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9 Jan 2017 (Monday)

Mayor’s Message
Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! It’s already proving to be a big year for Bass Coast, and we’re only one week in!

Gallery upgrade to boost cultural tourism
The tranformation of the Latrobe Regional Gallery into a thriving arts and cultural centre to boost tourism to Latrobe City

Update on Ayr Creek lagoon
Conditions at Ayr Creek in Inverloch are currently being monitored as a result of the natural closure of the Creek and formation of the lagoon.

First Lake Narracan subdivision approved
Latrobe City Council has issued the first large subdivision permit for the Lake Narracan Precinct, at Turras Reach. The 87 hectare site will offer more than 630 lots in a range of sizes and 27 hectares of public open space.

Op-ed, by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh – This Year in Review
It is often said that farming is one of the hardest jobs in the world and over the past year the resilience of Victorian farmers has certainly been tested.

Labor backs eBay over Victoria’s rural businesses
Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford is beefing up the pockets of global corporations over Victorian small business.

10 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)

Funding announced for Latrobe City sports facilities
Improvements to sporting facilities across Latrobe City benefited the wider community.

Victoria yet to issue ban notice for Queensland prawns
Australian Government banned the import of foreign green prawns after the detection of white spot.

11 Jan 2017 (Wednesday)

Wow! Vote for local businesses in Wellington and get chance to win a prize - ends Feb 16
Vote in the 2017 Wellington Regional Tourism & PRIME7 People’s Choice Awards for your chance to win a Gift Hamper from Tarra Valley Foods Rosedale.

Peter Gardner's Gippsland Climate News & Views for December
Be aware of what's happening to our environment in Gippsland. Listed here are Peter Gardner's climate news and views at Gippsland for the month of December.

Last days to see Graham at Latrobe Regional Gallery
The two month stint of Graham, a sculptural work commissioned by the Transport Accident Commision at Latrobe Regional Gallery will finish on Sunday.

13 Jan 2017 (Friday)

Paterson’s Curse – the purple menace
Noxious weed Paterson’s Curse (Echium plantagineum) has been identified growing on properties in Traralgon. It has affected land throughout the new development areas near Marshalls Road, and has also been identified in other parts of Traralgon.

Community helps to shape Bass Coast’s future
The 'Help shape a better Bass Coast' campaign is off to a flying start, having already received an overwhelming response from the community only two weeks into the month-long engagement process.

Locals urged to be vigilant when purchasing event tickets online
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has warned consumers in the Latrobe Valley and wider Gippsland region to be wary when buying tickets to events online this summer.

16 Jan 2017 (Monday)

Liberal Nationals will get wild dogs under control
An elected Liberal-Nationals government would introduce new measures to bring wild dog numbers under control in Victoria’s High Country, Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh announced today.

Latrobe City Mayor calls for Government to secure a new Power Station for the Latrobe Valley
A response to the new power station in the Latrobe Valley.

17 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)

Celebrate Australia Day in Latrobe City
There are plenty of free events and activities across Latrobe City for families to enjoy on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January. And all Latrobe City outdoor pools will offer free entry!

19 Jan 2017 (Thursday)

Sale to host 2017 Victorian Country Swimming Championships
Gippsland Swimming Inc. will be hosting the 2017 Victorian Country Swimming Championships.

Restrictions introduced at Hazelwood Pondage
Latrobe City Council has introduced a five knot speed limit to all vessels operating on the waters of Hazelwood Pondage from Tuesday, 17 January.

Concerns over Andrews Government’s spending for regional Victoria
Significant concerns are being raised about the Andrews Government’s spending priorities for regional Victoria.

Daniel Andrews must provide answers to Latrobe Valley workers
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to come clean and answer a number of questions by community members in the Latrobe Valley.

20 Jan 2017 (Friday)

2017 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year announced
Bass Coast Shire Council announced Cape Paterson’s Gene Parini as the 2017 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation tonight.

Liberal-Nationals getting the wild dog program back on track
It isn’t easy for farmers to come across injured livestock, let alone animals so badly mauled that the only option is to put them down.

23 Jan 2017 (Monday)

Government agencies need to have the same goals
Latrobe City Council has raised concerns over a lack of a coordinated effort to secure jobs in the Latrobe Valley and the greater Gippsland region.

Latrobe City demands assurance on mine rehabilitation
Latrobe City Council is demanding immediate assurance from ENGIE and the State Government that the cost of rehabilitating the Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, will not fall the ratepayers.

Free forum to Get Grant Ready
Knowing how to put together a successful grant application is the focus of the free Get Grant Ready Forum to be held on Thursday, 16 February in Wonthaggi.

Only some jobs are worth fighting for under Daniel Andrews
After ongoing negotiations with the Federal and State Governments 1600 jobs have been saved at Alcoa.

Tourism group seeking community members
Bass Coast Shire Council is looking for community members interested in tourism on Phillip Island and in San Remo to be part of a Community Tourism Reference Group.

Summer’s here and so are the Hoodies
We’re half way through summer, so while the crowds are flocking to the beaches please remember they are home to one of our most vulnerable beach nesting birds, the Hooded Plover.

24 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)

Council seeks support for decentralisation from State Treasurer
Latrobe City Council mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan has written to Treasurer Tim Pallas seeking to commence meaningful discussions around State Government decentralisation.

Liberal-Nationals getting the wild dog program back on track
It isn’t easy for farmers to come across injured livestock, let alone animals so badly mauled that the only option is to put them down.

Education and Training Reform Regulations Review – Have Your Say!
A message from Melina Bath to the parents of school childrenand to educators as planned changes to the education system.

25 Jan 2017 (Wednesday)

Bath calls on State government to prioritise urgent NDIS cases
Melina Bath is calling for the State government to prioritise assistance for those waiting on the disability support under the roll-out to regional areas.

26 Jan 2017 (Thursday)

Northe launches petition: Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre – IT’S TIME!
Gippslanders are urged to add their voice to calls to develop a Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC), following the launch of a petition calling on the Andrews Government to provide funds for its construction.

Latrobe City Council announces Australia Day winners
The winners for this year's nomination announces by the Latrobe City Council.

27 Jan 2017 (Friday)

Daniel Andrews failing to stand up for regional jobs
Alcoa's Portland aluminum smelter was settled a deal to keep it open, but broken the hearts of hundred of workers in East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley.

28 Jan 2017 (Saturday)

Summer break over for school zones
The summer school holidays are almost over for another year, with students returning to school on Tuesday, 31 January.

Northe launches petition on the Hazelwood closure
Family members of Hazelwood workers to launch a petition calling on the Andrews Government to support local workers and businesses given the impending closure of Hazelwood Power Station.

31 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)

2017 Beyond the Classroom exhibition now open
The Latrobe Performing Arts Education Program’s annual exhibition of student work Beyond the Classroom is being officially opened on Thursday 2 February. It will run until March.

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