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1 Jun 2007 (Friday)

Public Comment Sought On Wind Energy Development Policy
Latrobe City Council Has Drafted A Policy To Provide Guidance For Wind Energy Developments Within Its Community.

Gippspell Launched For 2007
On The Evening Of Wednesday May 16 The Official Launch Of Gippspell 2007Was Held At St Paul’S Anglican Grammar School, Warragul. Guests Included Representatives Of The Major Sponsors

Bushfire Victims Share Their Experiences - ‘From The Ashes’
A digital story-telling project, ‘From the Ashes’, produced by the Australian Centre for the Moving image and Latrobe City Council, premiered to communities affected by the 2006/2007 Gippsland Bushfires

Reconciliation To Continue
Wellington Shire Council Is Taking Action To Ensure The Reconciliation Process Continues Beyond This Week’S Special Activities.

Nieghbourhood Watch Newsletter for June 2007 Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW 117)
Neighbourhood Watch Concert, Scams, Red Cross Blood Challenge 2007, Police Crime Report.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, May 28, 2007

4 Jun 2007 (Monday)

Weekly Bulletin

Bass Coast Vows To Improve
The 2007 Community Satisfaction Survey results for councils across Victoria are in.

No Trade Without A Permit
Bass Coast Shire Council will be strictly enforcing permit conditions relating to footpath trading.

Sigrid Thornton Launches Film Producer Website
Actress Sigrid Thornton was the star attraction for a new project designed to attract film producers to Gippsland.

6 Jun 2007 (Wednesday)

Hall Calls For Release Of South Gippsland Rail Study
The results of a scoping study into South Gippsland’s rail services, undertaken by the State Government more than 12 months ago, need to be released as soon as possible according to local MP, Peter Hall.

Free Exhibition At Gallery On Offer For Winning Artist
Latrobe City artists are invited to submit applications to be in the running to win a free two week exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Sheep School Is In For Wool And Prime Lamb Producers
The Department of Primary Industries and South West TAFE invite prime lamb producers to attend the Victorian Sheep School at Glenormiston on 10th and 11th July.

An Hour In The Sun (Howard S. Emanuel)
As appalling as it may seem, it does indeed look as though mental health, one of the foremost human and social issues of our time may have enjoyed it's all too brief hour in the sun...

Council Contributes $100,000 To Indoor Sports Centre
East Gippsland Councillors have allocated $100,000 from the 2006-07 Capital Works Budget to the development of the proposed $1.4 million indoor sports centre on Shire land at the Lucknow Recreation Reserve.

Film Gippsland Website Launched To Showcase Region
Imagine Nicole Kidman in her latest blockbuster, in period dress in the old school house in the Gippsland Heritage Park.

Ingram Welcomes ‘Coota Boat Ramp Progress
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed this week’s public release of an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for construction of a new ocean access boat ramp at Mallacoota.

69 Days Of Bushfire - A Community Perspective
Do you have a story, photo or poem about the recent fires in Gippsland? Are you interested in contributing to a book that records peoples’experiences of these fires?

Country Cemetery Trusts Urged To Make Submissions
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is urging country cemetery trusts to make a submission to the State Services Authority following the release of a report that may lead to the demise of trusts as single local entities.

State Should Do More To Support Sewer Schemes
The State Government should provide more assistance for sewerage and wastewater systems in coastal areas of Gippsland, according to Eastern Region MP Peter Hall.

Panel Hearing In Cowes
Protecting vegetation on Phillip Island and future development, including town boundaries of Phillip Island, San Remo and Inverloch were the focus of Panel Hearings in Cowes last week.

Raising Weed Awareness Of Vicroads Staff
One hundred and eighty three staff from all seven VicRoads regional offices participated in a recent weed awareness training program delivered across Victoria by the Department of Primary Industries.

Trail Bike Project On The Right Track
Trail Bike Riders, Community Representatives, And Department Of Sustainability And Environment Staff Met At Powelltown On Sunday To Review Design Plans For Trail Bike Visitor Areas In The Powelltown.

‘Educating Rita’ At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Latrobe City’s performing arts and venues coordinator, Kathleen Roberts, said that the play starring Lisa Chappell (McLeod’s Daughters) and David Downer (All Saints) will appeal to all theatre goers and is a timeless classic.

Satisfaction Survey Best Result Ever For Council
Latrobe City has recorded its highest score ever in the annual Community Satisfaction Survey undertaken by Local Government Victoria in 77 of the 79 municipal areas across Victoria.

7 Jun 2007 (Thursday)

Tree Warning To Residents
Residents are being warned to be on the look out for tree contractors who knock on their doors offering to fix dangerous trees.

