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5 May 2009 (Tuesday)

Transformer: Views From The Valley
A new exhibition, ‘Transformer: Views from the Valley’ currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery examines the striking rural and industrial contrasts within the Latrobe Valley and surrounding areas.

Traralgon Creek Bridge Designs Out For Public Comment
Latrobe City Council is inviting public comment on designs for a replacement bridge that will cater for a shared path over the Traralgon Creek between the Agnes Brereton and Harold Preston Reserves.

Good Design The Key To Sustainable Housing
Latrobe City Council, together with the Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group, held an informative free sustainable building seminar last week, with about fifty local people in attendance.

Callignee Community Invited To Design Workshop
Latrobe City Council will host a community design workshop with Callignee residents this coming Tuesday, 5 May, to envisage key aspects of the soon to be rebuilt Callignee Hall.

Call For Fencing Volunteers
Volunteers are wanted to assist with fencing in the Jeeralang and Hazelwood area, the Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Train Anniversary A Huge Success: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, says Saturday’s celebrations to mark the five-year anniversary of the return of passenger rail to the Stratford/Bairnsdale line were a huge success.

Last Drinks At The Performing Arts Centre
What happens when the underworld starts drinking at your local?

Water treatment trial to curb the chlorine
About 600 properties at Archies Creek, Kilcunda and Dalyston have been chosen for a treatment trial designed to reduce the chlorine taste and smell in water.

Council Provides Clearer Guidelines For Bulky Goods
Latrobe City Council has given clear guidelines for the future development of dedicated bulky goods retail centres in the municipality with the adoption of the Bulky Goods Retail Sustainability Assessment at Monday’s council meeting.

Seniors’ Forum In Wonthaggi
A seniors’ forum will be held on Monday 11 May 2009 at the Bass Coast Civic Centre Council Chambers, Baillieu Street, Wonthaggi from 10.30am until 12noon. Morning tea will be served from 10am.

Strickland Street Make-Over Complete
Strickland Street in Wonthaggi is now sporting a new asphalt surface and nature strip.

Seven New Citizens For Bass Coast
Bass Coast welcomed seven new citizens at a ceremony in the Civic Centre on Wednesday 29 April 2009.

Churchill And District Community Hub Officially Opened
The Churchill and District Community Hub was officially opened today by the State Minister for Community Development Peter Batchelor, the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Maxine Morand, and Latrobe City mayor Cr Lisa Price

Westernport Water opens up with online board reports
Customers of Westernport Water now have a ‘virtual’ invitation into the corporation’s boardroom – a monthly report of board business is freely available online.

7 May 2009 (Thursday)

Can Your Company Supply Australia’S Pavilion At World Expo 2010?
World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China will be the biggest expo in history and local businesses now have the opportunity to submit expressions of interest to supply Australia’s Pavilion

New Shelter For Red Rocks BBQ
Bass Coast Shire Council has installed a new BBQ shelter at the Red Rocks Picnic area on Phillip Island

ETS Modelling A Must
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has mounted pressure on the Brumby Government to undertake vital modelling in relation to emissions trading.

Fertilising Dairy Pastures Program Coming To South Gippsland
A free program called Fertilising Dairy Pastures will be held in Leongatha starting on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

AG News
Wednesday, May 5, 2009

Airshow To Commemorate Airport’S 50Th Anniversary
As part of a weekend of celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Latrobe Regional Airport, a spectacular Fly In and Airshow will be held on Sunday 17 May 2009.

Keep Our Roads And Recreational Areas Clean
Bass Coast Shire Council is asking for the community to help keep roadways and public areas in the Shire clean.

"Budget Underwhelming" Says Northe
Morwell electorate residents would be underwhelmed by the State Budget, local MP Russell Northe said today.

Council Shopping Around For Ideas On Moe Rail Precinct
The Moe Ideas Shop has opened this week providing the community with a chance to provide their own ideas for the Moe Rail Precinct Revitalisation Project.

