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1 Jul 2009 (Wednesday)

Conference Promotes Indigenous Culture
Over 250 people attended the Deadly in Gippsland (DIG) conference in San Remo last week to celebrate indigenous culture in Gippsland.

Town Entrance Project Begins
Bass Coast Shire Council will begin works on the $3.8 million Wonthaggi town entrance project next week.

Communities Join Forces To Combat Wild Dogs
The spotlight was firmly on wild dogs at two community meetings in East Gippsland with more than 30 farmers gathering to exchange information about these predators.

Ingram Pushes For Improvements To "Unofficial" Bypass
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to fund an upgrade of key roads and intersections

Get Creative During The School Holidays At The Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery will be offering a variety of hands-on arts activities for all ages during the winter school holidays.

Ingram Welcomes $1.97M Funding For New Bsc Science Centre
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government of $1.97 million for a new science centre at Bairnsdale Secondary College.

Ag News
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Record Numbers At World Environment Expo
The Bass Coast Environment Alliance successfully hosted its tenth World Environment Day schools expo at San Remo.

Draft Rec Plan Released
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging residents and sporting clubs to comment on its Draft Recreation Plan 2009-2010.

AG News
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fisheries Patrols Operating All Hours In Gippsland
Gippsland Fisheries Officers have warned people who want to flout the fishing regulations that they could be caught anytime.

Street Trading Permit Renewals
Latrobe City Council local laws officers have this week been pounding the pavement and speaking to traders about the annual renewal of their footpath trading permits.

Northe: LV Should Host Afl Pre-Season Game
Morwell MP Russell Northe has declared that the Latrobe Valley could be a key part of the solution to the AFL/Etihad Stadium standoff over an events clash next February.

The Journey Of A Science Idea
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Ellinbank invites the community to a special seminar on Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MAV Confirms Latrobe’S Rate Increase Is The Lowest For Victorian Regional Cities
Data released by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has confirmed Latrobe City Council’s reputation as an organisation of strong financial prudence.

Phillip Island Road Path Extension
Bass Coast Shire Council has begun works on a 2.4km shared path between Forrest Caves and Sunderland Bay Road.

Alligator Weed Loses Its Bite At Warragul
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has successfully completed work under an intensive eradication program to help remove one of Australia’s worst water weeds at a site in Warragul.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations In Bass Coast
NAIDOC week, 5-12 July 2009, is a national celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians across various fields.

Strong Support For Continuation Of Night Rider
The Night Rider bus service has received a temporary reprieve while a permanent source of funding to continue the service is sought.

Ag News
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

3 Jul 2009 (Friday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter July 2009 Area LTB1 (MHW140)
Annual Meeting, From The Chief Commissioner, Home Security, Door To Door Sales, Police Crime Report.

6 Jul 2009 (Monday)

Utility Concession Changes - Don’T Get Caught Short
Changes to the provision of utility concessions have been poorly advertised by the Brumby government and may catch eligible customers unawares, local MP Russell Northe said today.

Bass Coast News Bulletin
Includes: Local Government assembles in Canberra; New Access Committee in place; and Westernport Seagrass Partnership launched

Future Of Inverloch Netball Bright
The Inverloch Kongwak Football/Netball Club has successfully secured a $60,000 grant from Sports and Recreation Victoria’s Country Football Netball Grants Program to build a new asphalt court with flood lighting.

Northe Calls For Nightrider Talks With Transport Minister
The Nationals’ Member for Morwell Russell Northe has called for an urgent meeting between the Brumby Government and Traralgon CBD Safety Committee members following the expiration of a successful NightRider trial period, funded by the TAC.

San Remo Investigation
The Minister for Local Government has appointed an Inspector of Municipal Administration to examine allegations over the rezoning of land in San Remo.

Stage One Inverloch Complete
Stage one of the Inverloch Hub project which includes a new library, a permanent home for the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and a new customer service area is soon to be complete.

Community Invited To Weaving Workshop
‘The Grid’ project, as part of Latrobe City’s Green Expectations enterprise, is a community arts initiative designed to give residents the opportunity to express their unique relationship to the electricity grid.

Desal Process Questioned
Bass Coast Shire Council has raised concerns that the recommendations of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) will not be complied with in the construction of the desalination plant.

8 Jul 2009 (Wednesday)

Interested In Arts In Bass Coast?
Bass Coast Shire Council has released its draft Arts and Culture Plan 2009-2013 for public comment until 7 August 2009.

Recognising Regional Achievers
Time is running out to lodge nominations for the 2009 Regional Achievement and Community Awards, The Nationals Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said today.

14 Jul 2009 (Tuesday)

Street Tree Retention Gets The Nod
Residents in Polden Crescent and Langford Street, Morwell will continue to enjoy the glorious autumn foliage colours of the liquidambar trees that line their roads after Latrobe City Council agreed on Monday that the trees can stay.

