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1 Jun 2009 (Monday)

Government Must Fix Schools Building Tender: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to fix the tender process for the Building the Education Revolution program, which will result in many Gippsland builders losing out on work.

Tibetan Monks To Create Sand Mandala At Gallery
Five Tibetan monks will take up residence in the Latrobe Regional Gallery from Tuesday 9 June to Sunday 14 June as part of the ‘Sacred Footsteps from the Roof of the World Australian Tour 2009’.

Changes Ahead For Rubbish Collection
The way rubbish is collected and recycled in Bass Coast is about to change.

Bass Coast News Bulletin
RAV Arts Awards, Business Networking function, Fencing for Jetty Triangle

International water research call for local teens
Westernport Water is seeking teens with a passion for water – it could see them going to Stockholm next year.

Lavalla Student Exhibition Launches New Art Initiative
An inaugural exhibition in the public foyer of the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon, has launched a new education and public programs initiative being delivered through Latrobe City Council.

2 Jun 2009 (Tuesday)

Underground Is Prefered Option
Bass Coast Shire Council has welcomed the announcement from the State Government of their preference for underground power lines for the desalination plant.

3 Jun 2009 (Wednesday)

Meeting With Roads Minister
The Minister for Roads, Tim Pallas, met with Bass Coast Shire Council during his visit to Bass Coast on Friday 29 May 2009

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for June 2009 Area LTB1 (NHW139)
Annual Meeting, Message from Inspector Chris Major, Fire Safety, Photographing your Valuables, Police Crime Reporrt.

12 Jun 2009 (Friday)

Wonthaggi Centennial Centre Set Back
Bass Coast Shire Council has been advised by the Australian Government that their funding application for the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre was not successful.

Community Groups Invited To Apply For Council Grants
Latrobe City’s 2009/10 Community Grants Program has opened for applications from groups across Latrobe City to apply for funding assistance.

Northe Appeals To Keep Nightrider Wheels Turning
Nationals MP Russell Northe has taken the fight for funds for Latrobe Valley’s NightRider service to Parliament.

Your Chance To Clown Around At The Library These Holidays
School holidays in winter don’t have to be dreary – the Latrobe City library service has fun for all to brighten up the days, with clown shows and interactive art workshops.

Hard Waste Changes
The new ‘on call’ Hard Rubbish collection service will be available from 1 July 2009.

Bare Bones Fertiliser Budgeting In 2009
A trimmed fertiliser budget for this year will be essential, but how low you go will depend on the individual farm or parts of that farm given that soil fertility varies across all farms

Diversification Options Discussed At First Farming Forum
Latrobe City’s inaugural agribusiness session, hosted jointly with Agribusiness Gippsland, attracted around 25 farmers

Ingram Welcomes Bastion Point Boat Ramp Approval
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed today’s announcement that the Minister for Planning has given formal approval for final design

‘Melting Ice’ Installation Highlights Climate Change Impacts
In conjunction with Latrobe City Council’s Green Expectations project Latrobe Regional Gallery is currently featuring an installation by Tasmanian artist Angela Griffiths that explores the impacts of climate change.

AG News
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Get Ready For The F‘Ewe’Ture And Maintain Momentum
The 2009 BESTWOOL/BEST LAMB (BWBL) conference, Feweture Farming – Maintaining the Momentum will be held in Bendigo on June 18 2009.

Committee Gets It Wrong On Melbourne’S Water Future: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has submitted a dissenting report to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee (ENRC)

Council Recognises Education Leaders
Last week Bass Coast Shire Council hosted a reception to recognise the significant contribution our local paid and unpaid education leaders make to the community.

Agfutures Forum Targets Bass Coast Farmers
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is running a free forum over two sessions to help support Bass Coast rural communities, identified as undergoing significant change.

Ingram Gains Minister’S Assurance On Southern Cross Station
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has gained an assurance from the Minister for Public Transport, Lynne Kosky, that Southern Cross Station will remain as an arrival/departure stop for rail services on the Bairnsdale line.

15 Jun 2009 (Monday)

Pipe upgrade works at Archies Creek
Water supplies to Archies Creek will be interrupted on Thursday, June 18 as Westernport Water teams update local water mains.

21 Jun 2009 (Sunday)

Escape to the premier event in Victorian agribusiness
Newly appointed chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Michael Taylor AO will discuss global upheaval and agribusiness outlooks at the Victorian Agribusiness Summit staged by Agribusiness Gippsland at Cowes on August 5-6.

25 Jun 2009 (Thursday)

Your Place, Your Plan, Your Future
Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting Smiths Beach, Sunderland Bay, Sunset Strip and Surf Beach residents to take part in a series of community planning workshops that will provide an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of their communities.

Jet Skis Under Review
The State Government will be examining the use of jet skis as part of a review of the Marine Safety Act.

Council Approval On The Rise.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s approval rating in the annual Community Satisfaction Survey has risen to 63, their highest level ever.

Corangamite Comes To Visit
A delegation from Corangamite Shire, consisting of councillors and council officers, visited Bass Coast last week.

Feedback Invited On Traralgon Courthouse Conservation Management Plan
Latrobe City Council is inviting community feedback on the draft conservation management plan for the Traralgon Courthouse.

Investment, Garden Project And Art On Sister City Agenda
Investment discussions, planning for an indigenous garden as part of a multi-million dollar development currently under construction in Taizhou,

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