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2 May 2011 (Monday)

Discover Your Creative Gippsland
Creative Gippsland's Be Inspired Arts Festival flicks the switch to ON this week, revealing a month of art and creativity across the region.

4 May 2011 (Wednesday)

Latrobe City Libraries April School Holiday Program A Success
Latrobe City Libraries school holiday programs continue to prove popular with a total of more than 400 children attending and enjoying the program provided by Latrobe City during April.

Budget Delivers For Morwell Electorate
The Baillieu/Ryan Coalition Government's inaugural budget has delivered on its election commitments to Victorian families and communities.

6 May 2011 (Friday)

What’S In A Name?
A considerable amount, according to Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community Safety Manager, Philippa O’Halloran, who announced a new committee focused on fire prevention, management and planning.

Maher’S Landing Boat Ramp Upgrade
Boat users in the Inverloch area will enjoy improved facilities when the Maher’s Landing boat ramp is upgraded.

Have You Entered Yet?
Entries are now open for the 2011 SuperPages Bass Coast Business and People’s Choice Awards.

Exeloo On The Move
The Exeloo toilet at 70 Chapel Street will soon be moved to the corner of Thompson Avenue and Chapel Street in Cowes.

Latrobe City Youth Info Card Launch Event At Latrobe City Headquarters
Tuesday 10 May, 5pm – 6pm

Chance To Have Your Say On Rural Land Use
Bass Coast residents are invited to have their say on how rural land is used within the Shire.

Swim Club Favours Upgrade
Members of the South Gippsland Bass Swim Club have met with Bass Coast Shire Council officers to discuss the Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre Feasibility Study.

Come Along To The Latrobe Performing Arts Education Exhibition
Opening of South Street Primary School At

9 May 2011 (Monday)

Time To Take Part In National Walk Safely To School Day
Member for the Eastern Region Peter Hall is encouraging all parents and guardians of school aged children to participate in the National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday the 20th of May.

Launch of 2011 Melbourne Heart Westpac Community Festival
12.00pm Wednesday 11 May 2011

Coalition Govt Welcomes $17 Million Win For Consumers On Smart Meters
The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed a decision this week from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to reject a proposed increase in SP AusNet’s smart meter charges for 2009-2011.

Exhibition Of Draft Latrobe City Council Plan 2011- 2015
The Latrobe City Council draft Council Plan 2011-2015 is now on public exhibition.

Harry's on the Esplanade & Elderton Wines Barrosa
Celebrating 30th Vintage Anniversary Dinner

10 May 2011 (Tuesday)

Latrobe City’S Draft Economic Sustainability Strategy Released For Comment
A draft report for the Latrobe City Economic Sustainability Strategy has been released for public comment following Monday’s Council meeting.

More Land Released In Moe And Traralgon
A further amendment to the Latrobe Planning Scheme allowing the potential for an additional 3000 new housing lots to counter the shortage of residential land across Latrobe City has been approved by the Minister for Planning.

Rural And Regional Youth Inclusion Grants Now Open
Young people in rural and regional Victoria will have an opportunity to be included in local government decision making though the Rural and Regional Youth Inclusion Grants program,

11 May 2011 (Wednesday)

Demise Of A Majestic Threatened Seabird
Biodiversity Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Bairnsdale were called recently to help a large bird in distress at a Lakes Entrance golf course.

Students Show Off Their Artistic Side At The Latrobe Performing Arts Education Exhibition
Tuesday May 10 marked an important day in the lives of some young artists from South Street Primary School, Moe, with the official opening of their exhibition displayed at the Latrobe Performing Art Centre, Traralgon.

Seaspray Dunes Protection Begins With Planting Days
The dunes between Seaspray and The Honeysuckles are well on the way to being protected against erosion and storm surges after successful volunteer planting days on Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7.

Local Exporters’ Time To Shine
Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has encouraged Victoria’s exporting companies to apply for the prestigious 2011 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.

12 May 2011 (Thursday)

New Frog Species For Victoria Found In Genoa River
A recent frog survey of the Genoa River Valley between Wangarabell and Mallacoota in far East Gippsland has discovered the presence of a new species of frog for Victoria: the Bleating Tree Frog, Litoria dentata.

Meeting With Minister Guy
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, Councillors and senior officers today met with Planning Minister Matthew Guy and local MP Ken Smith to discuss a range of planning issues and the pressures

Latrobe City Playground Improvement Plan 2011-2016 Adopted By Council
The Latrobe City playground Improvement Plan 2011-2016 has been adopted by Council following Monday night’s Council meeting.

Arthritis Advice For Seniors
Bass Coast Shire Council is hosting a Seniors Forum on arthritis. Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions are the most common chronic condition in Australia,

13 May 2011 (Friday)

Latrobe City Urges State Government To Fix The Freeway
Latrobe City Council have been actively advocating on behalf of our community to urge the State Government to step in and take any and all necessary actions to re-open the Princes Freeway at Morwell.

16 May 2011 (Monday)

Melbourne Heart Returns To Latrobe City
Melbourne Heart FC will renew its bond with Latrobe City after announcing Latrobe City will once again play host to the Westpac Community Football Festival in August 2011.

Mobile Business Centre To Visit LV
Small Business Victoria’s Mobile Business Centre is gearing up to deliver free face-to-face business mentoring and assistance to businesses in Morwell and Traralgon in late May and early June.

