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1 Jul 2011 (Friday)

Minister For Agriculture To Hold Public Meeting
Community members with an interest in agriculture are invited to attend a public meeting on Friday 1 July where Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh will be a guest speaker.

Latrobe City Council Adopts Economic Sustainability Strategy 2011 – 2015
Latrobe City Council’s Economic Sustainability Strategy 2011 – 2015 was adopted at Monday night’s Council meeting.

Seeking Customer Feedback On East Gippsland Water Services
A random sample of East Gippsland Water customers will be contacted shortly for their honest feedback on the Corporation’s delivery of services.

An Enchanting Optical Experience At The Gallery
Combining antique pre-cinema pieces with modern technological devices, Optical Collusion is a fascinating visual feast currently exhibiting at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Future Development Of Newhaven
Bass Coast Shire Council has received a rezoning application for 28 hectares of land west of Newhaven between Beverley Road and the road to Churchill Island.

Traralgon Station Precinct Master Plan adopted
At its ordinary council meeting this week, Latrobe City Council adopted the Traralgon Station Precinct Master Plan.

Golden Cypress Replacement
In late July, Bass Coast Shire Council starts another phase of work to rejuvenate the Golden Cypress trees in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.

Gippsland Helicopters Land At Latrobe Regional Airport
The Latrobe Regional Airport has recently welcomed Gippsland Helicopters to the airport precinct.

Water Boy Helps Launch Oral Health Drive Targeting Children Up To Three Years Of Age
Water Boy paid a special visit to Bruthen Kinder Gym today (29 June) to help launch a new East Gippsland-wide oral health drive aimed specifically at small children up to three years of age.

4 Jul 2011 (Monday)

Youth Referral And Independent Person Program Funding Secured
The Victorian Coalition Government has secured the future of an important youth support service. Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP)

Rebates On Water-Efficient Products For All Victorians
The Victorian Coalition Government will boost rebates on water-efficient products, making them available to all Victorian households from July 1.

Take Your Kids To The Zoo For Free These Holidays
The Victorian Coalition Government is giving kids free entry to three of Victoria’s outstanding zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Zoo and Melbourne Zoo, as of 1 July 2011.

7 Jul 2011 (Thursday)

Red Riding Hood Returns To Storyland
Warragul Youth Theatre is a not for Profit group which encourages young people (aged 9 and upwards) to become involved in theatre productions.

Coalition Cuts Ambulance Membership Fees In Half
Yearly Ambulance Victoria membership fees will be slashed in half from July 1, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

8 Jul 2011 (Friday)

Don't Let It Go To Waste
Bass Coast residents will have recently received their 2011/12 Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar.

11 Jul 2011 (Monday)

Sustainable Sporting Ground Grants Now Available
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local sports clubs looking to weather-proof their facilities to approach Latrobe City Council about applying for a share in $2 million worth of

Victorian Business Owners Encouraged To Add One More Skill In 2011
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has encouraged small business owners and employees to register online for this year‟s Victorian Small Business Festival.

Latrobe City Ceo Paul Buckley Invites You To Come Along To The
Official Opening of the Traralgon West Sporting Complex

Latrobe City Council Adopts Municipal Early Years Plan 2011-2015
Latrobe City’s Municipal Early Years Plan 2011-2015 has been adopted following the ordinary Council meeting held on Monday 27 June.

Diabetes: Don’T Be Blind To The Risks
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged community members to test their health this week for National Diabetes Week, beginning Monday 10 July 2011.

Latrobe City Council Responds To Prime Minister’S "Securing A Clean Energy Future For Australia" Announcement
The Latrobe Valley will be one of Australia’s most impacted regions in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Where Do You Live?
What’s in a number? Actually a house number that is clear and unambiguous is very important, particularly in an emergency.

Looking For Latrobe Valley Local Environmental Heroes
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged the Latrobe Valley community to nominate local people and groups who are making a positive difference to their environment for the

Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria judging of the Churchill ‘Kitchen to Compost’ Trial
Monday 11 July 2011 at Latrobe City corporate headquarters, Morwell from 2pm

Tidy Bass Coast Under The Spotlight
Bass Coast will be under the spotlight when the Keep Australia Beautiful competition come to town!

Latrobe City To Host The Final Round Of The 2011 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships
Latrobe City will host the final round of the 2011 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships at Blue Rock Motorcycling Club, Newborough this weekend, July 9 and 10.

Northe Welcomes More Support For Bushfire Affected Communities
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the Coalition’s new two year grants program worth $750,000 to strengthen leadership and resilience in bushfire-affected communities.

Coalition Takes Action To Tackle New And Dangerous Substances Such As Kronic
The Coalition Government has introduced new laws into Parliament to enable swift action to ban emerging drugs of concern.

Coalition Government Releases Consultation Paper For New Fire Services Funding Model
The Victorian Coalition Government has released a community consultation paper for the design and implementation of a fairer, more equitable system to fund fire services in Victoria.

Bass Coast Road Closures And Traffic Alerts
The following road is closed to through traffic.

Information Signs Erected At Churchill’S ‘Shield’ Garden
A walk around Glendonald Park Indigenous Community Garden is now more than just a relaxing stroll amongst indigenous plantings.

12 Jul 2011 (Tuesday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Special Edition July 2011
Morwell Land Movement/Princes Freeway Closure Community Update.

15 Jul 2011 (Friday)

Volunteers Get Busy Planting
The cooler weather over the weekend didn’t deter the Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association who got busy for their last planting day of the season.

