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2 Mar 2011 (Wednesday)

Do Your Bit To Clean Up Australia
With only a few days to go, Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging residents to take part in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 6 March.

4 Mar 2011 (Friday)

New CFA Volunteer Charter
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the new Volunteer Charter for CFA volunteers.

Be Brave And Shave
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe Valley residents to "be brave and shave" to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Latrobe Crime Watch News
Moe, Yallourn North, Morwell, Churchill, Traralgon, Crime Watch, Police Chief Commissioner's Visit to Gippsland.

Local Teen Campaign Cover
Heart in the Night, a photo by Ventnor teenager, Camille Tragear is the new poster image for the be inspired Arts Festival 2011 which runs from 1 to 31 May.

Keeping Animals In Check
With over 12,000 dogs and 8,000 cats in the Shire, managing domestic pets is a major task. In 2009, Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Domestic Animal Management Plan, which outlined a clear approach

7 Mar 2011 (Monday)

Mentoring Service For Latrobe City Businesses
Latrobe City Council would like to advise that the small business mentoring service is on again for 2011.

9 Mar 2011 (Wednesday)

A Day To Celebrate Local Plumbers
The world of pipes, tubing and fixtures for water and waste is to be celebrated on World Plumbing Day on 11 March, to raise awareness of the important role plumbing practitioners and the plumbing industry

Council ‘Disgusted’ At Closure Of Telstra’S Moe Call Centre
Latrobe City Council has written to Telstra Corporation expressing disgust at the closure of the Moe Call Centre and the lack of commitment to regional Australia.

10 Mar 2011 (Thursday)

Learn About The Phillip Island Children’S Hub
Phillip Island residents are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, 15 March to learn more about the Phillip Island Children’s Hub to be built in Cowes.

Latrobe City Trust Round Two Applications Open
The Latrobe City Trust is currently inviting grant applications for round two of funding under the Latrobe City Community Gaming Support Fund for 2010/2011.

Learn About The Phillip Island Children’S Hub
Phillip Island residents are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, 15 March to learn more about the Phillip Island Children’s Hub to be built in Cowes.

Arts And Cultural Workshop
Are arts and culture important to you? Do you have ideas about how to expand arts and culture in Bass Coast? If you answered yes, then we need you!

11 Mar 2011 (Friday)

Bass Coast Women Celebrate
Bass Coast women came out in force this week to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day.

15 Mar 2011 (Tuesday)

Staff Lose Their Locks In Greatest Shave
Bass Coast Shire Council staff put their heads where their hearts are today when they shaved or coloured their hair to raise money for leukaemia.

16 Mar 2011 (Wednesday)

Hade Avenue Road Works Have Started
Bass Coast Shire Council has started works on Hade Avenue in Bass to renew a section of road north of the bridge.

Business Grants On Offer
Latrobe Valley small businesses looking to boost productivity or enhance export potential could be eligible for government funding support, Nationals Member for Morwell and

Community Opportunity To Have Say On Environment Matters
Community members have the opportunity to participate in helping shape the future of environmental management and protection in Victoria,

Latrobe City Seeks Feedback On Naming ‘Peter Siddle Oval’
Latrobe City Council is seeking community feedback on its decision to consider renaming ‘No. 1 Oval’ at the Maryvale Recreation Reserve, Morwell: ‘Peter Siddle Oval’.

Health Providers Speed Date
Eighty health and community service providers in Bass Coast met in Wonthaggi last week for a networking session with a difference.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Bore initiative to secure Mallacoota water supplies well into the future Bore initiative to secure Mallacoota water supplies well into the future

Boost For Children In Need
Children from struggling families can access school uniforms, shoes and books more easily thanks to a new home and fundraising programs for the State Schools’ Relief charity, which turns 80 this year.

Road Safety Improvements Begin
Loch Wonthaggi Road, Loch Kernot Road, Heslop Road and Cowes Rhyll Road are set to become safer, when Black Spot improvement works begin this week.

Latrobe Valley Race Day Delivered
The Baillieu Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver a major race date to the Latrobe Valley.

Support Flows To Latrobe Valley Multicultural Seniors Groups
Seven multicultural seniors groups in the Latrobe Valley will share over $12,000 of funding from the Victorian Government following an announcement today from the Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

17 Mar 2011 (Thursday)

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Testing of sewers for stormwater infiltration targets Eastwood

18 Mar 2011 (Friday)

Tough New Laws To Tackle Drunken Louts
The Baillieu Government has introduced tough legislation into Parliament this month for increased penalties and new laws to deal with drunken, loutish and threatening behaviour.

Be Aware When Burning Off
Despite recent rain and cool weather, Bass Coast residents are reminded that care needs to be taken when burning off on rural properties.

