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3 May 2004 (Monday)

Positive Times In East Gippsland
East Gippsland Shire Mayor, Harvey Bates, today said that current and recent events and announcements regarding the East Gippsland region would be having a positive impact on the community.

Council submits proposal for Won Wron Rural Learning Campus
Wellington Shire Council has submitted a proposal to convert Won Wron Prison into a Rural Learning Campus offering substantial benefits to the Yarram, Port Albert, Loch Sport and Wellington communities.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Playground Slide To Close
East Gippsland Shire Council will close the Howitt Park playground slide due to risk management issues.

Arts and culture touring guide launched
Wellington Shire Council has released a touring guide showcasing the area’s artistic and cultural icons to tourists as part of the recently launched Creative Gippsland Cultural Tourism brochure collection.

Incentive payments to protect native vegetation
Wellington Shire Council is offering incentives of up to $500 to landholders who make a concerted effort to protect existing native vegetation on their property, as part of its Native Vegetation Protection Program.

4 May 2004 (Tuesday)

Fire Fact Sheet
Victoria’s firefighting capabilities are to receive a massive boost from the 2004-05 State Budget, to the tune of $168 million over five years.

$168 Million To Boost Fire Fighting Resources
A $168 million funding increase to boost Victoria’s fire fighting capacity has been announced as part of the 2004-05 State Budget.

Treasures travel to Wellington
Wellington Shire Council residents are invited to share in a unique history lesson when two priceless pieces with local heritage significance visit the shire on 18 May at 6-7pm and 7.30-8.30pm.

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for May, Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW83)
Police Concert, Burglaries, Credit Card Fraud, Minimise The Risk Of Buying A Stolen Vehicle, Police Crime Report.

The Gippsland & Latrobe Innovation Festival creates a spin
The Hon Ian MacFarlane MP, Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources officially launched the Gippsland & Latrobe Innovation Festival at 10.00am today (Tuesday, 4th May) at Safetech Pty Ltd, Moe in the Latrobe Valley.

Gippsland Rugby League Inc. Media Release
First division Doveton Steelers defeated Gippsland Storm 82-8 last weekend at home as they kicked off the start of the Melbourne Rugby League competition.

Free Hearing Screeenings
TV up too loud? can't hear the phone? Why not come along to our free hearing tests for adults in Sale and Traralgon during June 2004

5 May 2004 (Wednesday)

Innovative Art Detective Returns To Gallery
Detective Inspector Collage will return to the Latrobe Regional Gallery, magnifying glass in hand, this Sunday and Sunday week, to lead children through informative and fun investigations of the mysteries of artworks at the Gallery.

Local Joinery Delights National Bakery Franchise
Long established Morwell business, Hazelwood Joinery, has forged a niche market across Australia through its work for the well known national franchise, Bakers Delight.

Public Meetings To Seek Input On Rating Strategy
Latrobe City Council and its consultants MacroPlan are hosting three public meetings seeking public comment on the development of Council’s rating strategy for the 2004/2005 rating year.

Staff Receive Inside Information On Corporate Headquarters
Management and staff representatives from Latrobe City Council have been provided with ‘inside information’ on the new municipal corporate headquarters currently under construction in Morwell.

Warning – Look Out For Stock On Roads!
Wellington Shire Council is urging motorists to be extra vigilant when driving, particularly at night, because of the risk of farm stock straying onto roads in search of food.

Cockchafers Chomping Through Your Pasture?
"Now that the autumn rains have arrived, it’s worth watching out for the appearance of large bare areas of your pasture," says Frank Mickan, Pasture and Fodder Conservation Specialist.

10 May 2004 (Monday)

2004 Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards
Edge Aviation Wins Award

12 May 2004 (Wednesday)

Cabinet maker for H.I.A. house of the year 2004
Kitchen, ensuite, bathroom and laundry supplier to the house judged H.I.A. home of the year recently in Sydney.

19 May 2004 (Wednesday)

Western Gateway Development Unveiled
Local MLAs Brendan Jenkins and Ian Maxfield, Latrobe City Mayor Councillor Darrell White, and Council representatives, reviewed plans for the Western Gateway Development at Moe on Friday.

