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4 May 2007 (Friday)

May 2007 Newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW116)
Guest Speaker, Scams,Use of the Internet, Operation Goodwill, Car Safety, Police Crime Report.

5 May 2007 (Saturday)

It's All John's Fault! - (Howard S. Emanuel)
Well it must be because it couldn’t possibly be ours...

Lights for Waterhole Creek Reserve
Calling for lights to be put up along the Waterhole Creek Reserve to Increase Safety for users of the reserve.

8 May 2007 (Tuesday)

Innovation Gippsland 2007 Takes Off
Innovation Gippsland showcases innovation from our region on a national stage in May, with over 35 events celebrating innovation in all walks of life.

Mobile Library Has A Pit-Stop
Wellington Shire Council’s mobile library service will be temporarily off the road for one week from Monday, 14 May to Friday, 18 May to enable scheduled maintenance to take place.

Licola Is Open For Business
The Licola General Store has reopened following bushfires and the mudslide in late February.

Rain Washes Common Sense Down The Gutter Near Schools
The return of recent rain and showers seems to have washed away a great deal of common sense when it comes to parents picking up or dropping off their children at school, Latrobe City Council has warned.

Ingram Welcomes Support For Rural Youth Inquiry Recommendations
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed government support for a parliamentary committee’s recommendations into retaining young people in rural towns and communities.

Applications Invited For Free Roadside Weed Herbicide
Property owners in Latrobe City needing to control roadside weeds, can make an application for a specified quantity of a Metsulfuron-based herbicide and wetter under the

Strong Emphasis On Capital Works Spending In City Budget
Latrobe City’s 2007/2008 draft budget once again places the emphasis on council allocating additional resources to capital works for a range of projects across the municipality.

Plumbers Go Green
Are you using a ‘Green Plumber’?

Exhibition Opening Fires The Imagination
Last Friday’s exhibition opening gala performance at the Latrobe Regional Gallery raised the roof, using a dramatic dark carnival theme to promote Erwin Olaf’s ‘Elegance and Perversity’ exhibition.

Feasibility Study For Gippsland Synthetic Hockey
Latrobe City together with the Baw Baw and South Gippsland Shires is embarking on a feasibility study to investigate the potential development of a synthetic hockey surface within the Gippsland area.

Temporary Car Park For Old Traralgon Manny’S Market Site
A temporary car park is being established at the old Manny's Market site on the corner of Franklin and Grey Streets, Traralgon; and is expected to be available to shoppers and businesses within the next three weeks.

Innovation Gippsland 2007 Takes Off
Innovation Gippsland showcases innovation from our region on a national stage in May, with over 35 events celebrating innovation in all walks of life.

Sessions On Legal Issues To Feature At Morwell Library
A ‘Civics Roadshow’ community program being presented by the Victorian Law Foundation in partnership with Latrobe City will feature at the Morwell Library on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May.

Library Helps Make Communication Easy
People with communication difficulties will benefit from a new computer program available for use at the Sale branch of the Wellington Shire Library.

Expanded Drought Assistance For Farm Families
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging farmers who are experiencing exceptional circumstances to apply for a rate subsidy.

Latrobe CEO Delivers Opening Statement To Traralgon Bypass Inquiry
Latrobe City’s chief executive officer, Paul Buckley, in delivering Latrobe City’s opening statement to the Traralgon Bypass Inquiry today, has urged the Advisory Committee to recommend and reiterate the community’s agreed W4B alignment.

Council Gets Award For Buying Green
Bass Coast Shire Council has been awarded an ECO-Buy Special Achievement Rural/Regional Award in recognition of its spending on green products to improve the environment.

Delegation Marks Ten Years Of International Relations With China
A Latrobe City led business delegation travelling overseas to assist local businesses to ascertain business opportunities in China will mark ten years of the international relationship between Latrobe and Taizhou.

15 May 2007 (Tuesday)

Higher payments for Burra suppliers
Gippsland-based Burra Foods has announced its latest step-up payment, and urged farmers to make the most of the global dairy price surge.

