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1 Jun 2016 (Wednesday)

Slipstitch threads together the wonders of embroidery in art
Read more about the Slipstitch exhibition featuring the works of Moore, Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White.

Renewable Energy Party supports Community Wind and other Projects
Read more about the reason why wind generation is the obvious answer for community projects.

Member for Morwell Russell Northe will distribute nappies to local organisations
Nappy Collective project an event to distribute nappies to Berry Street, Anglicare and Kurnai Young Mums Program. Read the details.

Urgent need for change in disability services
The need for change across the sector to protect vulnerable people.

Projects, events and planning completed by the Latrobe City Council for the month of May
Read the various events, projects, and planning accomplished by the Latrobe City Council for the month of May.

Bass Coast Business Awards are back again
2016 Bass Coast Business Awards, an event to highlight businesses strengths and recognise the work of their staff.

A Cataclysmic Storm at Lakes Entrance
Peter Gardner's post about Cataclysmic Storm at Lakes Entrance

Local groups benefit from nappy drive
Read the overwhelming response shown by the Latrobe community to the Nappy Collective Giving Project.

Hospital bus stops a win for Latrobe Valley
Read more about the benefits opening a bus stop to service the Latrobe Regional Hospital will bring to the region

2 Jun 2016 (Thursday)

More Consultation, More Conversations but no Action for Gipps Commuters from Regional Plan
The Regional Network Development Plan has been released but it needs more action, more consultation and more conversation.

What's On in Wellington this June 2016
Check out Wellington's events this June 2016.

Keeping Carbon on Farms
Learn how you can achieve a more productive carbon-neutral farm and more.

3 Jun 2016 (Friday)

Minister approves Land Subject to Inundation Overlay Amendment
The Minister for Planning has approved the Amendment C82 which is about the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay. Read this article to learn more information about the Amendment.

4 Jun 2016 (Saturday)

Government leaves Latrobe Valley Racing Club trackside
The Andrews Government leaves the Latrobe Valley Racing Club's Trackside. Please read the article for more information.

Member for Morwell Russell Northe will call on the State Labor Government to reopen Boolarra Police Station
The State Labor Government Meeting between Russell Northe and Boolarra residents

6 Jun 2016 (Monday)

Latrobe City wins against ENGIE in Supreme Court Appeal Judgement
The vindicating decision of the full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal of Victoria supported the Council's position of it being not responsible for the ownership, upkeep or maintenance of the Morwell Main Drain.

Active Club Grants announced
Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Grants of up to $10,000 each will make a significant difference to the local clubs in the community. Learn who amongst these club will have a share of the $1million VicHealths's Active Club Grants.

Boolarra Police station must reopen
Russell Northe is calling on the State Labor Government to ensure the Boolarra Police station does not remain closed into the future.

Renewable Energy Party Candidate Opposes Coal Seam Gas and Coal
Peter Gardner has been a strong supporter of the local No CSG (unconventional gas) movement since its inception. Learn why in this article.

Management structure review delivers further efficiencies
A reduction to the Executive and Management Team by 1.5 full time positions, effective from August 2016, will achieve another $150,000 in savings for the 2016-17 financial year. Is this the right thing?

7 Jun 2016 (Tuesday)

Month of play a great success
Creative Gippsland’s Month Long Celebration, ‘Come and Play All of May’, highlighted Gippsland’s artists. Read more about it's success.

8 Jun 2016 (Wednesday)

Inaugural literary festival a success
The first Latrobe City Literary Festival,held at the Traralgon Library last Sunday, 29th of May, was a huge success. Read more about it.

Council encourages community to catch up on immunisations
Latrobe City Council urges families to be up-to-date with immunisations. Read more.

Surf Parade path scheduled to start
The construction of the shared pathway between Abbott Street and Ayr Creek will begin after the bridge has been installed. This project is anticipated to be completed this September.