11 Jun 2007 (Monday)

Burra Foods starts Gippsland dairy youth sponsorship drive
Dairy company Burra Foods has kicked off sponsorship for the 2008 Gippsland Dairy Youth Show by funding two classes.

12 Jun 2007 (Tuesday)

Library Move Only An Option - Not A Decision
Latrobe City has reiterated that there are no specific plans in place to relocate the Moe library. The council statement follows recent speculation that a decision has already been made on the matter.

Get Creative About Your Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council is looking for a catch phrase to describe the unique lifestyle of Bass Coast.

Community Invited To Get Involved In Moe-Newborough Recreation Plan
An outdoor recreation plan for Moe and Newborough is now being developed by Latrobe City Council, and the community is being invited to become involved.

Time Management Workshop Will Bring Timely Results
Useful advice on effective time management for business operators will be provided at a workshop to be conducted by Latrobe City on Wednesday 13 June from 5.30pm at the civic precinct, Kay Street, Traralgon.

Where Is School Drought Money?
The Nationals want to know what has happened to nearly three million dollars promised to drought affected communities three months ago by the State Government, as part of a school drought relief package.

Special Charge Scheme Approved
East Gippsland Councillors last night approved a Special Charge Scheme for the Tambo Bluff Estate at Metung.

Hall Continues To Push For Reduced Stratford Speed Limit
Eastern Victorian MP Peter Hall will continue to monitor the speed limit through Stratford, despite a request for a reduction in the limit through the town’s CBD being refused.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, June 11, 2007

Further Call To Cut Water Consumption
East Gippsland Water is reiterating its call to all customers dependent on the Mitchell River System* - including those in Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Metung ¨C to save as much water as possible.

15 Jun 2007 (Friday)

Relief Wild Dog Controller Positions Created
The Department of Primary Industries has added to its wild dog program with the creation of relief wild dog controller positions.

Mondo Trasho Artist Talk To Feature This Thursday
Mandy Gunn will give an artist talk to complement her current exhibition ‘Mondo Trasho’ at the Latrobe Regional Gallery at 1.30pm this coming Thursday.

Motorists Curb Fuel Costs With Lpg
Almost 1,000 motorists in Gippsland have converted their cars to LPG since the Federal Government introduced new rebates last year.

Pregnancy Toxaemia In Ewes
With cold, wintry weather and low or non-existent paddock feed in many areas, ewes nearing lambing may be at risk of developing pregnancy toxaemia.

Childcare Boost For East Gippsland
Childcare providers across East Gippsland will receive a $120,000 boost from the Federal Government to replace and upgrade toys, equipment and furniture.

18 Jun 2007 (Monday)

Reservoirs Rising
Thanks to concerted action by East Gippsland Water and customers, drinking water stocks in Mitchell River reservoirs are starting to increase for the first time in more than three months

Weekly Bulletin
Monday, June 18, 2007

Seasonal Road Closures Help Protect State Forest
The winter closure of selected roads and tracks within State forests throughout the Gippsland region has been introduced following the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

19 Jun 2007 (Tuesday)

Server meets small business needs
Small business servers deliver technology benefits for SMBs

20 Jun 2007 (Wednesday)

Change Our Hearts, Change Our Minds (Howard S. Emanuel)
As we the Australian people continue to search for that ever elusive social model, that societal construct that will create opportunity and a sense of worth for all members....

22 Jun 2007 (Friday)

Shrine Visit Winner Announced
Jake Nolder of Morwell Park Primary School has recently been announced as the winner of Latrobe City Council’s ‘Visit the Shrine’ competition.

Workshop Opportunity For Local Businesses
Bass Coast Shire Council is sponsoring a workshop on Monday July 9, to help local business owners grow their business.

Council Position On Linfox Proposal Unchanged
Bass Coast Shire Council has voted to maintain its stance against the proposed Linfox Property Group resort development on Phillip Island.

Over 200,000 Visitors For The Year!
Bass Coast Shire's Visitor Information Centres have had their busiest ever year, with the 200,000th visitor calling in at Newhaven Visitor Centre on Friday 15 June.

Partnership Approach To Drug And Alcohol Issues
Bass Coast Shire Council launched their Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2007-2011 on Thursday June 21 at the Civic Centre in Wonthaggi.

Harry Potter At The Library
Wellington Shire Council libraries will celebrate the school holidays with a Harry Potter Party.

Active Schools Rewarded In ‘Keep Fit, Don’T Sit’ Challenge
Hosted by the Latrobe City Pacers, students from 11 local primary schools took part in the grand final challenge of the Keep Fit, Don’t Sit program

Schools Celebrate Water Savings
More than 50 people helped celebrate the water saving achievements of local schools at a recognition ceremony recently.