Wellington amongst first to have Electoral Representation Review
Wellington Shire Council is to begin an Electoral Representation Review next month - one of the first councils in Victoria chosen by the State Government to undertake the exercise in line with revisions to local government legislation.

Wellington Marks Record Number Of Pet Registrations
Wellington Shire Council wishes to thank residents for their overwhelming response to reminders to register their dogs and cats, which has resulted in a record 10,000 being registered over recent weeks.

Firearms Seized In Morwell

Pit Your Wits Against Librarians In ‘The Big Ask’
To celebrate the launch of their ‘Just Ask @ your library’ program this month, Latrobe City’s libraries are inviting people to take part in ‘The Big Ask’.

Pit Your Wits Against Librarians In ‘The Big Ask’
To celebrate the launch of their ‘Just Ask @ your library’ program this month, Latrobe City’s libraries are inviting people to take part in ‘The Big Ask’.

Life’S Light And Dark Moments Exposed At Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery is currently hosting Chiaroscuro, a unique exhibition of Robert Dickerson’s charcoal drawings based on the poetry of his wife, Jennifer Dickerson.

Open House At Traralgon East Community Hall
The Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House held an ‘Open House’ at the Traralgon East Community Hall on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May, to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week.

Bins Wheeled Out Ready For New Collection Service
Traralgon residents have been the first recipients of the new rubbish and green garden waste wheelie-bins.

Local Business Primes Itself For Growth
Latrobe City based business, Hydro Australia Pty Ltd, has recently announced plans to expand its operations from a new facility in Morwell.

Council Plan Submissions Invited
Wellington Shire Council is keen to receive written submissions from the community on the content of its ‘draft’ Council Plan 2004-2008.

Dairy Reminders For May 2004

Rate Relief For Pensioners
East Gippsland Shire pensioners will benefit from increases to the municipal rates concession as part of a major State Government reform to concession arrangements.

Triple Winner For Wellington
Wellington Shire Council would like to congratulate three local businesses who scooped awards in this year’s Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards – part-sponsored by the council.

Wellington amongst first to have Electoral Representation Review
Wellington Shire Council is to begin an Electoral Representation Review next month - one of the first councils in Victoria chosen by the State Government to undertake the exercise in line with revisions to local government legislation.

21 May 2004 (Friday)

Entertainment Centre In Running For Prestigious Awards
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre has been short-listed for two highly prestigious awards for architectural and building excellence.

Gippsland Campus Weekly Bulletin For Week Beginning Monday, May 24
Weekly Bulletin

Mayor Urges East Gippslanders To Support Tammy Van Wisse
East Gippsland Shire Mayor, Harvey Bates, is urging local residents to support the forthcoming Gippsland Lakes Swim Challenge by Tammy van Wisse.

Active Participation Grants Available
East Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging community organisations with a sports or active recreation focus, to consider applying for an Active Participation Grant from VicHealth.

Classic Hollywood Scores Performed At Moe Town Hall
Nella Ortisi and Allan Zavod will present ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, a variety scores written by one of America’s most prolific composers, George Gershwin, at Moe Town Hall on Tuesday 25 May.

24 May 2004 (Monday)

Event Planner For Event Organisers Launched
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lisa Price, launched Latrobe City’s Event Planner in the Function Room at the Traralgon Service Centre on Friday.

Young Churchill Tenpin Bowler, Andrew Rickell Wins His First Junior Tournament.
Young Churchill Tenpin Bowler, Andrew Rickell wins his first Junior Tournament in the "Judy Cloak Shield" at Morwell Tenpins.

FReeZA Youth Event
Wellington Shire Council is pleased to announce the return of FreeZA - entertainment aimed at the shire’s youth - this Friday 28 May at the Sale Memorial Hall from 7.30-11.30 pm.

Council Marks World Environment Day
Wellington Shire Council is inviting the community to attend a free information session about the significance of wetlands located in the shire to mark World Environment Day on 7 June.

25 May 2004 (Tuesday)

Chorale Presents A Night Of Opera In Latrobe
Latrobe Chorale will collaborate with local musicians and internationally acclaimed performer, Kerryn O’Donnell, to perform ‘A Night at the Opera’ at the Latrobe Regional Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 29 May.

