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1 Jul 2004 (Thursday)

Wellington’s Council Plan for 2004-2008
Copies of the Wellington Shire Council Plan 2004-2008 are now available to view at local libraries across the shire, at the council’s customer service centres in Yarram and Sale and on the web site

Nominations Open For Regional Awards
Cr Ruth McDonald, Mayor of the Baw Baw Shire Council encourages local high achieving individuals, groups and communities to consider nominating for the 2004 Alcoa Regional Achievers Awards & Kleenheat Gas Community of the Year Award.

Stratford Community Meeting – 13 July
Stratford residents are being invited to have their say on council services and issues affecting them when Councillors and senior officers from Wellington Shire Council host their next community meeting in the area on Tuesday 13 July.

2 Jul 2004 (Friday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
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5 Jul 2004 (Monday)

30% upsurge in recyclables in first days of waste service
Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said that the community is to be congratulated on the way it has embraced the introduction of the new three-bin garbage collection service.

6 Jul 2004 (Tuesday)

Special on Banner Advertising
Attention Business Owners ~You might like to consider Banner Advertising as part of your promotional strategy!

7 Jul 2004 (Wednesday)

Ingram to pursue answers on natural gas reticulation
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, will meet with the companies responsible for natural gas reticulation in Bairnsdale and Paynesville to discuss timelines for when homes and businesses will be connected.

"Women Who Mean Business" ... Selling Gippsland's Finest
The WwMB Project moves into phase two which includes the appointment of three project coordinators across the eight identified locations in Gippsland.

Music and art collide at the Gallery
Music and art have intermingled at the Latrobe Regional Gallery in a new exhibition by local artist John Abery called ‘Music, Music, Music’.

Free Ecommerce Workshops for Small Businesses in Warragul
Small to medium business owners in Warragul and neighbouring areas in the Baw Baw Shire will have the opportunity to attend a free eCommerce breakfast workshop aimed at encouraging the uptake of eBusiness practice.

Southern Beef School
The Southern Beef School is on again this winter following three very successful years as a joint project between the Department of Primary Industries, Glenormiston College and Angus Australia

GIPPSLAND.COM ensuring Gippsland Communities and Businesses are well represented
During the month of June, was visited by 19,000 people, received over 490,000 hits, and passed on 456 on line enquiries to the 830 businesses listed on the Business Directory.

8 Jul 2004 (Thursday)

New editions at latest market
Wellington Shire’s Farmers’ Market will be held this Saturday 17 July from 8.00am – 1.00pm at its new location in Cullinan Park at the Port of Sale selling Wellington’s finest fresh food and wine.

July Newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW85)
Annual Meeting, Police Concert, Crime Stoppers, Unsolicited Mail, Police Crime Report.

Strategy plan being developed by Council for 2021
Latrobe City Council is developing a strategy plan for the year 2021, identifying issues and projecting changes likely to impact on those issues throughout the intervening years.

9 Jul 2004 (Friday)

ASIRC is currently exhibiting in the Centre for Innovation and Commercialising Technologies at 257 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
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12 Jul 2004 (Monday)

Official opening for new Toms Creek Bridge – 16 July
Friday 16 July will see the official opening of the new Toms Creek Bridge – A $300,000 project undertaken jointly by Wellington and East Gippsland Shire Councils.

Council supports Rosedale’s fight for aged care facility
Wellington Shire is pulling out the stops in support of Rosedale’s fight for a 60 bed aged care facility proposed for the town, following the disastrous news that the company looking to construct and manage the facility has now decided to withdraw.

Community concert displays regional talent
Internationally acclaimed Australian composer, George Dreyfus, will lead a community concert involving more than 160 local musicians at Kernot Hall, Morwell on Sunday 25 July.

Link-in to your library
Did you know that you can make full use of Wellington Shire Council’s extensive library resources from the comfort of your own home?

Transforming Sale Fauna Park
Wellington Shire Council is working on-site to transform Sale’s outdated Fauna Park into a 21st century facility designed to greatly enhance visitors’ appreciation of Australia’s wildlife and to meet world best-practice.

Wellington wins grants to protect football fields
Wellington Shire Council has won State Government grants totaling nearly $19,000 to help Heyfield and Yarram football clubs protect their playing fields from the impact of extreme, dry conditions.

Skilling-up local school students in money-management
Wellington Shire Council is hosting a series of financial seminars targeted at Year 11 and 12 students and designed to help equip them with basic money-management skills that will assist them in life after school.

Children’s author to tour Latrobe City
The Latrobe City Library Service will host workshops with popular children’s author Phil Kettle from Monday 26 July until Thursday 29 July

13 Jul 2004 (Tuesday)

Seeking vegetation feedback
Wellington Shire Council is seeking residents’ feedback on its draft Roadside Vegetation Management Plan which is out for public consultation until 13 September.

15 Jul 2004 (Thursday)

The Timber Salvage - A Real Success
Recent snowfalls have brought an end to the salvage harvesting season in the 2003 fire area around Swifts Creek and Benambra.