Higher payments for Burra suppliers
Gippsland-based Burra Foods has announced its latest step-up payment, and urged farmers to make the most of the global dairy price surge.

21 May 2007 (Monday)

2007 Alpine Rally on Track
Planning for the 2007 Alpine Rally is well advanced and with almost 80 expressions of interest already received from competitors, this year’s event is set to be one of the biggest and best ever.

24 May 2007 (Thursday)

Microchip For Life
From 1 May 2007, all cats and dogs being registered with a Victorian local council for the first time must be microchipped.

Bushfire Recovery Bounty Collections
Officers from the Department of Primary Industries will be collecting wild dog skin pieces from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Friday the 15th of June 2007 at Licola Road, Heyfield, for the Bushfire Recovery Fox and Wild Dog Bounty.

Picking The Right Blackberry
Blackberry is one of Australia’s most invasive weeds. Its prickly canes take root where they touch the ground, often forming thickets up to several metres high. It has been declared as one of the 20 Weeds of National Significance.

Henry Street Pin Oaks to stay
Latrobe City Council resolved to retain the Henry Street Pin Oak trees at Monday night’s council meeting.

Maintaining Water Efforts
As East Gippsland Water makes further progress in its drive to boost much-needed drinking water supplies for Mitchell River System customers*, everyone is urged to continue conserving water wherever they can.

Liquor Licence Premises Must Prepare For New Smoking Laws
Latrobe City is urging all liquor licence holders in the municipality to check their compliance with the new requirements under the Tobacco Act that will be implemented on 1 July 2007.

Nitrate Poisoning Causes Stock Losses In The Mid
One farm in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) recently had fourteen dairy cows die in a twenty minute period.

Two Gallery Exhibitions To Open This Friday
Two new exhibitions will open at the Latrobe Regional Gallery Friday 11 May at 6pm.

Local Schools Lead The Fight Against Global Warming
Bass Coast Shire Council is helping local schools fight global warming.

Have Your Say On Proposed Hotel In Rhyll
Bass Coast Shire Council is currently assessing a proposed hotel development at the Swan Bay Caravan Park site in Rhyll.

Department of Primary Industries Ellinbank Open Day
See a showcase of Ellinbank science projects and displays.

Bowelscan Helps Increase Survival
Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Cr Beth Ripper is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Rotary club’s Bowelscan program.

Old Civic Precinct Library To Be Demolished
Restrictive fencing has been erected around the old civic precinct library on the corner of Grey and Church Streets in Traralgon as a prelude to demolition of the structure in the forthcoming weeks.

Business Mentoring Is A Winner
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Business Mentoring project received an award at a special presentation this week.

Melbourne Businesses Encouraged To Consider Latrobe
Melbourne-based medium to large businesses were given the opportunity to explore the comparative advantages of relocating or expanding into regional Victoria at the ‘Better for Business’ Expo held at Zinc,

Cowwarr Art Space Exhibition May- June 07
Works on paper in association with Charles Nodrum Gallery - May 18 to June 25 2007 @ the COWWARR ART SPACE

Waterweeds Choke Our Waterways
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) continues to build on its strong partnerships with Local Government.

Maternal And Child Health Centre Celebrates First Birthday
The Traralgon maternal and child health centre has recently celebrated the first anniversary of the centralised facility in the Kay Street civic precinct.

Dairy nutrient accounting tool cuts lo$$
If you’re not accounting for the nutrients used on-farm, you could be wasting tens of thousands of dollars a year, a new dairy program has found.

Council Calls For Submissions On Budget
Wellington Shire Council has called for public submissions on its draft budget for 2007/08.

Bushfire Recovery Bounty Collections
Officers from the Department of Primary Industries will be collecting fox scalps from 12.00pm to 2.00pm on Wednesday the 23rd of May 2007 at 1 Stratford Road, Maffra, for the Bushfire Recovery Fox and Wild Dog Bounty.

Floor Talk For ‘Passenger’ Installation
On Tuesday 5 June the Latrobe Regional Gallery will host a floor talk for Susan Norrie’s ‘passenger’ installation.

