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4 Jul 2017 (Tuesday)

State Coal Mine Wonthaggi adding "New Energy" to Old.
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily DíAmbrosio has announced a grant of up to $241,840 over three years, to the Energy Innovation Co-opís "Old Energy-New Energy" project at the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi.

Labor back pedals on Back to Work Scheme
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath is pleased that pressure from the community and the Victorian Opposition has forced the Government to back pedal and extend the Back to Work Scheme.

Gippsland Climate News & Views June

New Arts and Culture Committee looking for members
Are you passionate about arts and culture in Bass Coast?

Labor re-launches a website, not a population policy
The Andrews Labor Government hasnít got a population plan for Victoria, but today they have restarted the old Regional Living promotional campaign they axed three years ago.

Nyernila Storytelling launched at Latrobe City libraries
Latrobe City Council today launched a dedicated Indigenous storytelling program, which will be delivered in all of its libraries.

5 Jul 2017 (Wednesday)

Price increases kept to a minimum
East Gippsland Water is once again keeping price increases to a minimum for the year ahead as part of its ongoing drive to hold costs down for customers.

Breakers Take Eight
Bass Coast Breakers, the first womenís AFL team for Bass Coast, took their eighth win in a row on the weekend, defeating Red Hill 126 Ė 13.

Laborís Heyfield deception
Hundreds of jobs at Heyfield’s timber mill remain in jeopardy despite the Andrews Governmentís claims today.

7 Jul 2017 (Friday)

Waste to energy project for Latrobe Valley
Todayís announcement that Australian Paper will proceed with planning and pre-construction works for a waste to energy project delivers some long overdue good news for the Latrobe Valley after months of jobs losses and industry downturn.

10 Jul 2017 (Monday)

Childrenís Laureate Leigh Hobbs to visit Traralgon Library
Leigh Hobbs, the author of Old Tom and Mr Chicken fame, will be visiting the Traralgon Library on Tuesday 25 July from 7pm for a free presentation to adults on the importance of encouraging young people to read and explore their creativity.

Gallery to host Australian-first exhibition by Sydney-based artist
For the first time in Australia, the exhibition Bound by Time brings together the major works by Sydney-based artist Denis Beaubois, which will cover the complete ground floor of the newly refurbished Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Help shape Councilís health and wellbeing plan
Latrobe City Council is holding four themed community workshops to develop its Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.

11 Jul 2017 (Tuesday)

Whale trail makes a splash
Bass Coast is now home to a Whale Discovery Trail, a dedicated track leading to iconic bays, headlands, and lookouts where people can enjoy the magic of whale spotting.

Nine for Breakers
Local women AFL team, Bass Coast Breakers, remain undefeated after a 92 point win against the Karingal Bulls at Ballam Park on Saturday.

12 Jul 2017 (Wednesday)

Council Meeting Round-Up: 11 July 2017
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at their Ordinary Meeting on Monday 10 July.

14 Jul 2017 (Friday)

Labor must step up for timber industry
Victoriaís timber industry has been given a glimmer of hope in the latest report into the Leadbeaterís Possum protection measures but the Andrews Labor Government now needs to step up.

Indigenous lessons first-hand
"It is vitally important to re-establish indigenous firestick land management practices in Victoria."

17 Jul 2017 (Monday)

Stay in the loop and have your say
Do you want an opportunity to have input on a number of Council issues and decisions?

18 Jul 2017 (Tuesday)

Stallholders wanted for 2017 Latrobe City Council Federation Training Childrenís Expo
Latrobe City Council is calling for stallholders for the 2017 Latrobe City Council Federation Training Childrenís Expo, with early bird booking prices available until the end of July.

Gallery reopens with local artistís exhibition
Latrobe Regional Gallery is proud to present Presentiment, a selection of photo-based works from Morwell artist Manfred Krautschneiderís larger ongoing series 'Suburban Reflections'.

20 Jul 2017 (Thursday)

Danís latest desal rip off
Melbourne water customers will get even bigger bill increases if Daniel Andrews goes ahead with his latest desal rip off.

21 Jul 2017 (Friday)

Moe Library and Service Centre temporarily closed
Latrobe City Council will begin limited services at the Moe Library and Service Centre following a burst water pipe caused the closure of the facility earlier this week.

25 Jul 2017 (Tuesday)

Council tendering for Island transfer station
Bass Coast Shire Council will soon go to tender for transfer station on Phillip Island.

Planning for golf in Victoria Ė have your say!
The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath is encouraging community groups, golf clubs, local government, businesses and other individuals to make a submission on the recently-released Planning for Golf in Victoria Discussion Paper.

26 Jul 2017 (Wednesday)

Letter to the editor: Call for submissions to Water Inquiry
Water is the lifeblood of communities across Northern Victoria.

RACV Great Vic Bike Ride to meet local communities
Bicycle Network is coming to town next week to meet with locals and discuss how community groups, businesses and tourism operators can get involved in the upcoming RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride.

Council tendering for Island transfer station
Bass Coast Shire Council will soon go to tender for a transfer station on Phillip Island.

More art for Wonthaggi laneways
Bass Coast Shire Council has funded yet another street art project to liven up yet another laneway in Wonthaggi.

Recognising our volunteers
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath is encouraging people across Gippsland to nominate volunteers from within the region for this yearís Victorian Premierís Volunteer Champions Awards.

27 Jul 2017 (Thursday)

Latrobe Creative Precinct - Project Reference Group appointed
Latrobe City Council has appointed seven community members to the Latrobe Creative Precinct Project Reference Group, a step forward to the next stage of the multi-million dollar facility.

Council calls for long-term rail investment funding
A new train services timetable issued by V/Line has demonstrated the need for further long-term funding plans following the initial tranche of funding secured as part of Latrobe City Councilís push for a Strength-Led Transition.

28 Jul 2017 (Friday)

Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium back in public hands
Latrobe City Council will take back ownership of the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium, following a $4.2 million contribution by the Victorian government towards the purchase and upgrade of the facility.

Community open day for the Firmins Lane wetlands
Latrobe City Council is holding a community day, with a range of family friendly activities and a free barbecue, to officially open the Firmins Lane wetlands on Sunday 6 August from 10am to 2pm.

National Tree Day Community Planting Event
Youíre invited to join Australiaís biggest nature care initiative and tree planting event by volunteering at Latrobe City Councilís National Tree Day event at Narracan Creek in Newborough on Sunday 30 July from 10am to 12 noon.

Blackouts predicted in Latrobe Valley
Daniel Andrews' closure of Hazelwood Power Station threatens to cause blackouts in Latrobe Valley this summer, Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath says.

Community Grants 2017 program open now
The 2017 Community Grants Program is now open and to help community groups prepare online applications, Latrobe City Council is holding a series of information sessions.

31 Jul 2017 (Monday)

Gippsland youth unemployment on the rise
Youth unemployment in Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley is rising as Laborís regional jobs crisis continues, according to Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath.

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