Gippsland Gifts Seeking Local Handmade Items
Hopes of showcasing many handmade gifts from talented people in the Gippsland region.

8 May 2009 (Friday)

Valuable bushfire timber left to rot
The State Government’s over-zealous restrictions on access to Victoria’s bushfire areas is preventing the recovery of a vast amount of timber for fence posts and firewood, the Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has told Parliament.

11 May 2009 (Monday)

Ted Summerton Reserve To Receive $3.5M Upgrade
The Federal Government through its Community Infrastructure Program has today announced that it will provide $3.15 million to support improvements works at Moe’s Ted Summerton Reserve.

Night Rider Trial To Be Extended – Permanent Funding Sought
The Night Rider bus trial service that transports late night revellers from Traralgon’s nightspots to their home towns of Moe, Morwell and Churchill, will be extended a further four weeks to Sunday 14 June.

Storm Damage At Beaches
Bass Coast Shire Council officers have met with Department of Sustainability and Environment staff to assess damage at beaches caused by recent high tide and storms.

Exhibition Opening Success
Over sixty people attended the opening of the Bass Coast Shire Art Acquisition Exhibition on Sunday 3 May.

Bass Coast Appreciates Fire Fighters
The sunshine held on long enough for the Bass Coast community to show their appreciation of the local fire crews on Sunday 3 May.

Local Experts To Help Shape Regional Water Plan
Local communities will help shape a long-term strategy to secure Gippsland’s water supplies and underpin the regional economy for the next 50 years

Bemm River Sewerage Scheme Boost
East Gippsland Water is pressing ahead with an eagerly awaited reticulated sewerage scheme at Bemm River, thanks to $870,000 in Victorian Government funding.

12 May 2009 (Tuesday)

Mental health services at crisis point
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, is preparing a case to the State Government seeking a reallocation of funding to overcome a continuing chronic shortage of mental health services in Gippsland.

Council Ceo Reappointed
Latrobe City Council Chief Executive Officer, Paul Buckley, has been reappointed by Council for a further five year term.

Gorse Executive Officer Appointed
Mr Shane Herbertson has been appointed the new Executive Officer of the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT).

13 May 2009 (Wednesday)

Boating Action For Coronet Bay
Bass Coast Shire Council has engaged a consultant to prepare a Boating Action Plan for Coronet Bay.

Walk Safely To School Day Promotion
Walk Safely to School Day – healthy breakfast

Omeo To Become Scene Of A Revenge-Based Bloodbath
The town of Omeo is set to become the scene of a revenge-based bloodbath but East Gippsland Shire says that locals should not be alarmed.

AG News
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

East Gippsland Budget Proposes Biggest Ever Infrastructure Spend
The largest infrastructure ‘spend’ ever undertaken is a key feature of the proposed 2009/10 Budget passed for public comment by East Gippsland Shire Councillors at a Special Council Meeting last night.

VCAT Approves New Music Festival
A new, annual music Festival on Phillip Island has been given the go ahead by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Licola Village wins its battle
The Licola Wilderness Village has won its long-running battle to reinstate a levee bank that protects it from major floods on the adjacent Macalister River.

Rural Tourism Development Strategy
A draft report into tourism use and development in rural areas of Bass Coast will go on public exhibition this week

14 May 2009 (Thursday)

A System For The Modern Dairy Cow
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is running two Extended Lactation (EL) forums entitled A System for the Modern Cow at DPI Ellinbank on Monday, May 25, 2009 and DPI Maffra on Tuesday, May 26 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Workshops Provide Valuable Feedback For Performing Arts And Convention Centre Feasibility
Coomes Consulting, the company undertaking the Performing Arts and Convention Centre feasibility study, recently hosted five needs assessment workshops at Kernot Hall.

Landscape Protection At East Gippsland Field Days
Landscape protection was the theme for the Department of Primary industries’ (DPI) display at this year’s East Gippsland Field Days at Bairnsdale.

Temporary Entrance Now Operating At Leisure Centre
A temporary entrance to Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough is now operating at the Southwell Avenue end of the facility.