9 Jun 2016 (Thursday)

Boost for Victorian Water Security
The funding and commitments for water security projects that will support farmers around Victoria has been welcomed.

Council Adopts Budget for 2016/17, Includes Major Projects
Latrobe City Council has adopted its budget for 2016/17, delivering a conservative budget that manages the same level of service delivery.

10 Jun 2016 (Friday)

New Moe Service Centre to Offer Flexible Community Space
The new Moe Service Centre and Frank Bartlett Memorial Library will offer much more than Council’s traditional book lending and information services. Read more information on what the facility offers and how you can make the most of it.

New Councillor Code of Conduct adopted
Every Victorian Council is now required to undertake a process of reviewing and amending its Councillor Code of Conduct.

13 Jun 2016 (Monday)

Latrobe Regional Gallery Newsletter for the month of June
Latrobe Regional Gallery (LRG) is back with their PROGRAMS & EVENTS this June 2016.

14 Jun 2016 (Tuesday)

Member for Morwell Russell Northe will join with Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood to show support for the Gippsland Carers.
Media Alert- Support for Gippsland Carers

Petition calls on Government to support Gippsland Carers
The petition for the funding of the Gippsland Carers Association has now been tabled in Parliament by the Member for Morwell Russel Northe. Read more.

Renewable Energy Party Candidate Condemns Adversarial Politics
Peter Gardner, REP candidate in the seat of Gippsland, has spoken out against the use of adversarial politics on crucial issues of importance for all Australians.

Funding announcement welcomed for Latrobe Creative Precinct
Latrobe Creative Precinct received a $10 million funding from the Federal Government. Read more about it.

Council to consider future of Inverloch Transfer Station
Due to risks to the local environment, Bass Coast Shire Council is considering the closure of the Inverloch Transfer Station. Read on.

Footprint football match Sale V Maffra
Maffra Football Netball Club and Sale Football Netball Club clash for a cause on the 19th of June. Learn more about it.

21 Jun 2016 (Tuesday)

Mayor puts Forward Council’s Transition Plans to Treasurer
Here is a glimpse on some of the topics discussed by Mayor Michael Rossiter with the State Treasurer, Tim Pallas. Read on.

CFA Dispute Letter to the Editor
Read the dispute letter of Peter Walsh, Leader of the Nationals.

How Mr Turnbull Can Save The Great Barrier Reef
Peter Gardner's answers and suggestions about the Prime Minister's recent statement on the Great Barrier Reef.

Help Manage Our Hoodies
Bass Coast Mayor, CR Jordan Crugnale, encourages the community to join the Hooded Plover Management workshop on June 25. Learn more about it.

Changes to Customer and Visitor Information Services
Changes to customer and visitor information services will come into effect as of 1 July 2016. Learn more about this topic.

Keeping Price Increases to a Minimum
East Gippsland Water is keeping price increases to a minimum for the year ahead.

New Calendars Keep Up with Waste
Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Recycling and Waste Collection Calendars for 2016/17 have recently been mailed out. Read the full article below.

22 Jun 2016 (Wednesday)

Australia’s Ultimate Comedy Roadshow Pulls Into Town
Watch out for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, taking the stage at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 30 June at 8pm.

Large Fines for Dumping of Unwanted Scrap Metal
Dumping unwanted items, especially unwanted scrap metal is an offence. Read more about this reminder from the Latrobe City Council.

Traralgon Neighbourhood Activity Centre one step closer
A Neighbourhood Activity Centre that is expected to create about 200 jobs in Traralgon was approved by the State Planning Minister and came into effect on 9 June.

Homegrown circus, comedy and satire in Aussie Aussie Aussie
Coming to the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 7 July is a unique show that will bring together acrobatics, comedy and iconic Australian songs in a culmination of energy, hilarity and jaw-dropping danger.

Labor refuses to detail plan for Vic dairy farmers
Jaala Pulford has refused to answer how her State Government will further support Victoria’s dairy farmers. Read the full detail here.

