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12 Nov 2010 (Friday)

Fishing Grants Now Open
Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall is encouraging Gippslanders who have an interest in fishing to apply for the 2010/11 Recreational Fishing Grants.

Drip Feed Liquor Licence Amendments Incompetent
Local brewers and wineries will have to wait until 2012 before they see any benefits in the Brumby Labor Government’s latest back-flip to their ill conceived risk based liquor licence policy, Nationals Member for

Coalition Announces $100 Million Local Govt Infrastructure Account
Local councils such as Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council will be given greater authority and support to fund priority community projects under a Coalition Government $100 million Local

Community Safety Expo
What: An Emergency Services and Community Safety Expo is being held to celebrate Community Safety Month.

15 Nov 2010 (Monday)

Latrobe City to host sporting activities for people with low vision
Latrobe Leisure Centre Moe Newborough will host a new sporting program, designed for people who are blind or have low vision, on 16 November.

17 Nov 2010 (Wednesday)

East Gippsland Water Scoops Leading Industry Award For Innovation
East Gippsland Water has scooped a prestigious state award for innovative infrastructure development through its delivery of the Woodglen Water Treatment Plant and new storage projects.

Council Discusses Lurgi Site Development
Following discussion at the council meeting of 18 October, council has resolved that while it fully supports the sale of the former Morwell Gasification Plant land for the establishment of a heavy industry park,

New Path In Inverloch
Inverloch residents have been pounding the new pavement between The Glade and Grandview Grove.

2010 Pet Expo
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community Safety Rangers are hosting their annual Pet Expo to promote responsible pet ownership at San Remo foreshore on Sunday, 14 November between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Thirteen New Citizens For Bass Coast
Thirteen new citizens received a warm reception at the citizenship ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre last night.

Disability Is No Barrier
A photo exhibition exploring the working lives of Victorians living with a disability will be on show at the Inverloch Community Hub for one week, from Tuesday, 9 November to Monday 15 November.

Community Celebrates Youth Mentoring Tonight
Youth mentoring and its success, potential and opportunity will be celebrated today during Youth Mentoring Week.

Bass Coast – Keen And Green
8 - 14 November is National Recycling Week and Bass Coast has plenty to celebrate.

Clean Up Your Green Waste
Bass Coast residents can dispose of green waste at no charge from 1 November to 13 December 2010 through Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual green waste amnesty.

Mchaffie Ward Encouraged To Get Active
The recently finished playground at the Rhyll boat ramp has a new bike rack for members of the community to get active this Spring.

Latrobe City To Host Sporting Activities For People With Low Vision
Latrobe Leisure Centre Moe Newborough will host a new sporting program, designed for people who are blind or have low vision, on 16 November.

Promising Meeting With Pallas
Last week Bass Coast Shire Council officials met with the Minister for Roads, Tim Pallas, to discuss local road issues at a State level.

18 Nov 2010 (Thursday)

Green Future At Dalyston Recreation Reserve
The grass will soon be greener at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve thanks to a fully automated irrigation system.

Silverleaves Residents To Get Fire Ready
Silverleaves residents can improve their bushfire safety and get prepared for the fire danger period by attending a CFA FireReady meeting on Saturday, 20 November.

St Clair Windfarm Meeting
Bass Coast Shire Council officers last week met with representatives from Synergy Wind who intend to lodge a planning application to build a windfarm in St Clair.

Car Park And Beach Access Closed
The Inverloch Surf Beach car park and beach access at Goroke Street will be temporarily closed on Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 November for works on the new Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club.

Ingram Slams Coalition Marine Park Investigation
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, said that marine parks were are back on the agenda following a commitment released today by the coalition.

Bike Path Study To Proceed Under Coalition
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has pledged $60,000 for a Morwell to Traralgon bike path feasibility study if a Coalition Government is elected on November 27.

Latrobe City Appoints Contractors For Synthetic Hockey Facility
At the Ordinary Council meeting on Monday night, Latrobe City Council appointed a contractor to construct a synthetic hockey facility at Monash University Churchill campus.

