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13 May 2018 (Sunday)

Boost For Local Sports Clubs in Gippsland
The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Gippsland to get involved in grassroots sports and get active.

Grant to Upgrade the Gathering Place
The Gathering Place in Morwell is set to receive infrastructure and facility upgrades

Phillip Island Community Awareness to Save Wildlife
New road safety initiative to help save Short-tailed Shearwater birds

Labor sits on its hands on Morwell power station issue
Community calls to intervene in the heritage listing of the old Morwell Power Station and Briquette Factory.

Life Saving Works Nearly Complete on Maffra-Sale Road
Final road sealing and line-marking will occur in early April to improve Maffra-Sale Road.

Latrobe City working with Committee for Moe
Support for 5 city projects for Moe.

Rabbit Baiting on Bass Coast Foreshores
Rabbit pest control in Council managed Foreshore Reserves

Growing Small Business in the Latrobe Valley
Help for small businesses to thrive.

Inclusive Kinders Welcome Kids of All Abilities
Equipment stream of the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program launched.

Back to 40km and nominate your crossing supervisor
Time to nominate for the School Crossing Supervisor of the Year Awards.

Big Boost for Regional Health Infrastructure Fund
Health Care budget boosts for the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

20 May 2018 (Sunday)

Solar panels installed at Council HQ
157 additional solar panels (45.53kW) at Latrobe City Council’s Morwell corporate headquarters

Timber plantation industry ringbarked in Central Gippsland
Failure to support our local timber industry

Drouin to Share in Record Community Sport Investment
Drouin will share in the biggest investment in women's and community sport in Victoria's history.

Nationals put CFA volunteers first
The Nationals will always support the hardworking volunteers.

Council seeks to commit $2 million for future Phillip Island land purchases
Draft Budget consultation period closes on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 and submissions may be heard from 4.30pm on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at a Special Meeting of Council in Wonthaggi’s Council Chambers.

Bass Valley Children’s Centre Official Opening
Official nopening of Bass Valley Children's Centre offering early learning programs.

Emergency Volunteers to Share in $13.34m in Grants
Apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades.

Hello, Beautiful! Find your inner writer with Hannie Rayson
Hannie Rayson at Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon.

Latrobe Special Developmental School community plea finally heard
Support for redevelopment of the Latrobe Special Development School emerges following a strong community-driven campaign.

Motorcycle Safety Improvements on Moe-Glengarry Road
Moe-Glengarry Road will be safer for motorcyclists in the coming months.

Peter Gardner's April Newsletter
Peter Gardner's April Newsletter

Advocacy continues to deliver with Hospital and Back Beach Road funding
Historic announcement of $115 million of funding for the Wonthaggi Hospital upgrade and $9.7 million for the upgrade of the Phillip Island Road/Back Beach Road intersection.

Recognising Victoria’s Valued Volunteers
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards

Moe to Share in Record Community Sport Investment
Moe netballers will share in the biggest investment in women's and community sport in Victoria's history.

Moving Histories at the Gallery
Australia’s leading female contemporary artists at the Gallery.

Pets in Court
Avoid fines and find your lost pets with pet registration.

Veterans Grants Announced for Projects in Gippsland to Commemorate the Service Of Victoria’s Veterans
Yarram Aero club will receive funding through the Victoria Remembers Minor Grants Program for a project to tell the story of the first Military air mission based out of Yarram, Victoria.

Hooded Plovers and Foxes don’t mix
Fox control needed for hooded plovers to survive.

Bath signs up for Nappy Collection
Bath supports Nappy Collection

Resurfacing for Inverloch and Wonthaggi skate parks
Surface renewal works funded by Council well underway.

Cowes Transit Centre un-veiled
Transit Centre and All Day Car Park will be located close to the centre of town, off Church Street behind the Cowes Cultural Centre.

The Nationals back community sport in the Valley
Grants to support community sport in the Latrobe Valley

Latrobe Valley’s Times Improve in Best Ambulance Response Time in Nine Years
Ambulance Victoria attended a total of 66,225 time-critical Code 1 call-outs, up by more than 4,000 the year before.

