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4 May 2016 (Wednesday)

Last Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 2 May 2016
Brief of the Council Meeting held last Monday, 3 May 2016.

Month of art launched with music and film
‘Come and Play All of May’; a creative program involving month long workshops, artist residencies, exhibitions, music and theatre.

What's on for May 2016 for Wellington?
See various activities for Wellington this coming May.

Latrobe Valley’s unused nappies wanted
The Nappy Collective Giving Project encourages local parents with leftover nappies to donate them. Donate yours, today.

Bath highlights World Asthma Day in parliament
Melina Bath has spoken in parliament about support tools available for people suffering with asthma.

Pet registration ambassadors to carry out door-knock campaign
Read more about the door-knock campaign for pet registrations.

When life’s a circus, you need a ring master!
Join Circus Oz for some clowning around at Tarwin Street Pop-Up Park.

A major sewer upgrade for Lakes Entrance
A major upgrade worth $1.4 million for the sewerage system in Lakes Entrance to increase capacity of the local sewerage system is on its way. Learn more about it.

Bit of love for Cowes track
Read more about the renewal of track surface along sections of the Lovers Walk pathway on the Cowes Foreshore.

Sustainability and renewable energy
Freeranger Eggs at Grantville an example of sustainable farming. Learn more about them.

Science grows shelf-appeal of Gippsland produce
CSIRO scientists are growing ways to boost the shelf-appeal of Gippsland’s vegetables and fruits.

Council to lead the way with Pet Expo
Pets in the Valley to be held at the Old Gippstown on Saturday, 21 May. This to provide the community with access to information, products and advice in a fun and family-friendly environment.

Opinion piece – 2016/17 State Budget
This is an opinion regarding the 2016/17 State Budget and missed opportunities and promised of the The Andrews Labor Government.

5 May 2016 (Thursday)

Bath fights for rights of CFA volunteers
Melina Bath has come out fighting in parliament this week for the rights of the Country Fire Authority.

2016 Vicsport State CEO’s Conference
Latrobe City Council will host the 2016 Vicsport State CEO’s Conference from 11 to 12 May 2016. Read more about the said event.

6 May 2016 (Friday)

May Programs and Events 2016
Read what's in store for you this May 2016 as offered by the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Protecting significant vegetation
Bass Coast Shire Council is undertaking works to protect vulnerable vegetation along Nyora-St Heliers Road. Read more of this project.

10 May 2016 (Tuesday)

Leading with You Women's Leadership Program
Witness the Women’s Leadership Program graduation. Read more about the event details in this article.

Big tick for sports in Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council successfully received three grants from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Northe continues fight for CFA volunteers
Russell Northe has continued the fight in Parliament this week on behalf of local Country Fie Authority volunteers.

11 May 2016 (Wednesday)

Coalition questioning reveals Labor’s training cuts
IN THE NEWS: More than $175 million in funding meant for student training was cut from the Victorian Training Guarantee.

12 May 2016 (Thursday)

Combating erosion along Inverloch Foreshore
Read about Bass Coast Shire Council's concern in protecting and preventing further erosion of a section of the Inverloch Foreshore.

14 May 2016 (Saturday)

Latrobe City Trust new Latrobe Community Arts fund
Latrobe City Trust launches new Latrobe Community Arts fund

Labor Minister abandons young Victorians
Minister for Youth Affairs has completely abandoned young Victorians. Why is this so?

Latrobe City Council’s News releases distributed to the media
News releases distributed to the media - events for May.

16 May 2016 (Monday)

Labor caught ripping off regional Victoria again
Jaala Pulford has been caught trying to rip hundreds of millions of dollars out of regional Victorian projects.

Works on Surf Parade path delayed
Works on Surf Parade path in Inverloch are scheduled to be completed in September this year.

Labor’s $36m cut to agriculture budget confirmed
Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford was forced to admit she had cut the agriculture output budget by $36.1 million – or 9 per cent.

Art celebrations continue
Bass Coast month long celebration of the arts shows many activities to do this second half of May.

Early Years Plan out for comment
Read more about the details for Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP) 2016-2020.

Saltwater Creek looking for support
Bass Coast Shire Council invites community members to join the Saltwater Creek Friends Group to look for support.

Labor has no plan for regional Victoria’s population
Read more of the details why the government has no population plan or strategy for Victoria.

Council helping to find forever homes
Bass Coast Shire Council's amazing dedication on finding loving homes for animals. Read the story of a staffy cross kelpie puppy who just found a new home.

National Volunteer Week: Celebrating our volunteers
Volunteer week 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.

18 May 2016 (Wednesday)

New Latrobe City Trust Arts Fund launched
The Latrobe City Trust has just granted Latrobe Community Arts Fund to provide development opportunities for the local arts community last Monday, 16 May. Read more about it.

Media Release on Gippsland Election
Peter Gardner has offered to run as a candidate in Gippsland.

19 May 2016 (Thursday)

Preschool enrolments go online
Preschool enrolments are opening on 9 June and for the first time it can be completed online.

Government must support Traralgon-Morwell shared pathway
The State Government should provide funding towards the development of a Traralgon-Morwell shared pathway for cyclists. Read the details here.

22 May 2016 (Sunday)

Training Organisations closing under Daniel Andrews
Read more of the issues and concern about the closing of Training Organisations under Daniel Andrews.

Water main upgrade for Calvert Street, Bairnsdale
The water main upgrade worth $650,000 is an eagerly awaited project that will bring long term benefits for households along Calvert Street. Read more.

23 May 2016 (Monday)

Grants are now available for clubs to boost safety at their facility. Read more.
The Community Safety Fund provided groups and sporting clubs with money to install safety equipment

New laws for cat owners
Bass Coast Shire Council will implement new laws regarding cat ownership. Read more about it.

Support for Victoria’s dairy farmers
Read the comments from Peter Walsh regarding the support Victoria’s dairy farmers are getting.

Dairy industry funding
Comments from The Nationals Member for Morwell, Russel Northe, about the dairy industry funding.

Council welcomes multi-million dollar developments
$17.4 million worth of developments for education and tourism has been approved by the Council. Learn more.

25 May 2016 (Wednesday)

Eastwood and Bairnsdale - Sewer works in the pipeline
Installation of a new underground sewer storage tank system within the reserve at the corner Howitt Avenue and Lorimer Drive in Eastwood

Phillip Island to benefit from gaming machine funds
The Phillip Island community will be the beneficiary of over $140,300 in funds from losses on electronic gaming machines.

Path network mapped out
Read more about the Bass Coast Shire Council Aspirational Network Pathways Plan 2016.

Media Release Gippsland Electorate
Peter Gardner's candidacy in Gippsland endorsed by the Renewable Energy Party

Latrobe Regional Gallery Newsletter for the month of May
Latrobe Regional Upcoming Activities

Last Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 23 May 2016
Decisions made by Council at their Ordinary Meeting on Monday 23 May 2016

26 May 2016 (Thursday)

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre's Upcoming Events
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre's scheduled shows and events.

Ambulance resources questioned as Traralgon man forced to take taxi to hospital
Melina Bath's concern to Latrobe Regional Hospital's ambulance response

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