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1 May 2013 (Wednesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe Crime Watch News April 2013
Coming Events, Hot Spots, Police Showband and Pipeband Concert, NHW Communities Group Reports,Crime Stoppers.

3 May 2013 (Friday)

Gippsland Arts Festival May 2013 Kicks Off
The Gippsland Arts Festival is about to launch with creative happenings across the Gippsland region. During the month long annual festival there will be art exhibitions, markets, workshops, performances, food,

Pesticides And Water Supply Quality A Concern For Gippsland Residents.
Friends of the Earth raised concerns today about a recently published EPA report regarding pesticide and heavy metal detections in waterways in Gippsland.

Glengarry Football Netball Club Enjoys Court Redevelopment
Upgraded courts at the Glengarry Football Netball Club have been officially opened with the redevelopment providing new opportunities for the community to increase use of the facility.

Latrobe Performing Arts Proudly Presents Light Up The Stage
A series of workshops covering contemporary dance, music, improvisation and even belly dancing is about to launch at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon.

8 May 2013 (Wednesday)

Coalition Government Building For Growth In The Morwell Electorate
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today welcomed the Victorian Coalition Government¡¦s 2013/14 Budget investments in the Morwell electorate.

Local Group Picks Up Healthy Parks Healthy People Grant
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today congratulated Friends of Morwell National Park on receiving a 2013 Healthy Parks Healthy People community grant from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Regional Victorians Urged To Get Floodsafe
Regional Victorians are being encouraged to remember the dangers of entering floodwaters as part of FloodSafe Week, an initiative from the Victoria State Emergency Service (SES).

10 May 2013 (Friday)

Rural Land Use Strategy Submissions Extended
The submissions period for Bass Coast Shire Council’s Draft Rural Land Use Strategy has been EXTENDED following requests from residents.

Northe Speaks In Parliament On Blood Issues Resolved For Local Auxiliary
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the great work being undertaken by Latrobe City’s air ambulance helicopter Helimed 1 and its crew, along with our local Auxiliary.

Gippsland Environment Suffering From Pesticide Spray Drift?
Pesticides commonly used in vegetable cropping have been detected in waterways 25-30km away from the nearest vegetable cropping areas according to environmental organisation Friends of the Earth.

14 May 2013 (Tuesday)

Boolarra Celebrates Multipurpose Centre Restoration
The redeveloped Boolarra Multipurpose Building was officially opened today by Member for Morwell Russell Northe, who said the bushfire recovery project would provide modern community meeting areas and

16 May 2013 (Thursday)

Hall Encourages Eye Checks
Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall is encouraging locals to have their eyes checked during Macular Degeneration Awareness Week from May 26 to June 1.

17 May 2013 (Friday)

Votes Are In, Counting Is Over - But Who Are The Winners?
Over 400 businesses have been nominated and over 5,000 votes counted in the Telstra Business Centre Traralgon People’s Choice Awards 2013.

Parents Alert To Gaming Apps For Young People
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve, has called on parents to be vigilant in protecting their children against the boom in free-to-play gaming apps.

22 May 2013 (Wednesday)

Coalition Supports Small Retail In Morwell - Streetlife Grants Round Two Open
Member for Morwell and parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has announced that applications for funding under Round Two of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Streetlife program are now open.

24 May 2013 (Friday)

Bass Coast Shire Council Wins MAV Award
Bass Coast Shire Council excelled at the Chartered Accountants/Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Annual Report Awards recently.

Help For Consumers Wanting Better Banking
Gippslanders who want help understanding their right and responsibilities when it comes to banking can now obtain useful information from a new publication released by the Australian Bankers’ Association,

New Permit To Protect Council Infrastructure
Asset Protection Permits will be required for all private building projects in Bass Coast Shire Council as of 1 July, 2013.

29 May 2013 (Wednesday)

Parliamentary Committee Recommends New Sexting
The Victorian Parliament‟s Law Reform Committee today tabled its final report on the Inquiry into Sexting. Member for Morwell Russell Northe as a member of the Law Reform Committee spoke on the Inquiry in Parliament today.

Want To Be Part Of Latrobe City’S Community Sounding Board?
Latrobe City Council is launching its Community Sounding Board which offers the community an opportunity to receive monthly updates on how they can be involved in Council community engagement activities.

Government Response To Minerals Report: Fast Track Mining In Victoria
The long awaited Victorian government response to the ‘Inquiry into Greenfields mineral exploration and project development in Victoria’ was tabled this afternoon.

Planning For Recreation In Cowes Underway
Bass Coast Shire Council is developing a master plan for the new recreational land in Cowes.

Businesses Awarded Again!
Entries are now open for the 2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business Awards!

Mayor's Message - 24 May
Communicating with the community is vital to a healthy and successful relationship between Council and our ratepayers.

30 May 2013 (Thursday)

Northe Speaks In Parliament On The Gippsland Sports Academy Awards Night
Member for Morwell Russell Northe today spoke in Parliament on the Gippsland Sports Academy Annual 2013 Awards Night and the ongoing efforts made by the Academy.

31 May 2013 (Friday)

Council Partners With Rotary
When receiving emergency medical treatment or support in your home, it is important for your medical details to be readily available.

Mayor's Message - 31 May
AquaSure and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently presented a briefing to Council to update us on the management of the marine environment taking place at the Victorian Desalination Plant (VDP).

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