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1 May 2012 (Tuesday)

The Governor Discovers Bass Coast
After a whirlwind 24 hour tour, the Governor of Victoria, the Hon.

Young Students Showcase Creative Artworks
On display at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon is a selection of creative artworks by grade 4 to grade 6 students from St Michael’s primary school in Traralgon.

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Local Laws And You
Bass Coast Shire Council’s new draft Local Law is now on Exhibition. Anyone with a concern about any aspect of the new Law can make a written submission to Council before 1 June 2012.

10 May 2012 (Thursday)

Government Delivers Responsible Budget
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has welcomed the State budget as delivered by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday.

Bass Coast Helping To Dispose Of Fishing Debris
Bass Coast Shire Council is now the proud owner of fourteen ‘Seal the Loop’ bins which raise awareness about proper disposal of fishing debris at our beaches and waterways.

Major Water Storage At Orbost To Go Under Cover
East Gippsland Water is to install a specialist cover over a major water storage at Orbost

Pets And Beaches A Winning Combination
On the first weekend in May, the judges from Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) are out looking for Victoria’s cleanest beaches.

Planning Extension to Gap Road Works
The Minister for Planning has extended the timeframe allowed for the development of a Materials Recycling Facility and Transfer Station at 116 Gap Road, Cowes.

Tell Us What You Think About Parking In The Traralgon Cbd
Latrobe City Council wants your feedback on the changes to time limited parking in Traralgon’s CBD implemented in December last year.

Keep Australia Beautiful Judges at Pet Expo
The first weekend in May, the judges from Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) are out looking for Victoria’s cleanest beaches. As part of their itinerary, they will be stopping by the San Remo foreshore,

11 May 2012 (Friday)

National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week from 14-20 May is an important time to celebrate the work of the many volunteers in the Latrobe Valley and the vital contribution they make to the community,

Film Season Continues At The Performing Arts Centre
Two critically acclaimed Australian films, Face to Face and The Eye of the Storm, are being shown at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre over the next few weeks offering two very different insights into the Australian psyche.

Our Local Laws Are Changing
If you are interested in the proposed changes to Local Laws in Bass Coast, then mark Wednesday, 16 May in your calendar.

All Kinds Of Pets At The Expo
All kinds of animals ventured out with their owners for a day at the Bass Coast Pet Expo. Despite the wet weather various dogs, ferrets, snakes, and lizards gathered to enjoy the Expo held at San Remo

Students Step Out to School
Step out, get on your bike, grab that scooter or skate board! That is the message going out to children across Bass Coast as part of the 13th Annual Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) on Friday, 18 May.

Carrie Underwood Reins In Entertainment
Carrie Underwood now rules the top 20 Billboard charts!

Council Looks At How We Live With Cats And Dogs
Following extensive community consultation, Bass Coast Shire Council is considering the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) at its meeting on 16 May 2012.

Council To Make Submission To Discussion Paper
At Monday night’s meeting, Council endorsed its submission to the Directions for Latrobe Valley Transition discussion paper developed by the Latrobe Valley Transition Committee.

Building Communities Through Infrastructure Grants
The 2012 funding round of the Cultural Precincts and Community Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF) is currently open, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced today.

Street Art Workshop To Focus Raw Creative Energy
As part of the program of events to celebrate the exhibition MAY’S: The May Lane Street Art Project currently on at the Latrobe Regional Gallery,

Caravan Burlesque Workshops for All
Caravan Burlesque is coming to town with performances and a chance to be a part of the unique world of burlesque.

Free Workshops For Community Committees
Do you want to get the most out of your community board or committee members?

Young People Have All The Fun
Recent National Youth Week activities were a big success with young people celebrating different cultures in Bass Coast.

16 May 2012 (Wednesday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area May 2012
Coming Events, Police Concert and Pipe Band Tickets, Hot Spots-Police Need Publics Help, Crime reports for Moe/Newborough, Traralgon, Churchill/Yinnar, Morwell.