Northe Welcomes Funding For The Tour Of Gippsland
$27,500 has been allocated by the Coalition Government through Tourism Victoria's Events Program to assist with marketing cycling tours occurring in the Gippsland region.

$10,000 Grants Available For Crime Prevention In Latrobe Valley
Latrobe Valley community groups can now access grants of up to $10,000 for local crime prevention initiatives as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Community Safety Fund.

New Media Communications Officer
Melissa Hayes is Bass Coast Shire Council’s new Media Communications Officer, taking over from Rachel Millar who is on maternity leave.

Business Celebrates At Gala Awards Night
The Bass Coast business community came together and celebrated excellence in business on Friday, 8 July 2011.

Coalition Delivers $2 Million To Enhance Victoria'S Popular Farmers' Markets
Access to fresh food and produce at Victoria’s popular farmers’ markets will be enhanced with $2 million for the Farmers’ Market Support Program.

Have Your Say On Improving Victoriaˇ¦S Planning System
A public submission process on ways to improve the planning system in Victoria is now open.

Meeting Notice Recreational Fishing Open House Anderson Inlet
Saturday 30th July 2011 9.30am – 3.30pm Anderson Inlet Fishing Club Rooms 88 The Esplanade, Inverloch

Cycling In For A Great Race
Cycling teams and riders from New Zealand, New Caledonia and Malaysia are among the 150 plus competitors who will compete in the Tour of Gippsland in July.

20 Jul 2011 (Wednesday)

Small Businesses Now Eligible For Water Rebates
Small businesses will be eligible for new rebates on water efficient products for the first time under a Victorian Coalition Government plan to help reduce potable water usage.

$2.1 Million To Establish New Victorian Aboriginal Business Advisors Program
Aboriginal businesses owners and operators in the Latrobe Valley will benefit from a Victorian Coalition Government agreement worth $2.1 million,

Protecting Victoria’S Heritage In 2011-12
Victoria’s Heritage Grants are open for 2011-12, for financial assistance to custodians of heritage places and objects.

Citizenship Ceremony
What: Citizenship Ceremony

$2.1 Million To Establish New Victorian Aboriginal Business Advisors Program
Aboriginal businesses owners and operators in the Latrobe Valley will benefit from a Victorian Coalition Government agreement worth $2.1 million,

21 Jul 2011 (Thursday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area July 2011
Hot Spots, Motorised Mobility Devices, Crime Reports for Moe, Yallourn North, Churchill, Morwell, Traralgon.

22 Jul 2011 (Friday)

Shared Pathway Around The Glade At Inverloch
At a value of $91,000 the project has created a continuous run from Abbot Street to Grand View Grove along approximately 1.8km of the foreshore area.

Help Available For Businesses Wanting To Cut Power Bills
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the Government’s decision to add businesses to its Energy Saver Incentive (ESI) which will allow them to take advantage of practical incentives to save on power bills.

25 Jul 2011 (Monday)

Inverloch Could Be The Next Tidiest Town
Inverloch might be Victoria’s next tidiest town! A judge from the Keep Australia Beautiful - Tidy Town awards visited the town on Wednesday, 13 July.

26 Jul 2011 (Tuesday)

Investing In Youth To Shape Our Community
Bass Coast Shire Council sponsored three delegates to the Asia Pacific Youth Conference held at Phillip Island from 18 to 24 July.

27 Jul 2011 (Wednesday)

‘The King’s Speech’ at Latrobe Performing Arts
Latrobe Performing Arts presents ‘The King’s Speech’ (M) on Monday 1 August at 1pm and 7pm as part of its National Film & Sound Archive Big Screen Film Series.

‘Tripod versus the Dragon’ at Latrobe Performing Arts
Showing at the Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on Tuesday 9 August from 8pm, Tripod's new show takes place inside a game of Dungeons and Dragons.

$25,000 Grants To Stamp Out Graffiti In Gippsland
Gippsland councils now have access to grants of up to $25,000 to target graffiti under an expanded program that has cleaned up one million square metres of graffiti across Victoria.

Eleven New Australian Citizens In Bass Coast
Eleven residents from Cape Woolamai, Cowes, Wonthaggi and Inverloch became Australian citizens at the Bass Coast Shire Council Citizenship Ceremony held on 20 July 2011.

Colonoscopy Equipment Boost For Lrh
Latrobe Regional Hospital will be assisted to meet increasing demand for colonoscopy procedures with a $96,704 boost from the Victorian Coalition Government.

29 Jul 2011 (Friday)

Action Plans For Bass Coast
Reviewed youth and disability action plans provide new ways forward for Council.

Fire Awareness Awards Now Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged residents to enter the 2011 Fire Awareness Awards.

National Tree Day – Kilcunda Tree Planting
What: National Tree Day – Kilcunda Tree Planting Planting of 3000 indigenous plants

Latrobe City Seeking Your Support To Help Make Census A Success
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Latrobe City Council are encouraging all Latrobe City residents to help make the 2011 Census a success.

Working Together On Emergency Planning
Training sessions this week in Wonthaggi will ensure Bass Coast is well prepared to deal with an emergency.

Recreation Under The Microscope
The recreation needs of Bass Coast were under the microscope at the July Council meeting.

Book Box Program Needs Volunteers And Donations
Latrobe City Council is working in partnership with Berry Street on the Early Learning is Fun (ELF) program with the aim of placing book boxes in prominent spots across the municipality.

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