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10 Jul 2014 (Thursday)

Community To Comment On Traffic Management Plan
Bass Coast Shire Council will continue to investigate traffic and transport issues on Phillip Island with the adoption of the draft Surf Beach and Sunderland Bay Traffic Management Plan at the June Council meeting.

Taking The Scissors To Hairdresser Red Tape
The Victorian hairdressing industry will save up to $240,000 a year under proposals to cut registration red tape, the Member for Morwell and Minister for Small Business Russell Northe said today.

$46,700 For Review Of Latrobe City Play Spaces
Victorian Coalition Government providing $46,700 from $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to review Latrobe City Councilˇ¦s Playground Strategy.

Giant Playgroup Event A Giant Success
Nine playgroups from across Latrobe City came together recently to meet one another, share a favourite activity, learn a new game or two, and have a fun time with children aged birth to five.

$70,000 For Five Year Economic Plan For Latrobe
• Victorian Coalition Government providing $70,000 to help Latrobe City Council develop a five-year economic plan from $1 billion Regional Growth Fund.

Gippsland Cyclists And Pedestrians Could Be Winners In A New $1 Million Grants Program
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien is inviting local government in Gippsland to apply for funding from a new Transport Accident Commission (TAC) grants program designed to reduce deaths and

Essendon Football Club Players to Visit Foster & Yarram
Essendon Football Club players are set to visit Foster and Yarram for an AFL Player Appearance that will include super clinics for primary schools in the region.

Improve Energy Efficiency And Save Money This Winter
If so, Bass Coast Shire Council and the Bass Coast Landcare Network’s upcoming ‘Future Homes Program’ workshop is for you.

Grab A Program To The 2014 Small Business Festival Victoria
More than 300 events to inform, support, engage, celebrate and share small business expertise are on offer during the upcoming small business festival and the 64-page program to plan your calendar is now

Visitor Information Centres Now Communication Accessible
Bass Coast Shire Council Visitor Information Centres are now better equipped to meet the needs of visitors with a disability after successfully becoming accredited as Communication Accessible by Scope Victoria

First Offset Site A Success
Bass Coast Shire Council’s first Native Vegetation Offset Scheme has been set-up in a bushland reserve at Smiths Beach.

Cowes Activity Centre Plan Project To Commence
Work on the Cowes Activity Centre Plan project will now officially begin after Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Project Plan and Governance Structure at Council’s June meeting.

11 Jul 2014 (Friday)

Council Goes To Court
Parking fines, dog related matters, littering, and alcohol possession and consumption were just some of the 120 cases prosecuted by Bass Coast Shire Council in the Korumburra and Wonthaggi Magistrate Courts in 2013/14.

17 Jul 2014 (Thursday)

Thousands Of Dollars To Support The Delivery Of Quality Programs And Services At Learn Locals
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced $12,447 in Training Delivery Support Grants for five Learn Local organisations in the Morwell electorate.

Latrobe Valley Schools Encouraged To Apply For Free Trees For National Tree Day
The Victorian Coalition Government is teaming up with Planet Ark for National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day to provide free trees.

Kilcunda Foreshore Clifftop Walk Complete
Bass Coast Shire Council recently completed the final stage of a clifftop pedestrian pathway through the Kilcunda Foreshore.

Director Resigns
Bass Coast Shire Council regrets to advise that its Planning and Environment Director, Hannah Duncan-Jones, has left the organisation.

Frisbee Golf Coming To Bass Coast
Frisbee golf, otherwise known as disc golf, is a sport that is taking the world by storm and is now coming to Bass Coast.

Lend A Hand On National Tree Day
National Tree Day has come around once again, so why not take part in the country’s largest community tree planting and nature care event right here in Bass Coast?

Schools Gear Up For Bike Ed
Schools across Bass Coast will benefit from the latest Bike Ed Instructors course held at Bass Valley Primary School in the last week of Term 2.

18 Jul 2014 (Friday)

Walking Poles Help Explore New Terrain
While many of us take the ability to go for a leisurely walk along the beach for granted, there are others who find it difficult to walk down the footpath, let alone on uneven ground.

Wear Your Pyjamas To See Pete The Sheep
Coming to the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on Monday 28 July from 6pm, Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and

One Woman Show Proves Fairy Tales Can Be Magic
Thought you knew Grimm’s fairy tales? Think again. Showing at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 24 July from 8pm, The Magic Hour is a wicked retelling of classic bedtime stories.

Melbourne Football Club Players To Visit Gippsland
Melbourne Football Club players are set to visit Gippsland for an AFL Player Appearance that will include super clinics for primary schools in the region.

Recycling Services Returned
Just two weeks after suspending recycling services to 67 properties, Bass Coast Shire Council worked with residents to reinstate service to over 50 per cent of homes.

Call For Sporting Hall Of Fame Nominations
Latrobe City Council is calling for nominations for its Sporting Hall of Fame, a celebration of local sporting history and heroes.