Two Local Learn Organisations Receive Share Of Funding
Two Latrobe Valley Learn Local organisations have received a share of over $65,000 through Round 3 of the State government’s Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board Capacity and Innovation Fund,

Last Comments On The Municipal Fire Management Plan
The opportunity to comment on the draft Municipal Fire Management Plan will soon finish. Bass Coast Shire Council Community and Economic Development Director, Steven Piasente, said Council was encouraging

Further Works At Maryvale Reserve
Following the recent removal of pine trees at Maryvale Reserve, Latrobe City Council officers will be carrying out further works to clean up and landscape the site.

Fifteen Hours Of Preschool Improves Structured Learning
As part of a pilot program, preschools in Latrobe City are offering 15 hours of preschool for four year olds per week this term and for the remainder of the 2012 preschool year, almost a year earlier than most other areas

18 May 2012 (Friday)

Late Night Bus Service To Help People In Latrobe Valley Get Home Safely
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced a new late night bus service for the Latrobe Valley which honours a 2010 Election commitment.

Bass Coast at Regional Living Expo
The inaugural Regional Victoria Living Expo was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 - 29 April, 2012.

Killy Bridge Is Back
The Kilcunda Bridge is open to the public again. Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said the heritage listed trestle bridge was closed last week after a section was damaged by fire.

Working Together to Fix Flooding
The Phillip Island Golf Club is struggling to cope with the effects of the heaviest May rainfall recorded in 20 years.

Are you ready for Caravan Burlesque?
As part of May’s Creative Gippsland festival, Caravan Burlesque a seductive,

22 May 2012 (Tuesday)

Bass Coast Supports Walk To School Day
Schools across Bass Coast Shire joined in the Australia’s Walk Safely to School Day on 18 May.

Bass Coast Thanks its Volunteers
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, thanked and acknowledged Bass Coast Shire Council volunteers by hosting a morning tea at Archies on the Creek on Friday, 18 May 2012.

Council To Fight On For Phillip Island Medical Facility
A proposal to provide an integrated medical care facility on Phillip Island has failed to secure support from the Federal Government.

Community Partnerships Needed To Help Plant Two Million Trees
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local community groups to participate in the Victorian Government’s commitment to planting two million trees by 2014.

Council Drafts 2012/13 Budget
Keeping rates and charges at an affordable level has been the focus of Bass Coast Shire Council budget workshops. Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said Councillors and staff have had a series of

Last Weeks of Arts Festival
The Creative Gippsland Arts festival will finish at the end of May, so don’t miss out on this celebration of our Creative Community

David Schwarz Talks Problem Gambling
Former AFL star and media personality David Schwarz recently visited Bass Coast to talk about his lifelong struggle with gambling addiction.

History Of Latrobe Valley More Than Just A Memory
The local stories, relics and memories that make up the history of the Latrobe Valley will continue to captivate future generations thanks to the sweat and tears of dedicated volunteers supported by a $10,500

Entries Open For 10Th Year Of Premier’S
Victorian businesses, community groups, education institutions and government agencies are invited to enter the 10th anniversary year of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

No Increase In Water Bills For Five Years Proposed
The average residential customer with East Gippsland Water will see no real increase in their water bill for five years under a proposal put forward by the corporation.

Full Steam Ahead On Objection To Coal Seam Gas
Bass Coast Shire Council continues to lead the way in advocating for the community on coal seam gas exploration.

25 May 2012 (Friday)

Northe Urges Vigilance To Keep Your Home Fire Safe This Winter
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has joined the call of the Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Peter Ryan in urging community members to be vigilant against fire in their homes

Entries Open For 2012 Business Awards
Entries are now open for the 2012 Bass Coast Business Awards! Bass Coast Shire Council is again proudly partnering with SuperPages to run the prestigious Awards.

Mays Exhibition Continues With Debate On Street Art
Last week two local secondary schools presented an exciting and informed debate on street art around the current exhibition May’s: The May Lane Street Art Project now on at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Best Way To Manage Pets
The final draft of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Domestic Animal Management Plan is ready for public comment.

Entries Open For 2012 Business Awards
Entries are now open for the 2012 Bass Coast Business Awards! Bass Coast Shire Council is again proudly partnering with SuperPages to run the prestigious Awards.

28 May 2012 (Monday)

Will You Dance With Me?
Hundreds of Latrobe City residents converged on Kernot Hall on Sunday afternoon for the Dance with me community celebration.

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