Work Underway On Coach Road Viewing Platform
Latrobe City Council, in consultation with TRU Energy Yallourn, has begun work on a new low level viewing platform on Coach Road, to replace the lookout tower that was decommissioned in 2006 for safety reasons.

Bass Coast Has Its Eye On The Future
A recent Kilcunda forum explored urban fringe farmers’ concerns about the pressures land-use changes and climate change are placing on their businesses.

Slow Down In School Zones
In the past three years, eight * children (0 – 15 years) have died on our roads as pedestrians. In that same period nearly 300* children (0 – 15 years) have been seriously injured.

Latrobe City Adopts Council Plan And Budget
At its ordinary meeting on Monday night, Latrobe City Council formally adopted the 2009/10 budget and the 2009/2013 council plan.

Consultation On Coronet Bay Underway
Options for a boat ramp at Coronet Bay have been outlined in a Feasibility Study commissioned by Bass Coast Shire Council.

Recycling Made Easier
Recycling in Bass Coast has been made easier for everyone with the changes to the recycling service.

Life Drawing To Continue At The Gallery
Due to the high level of interest in the life drawing classes at the Latrobe Regional Gallery, two further courses will be run during term three.

Anderson Road Boat Ramp Consultation Begins
Bass Coast Shire Council wants to know your thoughts on the plans for the Anderson Road Boat Ramp in Cowes.

Marion Martin, ‘The Flower Of Scotland’, Comes To Traralgon
Affectionately known as ‘The Flower of Scotland’, Marion Martin is as symbolically Scottish as heather, hogmanay and haggis; and with the incredible spirit that has seen her success last for decades

Temporary Solution Adopted For Moe Toilet Issue
Latrobe City Council last night adopted a recommendation for a temporary public toilet to be located in the Moe CBD until a permanent facility is constructed as part of the Moe Activity Centre Plan.

16 Jul 2009 (Thursday)

Cockchafer Damage Control In Gippsland
Redheaded cockchafer grubs have caused severe damage to large areas of pasture across rainfed Victorian dairying regions limiting the amount of stockfeed available.

Tsunami Threat A Failed Test: Ingram
Craig Ingram, says a tsunami threat issued for East Gippsland coastal towns on Wednesday night highlights the need for the establishment of a strategic emergency alert system to warn residents immediately of imminent danger.

Microchip Reunites Bushfire Affected Family With Cat
The importance of registering an animal and ensuring it is tagged and microchipped may not enter into the minds of many residents until they lose a pet.

Development Helps Small Business, Jobs
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall today (Thursday 16 July) officially opened what he described as a new landmark building for Traralgon.

Brumby To Send Thomson Flows To Melbourne
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has condemned a Brumby Government plan to use more of Gippsland’s environmental allocations to prop up Melbourne’s water supplies.

Ag News: Wednesday, July 17, 2009
Includes: Dairy Reminders for July; Farming Diaryand other interesting articles

17 Jul 2009 (Friday)

Paynesville Ambulance Receives 24-Hour Funding: Ingram
Third birthday celebrations for the Paynesville Ambulance branch received a welcome boost this afternoon, with an announcement that the service will be extended to 24-hour coverage later in the year.

Starting From Seed: Researching Your Family History
Are you interested in starting your family history and searching for ancestors? Not sure what it involves? Latrobe City may hold the key to setting your search on the right track.

Brumby To Send Thomson Flows To Melbourne
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has condemned a Brumby Government plan to use more of Gippsland’s environmental allocations to prop up Melbourne’s water supplies.

20 Jul 2009 (Monday)

Sixth Annual Charity Ball
The Sixth Annual Mayoral Charity Ball will be held on Friday, 2 October 2009 at the newly refurbished Wonthaggi Town Hall.

Basketball Planning For The Future
The Wonthaggi Basketball Association has been working with Basketball Victoria on their three year strategic plan.

Proposed Development For Newhaven
The Old Boys’ Home site in Newhaven has been earmarked for development.

Council Call For Extra Ambos
Bass Coast Shire Council is supporting calls for additional ambulance services in the Shire.

27 Jul 2009 (Monday)

New Roundabout For Improved Flow
A new roundabout will be constructed on West Area Road road to help manage increased road traffic expected from construction work on the desalination plant.

Increase In Residential Burning Off Causes Concern
Latrobe City Council has reminded residents in urban areas that the burning of any waste in backyards or other areas of their properties is no longer permitted.

Acclaimed Pianist Roman Rudnytsky Comes To Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Internationally acclaimed classical pianist, Roman Rudnytsky will enthral the audience at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 30 July from 7pm.

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