Project Officer appointed to assist road safety awareness
The Road Safety and Awareness Program (REAP) committee has appointed a Project Officer to promote the successful range of REAP road safety programs in schools, sporting clubs and community groups throughout Latrobe City

DSE & 4WD Groups: Working Together At Merringtons
The call has gone out for public help in identifying vandals who destroyed a revegetation and rehabilitation project at Merringtons Camp Ground recently.

Irrigation Program Well Supported Despite Tough Seasons
Gippsland farmers have continued to strive for greater irrigation efficiency on their farms over the past twelve months, despite the tough financial circumstances experienced by the dairy industry.

Library course demonstrates benefits of online databases
The Latrobe City Library Service invites all local residents to expand their Internet capabilities by attending information sessions that demonstrate how to use a variety of online databases.

16 Jul 2004 (Friday)

Acquisition of land to commence for AirPark
Compulsory acquisition of outstanding land required for expansion of the Latrobe Regional Airport and the associated AirPark will commence in the next few weeks.

Morwell Sports Stadium receives funding
Latrobe City Council and Morwell Leisure Centre User Group’s application for funding to upgrade Morwell Sports Stadium has been approved by the State Government’s Community Facility Funding program.

Ingram welcomes progress on ‘Coota boat ramp project
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the appointment of a project manager and appointment of a steering committee into the Mallacoota ocean access ramp.

19 Jul 2004 (Monday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

20 Jul 2004 (Tuesday)

Entertainment centre ‘flips-out’ for Circa Nica!
Australia’s elite circus performers-in-training will hit Wellington Shire's Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre later this month with a flipping and flying extravaganza, as part of the National Institute of Circus Arts’ first ever tour

World-leading local digital design company to showcase at prestigious exhibition
Wellington Shire Council would like to congratulate Maffra-based digital media company DM3D Studios, which has been invited to showcase some of its world-leading work at the prestigious Digital Design Biennale 2004 exhibition.

Local students to benefit from free seminar series
Wellington Shire Council is providing a series of informative and educational theatrical presentations from the Flying Bookworm Theatre Co. for local primary students.

Husqvarna Chainsaws
Special Winter Prices Which Start At $399

East Gippsland Is A Favourite
East Gippslanders obviously love their part of Victoria.

Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp Environment Effects Statement Process Commences
East Gippsland Shire Council has committed to the planning process of an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) as an approval requirement prior to the building of a boat ramp at Bastion Point, Mallacoota.

Dairy Reminders For July 2004
Pasture growth rates for July are estimated to average 10 - 12 kg DM/ha/day across Gippsland, providing you have a pasture wedge on the farm. Growth rates will be much lower than this if all your pastures are short, 5 - 8 kg DM/ha/day.

Super Slide For Howitt Park
What’s 50 metres long, bright yellow, cost $40,000 and will soon be built in Bairnsdale?

21 Jul 2004 (Wednesday)

Wellington to host world-class equestrian event
Wellington Shire is pleased to support a top international equestrian event to be held at the Newry Recreation Reserve this Saturday, 24 July.

Gippsland Gold Program assists Small Business to access E-Commerce.
An innovative new program ‘Gippsland On-Line Development’ (GOLD) is providing a hands on approach to solving the difficulties many small businesses have in accessing the valuable services for small business available on-line.

Tennis athletes continue improvement
Eight athletes from the Edison Mission Energy Gippsland Sports Academy Tennis Victoria squad competed at the North Ringwood Junior Tennis Tournament in the first week of the school holidays.

Wellington to host world-class equestrian
Wellington Shire is pleased to support a top international equestrian event to be held at the Newry Recreation Reserve this Saturday, 26 July.

Ingram seeks adequate parking assurance with development

Program to kick off
This weekend will see the launch of the 2004 Edison Mission Energy Gippsland Sports Academy swimming program in Warragul.

22 Jul 2004 (Thursday)

Success for State Badminton Star

The Sun Shines On Toms Creek Bridge
The townsfolk gathered, the sun shone and laughter lilted in the breeze at the official opening of the new Toms Creek Bridge, north of Meerlieu, last Friday.

Mayor Encourages East Gippsland’s High Achievers
East Gippsland Mayor Harvey Bates is urging local residents, groups and communities to consider nominating for the 2004 Alcoa Regional Achievers Awards and Kleenheat Gas Community of the Year Award.

East Gippsland Stars At Boat Show
The Gippsland Lakes proved to be an extremely popular attraction at the Melbourne Boat Show earlier this month.

Shire Nets Vital Boating Safety Grants
East Gippsland Shire has netted two vital State Government grants to improve boating safety in the municipality.

Excellence in Training workshop
Excellence in Training designed to bring out your very best in personal as well as business life. Usually only offered in capital cities but available at Leongatha on August 14 & 15 at the special reduced price of $130.00, a saving of $1,000.00!

Taking Council To The People
THERE’S nothing like the mouthwatering smell of a sizzling barbie to warm the heart and chase the winter blues away.

26 Jul 2004 (Monday)

The Big Voice for Small Business
Small businesses need a competitive and fair business environment to grow their business.

Council adopts Governance Protocols
Latrobe City Council has formally adopted the City’s governance protocols. This represents a significant step in Council’s commitment to ensuring key initiatives in the area of good governance are implemented throughout the organisation.

