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1 Jun 2012 (Friday)

Road Crews Kept Busy Over Weekend
Latrobe City’s tree and road maintenance crews were kept busy on Friday night into Saturday following the wild weather that saw flash flooding and heavy winds across the municipality.

4 Jun 2012 (Monday)

Staff Work Round The Clock To Maintain Water Supply For Bairnsdale
East Gippsland Water staff and contractors have worked round the clock for two days to carry out essential repairs to the main water supply pipeline into Bairnsdale, under very challenging conditions.

Caravan Burlesque Success
Finucane and Smith’s Caravan Burlesque rolled into Bass Coast in May and put on an amazing show.320 people attended two packed performances.

Desal Roads Reinstatement Temporarily Suspended
Ongoing heavy rain is affecting the maintenance and repair of local roads, including those used as haulage routes by the desalination project.

Rebate To Deliver Warmer Winter And Lower Energy Bills
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has urged householders to take advantage of the Gas Heater Rebate and Solar Hot Water Rebate to help stay warm this winter and to save money on energy bills.

Endangered Flax-Lily Planted In At Eric Lubcke Reserve
Around 800 seedlings of the nationally endangered matted flax-lily (Dianella amoena) were planted in Morwell on Tuesday 22 May to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Community Groups Invited To Apply For Council Grants
The 2012/13 Community Grants Program will be open for application from Monday 4 June 2012 for community groups across Latrobe City to apply for funding assistance.

New Grants To Encourage Young People Into Parks
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has invited community organisations and groups that engage with young people to apply for grants under a new program to encourage Victorians aged 12 to 25 to visit parks.

Community Groups Invited To Apply For Council Grants
The 2012/13 Community Grants Program will be open for application from Monday 4 June 2012 for community groups across Latrobe City to apply for funding assistance.

Caravan Burlesque Success
Finucane and Smith’s Caravan Burlesque rolled into Bass Coast in May and put on an amazing show.320 people attended two packed performances.

Council Cracks Down on Illegal Puppy Farms
Bass Coast Shire Council is cracking down on illegal dog and cat breeding establishments. An enforcement blitz will use new laws introduced by the State Government earlier this year.

Caravan Burlesque Success
Finucane and Smith’s Caravan Burlesque rolled into Bass Coast in May and put on an amazing show.320 people attended two packed performances.

8 Jun 2012 (Friday)

Dream Your Winter Escape At The Latrobe Regional Gallery
Almost thirty local artists will be making it easier for us to get through the first weeks of winter by exhibiting their work in a new exhibition Escapism:

Emergency Flood Assistance Grants Activated
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has advised that emergency re-establishment payments have been activated to help families affected by the overnight storms and flooding in the Latrobe Valley.

Latrobe Leisure Learn To Swim Teacher Wins Victorian Award
Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough Learn to Swim teacher, Kattie Bloomfield, was announced winner of the 2012 Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, .

Northe Raises Local Floods In Parliament
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe raised his concerns today in Parliament on the damage the current floods have caused in the Latrobe Valley.

New Mother-Baby Mental Health Service For Traralgon
New mothers in need of mental health support in Gippsland will benefit from a Mother-Baby Mental Health Service in Traralgon.

Commercial Road Primary School Art Exhibition
A selection of art works from Commercial Road Primary School in Morwell is now on display as part of the Latrobe Performing Arts education exhibition program.

Draft Budget Focuses On Future Planning
Latrobe City Council’s draft budget has been announced with a focus very much on ensuring Council is well-positioned for the future whilst maintaining a moderate increase to rates for residents.

Mayor’s message
Message to the community from Latrobe City’s mayor, Councillor Ed Vermeulen, in response to the flood event this week

Aids And Equipment Funding Eases Burden On Families
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the fulfilling of another Coalition election promise which will deliver top up funding for the cost of eligible aids and equipment for children with a disability.

12 Jun 2012 (Tuesday)

Latrobe Leisure Morwell Pool To Be Closed For Retiling
The swimming pool at Latrobe Leisure Morwell will be closed for retiling from 6pm on Sunday 1 July until Monday 13 August.

13 Jun 2012 (Wednesday)

Joint Government Funding To Assist Airport Development
Increased employment opportunities and business investment are the winning outcomes for the Latrobe City region with the opportunity to further develop the Latrobe Regional Airport as the aerospace industry

Traralgon Train Roundhouse Gets A Facelift
Traralgon’s rare railway roundhouse, built in 1902, has received a major facelift courtesy of VicTrack’s Heritage Program, Russell Northe, Member for Morwell, said today.

Seeking Customer Input On East Gippsland Water Services
Customers and stakeholders are being encouraged to have their say on East Gippsland Water's draft business plan for the next five years,

15 Jun 2012 (Friday)

Hunter Street Stage Two Works Underway
Hunter Street in Wonthaggi is part way through works to improve drainage and the pavement.

Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe Crime Watch News June 2012
Coming Events, Hot Spot Attempted Abduction at Churchill, Message from Inspector Mick West, Neighbourhood Watch Safer Communities Group Reports,Night Rider Bus Returns, Home Security Kits on the Internet, Property Inventories and Property Marking.

22 Jun 2012 (Friday)

Firewood Collection Season Extension
The autumn firewood collection season in Gippsland will be extended until Sunday July 8 due to the flood and storm events in June that made some forest roads and tracks impassable.

Budget 2012/13 - Have Your Say
A record capital works program, $770,000 in new initiatives and a 5.9 per cent increase in rates and charges were the centrepieces of the $79.8 million budget (PDF 268 kb) presented at the Bass Coast Shire Council meeting.

Posters Create Prize Opportunities
Local primary schools have a great incentive to get creative with this year’s National Water Week poster competition, which is proudly supported by East Gippsland Water.

Fire Prevention Funds In Action
A fire access track created in the Wonthaggi Wetlands has huge benefits for community safety.

Turn Your Water Efficiency Into A Winner
East Gippsland Water is encouraging those with a great water efficiency initiative to enter it for an award and have their effort recognised.

Review Of Local Law
The recent review of Bass Coast’s Local Law generated huge interest from the public. Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said the response had been fantastic.

Gippsland Set To Star In Short Film At Federation Square
Nationals Member for Morwell today announced a new partnership between the Victorian Coalition Government through Tourism Victoria and Federation Square to show off the Gippsland region in the heart of Melbourne,

Damage To Council Infrastructure Following Earthquake Currently Being Assessed
Following the earthquake on Tuesday night, Council officers are currently out assessing any potential damage to Council infrastructure around the municipality.

Wonthaggi Road Works And Road Closure
Road works have started on South Dudley Road between Station Street and West Area Road roundabout in Wonthaggi.

Council Gives Transfer Station Access For Flood Affected Residents At No Charge
At its meeting on Monday night Latrobe City Council resolved to allow flood affected residents access to transfer stations at no charge to clear their properties of any items that were damaged by the recent floods.

Regional Achievement And Community Awards
Do you know somebody who is inspiring change in our community? Do you work for an organisation that deserves recognition for innovation or leadership?

Community Forum On Gippstafe Funding
Following a Latrobe City Council resolution on 4 June a community forum will be held at Council’s corporate headquarters in Commercial Road,

New Beach Access At Inverloch
The Inverloch Foreshore will be more accessible thanks to a new set of stairs.

Council Gives Transfer Station Access For Flood Affected Residents At No Charge
At its meeting on Monday night Latrobe City Council resolved to allow flood affected residents access to transfer stations at no charge to clear their properties of any items that were damaged by the recent floods.

Current Emergencies
Road Closures

Bass Coast Waste And Recycling Update
The new financial year brings changes to Bass Coast Shire Council’s waste disposal fees and a new recycling collection calendar for ratepayers.

$9,600 For Powerworks Future Directions Strategy
A project to explore and determine the future direction of Morwell’s PowerWorks Energy Education Centre is being supported with $9,600 in Victorian Government funding,

26 Jun 2012 (Tuesday)

Your Online Pledge Could Turn A Click Into Jobs
At its ordinary meeting of Monday 18 June, Latrobe City Council heard a presentation from Australian Paper regarding a feasibility study to construct a new recycling facility at its Maryvale Mill.

Harmony Bells Arrive For Cowes Town Square
The sculpture, Harmony Bells has arrived for Cowes Town Square.

Wonthaggi Library Expansion
Wonthaggi’s library facility will be relocated to a much larger building to meet the growing needs of its users.

Business Survey Gives Valley-Wide Snapshot
The 2012 Latrobe City Council Employment and Industry Survey report has now been finalised. Completed every two years

$16K For Eel Hole Creek Pavilion Feasibility Plan
A feasibility plan to build a pavilion along the Churchill Art and Culture Pathway is being supported with $16,000 in Victorian Government funding announced today by Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Manga And Music Mix For Library School Holiday Program
Whilst the weather may not be favourable to outdoor activities during these winter school holidays, there is plenty to enjoy indoors with a varied program taking place at Latrobe City Libraries.

29 Jun 2012 (Friday)

Latrobe City Council Welcomes Announcement On Planning Process Improvements
More efficient and streamlined planning processes are proposed thanks to a series of actions aimed at reducing the complexity of the Victorian planning system, announced by the State Government recently.

Rewarded For Exceptional Service To Water Industry
East Gippsland Water's Managing Director Les Mathieson has received the top honour from one of Victoria's leading water industry bodies, the Institute of Water Administration (IWA).

Bass Coast Multicultural Award
Bass Coast Shire Council has been recognised for leadership in embracing cultural diversity.

Rains Tests Drains
Recent extreme wet weather has shown where flood waters collect across the Shire.

Bass Coast Multicultural Award
Bass Coast Shire Council has been recognised for leadership in embracing cultural diversity.

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