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1 Mar 2012 (Thursday)

Author Talk A Roaring Success
Latrobe City Libraries hosted a lively discussion panel of writers on Saturday with more than 100 people coming along to the Traralgon Service Centre and Library.

A Night With Our Stars
What: Premier screening of nine mini-documentaries filmed by Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Bass Coast

9 Mar 2012 (Friday)

Churchill Scouts Receive $25,000 To Upgrade Facilities
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced that the Churchill Scout Group will soon be enjoying improved facilities thanks to a grant of $25,000 from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Pet Registrations are Due Soon
Don’t leave it to the last minute to register your cat or dog. Bass Coast Shire Council pet registrations are due by 10 April 2012.

Vote For A Cowes Playground Design
Erehwon Point playground is due to be upgraded and Bass Coast Shire Council is calling in the experts!

Latrobe City Receives Funding For Youth Safety Forums
Latrobe City Council has received a $2000 National Youth Week grant from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Grants To Improve Business Access
Grants are now available to help Gippsland business and community organisations be more accessible.

From Paddock to Park
You can help improve facilities at Pioneer Bay park by voting for the Paddock to Park project to win funds on a facebook page.

Minister Ferguson Returns To Latrobe City
The Hon Martin Ferguson, Minister for Energy, Resources and Tourism, returned to the Latrobe City Council Headquarters on Tuesday March 6 to meet with Latrobe City Councillors and staff.

Franklin Street Bridge Closure
Works are set to commence on the replacement of the Franklin Street Bridge in Traralgon.

Bass Coast Celebrated International Women's Day
120 women from across Bass Coast celebrated International Women’s Day at a delicious luncheon at Archies on the Creek on Thursday, 8 March.

Holiday House Registration Closes Soon
Holiday home registration closes on 31 March 2012. By the end of March, owners of holiday rental properties able accommodate six or more people must have registered their property with Council.

Waste Warriors At Newhaven College
Students at Newhaven College are pleased to have worms and these unassuming creatures are teaching them about responsible waste practices.

Master Planning For Two Reserves
Council is developing master plans for two reserves in Bass Coast and invites reserve users and local residents to provide information for the plans.

Clean Up A Great Success
Bags of litter and dumped rubbish were removed by hard working volunteers from across Bass Coast on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday, 4 March.

Bass Coast Stars Shine
It was definitely a night to remember when Bass Coast hit the big screen at the premiere launch, A Night with our Stars.

Inverloch Central Drains Upgraded
Bass Coast Shire Council has upgraded the drainage system at Inverloch’s main intersection to help improve long standing drainage problems.

16 Mar 2012 (Friday)

Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe Crime Watch News March 2012
Coming Eventa, Operation Crossroads, Gippsland's D24 Moving to Ballarat, Hot Spots Counterfeit $50 notes, How to Report a Crime, LV Young Citizen of the Year, Crime Reports for Boolarra/Yinnar, Churchill/Jeeralang,Morwell, Moe/Newborough, Traralgon.

Tree House Dismantled
A treehouse in an indigenous tree in Red Rocks Reserve at Phillip Island has been dismantled, after concerns were raised about public safety and environmental damage.

Council Objects To Mining Licence Application
Objectors have 21 days to lodge a submission against Leichhardt Resource’s application for a mining exploration licence in Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

Rabbit Control Continues
An extensive rabbit control program is continuing on Council managed foreshore reserves.

Community Groups Learn About Leadership
Around one hundred local community group members attended Latrobe City’s Leadership ‘Inside-out’ Community Groups Forum at the Waratah Restaurant in Morwell recently.

22 Mar 2012 (Thursday)

Find Out What’S Hatching In Latrobe City
A children’s storybook that addresses the themes of acceptance, tolerance and living in Latrobe City will be launched at two special events next week.

Council And Community Say 'No' To Coal Seam Gas
Community members at a packed Council Meeting on 21 March applauded a report outlining Council’s commitment to oppose the expansion of coal seam gas in Bass Coast.

More Fun At Hubert Osborne Park Playground
Hubert Osborne Park playground has undergone an upgrade as part of the Latrobe City playground improvement plan 2011-2016, adopted by Council last year.

Tree Works Planned At Churchill And Newborough
Latrobe City Council’s tree maintenance crew are planning medium scale tree works at Latrobe Leisure Churchill and College Park Newborough, to commence at the end of March.

27 Mar 2012 (Tuesday)

Bass Coast Community Grants Come Early
Applications for Bass Coast Shire Council’s highly successful Community Grant Program will open earlier this year after a review of the grant process.

30 Mar 2012 (Friday)

Visit Your Local Library And Be Surprised
Victorians Love Libraries – nearly half are library members, and many more are library users.

Overland Exhibition Shows Off Cbus Collection
Artworks by some of Australia’s most famous and loved artists are currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery with the exhibition Overland, drawn from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art.

Helping Others To Stay Active and Involved
Bass Coast Shire Council’s new Home Carer recruits are about to start working in our Shire.

Last Week For Pet Registrations
Is your new kitten or puppy registered with Council?

Committee Recommends All Donor-Conceived People Have Access To Donor Information
The Victorian Parliament¡¦s Law Reform Committee today tabled its final report on the Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors.

Wonthaggi Centennial Centre Officially Open
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, and the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Indigenous Health, officially opened the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre on Friday, 23 March 2012.

Big Love For Tough Mudder
There has been a massive response to the inaugural Tough Mudder event at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 31 March and 1 April.

Nbn Rolls Into Cowes
Residents of Cowes, Silverleaves and Wimbledon Heights will enjoy high speed broadband within three years, as part of the NBN rollout.

Lone Pine To Be Removed Following Mindless Vandalism
In an act that defies belief, the Lone Pine (Aleppo pine or pinus brutia) in Victory Park has been vandalised and will be removed early next week.

Churchill Pool Closed As Roof Works Begin
The pool at Latrobe Leisure Churchill is currently closed and will remain closed for four weeks until a new roof and ceiling have been installed. Works are scheduled for completion by Sunday 22 April.

Time Machine: A Record Of Life Of The Life Of Photographer Sue Ford
Time Machine: Sue Ford is a compelling photographic exhibition currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Do You Make Bass Coast Beautiful?
Bass Coast Shire Council wants local community groups to nominate community building and beautification projects for the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Awards.

Tagged@The Lane
Street art – vandalism or raw, funky and clever? Maybe the answer depends on your age, but much like the many visitors to the vibrant laneways of Melbourne,

Inverloch Talks Climate Change
Bass Coast Shire Council wants residents and businesses at Inverloch to be part of a study into how their climate-adapted community will look in 20 years.

Melrose Art Pottery: Australian Wildlife At The Latrobe Regional Gallery
A special exhibition of Australian pottery is currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

It Is An Ability Action Plan
A sausage sizzle, jumping castle and loads of smiles were on show when Bass Coast Specialist School hosted the launch of Council’s Disability Action Plan 2011 – 2015 on Tuesday, 27 March.

Road Safety Boost For Highway Intersection
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced that works have started on a $2.4 million project to install traffic lights and other road safety measures at the intersection of the Princes Highway

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