Penalties For Illegal Harvesting Of Firewood In Mullungdung
Two men from Robertsons Beach, south of Yarram were convicted in Sale Magistrates Court recently for the illegal cutting and felling of forest produce for firewood in the Mullungdung State Forest.

Road Renewal Works To Start In Wonthaggi
Henry Street West and part of Reed Crescent near the rifle range entrance in Wonthaggi are undergoing renewal and stabilising works as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s capital works program.

18 May 2011 (Wednesday)

Latrobe City Named A Finalist In Premier’S Sustainability Awards 2011
Latrobe City and global environmental engineering and consulting firm MWH, which was commissioned by Latrobe City,

Funding Boost For Netball In Glengarry
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced a $50,000 funding injection for the Glengarry Football Netball club to upgrade their netball courts through the latest round of the Victorian Government’s

Bass Coast Thanks Volunteers
Over 100 Bass Coast Shire Council volunteers attended a morning tea at Silverwater Resort this morning where they were thanked for providing vital services to the Bass Coast community.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan Will Launch The Expression Of Interest Process For The
Gippsland Logistics Precinct

20 May 2011 (Friday)

Expressions Of Interest Sought For Gippsland Logistics Precinct
At its ordinary meeting of 7 February, Latrobe City Council resolved to seek Expressions of Interest for a developer/operator for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct (GLP) in Morwell, Gippsland.

A Well Designed Inverloch
On Wednesday night Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the Inverloch Design Framework Review which defines the town’s boundary,

Artists Get Together
Last night, Bass Coast Shire Councillors heard how local artists got together at a workshop in March to discuss how to expand arts and culture in Bass Coast.

Rubbish Costs Increase
Bass Coast Shire Council was last night forced to increase the costs of rubbish disposal at its landfill and transfer stations in an effort to recoup the increased costs imposed by the State Government.

Awards For Those Who Make A Difference
The Nationals member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged individuals, businesses, and community groups in the Latrobe Valley to nominate for this year’s Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Search For Kinder Cluster Continues
Bass Coast Shire Council last night deferred a decision on the management of four kindergartens to allow for further meetings to be held.

Last Chance To Have Your Say
Time is running out for Bass Coast residents, Leisure Centre users and community groups to have their say on the Aquatic and Leisure Feasibility Study before comments close on Friday, 27 May.

22 May 2011 (Sunday)

Neighbourhood Watch Police Showband and Pipe Band Concert
Neighbourhood Watch Police Showband and Pipe Band Concert

23 May 2011 (Monday)

Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe Crimewatch News, Latrobe Police Service Area
Hot Spots, Crime Watch/Safer Communities Group Reports, Freeway Closure Update.

Be Inspired In The Last Week Of Arts’ Festival
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be inspired and see some fantastic art in the last week of this year’s Creative Gippsland be inspired arts festival.

Traralgon Swimming Club Winning In And Out Of Pool
Hard work and persistence has paid off in and out of the pool for the Traralgon Swimming Club with the State and Federal Governments awarding grants to help club members to achieve their goals.

Neville Pinnow To Appear On 2011/12 Bairnsdale Yellow Pages® And White Pages®Cover
Metung resident Neville Pinnow has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Bairnsdale Yellow Pages® and White Pages® book which will be distributed throughout Traralgon, Moe, Morwell, Sale,

Professor Ross Garnaut Returns For Latrobe Valley Low Carbon Future Community Conversation
Following his productive visit to Latrobe City’s inaugural Low Carbon Transition Committee meeting on 12 April,

25 May 2011 (Wednesday)

International Relations Plan 2011-2014 Adopted By Council
Latrobe City’s International Relations Plan 2011-2014 was adopted by Council following the ordinary Council meeting held on 9 May.

Recall Of Electric Blanket Prompts Safety Warning
At this time of year when the temperature drops it is important people remember to check all their heating products to ensure they are safe to use, Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall said.

Commitment To Gippsland Youth
Advocating for increased participation in higher education, skills and training for young Gippsland people is part of a pledge made by Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe through the Gippsland Youth Commitment (GYC).

Entries Closing For Tidy Towns Awards
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged Latrobe Valley communities to register their town for the 2011 Victoria Tidy Towns awards before entries close on Friday 3 June

Orchestra Victoria In The Valley
More than 40 students from Latrobe Valley and Gippsland schools have been selected to attend an intensive two-day workshop with some of Orchestra Victoria’s top musicians.

27 May 2011 (Friday)

Your Chance To Change The Dream
Bass Coast residents have the chance to participate in a special community event aimed at reconnecting with the natural world, highlighting the importance of community and harnessing our power to make a

Council On The Path Towards Improved Aquatic Facilities For Traralgon
After an extensive consultation phase for the proposed new indoor aquatic facility in Traralgon, Latrobe City has decided not to pursue Development Scenario 2C,

31 May 2011 (Tuesday)

Media Briefing Session 2011/12 Draft Council Budget
Tuesday 31 May 2011

Courting Fines
Bass Coast Shire Council cleared a backlog of unpaid fines before the Wonthaggi Magistrates Court last week.

Compost Trial For Inverloch Residents
Bass Coast Shire Council and the Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group last week launched a trial to divert household organics from landfill

Work Still To Be Done On Eco Village
Bass Coast Shire Council has reviewed the planning controls that have been placed on the revised Cape Paterson Eco Village development approved by Minister Guy and

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