Memorial Quilt Hones In On Safety Message
A Memorial Quilt created by families and individuals throughout Victoria who are bereaved due to a workplace death is currently on display in the foyer of Council’s Traralgon Service Centre.

Nine Lives Reduced For Feral Cats
Some of the nine lives that the feline species are renowned for are likely to be curtailed, at least for the feral cat variety, with the procurement of a new set of traps for Latrobe’s Local Law’s latest mission.

Gippsland Storm May Go Into Recess
Last weekends match at home against Waverley (1) may see the demise of Storm taking the field for the rest of this season.

27 May 2004 (Thursday)

Abattoir Consignments Require Nlis Identification
The National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) is Australia’s electronic, computer based system for identifying and tracking beef and dairy cattle.

Victorian Governor To Visit Wellington
Wellington Shire Council will be playing host to the Governor of Victoria John Landy, AC, MBE and Mrs Lynne Landy when they visit the Shire on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June.

28 May 2004 (Friday)

Historic Treasures Revealed At Morwell Library
Latrobe citizens usually have to travel to Melbourne to see collection items from the State Library of Victoria. However, Morwell Library recently hosted several items from the collection as part of the ‘Travelling Treasures’ program.

Raising Awareness On Road Safety
East Gippsland Shire Council and the Roadsafe East Gippsland committee are joining forces to raise community awareness of the safe use of motorised scooters and electric wheelchairs.

Women’S Aspirations Revealed In Prints
Latrobe Regional Gallery will host a critique of the Women Printmakers 1900-1940 exhibition, currently on display at the Gallery, on Tuesday 1 June.

Flags Raised At Start Of Reconciliation Week
Latrobe City Mayor, Councillor Darrell White and members of the Aboriginal Community raised the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags at a ceremony on Thursday morning, to celebrate the commencement of Reconciliation Week 2004.

Governor And Mrs Landy To Visit Latrobe
The Governor of Victoria, John Landy, AC, MBE, and Mrs Lynne Landy will visit Latrobe City on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 June.

Community Invited To Reconciliation Barbecue
A free community barbecue to celebrate Reconciliation Week will be held at the Fun Shed, corner Princes Highway and Monash Way Morwell, on Thursday 3 June from 11am – 3pm.

Positive Feedback At Orbost Community Consultation
East Gippsland Shire Councillors and senior staff conducted a very productive Community Consultation session in Orbost last week, with a number of local issues raised.

Weekly Bulletin - May 31 2004

Council To Assist Small Businesses
East Gippsland Shire Council, with the support of the State Government, will assist small business operators affected by the recent drought.

Latrobe City To Host Final Stage Of Herald Sun Tour
Latrobe City has been selected to host the final stage of this year’s Herald Sun Tour, the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running and most prestigious cycling classic.

Balcony Safety Campaign
Wellington Shire Council has joined forces with the Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ Archicentre* and Victoria’s Municipal Building Surveyors in a campaign promoting regular maintenance and checks on balconies to ensure they are safe to use.

Stockdale Road Students Catch The Walking School Bus
Ten students from Stockdale Road Primary School helped to launch the Walking School Bus program at their school on Monday, by embarking on their first ever trip to school as part of the Walking School Bus group.

Wellington Delighted With Latest State Funding For Rosedale Community Centre
Wellington Shire Council, with support from the local community, has just won a further $200,000 from the State Government towards a new $2.4 million multi-purpose community centre for Rosedale.

31 May 2004 (Monday)

Ingram Questions Rating Inequity In Parliament
The impact of local government rates was highlighted in a question to the Premier asked by the Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, in Parliament last week.

Ingram Demands Action On Wild Dogs
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, in State Parliament this week called on the Minster for Environment to guarantee more resources available for wild dog control.

New School Crossing At Swifts Creek
East Gippsland Shire Council has responded to the demand of increased community road safety in Swifts Creek by introducing a new school crossing.

Sale Community Meeting – 8 June
Sale residents are being invited to have their say on council services and issues affecting them when Councillors and senior officers from Wellington Shire Council host their next community meeting in the area on Tuesday 8 June.

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