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1 Jul 2008 (Tuesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter July 2008 NHW AREA LTB1
Handbag Theft, Unwanted Medicines, Police Crime Report, Visitors.

8 Jul 2008 (Tuesday)

Local Artist Receives Naidoc Week Award
Well known Wonthaggi artist Patrice Muthaymiles Mahoney was named the "Peninsula Region Indigenous Artist of the Year" at the Penninsula Region NAIDOC Week Dinner Dance held at Norwood Estate

Have You Been To The New Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre Yet?
Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting the community to an Open Day at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre on 17 July 2008.

18 Jul 2008 (Friday)

Eco-study supports Bass River pump plan
An independent ecological report into the health of the Bass River supports Westernport Water’s pumping licence application.

21 Jul 2008 (Monday)

Strzeklecki Community Forum
A community forum will be held at Boolarra Memorial Hall on Sunday July 27 to discuss the State Government's $5.5 million 'deal' with Hancock Victorian Plantations.

Environment Plan Adopted
Bass Coast’s array of natural wonders will be preserved for future generations after Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Environment Sustainability Plan 2008-2013 at its July meeting.

Phillip Island Icon Officially Opened
On Thursday 17 July 2008, State, Federal and Local Government officials celebrated a milestone in the history of the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre.

Clever ‘Down Under’ Dairying Opens Us Expert’s Eyes
Cow parking, sacrifice paddocks and split herds have left a visiting US dairy expert scratching his head in wonder.

Official Opening For Cann River Water Treatment Plant
Tuesday 22 July will see the official opening of East Gippsland Water’s new Cann River Water Treatment Plant, providing the township’s customers with higher quality drinking water supplies

Mulesing Stops At DPI Research Farms
The Department of Primary Industries has stopped mulesing sheep on its research farms and begun introducing alternative non-surgical methods to combat deadly flystrike in the flocks.

Invitation Distributed To Media
Visit by Lily D'Ambrosio, MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Community Development to Boolarra and Traralgon South, Tuesday 22 July 2008 from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Archaeological Dig At Franklin Street Bridge
An archaeological dig was recently conducted at the Franklin Street bridge in Traralgon to ensure that there are no aboriginal artefacts which could be damaged when the current timber bridge is

Project Restores Tribute To First World War Soldiers
Tuesday 29 July is the 90th Anniversary of the planting of the Wooreen Avenue of Honour as a tribute to local soldiers who fought in the First World War.

VCAT Ruling Supports Latrobe City Council Decision
Latrobe City Council has welcomed an order by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to uphold council’s decision not to release two documents under a Freedom of Information Act request by

Libraries Supplying Information About Careers In Information Management
Latrobe City is encouraging secondary students who love to surf the web and read, to consider a career in information management. Local library branches are currently encouraging people to come in and play

31 Jul 2008 (Thursday)

Gippsland Tourism cited as ideal country model
Gippsland Tourism has been highlighted in a parliamentary report tabled July 30 as the ideal model for future co-ordinated tourism development and promotion across country Victoria.

VicForests tenders risk timber industry’s future
The State Government has refused to intervene in the current round of timber harvesting and haulage contracts that are creating havoc and uncertainty for the East Gippsland timber industry.

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