Council responds to community feedback on Car Ferry
Deferred consideration on the business case until further investigation is undertaken on the Cowes Jetty as an alternative car ferry terminal site.

Council seeks community feedback on draft 2018/19 Budget
Send your feedback for draft 2018/19 budget

A Bigger, Better Wonthaggi Hospital to Put Patients First
Better access to quality healthcare closer to home with redevelopment of the emergency department of the Wonthaggi Hospital.

On Track to Deliver Better Services for Gippslanders
Another step closer to travelling on more modern and reliable trains.

Palliative Care Jobs Boost for Gippsland
Compassionate palliative care closer to home with boost to services and jobs in the sector.

Letter to the Editor
Peter Walsh’s letter to the editor

Kicking Goals in the Early Years Reading Game
Parents should take up on the challenge of reading more books with their young children to inspire a love of reading and set them up for success later in life.

New Cutting-Edge Building for Latrobe Valley Kids
Yallourn North Primary School to officially open its new architect-designed modular building.

27 May 2018 (Sunday)

Council a finalist in Victorian Coastal Award
Bass Coast Shire Council: finalist at Victorian Coastal Awards.

Fun for all at the Gippsland Sustainable Schools Expo
500 primary students, teachers and volunteers came together to celebrate and learn about sustainability and the environment at the fourth Gippsland Sustainable Schools Expo.

Key Traralgon Intersection to Receive Upgrade
Upgrading the intersection of Bank Street and the Princes Highway in Traralgon

Women’s AFL in Bass Coast
Gender equality in Bass Coast community sport.

Boom Time for Basketball in the Valley
Major sporting coup for the Latrobe Valley: WNBL Melbourne Boomers

Building Tafe in Gippsland
A new Federation Training TAFE campus at Port of Sale to expand and improve access to training opportunities in the area.

Labor Greens Coalition the new threat to the Latrobe Valley
Emerging threat of a potential Labor Greens coalition to the future of industries and jobs in the Latrobe Valley.

State Budget falls short for Morwell electorate
Poor policy settings and budget decisions contributed to the current high level of unemployment in the region.

Flying squads to support growing regional communities
Plans to restore the flying squads.

Smashing Upgrade for Traralgon Tennis Complex
Traralgon Tennis Complex: Ready for action

Skate Park Improvements at Inverloch and Wonthaggi
Ongoing development of Skate Parks across the municipality

Growing Jobs for Locals in Gippsland
New program to create jobs

Daniel Andrews’ TAFE fix too little, too late
Desperate action to save face and get students through.

Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available
Now open: Funding through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) applications.

New energy for job security and investment certainty in the Valley
Proposed Energy from Waste plant: An innovative proposal that would create hundreds of jobs in the Latrobe Valley

Work Starts on New Wonthaggi Secondary College
Construction now underway on the rebuild of Wonthaggi Secondary College

Gippy Agchat Edition 149 May 2018
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 149.

New Skills, Good Jobs, More Schools, Better Roads in Gippsland
The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done.

More Jobs and More Investment for the Latrobe Valley
Private sector investment to grow the Latrobe Valley’s economy.

Statement – Protection of our Emergency Service workers
A call upon the the State Government to protect Emergency Service workers.

Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre Opens its Doors
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre: Open for business

State Budget to Boost Existing Strengths in our City
Continuing support to build on Latrobe City’s community strengths as a most liveable regional city

Latrobe Valley jobs issues high on the agenda
Support for Latrobe Valley industries and the creation of new jobs were high on the agenda at The Nationals’ State Conference.

Latrobe Valley Govhub Another Step Closer
Castlerock Property appointed to deliver the Latrobe Valley GovHub at 65 Church Street Morwell.

Taxes up, families worse off in raw deal for Regional Victoria
Taxes up from Andrews Labor Government.

Malcolm Turnbull Abandons Regional Victoria
Turnbull Liberal Government abandonmed its Mobile Black Spot Programme.

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