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, May 14, 2007

Rose Accessibility Enhanced – Up The New Garden Path
Accessibility to the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is currently being enhanced through construction of a new footpath.

Bushfire Recovery Bounty Collections
Officers from the Department of Primary Industries will be collecting:

Community Safety Day
Free vehicle safety checks will be conducted at the Jetty Triangle, Cowes on Sunday May 27.

Council Meets With Assistant Police Commissioner
Bass Coast Shire Council’s CEO, Allan Bawden and Mayor, Cr Neville Goodwin met with Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Evans this week.

Water Diversion Highlights Importance Of Gippsland: Hall
Open and transparent decisions need to be made about Gippsland’s water supply and how much of it needs to be diverted to Melbourne, according to The Nationals’ Energy and Resource spokesman, Peter Hall.

Vandalism More Frequent In Bass Coast Shire
Vandalism is becoming more frequent in Bass Coast Shire, with Cowes and San Remo being the worst hit areas.

Many Left Out In Cold This Winter: Ingram
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to extend the rollout of natural gas to other towns in his electorate.

Bass Coast’S Good Vision
Last week Vision Australia presented Bass Coast Shire Council with a prestigious award for best practice.

Bass Coast Named The Best
Last week, Bass Coast Shire Council was awarded the ‘Best Annual Report 2005/06’ and the ‘Best Reporting on Corporate Governance’ within the Low Resources category

Bemm River Water Treatment Plant Opens
Monday 14 May sees the official opening of East Gippsland Water’s eagerly awaited new Bemm River Water Treatment Plant

Monash Weekly Bulletin
Monday, May 21, 2007

New Rural Address Numbering
Rural residents with RMB or Lot Number addresses have been asked to implement a new numbering system to make it easier for the emergency services and Australia Post to find their properties.

New Booklet Helps Seniors: Hall
Eastern Region MP Peter Hall is recommending a new free publication for older Victorians as a useful source of information.

Bushfire Recovery Bounty Collections
Officers from the Department of Primary Industries will be collecting fox scalps and wild dog skin pieces from 9.30am to 11.30am on Thursday the 24th of May 2007 at Lindenow Road, Bairnsdale, for the Bushfire Recovery Fox and Wild Dog Bounty.

Street Lighting In The Spotlight
Bass Coast Shire’s commitment to addressing local greenhouse issues has been recognised in a special presentation from the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI).

Local Area Control Plans Released Across Gippsland
The Gippsland Wild Dog Management Group is pleased to announce that the updated Wild Dog Local Area Control Plans (LACPs) are now available to the public.

31 May 2007 (Thursday)

Latrobe City Around Australia
‘Latrobe City Around Australia’ is a project established by Latrobe City Council in partnership with local transport companies

Delegates Enthusiastic About Business Visit To China
A Latrobe City led business delegation recently returned from overseas during which time businesses were given an opportunity to ascertain business prospects in China.

Modest Rate Rise For Baw Baw
Baw Baw Shire Council last night adopted its proposed budget, which includes a massive works program and a modest 6.9% rate rise.

Dpi Ellinbank Open Day: 6 June
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Ellinbank will throw open its doors on Wednesday, 6 June, giving farmers and the community a chance to tour a world class science facility and learn what’s happening down on its research farm.

San Remo, Newhaven & Cape Woolamai Structure Plan
Public exhibition of a draft Structure Plan for San Remo, Newhaven and Cape Woolamai is expected to begin within the coming month.

Gallery Talk On Recent Acquisitions And Cultural Gifts Program
On Thursday 7 June from 1.30pm members of the public are invited to join Latrobe Regional Gallery director, Jacqui Hemsley, for a free presentation that will showcase the recent acquisitions to the Latrobe Regional Gallery

Timber Benefits Should Be Acknowledged: Hall
The State Government should vary its Building Code – as have New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania

Young People Speak Out About Their Right To Rights
Young people are often discriminated against and viewed as villains or potential troublemakers, youth from across the state have told the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

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