Monash Uni Weekly Bulletin
Monday, June 25, 2007

Desalination Plant Announced For Wonthaggi
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Allan Bawden cautiously welcomed the Government’s announcement they have a plan to secure the State’s water needs.

Water Restrictions Go Down To Stage 3 For Mitchell River Customers
East Gippsland Water is pleased to announce that water restrictions for its 17,000 customers reliant on the Mitchell River System will be reduced from Stage 4 (Critical) to Stage 3 (High) from midnight on Friday night, 29 June.

New Phone Number For Bass Coast Shire Council
Community members can now contact Bass Coast Shire Council from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

Art Tour For 2007- 2008
The launch of the new Bass Coast Art Tour brochure will take place on Friday 29 June at the Westernport Hotel in San Remo.

Local Agencies To Work Collaboratively For Emergency Relief
Latrobe City Council is working with the community to ensure that transitional arrangements are in place for families requiring emergency support

Omeo And Swifts Creek Come Off Water Restrictions
East Gippsland Water is pleased to announce that water restrictions will no longer apply for customers in Omeo and Swifts Creek districts from midnight on Friday night, 29 June.

25 Jun 2007 (Monday)

On Line Development Applications Search System Launched
East Gippsland Shire today launched a ‘real time’ on-line service that enables anyone who has lodged a planning or certification application to check its current status.

Mayor's Message
The past week has been a momentous one for Bass Coast, with the announcement by the State Government of a desalination plant in the Shire.

Water Tank Rebate Scheme Extended
The State Government has announced the extension of a water saving initiative providing East Gippsland Water residents with a rebate of up to $1,000 for buying and installing a rainwater tank.

Pokie Changes Threaten Community Clubs
The Nationals are demanding a 12 month moratorium on controversial changes to poker machine operations, to allow for proper consultation with local community clubs.

Funding Available For Veterans Projects
Commemoration activities, publications and community education programs, displays, initiatives or activities that honour veterans’ war service are now being funded by the Victorian Government, says Member for Eastern Region, Peter Hall.

Gippsland Plundered By State Water Proposals
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall is not convinced the State Government’s latest water plans will benefit the greater Gippsland region and has accused the Bracks’ regime of panicking in a bid to be seen to be doing something about the water crisis.

Churchill Man Fined For Keeping Corn Snake
A 20 year old Churchill man appeared in the Latrobe Valley Law Courts on Monday June 18 2007 charged with keeping a controlled pest animal.

07-08 Draft Council Budget – Have Your Say
Bass Coast Shire Council rates and charges are proposed to increase by 7.9 percent this year.

Councillors Name New Centre At Bairnsdale City Oval
East Gippsland Shire Councillors have agreed on a name for the new $1.29 million function centre located at the Bairnsdale City Oval

27 Jun 2007 (Wednesday)

Nats Welcome Pokie Changes Delay
Lobbying by The Nationals to postpone changes to community clubs has proved successful, with the State Government announcing it will postpone sweeping tax changes to community-based pokies venues.

Extend Drought Relief Program For Gormandale
Peter Hall wants a State Government program for drought relief works to be extended beyond the end of June to enable replacement of an emergency bore and water supply at Gormandale.

Council Adopts Budget and Council Plan
Wellington Shire Council has voted to adopt an amended 2007/08 Budget and Council Plan 2006-2011 following a public exhibition period.

East Gippsland Shire’S 2007/08 Budget Passed
East Gippsland Shire’s 2007/2008 Budget was passed at a Special Council Meeting last night.

Bonus Payments For 23,000 Gippslanders
More than 23,000 seniors and carers within the Gippsland electorate will have received a one-off bonus payment from the Federal Government by the end of this week.

Morwell River Neip Signed Off
The Morwell River Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) was signed off by partners at a special function held at the Latrobe City corporate headquarters today.

Indigenous Exhibition To Open On Friday
To celebrate NAIDOC week, artist Ronald Edwards will be guest speaker at the opening of the ‘Dala Koote’ or ‘Little People’ exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery on Friday 29 June at 6pm.

New Program Unveiled For Latrobe Regional Gallery
The latest Latrobe Regional Gallery program is close to being unleashed, with the promise of the coming six months being jam-packed with exciting exhibitions and intriguing public programs.

28 Jun 2007 (Thursday)

Politics Fails Australia's Aboriginal Peoples (Howard S. Emanuel)
Whilst the Northern Territory's Chief Minister and the Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs are doing all they can to deny responsibility for the shame that is Aboriginal Australia.... Read More

30 Jun 2007 (Saturday)

Burra Foods lifts milk payments 34%
Specialist Gippsland dairy company Burra Foods will pay its suppliers 34% more than last year’s opening milk price, making it one of the industry’s highest-payers.

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