Historical Photographic Retrospective At Gallery Until Sunday
To celebrate the completion of the Latrobe City 2008 Heritage Study, and the upcoming installation of signage at significant heritage sites at Boolarra, Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Yallourn North

Northe: Have Your Say On Regional Planning
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local businesses, organisations and individuals to contribute to the development of a strategic plan for regional Victoria

15 May 2009 (Friday)

Peculiar Creatures Inhabit The Gallery
Visitors to the Latrobe Regional Gallery will have the opportunity to look at the odd creatures that have recently taken up residence, courtesy of the exhibition ‘Obliquity Prints’ by Rona Green.

Electricity Usage In The Face Of Climate Change – Document Your Story On Film
Latrobe City Council in conjunction with SP AusNet, is organising a short film competition as part of ‘The Grid’ project, the final exciting element of Latrobe’s ‘Green Expectations’ project.

18 May 2009 (Monday)

Club Rooms Renovated And Ready For Use
The renovation of the club rooms at the Newhaven Recreation Reserve has been completed.

Tenth Walk To School Day
Students and schools across Bass Coast Shire participated in the Tenth National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 15 May

Comparing Canadian Coyotes With Victorian Wild Dogs
Canadian Pest Management Officer, Kim Nielsen shared his knowledge and experiences of managing coyotes in Canada at the recent Gippsland Wild Dog Management Group meeting.

Council Honours Volunteers
Bass Coast Shire Council has formally thanked its volunteers at a morning tea as part of National Volunteer Week.

21 May 2009 (Thursday)

Regional Water Strategy A Step Closer
Morwell MP Russell Northe has welcomed the formation of the Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy (GRSWS) consultative committee following his repeated calls for the State Labor Government to act upon its pre-election commitments.

Draft Tourism Master Plan
Australia’s Coastal Wilderness National Landscape Steering Committee has released a draft Tourism Master Plan for public comment

Barrels On Beaches
Drums of chemicals washed up on beaches across Bass Coast prompted a quick response from the CFA and Bass Coast Shire Council.

Ingram Submits To Royal Commission Bushfire Inquiry
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has presented a submission to the bushfire Royal Commission,

AG News
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kerbside Waste Begins Rolling Into New Landfill
Waste from kerbside collections began rolling into the new Latrobe City Hyland Highway Landfill this week, following twelve months work at the Hyland Highway site.

Responsible Gambling Forum To Be Held In Morwell
Knowledge, balance and control will be the key themes of a Responsible Gambling Forum to be held from 10am to 1pm at Latrobe City Council Headquarters in Morwell on Thursday 28 May.

25 May 2009 (Monday)

Raymond Island Ferry Out
East Gippsland Shire has advised that the Raymond Island Ferry will be out of service between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm this Wednesday, 27 May 2009.

Minister Asked To Examine San Remo
Bass Coast Shire Council has called on Richard Wynne, the Minister for Local Government to investigate allegations over the rezoning of land in San Remo

Grow more income from your land
A FREE morning session next Wednesday (May 27) will examine ways of diversifying income, regardless of the size of your land.

Library Book Sale Postponed Until August
The Friends of Latrobe City Libraries’ book sale, which was to have taken place this Saturday 23 May 2009, at Kernot Hall in Morwell, has been postponed

Sculpture For Grantville Memorial Park
Local artist, Victoria Nelson, has been commissioned to create a sculpture for the Grantville and District Memorial Park.

Celebration Of Education
Bass Coast Shire Council is hosting a reception for the education sector to recognise the achievements of education leaders in the Shire.

AG News
Monday, May 25, 2009

Free Movie Screening ‘The Children Of The Silk Road’
Latrobe City, in conjunction with the National Film and Sound Archive and Big Screen, will show the moving drama ‘The Children of the Silk Road’ at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon,

Tips For Managing Community Events
Bass Coast Shire Council is presenting an Event Management Forum on Tuesday 9 June 2009 in Wonthaggi.

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