Nominations Sought For Business Councils
Gippsland’s small business leaders have been encouraged to have direct input into issues facing the sector by nominating for the Coalition Government’s New Small Business Ministerial Council,

Borough Centenary Celebrations
As part of the Wonthaggi Centenary Celebrations, Bass Coast Shire Council held a reunion for the former Councillors and Staff of the Borough of Wonthaggi.

Leisure Centre Feasibility Study Out
The Wonthaggi Aquatic and Leisure Centre (WALC) feasibility study has been released to the community for comment this week.

20 Mar 2011 (Sunday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News, Latrobe Police SErvice Area. March 2011
February Neighbourhood Watch/Safer Communities Group Reports for Morwell, Moe, Yallourn North, Churchill and Traralgon, Morwell Freeway By-pass, Changed Traffic Conditions in Morwell.

21 Mar 2011 (Monday)

Bunnings Application Approved
A planning application to build an almost 5,000 square metre Bunnings Warehouse at the corner of Korumburra Road and McKenzie Street has been approved by Bass Coast Shire Council.

22 Mar 2011 (Tuesday)

Gap Road Facility In Bass Coast Planning Scheme
Yesterday the Minister for Planning approved the amendment (C87) that allows part of the site at 116 Gap Road, Cowes to be used for a materials and recycling transfer station.

23 Mar 2011 (Wednesday)

Be Aware Of Changes To Working With Children Check
Those applying for a Working with Children (WWC) Check should be aware of changes made to the application process, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Skynews Business Channel Is Coming To Latrobe City To Film ‘Property Success’ On Thursday 24 March From 10 Am
Property Success is aired on the Skynews Business Channel nationally on a Sunday.

Manufacturing Inquiry Submissions Welcomed
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has encouraged local manufacturers to provide a submission for the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s

25 Mar 2011 (Friday)

Have Your Say On The Future Of Latrobe City Tourism
A draft report for the Latrobe City Tourism Product Audit and Review of Visitor Services has been released for public comment following Monday’s Council meeting.

Holiday Fun At Latrobe City Libraries
Looking for something entertaining, exciting and a tiny bit educational during the April school holidays? Look no further than Latrobe City libraries’ fun-filled entertainment program for children between five

New Website Helps P-Platers Know What’S Banned
P-plate drivers can find out what sorts of vehicles they can and can’t drive in a new section of VicRoads’ website.

Centenary Celebrations Draw To An End
What: The Wonthaggi Centenary Celebrations will officially close with a ceremony at the Wonthaggi Arts Centre.

Latrobe City Provides Access To Information For Storm Affected Residents
Latrobe City officers will be available to offer information and support to residents affected by the recent storm and subsequent flooding.

Glen Alvie Road Improvements
Bass Coast Shire Council has finished roadworks on Glen Alvie Road between Kongwak Road and the Glen Alvie Recreation Reserve thanks to funding under the state government’s Local Roads to Market program.

More Time To Comment On Study
Bass Coast Shire Council has allowed an extra two weeks for public comment on the Aquatic and Leisure Centre Feasibility study released earlier this week. Comment will now close on 27 May.

28 Mar 2011 (Monday)

School Crossing Made Safer At Tyers
Accessing Tyers Primary School is now safer and easier for students after a community project that focused on improving the school crossing was completed.

30 Mar 2011 (Wednesday)

Professor Ross Garnaut to attend Low Carbon Committee meeting
Renowned climate change advisor, Professor Ross Garnaut, will attend Latrobe City’s inaugural Low Carbon Transition Committee meeting on Tuesday 12 April.

31 Mar 2011 (Thursday)

Council To Exhibit Flood Controls And Seek Community Feedback
Latrobe City Council will place proposed new flood controls (Amendment C9 - Flood) on public exhibition from 31 March 2011 for a period of two months.

Fence For Taxi Rank
A taxi rank fence will be installed outside 70 Chapel Street, Cowes in response to concerns raised by taxi drivers and the community about behaviour at the rank.

Tenby Point Area Special Charge Scheme
Bass Coast Shire Council contractors have started road works in Bayview Avenue, Park Lane and Marine Road, Tenby Point as part of a special charge scheme in the area.

More Police On The Way For Latrobe Valley
"The Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment make Victoria safer with 16 new front line police to be allocated to the Latrobe Valley by June 30," Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Pool Safety Is Your Responsibility – Council Urges Residents To Comply Or Risk Heavy Fines
Latrobe City pool owners are being urged to ensure their pool complies with safety requirements after the Magistrates’

Have Your Say On The Draft Library Plan 2011 - 2017
Library users will have their chance to comment on Latrobe City’s draft Library Plan 2011 - 2017 that that has been released for public comment.

Apprentice Plumbers Tap Into East Gippsland Water
East Gippsland Water has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) to provide young apprentice plumbers from the local area with invaluable work experience in

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