Have your say on the Yinnar Community Centre
The Latrobe City Council is calling for feedback for the two concept designs for a redeveloped Community Centre in Yinnar. Find out more about it.

Last Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 20 June 2016
View the article about the decisions made by Council at their Ordinary Meeting on Monday 20 June 2016.

24 Jun 2016 (Friday)

No Road and Drainage Upgrades for Sunset Strip
Bass Coast Shire Council resolved to not progress with the Sunset Strip Road and Drainage Upgrade, but approved of concept design for potential upgrade in the future.

Meeting for Mahers Landing
A community workshop will be held on Wednesday, 6 July for Mahers Landing's infrastructure development.

Labor Quiet on Future of TAFE Boards
Labor plans to dissolve the leadership of Victoria’s 12 publicly owned TAFEs on June 30 so union representatives can be appointed to their boards. Read more about this article.

Government Refuses to Commit to Rate Rebates or Water Charge Waivers for Dairy Farmers
Melina Bath called on the State Government to consider rate rebates or water charge waivers for Victoria’s struggling dairy farmers but was met with resistance by Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford.

Adopted Plans Call for Action
Learn more about the Municipal Early Years Plan and Disability Action Plan in this discussion.

Government Must Change Regional Event Funding In The Wake of Walhalla Festival Cancellation
Change application funding guidelines for country events has to be re-assessed. Learn more about this.

Businesses – Be In It to Win It!
Read more about the Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2016 Business Awards.

28 Jun 2016 (Tuesday)

FAST FACTS – TAFEs Suffering Under Distracted Andrews Government
Daniel Andrews pledged to rescue the TAFE system, but left it right to the last moment to replace the state’s 12 TAFE boards.

REP candidate Condemns Major Parties Coal and Climate Change Disconnect
Peter Gardner's attack on the failure of the major parties to act responsibly over coal, climate change and renewable energy.

Community Grants Supporting Women In Sport
The Community Grants Program funded a total of $63,570.00 for 36 successful grant recipients including ten sport and recreation applications for Round 1. Read the details about these.

Council Adopts 2016/17 Budget
A 2016/17 Budget featuring a 2.5 per cent rate cap and no increase in operating costs was adopted by Bass Coast Shire Council last night.

Transfer Station Decision Deferred
A community information session will be held on 8 July and 15 July. This is after the Bass Coast Shire Council deferred a decision to close the Inverloch Transfer Station due to a number of issues. Be involved. Learn more.

Councillor Sindt Granted Leave of Absence
Councillor Christine Sindt is now unavailable for Councillor duties until 11 July 2016 after she was granted a leave of absence to allow her to contest the Gippsland seat in the Federal election.

Unemployment Continues to Rise in Latrobe Valley
Unemployment rate in the Latrobe Valley has increased by 2% in just 15 months. Is this something you should worry about? Learn more.

29 Jun 2016 (Wednesday)

What's On In Wellington this July!
Check out Wellington's events this July 2016.

Media Invite 293 Bright Futures Forum
Read more information about the VicHealth Bright Futures & Grant round Regional Roadshow on June 29

Join in the Planting at Hazelwood North Environmental Wetlands
Get involved in the planting of the Hazelwood North Environmental Wetlands and help clean water from the nearby heavy industry park.

Steps To Reduce Wood Heating Air Pollution This Winter
Read the ten simple maintenance steps for using your wood heaters to save time and fuel efficiently.

Wild Dog Controls Cut by Andrews Government as Gippsland Stock is Mauled
East Gippsland Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath has questioned the lack of wild dog control measures of the the Andrews Government. Read on to know more.

30 Jun 2016 (Thursday)

Taking the Lead on Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Latrobe City Council's partnered event called "The VicHealth Bright Futures and Grant round Regional Roadshow" held in Traralgon shows support to youth's mental health and wellbeing. Read more about it.

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