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2 Mar 2009 (Monday)

Organic milk gives cream grand champion quality
A velvety cream crafted from milk sourced from the lush pastures has won the supreme honour among Australian dairy foods.

4 Mar 2009 (Wednesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for March 2009 NHW Area LTB1 (NHW 136)
Kiss of Death, Theft from a Car, Daylight Saving Ends, Police Crime Report.

12 Mar 2009 (Thursday)

2009 Alpine Rally on Track
Planning for the 2009 Alpine Rally is well advanced and is set to continue the tradition of Australia’s longest running motorsport event.

19 Mar 2009 (Thursday)

Council Planners Win Award
Bass Coast Shire Council has won the 2009 Award for Rural Municipal Excellence for processing subdivision applications during 2007 and 2008.

Ticket Machines For Boat Ramps
Bass Coast Shire Council is installing day ticket vending machines at the Rhyll, Cowes and Inverloch Boat ramps to make it easier for boat users to buy tickets.

Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance Prepares For National Title In Western Australia
Three members of Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance will travel to Perth’s Scarborough Beach this weekend to represent the local surf life saving club and Victoria in the ‘Australian Club of the Year’ championships

Boardwalks Complete Waterhole Creek Eastern Shared Path
The last stage in the completion of a 2.1 kilometre continuous off-road shared path along the east side of Waterhole Creek from Crinigan Road to Princes Drive has become a reality, with work completed this week on two boardwalks.

Sunset Strip Paths Increase
Sunset Strip pedestrians and cyclists will soon experience a smoother journey on new pathways.

Walking School Bus Is Up And Rolling
The Rose Avenue Walking School Bus in Cowes is up and rolling thanks to local volunteer Katja Taylor and her passengers, Amber, Nina and Eddie.

Ag News
Dairy Reminders For March

Emergency Orders Issued Designed To Assist, Not Distress
Residents in bushfire affected are currently receiving Emergency Orders from Latrobe City Council regarding the demolition and clean up of fire affected properties.

Fire And Drought Recovery At Farm World
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) staff will be on hand to offer advice to farmers and small landholders affected by fire and/or drought at this year’s Farm World in West Gippsland from Thursday,

Calling all water-saving stars
Westernport Water is seeking entrants for the seventh national savewater! awards®.

Royal Commission To Visit Latrobe Valley
Individuals and organisations in the Latrobe Valley directly affected by the Victorian bushfires will be able to put forward their views at two local community meetings being run by the Royal Commission,

Wonthaggi Pool Reopens
The Wonthaggi pool will be reopened by the weekend.

$1.5 Million Upgrade For Princes Highway Intersections
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, today welcomed confirmation that $1 million will be spent on upgrading the Princes Highway intersections at Hadfield and McEacharn Streets in Bairnsdale.

Desal Developments
Concerns about finance for the Victorian desalination plant have been raised again, in the light of the recent economic downturn.

Businesses Encouraged To Keep Eye Out For Training Calendar
Copies of Latrobe City’s 2009 calendar of small business training programs are currently being mailed to small businesses across Latrobe City.

Lower water use despite record summer crowds
Record crowds of tourists to Phillip Island and surrounds did not mean a huge rise in water use over summer, according to Westernport Water data.

Beanie Festival’s ‘Colours Of The Country’ A-Head In Art
As iconic Australian headwear, the beanie has been celebrated by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival since 1996.

Northe Welcomes Appointment Of Latrobe Fencing Coordinator
After a lengthy wait, the Latrobe Valley has been appointed a fencing coordinator to help fire-affected farmers recover from Australia’s worst-ever natural disaster, The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

23 Mar 2009 (Monday)

Hundreds of extra log trucks jam Princes Highway
Substantial rail freight increases and inaction on the part of the Victorian Government have forced the timber industry to transport thousands of tonnes of logs a week on the Princes Highway from East Gippsland to Geelong.

26 Mar 2009 (Thursday)

More Food And Wine Events For Bass Coast
Two days of wine and food events in Bass Coast has left ‘foodies’ wanting more.

Save Fertiliser Dollars With Dairy Effluent
Every dairy farm produces effluent and with the current high cost of fertiliser, it is actually a valuable resource if effectively utilised on the farm.

Council Moves To Ensure Appropriate Subdivisions At Traralgon West
Latrobe City Council has moved to ensure that future subdivisions occurring in the Traralgon West area are appropriately serviced by council infrastructure and do not pose risk of flooding.

Water Testing Work Drying Up
Latrobe City Council’s health services officers will this week scale back tank water testing services due to the rapid decline in the number of residents seeking their services.

30 Mar 2009 (Monday)

Callignee Ablution Block Flushed With Success
Latrobe City Council has coordinated the instalment of an ablution block in Callignee to support residents working in and around fire affected properties.

New Arts Centre Would Be An Invaluable Local Asset: Northe
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has reiterated calls for community input into a feasibility study for a Latrobe Performing Arts and Convention Centre (PACC).

Ingram Chairs Meeting For Major Education Precinct
The first step towards developing a major education precinct in Bairnsdale was taken this week.

Plastic Bag Free Push For Inverloch
A group of passionate Inverloch residents is trying to raise awareness and promote the concept of a plastic bag free Inverloch.

Night Rider Bus Service Extended To Churchill
Latrobe City’s Night Rider bus service which provides late night transport to Morwell, Moe and Newborough for Traralgon entertainment precinct patrons, has been extended to include a Churchill run.

Garrett’s Final Say On Desal
The Federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, has given the last environmental approval needed for the Victorian desalination plant.

Mayor Urges Community To Participate In Bushfire Royal Commission
With the Bushfire Royal Commission coming to Latrobe City next week, the community is being encouraged to register to attend important consultation sessions.

Students Get ‘Wheelie’ Excited
Students across Bass Coast Shire joined schools countrywide taking part in National Ride2School Day on Wednesday 25 March.

Government Leaves Gippsland Residents Out In Cold: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has condemned what he describes as "ongoing duck-shoving and bureaucratic incompetence" that looks like leaving many

Vic Cycling Strategy A Misnomer
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the $115 million Victorian Cycling Strategy launched this week should be renamed the Melbourne Cycling Strategy.

Input Sought On Performing Arts And Convention Centre Feasibility
Latrobe City Council is inviting community input into the process of establishing the need for a performing arts and convention centre.

From April Your Pet Must Be Microchipped – Discount Microchipping Available Next Week
Veterinary clinics in Latrobe City will be providing discounted microchipping next week- Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April, just in time for the commencement of council’s new requirement for compulsory pet microchipping.

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