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3 Nov 2008 (Monday)

Bass Coast Local News
29 October 2008

Council Call For One Minute’s Silence On Remembrance Day
Latrobe City has endorsed calls from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Alan Griffith to encourage observance of Remembrance Day across the community, with a minute’s silence at 11am on Tuesday 11 November.

Combating Climate Change
An Inverloch resident is managing the effect of climate change in his home, after receiving funding from Bass Coast Shire Council’s Climate Change Program.

Structure Plan Changes
A number of minor changes have been made to the Wonthaggi Dalyston Structure Plan (WDSP) to accommodate for anticipated growth in the area, and to respond to the potential social and economic impact of the proposed desalination plant.

Community Forum
Clients of Council’s Home and Community Care services are invited to a Community Forum on Friday 7 November 2008.

Council’s Customer Service Week Celebrated With Winners
Winners of raffles and competitions in council’s celebration of International Customer Service Week have been presented with their prizes.

New approach needed on drought policy
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, says the off-again, on-again Exceptional Circumstances arrangements in East Gippsland highlights the need for an entirely new national approach to drought relief.

Protest At Parliament, Not Our Forests: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has backed calls for anti-logging activists to immediately cease disrupting legal forest harvesting in East Gippsland and take their protest to the steps of Parliament House.

International Day Of People With Disability
Bass Coast Shire Council will be joining in worldwide celebrations, showcasing the contribution people with a disability make to society.

Traralgon Creek Suspension Bridge To Be Dismantled
The suspension pedestrian bridge over Traralgon Creek joining Agnes Brereton and Harold Preston Reserves is to be dismantled within days

Become Involved In The Development Of The Inverloch Community Hub
A public workshop outlining the Inverloch Community Hub project will be held on 21 November at 7.30pm at the Inverloch Community Centre.

Victalent Travel Grants For Sport & Rec Clubs
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged all sporting clubs and organisations in the Latrobe Valley to apply for funding through the VicTalent funding program currently on offer.

5 Nov 2008 (Wednesday)

Grow a greener business ... for free
Local businesses can grow greener with a free forum hosted by Westernport Water on November 18.

8 Nov 2008 (Saturday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for Area LTB1 November 2008
PartySafe Program, Towing a Caravan, Home Security, Council Ballot Packs, Police Crime Report.

10 Nov 2008 (Monday)

Come clean with showerhead giveway
Save money and cut water use with a free, low-flow showerhead from Westernport Water.

11 Nov 2008 (Tuesday)

Westernport Water wants your opinions
Westernport Water is conducting its annual customer satisfaction survey for two weeks.

12 Nov 2008 (Wednesday)

Dairy Innovators’ boutique event about to open
The farmer-owned Australian Dairy Conference is about to release program plans for its 2009 event – which heralds the re-introduction of the highly successful Dairy Innovators’ Forum concept.

15 Nov 2008 (Saturday)

Ministers signal welcome shift on drought aid
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has welcomed that Australian governments are making progress towards changing the present policy framework for drought assistance for farmers.

24 Nov 2008 (Monday)

Praise for public patience during pipeline scouring
The year’s biggest pipe maintenance works for Westernport Water are complete and 11,000 households should soon be noticing better-quality water.

Gippsland unseen in new tourism campaign
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has insisted the State Government take a second look at V/Line’s regional tourism promotion, See Things Differently, which has excluded Gippsland.

Cost curbs count for water customers
Tighter controls curbed Westernport Water’s operational costs in 2007/08, even amid drought-beating capital works, according to the corporation’s newly released annual report.

26 Nov 2008 (Wednesday)

Groundbreaking soil carbon trials for Gippsland
A ground-breaking study into the controversial subject of soil carbon has earned Agribusiness Gippsland Inc (AGI) a $150,000 Federal Government grant.

Save farmland for future prosperity: ag leaders warn
South Gippsland Shire should not extend conservation zones into valuable agricultural land, according to a leading regional group.

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