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1 Nov 2017 (Wednesday)

Moe Library and Service Centre to reopen on 1 November
Moe Service Centre and Library will reopen on Wednesday 1 November 2017, offering full services and normal business hours.

2 Nov 2017 (Thursday)

Labor cuts funding to sign language courses
The Andrews Labor Government has cut funding for Australian sign language (AUSLAN) courses.

Rail Freight Advisory Council
If Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan is genuinely committed to making Victoria’s freight rail network as ‘efficient and safe as possible’ Labor should fund upgrades at level crossings on the Maryborough to Mildura line.

2018 Youth Grants now available
Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local Councils, Community Groups and Schools to apply for two youth grants that are now available.

6 Nov 2017 (Monday)

Footpath renewal continues
Bass Coast Shire Council’s footpath renewal works continue with construction on two upgrades about to take place in Wonthaggi and Cowes.

Bass Coast Biolinks
Bass Coast Shire Council is working on a Biodiversity Biolinks Plan to protect and connect the remaining native vegetation in the Shire.

Scenic Estate stage 2
A new viewing platform and walking path will be included in the stage two development of the Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve on Phillip Island, which will begin works this month.

New horse permits
A new permit system is being implemented from 1 December 2017 for the riding and/or leading of horses on the beach north of Norsemens Road toward Corinella.

14 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)

Statement on Melina Bath
The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath is recovering in hospital after she was involved in a road accident on Wednesday afternoon.

Labor must commit to 12 month extension on eID
The Andrews Labor Government’s late announcement today of a price for electronic identification (eID) tags for sheep and goats next year is long overdue.

Gippy Agchat Edition 144 November 2017
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 144.

Free meningococcal vaccination
Bass Coast Shire Council is urging teens aged between 15 to 19 years to get their meningococcal vaccinations which are available free of charge until 31 December 2017.

Attend the 2018 Having a Say Conference
Bass Coast Shire Council will sponsor two people to attend the Having a Say Conference, held from Monday, 5 to Wednesday, 7 February 2018 in Geelong.

16 Nov 2017 (Thursday)

Farmers face skyrocketing diesel prices to keep the lights on
Daniel Andrews’ desperate bid to plug the hole in Victoria’s power supply couldn’t come at a worse time for Victorian farmers.

Tenant nominations now open for Frances Penington Award & Molly Hadfield Award 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services are calling for nominations for The Frances Penington Award and The Molly Hadfield Awards.

A time for respect
Latrobe City Council mayor, Councillor Darrell White is calling for kindness, tolerance and respect in the lead up to today’s Marriage Law Postal Survey results announcement.

Last Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 13 November 2017
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at their Ordinary Meeting on Monday 13 November.

Regional Fuel Price Public Hearing’s commence
Public hearing’s being held by the State Parliaments Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee in relation to Fuel Price discrepancies in Regional Victoria were held in Melbourne yesterday.

Gippsland V-Line issues – Compensation
Member for Morwell, Russell Northe raised in Parliament growing community concerns of the constant delays and cancelled services impacting Gippsland V/Line services and commuters

20 Nov 2017 (Monday)

Motorcycle Training facility in Latrobe Valley must remain open
Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has raised in Parliament his concern surrounding the possible closure of another business within the Latrobe Valley.

Community benefits from $127,000 in grants
Bass Coast Shire Council congratulated 35 successful grant recipients at a special presentation event at the Civic Centre Council Chamber on Monday, 13 November.

Domestic animal management gets results
Bass Coast Shire Council recently resolved two cases of dog attacks in the Magistrates’ Court.

Community Bushfire Connection – we need you
The Latrobe Valley Community Bushfire Connection program is ready to go: the webpage is up, the program of events is finalised, registrations are open, all we need is you…

26 Nov 2017 (Sunday)

Bass Coast wins Industry Awards for Tourism and Community Engagement
Bass Coast Shire Council bagged this year's RACV Victorian Tourism awards and Local Government Professionals Corporate Planners Network Awards.

29 Nov 2017 (Wednesday)

A Good Time’s a Safe Time, for Bass Coast Schoolies
Bass Coast Shire Council prepares to welcome the the Cool Schoolies.

Labor can’t explain secrecy on Animal Welfare Victoria
Establishing Animal Welfare Victoria without consultation: Questions still unanswered

Dangerous dog destroyed after attack
Community’s safety is highest priority: Dangerous dog destroyed

Gippsland goes global with Alibaba
Alibaba workshops in December to explore e-commerce, tourism, food and product opportunities for Gippsland businesses.

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