Coalition To Fund Morwell Ses Facility
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has pledged $50,000 during SES Awareness Week for the Morwell SES to establish a facility to house their Heavy Road Rescue Vehicles if a Coalition government is elected this month.

Traralgon East To Receive Upgraded Community Centre
The Traralgon East community is set to receive a redeveloped community facility that will be located in the heart of their neighbourhood.

Menopause The Musical: A Great Night Out
The number one girls’ night out is returning to Latrobe City on Thursday 18 November.

Coalition To Invest $800,000 Towards Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition will invest $800,000 towards the completion of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail from Traralgon to Toongabbie.

Inverloch - Ideas Into Action
Inverloch Community Planning Group showed it was still going strong with approximately 40 people attending their recent workshop to update the community plan.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Mains cleaning targets central Bairnsdale

Gippsland Lifesavers To Benefit From Coalition Funding
Gippsland lifesavers will benefit from a funding boost under a Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government, Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall said.

Get Your Emergency Plan Redi
A forum to help people prepare for an emergency will be held in Newhaven on Wednesday, 17 November.

Old Gippstown – ‘Doing It Right’
Old Gippstown Moe is one of 25 major Victorian tourist attractions opening their doors free to people who use wheelchairs and their companions to recognise Accessibility Weekend on 20 and 21 November.

Wish Comes True For Little Tikya
If you believe hard enough, wishes really can come true. Five-year-old Tikya Walker wished hard to visit her Nanna in Cairns and on Tuesday,

Change In Leadership At Bass Coast
The resignation of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community and Economic Development Director, Patti Wenn, has prompted some changes to the leadership team at Council.

World’S Best To Wonthaggi
Some of the world’s best films by, with and about people with disability will be shown at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre next month

Churchill To Have Better Police Protection Under Coalition
A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will work with Victoria Police to upgrade Churchill Police Station from 16-hour to 24-hour operation,

Latrobe City Loy Yang Power International Pro Tour
20 – 28 November 2010 Traralgon Tennis Club, Franklin Street, Traralgon

Churchill Football Club To Receive Lighting Upgrade
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has committed $100,000 to improve lighting at Gaskin Park Reserve in Churchill if a Coalition Government is elected this month.

Council To Establish Low Carbon Emissions Future Transition Committee
Following Monday’s Council meeting, Latrobe City will seek to establish a Low Carbon Emissions Future Transition Committee to monitor the progress and effectiveness of its policy

Rules Set For School Leavers
The traditional end of school celebrations start on Monday, 22 November with Year 12 students from local and metropolitan high schools expected to visit the region.

Give Generously This Christmas
Bass Coast Shire Council is hoping the community will again give generously to help disadvantaged families this Christmas.

Latrobe Leisure And Arts Facilities Welcome Carer Card Holders
Latrobe City Council has embraced the new Victorian Government carer card initiative, providing concession rate entry across its leisure and recreation facilities.

Ingram Backs Mid 2030 As A Key Election Commitment
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has announced his full support for the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) and will work with Southern Rural Water and localfarmers to ensure adequate funding

Safety Risk Forces Tree Removal
Latrobe City Council arborists have acted quickly to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.

Nominations Close Soon For Australia Day Awards
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging people to fill out a nomination form for the 2011Bass Coast Australia Awards before Friday, 26 November.

Wonthaggi North Win Recycling Competition
Students from Wonthaggi North Primary were presented a cheque for $800 after winning the Bass Coast National Recycling Week collage competition.

Local Kids Say Enjoy It…Don’T Spoil It
Local teenagers have joined forces with Bass Coast Shire Council to encourage people to look after Bass Coast and its attractions.

Nightrider Bus To Receive Funding
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has confirmed $80,000 will be allocated to reintroduce the successful Night Rider bus service in the Latrobe Valley if the Coalition is elected to Government this month.

22 Nov 2010 (Monday)

Pet Expo Success
Despite the predicted rain, hundreds of locals turned out to enjoy the Pet Expo held at the San Remo Foreshore on Sunday, 14 November.

