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1 Mar 2010 (Monday)

Labor fails on Snowy flow targets
The Victorian Government and Gippsland East MP Craig Ingram have allowed the restoration of the Snowy River to become mired in legal process and have no intention of returning a full environmental flow to the river, says MP Philip Davis.

11 Mar 2010 (Thursday)

Water policy must preserve Gippsland Lakes
Water policy for Gippsland must ensure protection of the Gippsland Lakes, and this must preclude any new dam on the Mitchell River, says MP Philip Davis.

Fish market needs emergency rescue
Victoria could lose its wholesale fish market by January, the Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, told State Parliament.

16 Mar 2010 (Tuesday)

Inverloch Community Planning Group
Over 320 indigenous plants planted last year in partnership with the Inverloch Rotary Club have been mulched thanks to the hard work of 15 members of the Inverloch Community Planning Group.

Tough Stance On Drugs
Members of the Phillip Island Liquor Accord have agreed to harsh penalties for anyone found with drugs in their possession in licensed premises.

Health risks from plantations
Tests have shown that drinking water has been contaminated by Eucalyptus plantations in Tasmania - and the same species are being planted in the Strzeleckis - putting many residents at risk.

Gippslanders Struggle To Gain Free Sunday Travel
Gippsland’s seniors, resident carers, and disability support pensioners who are eligible for a "Sunday Pass" should be able to access Sunday inter-town bus services that operate within Latrobe City, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Beyond The Classroom Exhibition
The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre will be hosting the inaugural ‘Beyond the Classroom’ exhibition from Monday 15 February.

Centenary Party – Get On Your Bike!
School children from across Bass Coast will be joining the fun when the Wonthaggi Centenary Street Parade sets off at midday on Saturday, 20 March.

Leading Australian Sculptor At Latrobe Regional Gallery
Currently on at Latrobe Regional Gallery is ‘Objects to live by. The art of John Meade’ which is the first exhibition to review fifteen years of accomplishments from one of Australia’s leading sculptors

Curtain Opens On Latrobe’S Theatre Membership Program
The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre is offering an annual membership program that allows patrons to access discounts on selected performances, complimentary film tickets and member draws.

Small Business Mentoring Service For Latrobe City Businesses
Latrobe City Council has announced a new small business mentoring service will commence this month. The program will provide an experienced business mentor to offer one free consultation session for local small business.

Traralgon Activity Centre Plan Project Gets Underway
A project that establishes a master plan and urban design framework for the Traralgon Town Centre has started, with the appointment of Hansen Partnership to undertake the project.

Being Safe In Roadworks
Driving through the road works on the Bass Highway, the entry to Wonthaggi and at other locations in Bass Coast can be frustrating, but RoadSafe is encouraging all drivers to be patient.

17 Mar 2010 (Wednesday)

Organic certification scam for consumers
A rogue organic certification body appears to have been approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria

22 Mar 2010 (Monday)

Water relief for city, a trickle for Gippsland
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has described as a devastating blow for Gippsland the State Government’s decision to return just 15% of the annual 20 billion litre environmental flow being diverted from the Thomson River to Melbourne.

23 Mar 2010 (Tuesday)

Male ‘Makeovers’ at Gallery
In a new exhibition entitled ‘Modified’ showing at Latrobe Regional Gallery from 20 March, Western Australian artist Paul Caporn is fascinated with the objects of suburban backyard culture.

Temporary closure of Wright Street bridge
The pedestrian bridge over the Traralgon Creek at the end of Wright Street (near ASIC) in Traralgon has had to be temporarily closed.

Drums And Doggies To Entertain At The Libraries These Holidays
Latrobe City libraries have developed an exciting entertainment program for children during the March-April school holidays.

AgNews Column
Tuesday, March 22, 2010

Anglers Taking Undersized Bream From Gippsland Lakes
Following patrols over the weekend, Fisheries Officers have expressed concern with the number of undersize black bream being taken by recreational anglers from the Gippsland Lakes and their tributaries.

Good Vineyard Hygiene Essential
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is encouraging improved vineyard hygiene to combat the potential entry and spread of grapevine pests and diseases.

Rainwater Tank Grants Available For Rebuilding Communituies
Those who lost their homes in the 2009 bushfires now have access to the Rainwater Tank Grants for Bushfire Destroyed Homes, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced.

Draft Latrobe 2026 Document Released For Consultation
The draft of Latrobe 2026: The Community Vision for Latrobe Valley is a long-term community vision developed through in-depth consultation with the local community and stakeholders.

Pet Registration Deadline Looms
The heartache of losing a pet and never finding it again is all too well known by many Victorian families.

Treasured Threads
Latrobe Regional Gallery will be hosting a new exhibition, ‘Threads through Time’ in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Embroiderers Guild Victoria.

25 Mar 2010 (Thursday)

Govt scare on smart meter costs
An uncontrollable cost blowout in the installation of electricity smart meters at Victorian homes and businesses is the real reason for the Labor Government calling a halt to the scheme, says the Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis.

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