safety in the area.

Is There A Fire Hydrant In Your Nature Strip?
Local residents have an opportunity to help Bass Coast to be fire ready all year round.

Sale Of The Former Traralgon Early Learning Centre Site
Latrobe City Council will recommence the statutory process to sell the former Traralgon Early Learning Centre on Franklin Street.

Help Shape Water And Wastewater Services
There is still time for East Gippsland Water customers to take up the opportunity to participate in input sessions being held during January,and help shape the water and wastewater services they receive.

Summer By The Sea’ Draws Crowds On The Coast
This year’s ‘Summer by the Sea’ program is again attracting big numbers around Gippsland’s coastal areas.

13 Jan 2012 (Friday)

Staying Healthy In The Heat
With the recent bout of hot weather, Bass Coast Shire Council is keen to remind community members of the top four tips for coping with the heat.

Summer And Safety Continues…
Early indications are that Council’s annual Enjoy it, don’t spoil it summer safety campaign is having a positive impact this summer.

Cowes On The Move
At the end of the 2012 holiday season, several major projects in Cowes will resume in full swing as part of providing necessary infrastructure to support growth in the township and on Phillip Island.

New Online Emergency Volunteering Register Launched
Latrobe Valley residents who are willing and able to assist during an emergency are being encouraged to submit their details to a new Emergency Volunteer Register.

Future Development- Cape Paterson North
The Cape Paterson community has a chance to speak directly with the developers who are proposing to develop land at Cape Paterson North.

Extra Police Allocated For The Latrobe Valley
An additional 15 frontline police will be allocated across the Eastern Victoria region by 30 June in another major boost to the state’s police resources.

Holiday House Registration Open
Holiday home owners are being urged to register their houses before 31 March, in line with changes to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

Responsible Owners Reap Rewards
Dog owners doing the right thing are getting more than a pat on the back.

Illegal Fireworks A Concern
Bass Coast Shire Council has called for tighter controls on the sale and importation of fireworks due to concerns over illegal fireworks this New Year’s Eve.

17 Jan 2012 (Tuesday)

Celebrate Australia Day In Bass Coast
Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Australia Day at locations across Bass Coast Shire on Thursday, 26 January.

19 Jan 2012 (Thursday)

New Traralgon Tennis Courts Set To Launch Stars Of The Future
Traralgon’s growing reputation as the place to stage world class tennis tournaments is set to soar with the completion of works at the Traralgon Tennis Centre which has replaced 24 old court surfaces with new

Centenary Sculpture Installed
Not just something to see, the Centenary Sculpture "Shaft" at the Wonthaggi Centenary Centre also gives the viewer a tactile experience of a coal mine.

Fire Prevention Involves Many
Managing land to reduce the chance of a bushfire needs coordination between a number of different authorities, and also relies on public participation

Coastal Boundaries Finalised
The final step has been taken to formally recognise the boundaries of ten coastal towns in Bass Coast.

Institute Receives $93,000 Heritage Boost
Glengarry Mechanics Institute has received a $93,000 grant for restoration works through Victoria’s Heritage Grants, Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced today.

20 Jan 2012 (Friday)

Travel Grant Applications To Aid Elite Athletes Now Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has advised elite athletes throughout the Latrobe Valley that applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s Elite Athlete Travel Grants Program.

Fire Restrictions Now in Force
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) will introduce fire restrictions in Bass Coast, from the 23 January 2012.CFA Group Officer for Bass Coast, Damien O’Connor said Fire Restrictions were also known as the Fire Danger Period.

24 Jan 2012 (Tuesday)

Ventnor Decision Back In The Spotlight
In September 2011, the Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, announced he had decided not to rezone 23 hectares of pristine Ventnor farming land for residential development.

Latrobe Valley Airbase Open For Business
The new fire-fighting airbase for Latrobe Valley was officially opened today by Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Traralgon Outdoor Pool Enjoying Bumper Season Of Events
The Traralgon Outdoor Pool is enjoying a bumper season of events so far and with the weather currently warm and sunny swimmers can lap up the good times.

Melbourne Football Club To Visit Bass Coast
The AFL’s Community Camp program kicks off at Wonthaggi Football ground on Monday, 13 February at 1.30pm.

Blue Green Algae Warning Remains In Place For Lake Narracan
Latrobe City Council and Southern Rural Water are advising residents and visitors that a Blue Green Algae bloom warning remains in place for Lake Narracan.

Team Work Helps A Little Bird
If you have been enjoying the local beaches this summer you will have seen the signs about the vulnerable little Hooded Plover bird.

Latrobe City To Welcome New Citizens On Australia Day
Latrobe City will join towns and regions across the nation in welcoming our newest citizens as part of Australia Day 2012 celebrations.

27 Jan 2012 (Friday)

National Broadband Network Truck To Bass Coast
The NBN Co Discovery Truck, a 23-tonne mobile interactive demonstration centre, opens up to showcase impressive outdoor displays and contains high definition video screens, cameras and audio equipment designed to

Aquatics Committee And Council On Their First Lap
A joint working group has begun to meet regularly to examine the aquatic needs of Phillip Island.

Bass Coast To Help Clean Up
Roll up your sleeves and nominate now to be a part of Bass Coast’s Clean Up Australia Day on 4 March 2012.

Community Urged To Support Ovarian Cancer Month This February
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging the community to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in February, and help raise awareness of the disease.

Gippsland Youth Get Chance To Be Heard!
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today congratulated local radio stations 3BBR FM and Gippsland FM on each receiving a $5,000 grant as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Be Heard! program.

28 Jan 2012 (Saturday)

Latrobe Crimewatch Newsletter December 2011
Christmas Message, Moe, Yallourn North, Churchill, Traralgon, Morwell Crime Reports, Protecting your Home, Email Scam.

Latrobe Crime Watch News January 2012
Coming Events, Gypsy Bitumen Con-Men are Back, New Year Message from Superintendent Tess Walsh, School is Back, Crime Reports for Traralgon, Morwell, Churchill, Moe/Newboruogh, Yallourn North.

30 Jan 2012 (Monday)

Monster Trucks To Roll Into Morwell
Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Centre will host the Monster Trucks Revenge spectacular on Saturday 4 February,

Latrobe City’S Australia Day Awards Announced
Latrobe City honoured its Australia Day award winners at a ceremony held at Kernot Hall on Thursday 26 January, with joint winners of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award named.

Local Artist Shortlisted For 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today congratulated Gloria Whalan from Yallourn North on being one of twenty artists shortlisted for prizes totalling more than $50,000 as part of the Victorian Government’s

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