22 Jul 2014 (Tuesday)

Customer Satisfaction Survey Sees Significant Improvement
Latrobe City Council has again participated in the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey, coordinated by the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD).

Council To Survey Sunset Strip On Upgrade
Bass Coast Shire Council will ask ratepayers in the Sunset Strip estate on Phillip Island to vote for or against the upgrade of roads and drainage before the project continues.

Traralgon North Development Taking Shape
A planning permit for a new residential development in Traralgon North has been issued which will provide almost 150 residential lots and two reserves on the western side of Traralgon-Maffra Road,

Cuttriss Street Activity Area Plan Adopted
Works to improve the Inverloch foreshore can now move forward after Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Cuttriss Street Activity Area Plan at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Newborough Welcomes State’S Best Motocross Riders
NEWBOROUGH’s Blue Rock Motorcycle Club will welcome Victoria’s youngest and brightest motocross talent when it hosts the penultimate round of the 2014 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships on July 26-27.

Council Welcomes Nature Strip Gardens
Bass Coast residents will now be able to obtain a permit to plant in their nature strips after Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Nature Strip Planting Guidelines at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe Crimewatch News, Latrobe Police Service Area July 2014
Coming Events, Hot Spots, Inspector Dean Thomas, NHW Communiyies Group Reports, ĎCE"Community Information Session, Cyber Bullying.

Melbourne Ballet Company Dance Into Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
The Melbourne Ballet Company will perform its new show Horizon Variation at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on Wednesday 6 August from 8pm and will also conduct dance workshops for aspiring

Council Determines LSIO Position
Bass Coast Shire Council has responded to the concerns of the community by adopting a position that makes a number of changes to Amendment C82 to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme.

San Remo to Anderson Pathway Cracks Explained
Works to repair cracks in Bass Coast Shire Council’s San Remo to Anderson shared pathway will begin next week.

Napthine Government Ensures More Frontline Police In The Morwell Electorate
• Napthine Government delivers extra frontline police for the Morwell electorate • Investment means Victoria Police can fight more crime, more effectively

Community Grants Recipients Announced
Bass Coast Shire Council has awarded a total of $107, 866 to 44 community organisations in Round 1 of its Community Grants Program.

Condolence Books For MH17
Condolence books for anyone wishing to pay their respects and show support for those affected by the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 tragedy are now available to sign at the

24 Jul 2014 (Thursday)

Media and Marketing Manager joins AFL Gippsland
Damen Francis has joined the AFL Gippsland team as media and marketing manager.

Letter to the Editor
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30 Jul 2014 (Wednesday)

Iconic Golden Cypress Damaged
Bass Coast Shire Council will wait to receive a second arborist report before it makes a decision on whether to remove an iconic Golden Cypress tree in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.

Northe Welcomes Regional Growth Fund Milestones
•Regional Growth Fund delivers a record 1,500 projects •RGF has invested $17.2 million in 67 projects across the Morwell electorate leveraging $61.3 in total investment

Northe Welcomes Regional Growth Fund Milestones
•Regional Growth Fund delivers a record 1,500 projects •RGF has invested $17.2 million in 67 projects across the Morwell electorate leveraging $61.3 in total investment

Young People In Boolarra To Get Equipped
Member for Morwell Russell Northe joined with Member for Eastern Region Danny O’Brien to announce that young people in Boolarra and the wider district will be geared up and supported to get involved in their local community,

Renewable Energy Options For Your Home
Renewable energy technology will be the focus for the upcoming Future Homes Program workshop, run in partnership by Bass Coast Shire Council and Bass Coast Landcare Network.

$140,000 To Improve Boolarraˇ¦S Railway Park
• Victorian Coalition Government will provide $140,000 from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to upgrade and beautify Railway Park in Boolarra

31 Jul 2014 (Thursday)

The Wellington Relay For Life - Sale Committee Is Requesting Your Support!
Wellington Relay For Life - Sale Committee are hosting an information night for Teams.

Heartwarming show is ‘Just the ticket’
If you enjoy a heartwarming but funny storyline, you’ll love Just the ticket coming to Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Monday 11 August from 8pm.

Dick Bishop Prize 2014 Winner Revealed
The 2014 Dick Bishop Memorial Prize has been awarded to Nicole Moorhouse from Churchill. The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is an ongoing recognition to Richard (Dick) Bishop’s (1929-2004)

Community Invited To Celebrate Resilience With Art
Art has long been considered a healing therapy, renowned for its ability to allow a person to express their emotions and feelings in ways other than words.

Elm Removed In Kay Street
One of the iconic elms in Kay Street, Traralgon has been removed due to two major splits in the trunk which could not be repaired.

Gippsland Small Business Festival kicks off
The inaugural Gippsland Small Business Festival will be held during August, with a collection of events and workshops aimed at encouraging and inspiring business capability, leadership and collaboration.

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