Yallourn North Town Reserve To Receive Upgrade
The Yallourn North Town Recreation Reserve will receive $20,000 for upgrades and developments if the Coalition is elected on November 27 announced Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today.

$1 Million To Upgrade Pondage
Hazelwood Pondage will benefit from a $1 million upgrade and development plan if the Coalition is elected to Government on November 27 said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

Tyers Soccer Club Room Upgrade On The Agenda
Tyers Soccer Club is set to receive a $20,000 club room upgrade if the Coalition is elected to Government on November 27, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced today.

Boolarra To Benefit From $25,000 Men’S Shed
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has pledged $25,000 for the creation of a Men’s Shed in Boolarra if a Coalition Government is elected on 27 November.

Coalition Government Will Restore Funds For Landcare Support
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition will restore funding to support Landcare co-ordinators across Victoria and help local community volunteers protect and restore Victoria’s environment said

23 Nov 2010 (Tuesday)

Mayor Meets Minister Over Low Carbon Future
On Wednesday 17 November, Latrobe City’s mayor was part of a delegation who met with the Minister for Resources and Energy,

Students Learn To Express Emotion Through Photography
Students from Churchill’s Lumen Christi Primary School Camera Club have worked very hard over several months to collate photos for their exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery

Toongabbie Beautification Works Guaranteed Under Coalition
$15,000 has been pledged for beautification projects in Toongabbie if the Coalition is elected to Government on 27 November, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today.

Stamp Duty Cuts Great News For First Home Buyers
First home buyers in the Morwell Electorate have received a huge boost through Coalition plans to cut stamp duty, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said this week.

24 Nov 2010 (Wednesday)

Speed Limits Reduced
Drivers need to be aware that the speed limit along roads used for hauling construction materials for the pipeline and power for the desalination project has been reduced from 100km/hr to 80km/hr.

Yinnar Skate Park In The Works
Yinnar is set to receive a skate park if the Coalition is elected on November 27, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today.

Coalition To Tackle Labor’S Smart Meter Stuff Up
A Coalition Government will move to protect Victorian families from John Brumby’s smart meter stuff up which is directly adding to the soaring cost of electricity under Labor.

25 Nov 2010 (Thursday)

Get Your Free Mulch
If you’re a green thumb, or just want to spruce up your garden don’t miss out on the chance to pick up some mulch free of charge.

Good News On Liquor Licence Fees
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said a Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will ease the financial pressure on sporting clubs, small businesses and community groups by slashing Labor’s

Performing Arts Workshop For Young People In Latrobe City
In partnership with Malthouse Theatre, Latrobe City’s Performing Arts will host a two-day workshop for young people aged 15 to 20 years at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on

Northe Urges A Show Support For White Ribbon Day
This Thursday is White Ribbon Day, and Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is urging the community to get involved in activities to help raise the awareness that violence against women should not be tolerated.

Coalition To Ease The Cost Of Living For Local Community
Latrobe Valley concession card holders will have their year-round electricity bills slashed by 17.5 percent under a Liberal Nationals Coalition Government, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe

Coalition To Tackle Crime In Latrobe Valley
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition’s plan for a $29 million program to fund local crime prevention initiatives will make the Latrobe Valley safer, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

26 Nov 2010 (Friday)

Forest Red Gums Back Where They Belong
The weather was kind to the Latrobe Urban Landcare Group as they planted 21 Forest Red Gum trees along the embankment of a waterway on the edge of a new sub-division on the Ellavale Estate in Traralgon.

Agribusiness Session Puts The Dollars Into Smallholdings
Find a niche and make it pay. That was the secret shared with more than 50 people who attended Latrobe City Council’s annual smallholder forum held recently.

30 Nov 2010 (Tuesday)

Seeing in summer with ample water supplies
East Gippsland Water has ample drinking water supplies to meet customer demand as it heads into summer, with no water restrictions in force anywhere in the East Gippsland region.

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