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10 Oct 2008 (Friday)

Community Spirit Revealed In Youth Art Project
Six free school holiday workshops have not only resulted in a series of permanent artworks being created for displaying at Priestly Park, in Traralgon East, but highlighted the value of community spirit and cooperation.

2009 Community Directory
The 2009 Community Directory will be automatically mailed out to people who registered their details on the mailing list for the 2008 edition.

Road Closures Traralgon – Jayco Herald Sun Tour
On Sunday 12 and Monday 13 October 2008, the opening events of the 2008 Jayco Herald Sun Tour will be taking place in Traralgon

Age Is No Barrier
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging mature-age workers to return to the workforce to meet skills and labour shortages in the region.

Western Port Prepares For Climate Change
Western Port councils and CSIRO have developed a Climate Change Risks and Adaptation report to detail actions for councils to take in reducing the likely impacts of climate change.

Councillors Vote For GM Free Crop Status
East Gippsland Shire Council last night supported and approach to State government for East Gippsland to be declared a zone free of Genetically Modified crops.

Opposition MPs Promote Pedal Power In Morwell
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe Valley residents to jump on a bike next Wednesday for Ride to Work Day.

Free Breakfast For Those Riding To Work On Wednesday
Cyclists riding to work on Wednesday’s Ride to Work day in Latrobe City are being urged to register their intention on the Ride to Work website, and pop into the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden for a free breakfast.

Information Sessions On Proposals For Planning Scheme
A number of information sessions providing land owners and developers with information on proposed changes to the Latrobe Planning Scheme, are being held in Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Churchill early in November.

Children’s Centre Unites Community
Bass Coast Shire Council says the community deserves to be congratulated on the opening of the new Children’s Centre, located on the Wonthaggi Primary School site.

Mayor To Seek Meeting With Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong
Latrobe City mayor, Cr Bruce Lougheed, has requested an immediate meeting with Federal Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong.

New Director Joins Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council has a new Community and Economic Development Director.

Are You Ready For The Ride?
Traralgon will be brimming with everything bicycle on Sunday when the Jayco Herald Sun Tour rides into town. Latrobe City Council is urging the community to join in the festivities as the ‘Go for your life’ tour village takes over town.

East Gippsland Water Plays Host To World Renowned Water Expert
East Gippsland Water has been playing host to world renowned water industry expert Dr George Tchobanoglous from the University of California and utilising his expertise to help further enhance its operations in

Builder Digs Himself Into Hole
Latrobe City Council, CEO Paul Buckley said that the successful prosecution of a Traralgon builder for unapproved excavation work is a clear warning that unsafe and unauthorised building activity will not be tolerated.

Wonthaggi Kindergartens Inc
The Wonthaggi Kindergartens Inc (Murray Street Campus) has finally moved from its 14 year temporary premises at Moonya, Murray Street, Wonthaggi into its own brand new purpose built building,

Dust Settles As Black Tank Road Pavement Trial Begins
Latrobe City Council is undertaking a trial of five different pavement surfaces on Black Tank Road in Glengarry in a bid to guide council’s future maintenance program and methods on unsealed roads.

Japanese Day Packed With Culture And Entertainment
The fifth Latrobe City Japanese Day will be held at Kernot Hall on Sunday 19 October 2008 from 10.30am to 3.30pm, and once again the whole community will be invited to take part in the celebrations.

13 Oct 2008 (Monday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for Area LTB1 October 2008 (NHW132)
Credit Card Scam, Scams, Police Crime Report.

14 Oct 2008 (Tuesday)

Gippsland MPs to lead regional Parliament debate
Victorian Coalition MPs representing Gippsland will lead debate on a series of motions dealing with key issues for the future of East Gippsland at the special regional sitting of the Upper House in Lakes Entrance this week, October 15 and 16.

17 Oct 2008 (Friday)

Tickets for "The Messiah" to go on sale Monday 20th October
Tickets for the Morwell performance of "The Messiah" will be available from Latrobe City box offices starting Monday 20th October 2008.

Govt under pressure in East Gippsland
A series of Opposition motions moved at the Lakes Entrance sitting of the Victorian Upper House has put the State Government under pressure to underpin the long-term viability of East Gippsland’s fishing and timber industries.

20 Oct 2008 (Monday)

HR leader joins Westernport Water
A new Westernport Water director brings her experience in human resource management to the regional water supplier.

Plumbers get on down with Westernport Water
District plumbers will be offered the opportunity to catch up with the latest in their industry at the Westernport Water plumbers’ forum next month.

21 Oct 2008 (Tuesday)

State honour for young artist in water competition
A poster designed by a San Remo primary student has been named runner-up in a statewide poster competition supported by Westernport Water.

24 Oct 2008 (Friday)

Council’s Outdoor Pool Hours For Summer Announced
With the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and times of local storms or lightning, Latrobe’s outdoor pools will be open for swimming every day this summer; though on cool days,

Historian To Run On Global Warming
Gippsland historian and bookseller Peter Gardner has announced his candidature for the East Gippsland Shire Council.