Mayor’s Message
Ratepayers can be forgiven for thinking that the Council is lacking leadership and is in a state of disarray because most of the information available to the public is via the local media.

MAV figures prove country subsides city
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has condemned the lack of leadership at a state and national level on the appalling inequity that has developed in local government and road funding.

Omeo’s Vision For The Future
The 2003 bushfires hit the East Gippsland township of Omeo very hard, and the tight-knit community has battled valiantly to get back on its feet.

Are you sure of your roles and responsibilities
Being a member of a Not for Profit organisation committee can be a lot of fun and very rewarding but it can also be a lot of work. Sometimes things go wrong!

$75,000 Funding For Loch
The Loch community is the successful recipient of a $75,000 grant from the State Government’s Small Town Development Fund.

Council Announces New Childcare Centre For Bairnsdale
East Gippsland Council has won crucial funding to build a state-of-the-art childcare facility at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC).

Latrobe City Safety Manager receives international award
Latrobe City Community Safety Manager, Henk Harberts, was recently presented with the inaugural International Distinguished Safe Community Award at the 13th International Safe Communities Conference.

Latrobe prepares to celebrate International Youth Day
Latrobe City’s young people are preparing to celebrate their first United Nation’s International Youth Day on Thursday 12 August by selling fluorescent green ribbons to raise money for youth events in the local area.

Council’s Commitment To Community Safety Recognised
Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon presented South Gippsland’s Mayor, Cr Heather Bligh, with a plaque acknowledging Council’s commitment to strengthening community policing partnerships in collaboration with Victoria Police.

28 Jul 2004 (Wednesday)

Residents In The Latrobe Valley Will Benefit From New Website
Residents of Latrobe Valley seeking employment will benefit from a new website launched this week, which focuses on the development and enhancement of their job seeking skills.

Successful Sheep Show In Bendigo
The Australian Sheep and Wool Show recently held at the Bendigo Showgrounds was very successful despite the bitterly cold weather

New rural campus announced for East Gippsland
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has described the announcement of a new rural learning campus east of Marlo as one of the most positive initiatives that he has been involved in for East Gippsland.

Mayor Reminds Motorists To Slow Down Near Schools
South Gippsland Mayor Cr Heather Bligh today reminded local drivers to slow down near schools following the recent introduction of arrive alive! school speed zones in the municipality.

Acclaimed printmaker to visit Latrobe Regional Gallery
Australian printmaker Graeme Peebles will give an artistic talk on his intricate and technically demanding work at Latrobe Regional Gallery tomorrow.

Baw Baw Youth Contact Card 2004/2005
A partnership between Baw Baw Shire and GippsTAFE has resulted in an updated Youth Contact Card for 2004/2005.

Walking School Bus Project for Baw Baw
Baw Baw Shire Council has been successful in obtaining funding from VicHealth to implement the Walking School Bus Program across eight schools in the municipality.

Community groups invited to apply for grants
Latrobe City Council is calling for applications from community groups, for grants to be made under its 2004/2005 Community Grants Program.

29 Jul 2004 (Thursday)

Feral animal control announcement welcomed
Gippsland East MP, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the decision by the State Government to allow accredited sporting shooters to assist with the control of feral animals in National Parks.

Rates notices
Wellington Shire will shortly be mailing out this year’s rates notices to 29,000 households and businesses across the shire, together with a leaflet outlining the key activities the council will be undertaking this year with help from rate income

Mayor Welcomes Drought Funding
East Gippsland Mayor Harvey Bates has welcomed a State Government decision to extend funding for the Drought Social Recovery Strategy.

Council Meeting to update on TAFE relocation to central Sale
The next Wellington Shire Council Meeting on Tuesday 3 August will provide the local community with a significant update on a proposed $25 million East Gippsland Institute of TAFE campus in the heart of Sale.

A Win For East Gippsland Farmers
East Gippsland Shire has responded to calls from local farmers and reintroduced a farm differential rate of 5 per cent in its 2004/05 Budget.

Petition organised against vehicle registration fee rise
Local pensioners, health card holders and Veteran Affairs gold card recipients are being urged to sign a petition objecting to the rise incurred for their motor vehicle registration.

30 Jul 2004 (Friday)

Alcoa Regional Achievers Awards and Kleenheat Gas Community of the Year launched
The Alcoa Regional Achievers Awards and Kleenheat Gas Community of the Year Award have recently been launched and are now looking for nominations from Gippsland.

Art Exhibition at arc Yinnar
Roslyn Robinson's "Inner Essence Scapes" solo art exhibition opened Thursday 29th July.

Tattersalls Cup 2004 – Tour of Latrobe City
One hundred and twenty cyclists will ride through Latrobe City on Wednesday 4 August as part of the Tattersalls Cup Cycling Tour.

Biological Control Of Bridal Creeper
Students from the Forestech campus of East Gippsland Institute of TAFE in conjunction with East Gippsland Shire Council recently undertook biological control of Bridal Creeper in the Gippsland Lakes region by releasing rust fungus.

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