Cashin Street Complete
ashin Street in Inverloch has received a facelift. There is now additional drainage to better cope with heavy rains, 250 metres of damaged kerb has been replaced and the road has been re-sealed between

Ag News
Friday 24th October 2008

City’s Annual Report Given Tick Of Approval
Latrobe City Council’s 2007/08 Annual Report has been released to the public following its endorsement at Monday night’s council meeting.

Voice Your Concerns About Supported Accommodation In The Latrobe Valley
It is time for Gippslanders affected by the lack of supported accommodation to tell the Brumby Government about their experiences, Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

El Zorro Rides Into GIFT Freight Terminal
A trial run to prove that the Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal (GIFT) at MidValley can still be used for rail freight purposes was undertaken yesterday,

Donation Spurs Hub Development
Inverloch Community House Inc. has donated $30,000 for the construction of the new Inverloch Community Hub.

Joe Tabuteau Reserve Not For Sale
Latrobe City Council’s chief executive officer, Paul Buckley, today said that rumours circulating which suggest that council is planning to sell the Joe Tabuteau Reserve were nothing more than irresponsible scaremongering.

Desalination Hearings Get Underway
Bass Coast Shire Council officers have attended public hearings at Pakenham for the desalination plant Environment Effects Statement (EES) which commenced this week.

Mardi Symons is Latrobe’s Senior Citizen of the Year
Mardi Symons of Traralgon South has been announced as Latrobe City's Senior Citizen of the Year. The award was announced recently, as the Victorian Seniors Festival 2008 drew to a close.

Clubs Plan For Our Recreation Future
Bass Coast Shire Council is holding a series of community workshops in October on Council’s long term Recreation Plan.

Curlip launch a commendable community effort: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has congratulated the PS Curlip committee and the Orbost and district community for taking another step towards the commissioning of the paddle steamer

Councillors Recognised For Outstanding Service
Bass Coast Shire councillors, Cr Neville Goodwin and Cr John Duscher were among councillors to be recognised for their outstanding service to Victorian communities last night at the presentation of the inaugural

East Gippsland’s Winners In The National Water Week Poster Competition
Students from Swan Reach, Eagle Point, Orbost and Swifts Creek primary schools are the East Gippsland region winners in this year’s National Water Week Primary Schools Poster Competition, with one student

Grants Program Funds Range Of Projects
Numerous local secretaries, presidents and treasurers of community organisations across the municipality have been delighted to receive notification of their Latrobe City community grants funding in the mail recently.

Urgent Repairs For Inverloch Beach
Bass Coast Shire Council has undertaken urgent work to ensure the safety of Inverloch Beach.

17 October 2008
Bass Coast Local News

Ingram Congratulates Victorian Parliament On Historic Sitting
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has thanked the Victorian Parliament for conducting an historic regional sitting in Gippsland this week,.

‘Threshold’ Takes You Into The Mysterious Depths Of Your Imagination
Australian illusionist, Cosentino’s brand new production ‘Threshold’ will take you into the mysterious depths of your imagination as you witness the art of illusion, dance and escapes at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Dairy Industry Feedpad Guideline Development
Dairy industry service providers are being invited to attend a series of workshops which will guide the development of guidelines for dairy feedpads and freestall barns.

Melbourne Cup Day A Public Holiday
Employees who work in the area covered by Latrobe City Council are entitled to a public holiday on Melbourne Cup Day this year.

Alternative Boat Ramp For Coronet Bay
The Coronet Bay community has been given the go ahead to explore alternative locations for a boat ramp.

Forum For Mature Aged Workers
A forum for mature aged workers will be held at Chisolm TAFE, Wonthaggi on Wednesday 29 October, starting at 6pm.

Ingram Supports TAFE Wage Increase
The Independent member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has supported a stop-work rally by local TAFE teachers today in support of higher wages

Conservation Plan For Traralgon Courthouse
Latrobe City Council will engage a heritage consultant to prepare a conservation plan for the Traralgon Courthouse.

Regional Bike Ed Winners Head To State Finals In December
Poowong, Cowes and Boolarra Primary Schools will be heading to the state finals of the Bike Ed Challenge in Terang in December, following their qualifying win in the Gippsland regional final held at the

Rejuvenation Of Tambo Bay Wetlands Reaches Milestone
Community success in rejuvenating East Gippsland’s Tambo Bay Wetlands near Metung will be celebrated on Friday 24 October as part of National Water Week.

Government Must Address Rural Student Disadvantage: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has used the historic Gippsland regional sitting of Victorian Parliament to call on the government

Council Has A Plan For Animals
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Domestic Animal Management Plan 2008-2010 was adopted at the October Meeting.

28 Oct 2008 (Tuesday)

German tests for $2bn Gippsland coal/fertiliser project
Victoria’s first clean-coal facility moved closer this month as tests converting Gippsland coal into fertiliser started in Germany.

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