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5 Oct 2010 (Tuesday)

Door-To-Door Changes To Bring Relief To Households
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe says new fair trading laws currently before State Parliament will be welcomed by residents in the Morwell Electorate.

Have Your Say On The Draft Ventnor Masterplan
Local residents and park users in Ventnor have the opportunity to help improve the quality of community open space in the area.

Government Will Breach Timber Commitment: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, says the State Government will breach its 2006 election commitment to the region’s timber industry if it implements changes proposed to the East Gippsland

Plan To Crush Hoon Driving With Tough New Laws
A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will introduce tough new anti-hoon laws to reduce the damage to Victorian families caused by reckless driving and anti-social behaviour.

Ditch The Car And Walk To Work In October
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe Valley residents to ditch the car for a day, and walk to work on Friday 1 October 2010.

6 Oct 2010 (Wednesday)

Supermarkets Approved In Cowes
The Minister for Planning yesterday announced his approval for two supermarkets in Cowes.

Ingram Fights For Stratford Community Over "Knob" Use
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to pull DSE into line to allow continuation of community activities at the town’s popular Knob Reserve.

Staff Milestones Celebrated
Bass Coast Shire Council acknowledged eight staff for reaching their milestones of between 10 and 30 years at a special morning tea held last Wednesday.

Gp On Rain, Hail Or Shine!
Bass Coast Shire Council is working with organisers of the 2010 Motorcycle Grand Prix to make sure the event runs as smoothly and safely as possible

Homecare Staff Undertake Environmental Audits On Clients’ Homes
Pressure on the more vulnerable members of our community to keep up with the rising costs of power and water is mounting. Trying to introduce measures to reduce their carbon footprint may seem challenging too.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
East Gippsland Water has ample water to meet customer demand through the rest of spring and heading into summer, with drinking water storages some 80% full thanks to good forward planning,

Bass And Kilcunda Look To The Future
The network of Community Planning groups in Bass Coast is about to expand to Bass and Kilcunda.

Turning Ideas Into Action
Inverloch residents will have the chance to review the Inverloch Community Plan on Thursday, 21 October, where the focus will be turning ideas into actions.

Ingram Backs Bemm River Community Emergency Plan
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has endorsed a plan developed by the Bemm River community to deal with matters that threaten the township in times of emergency

Morwell-Traralgon Bike Path Project Back To Square One
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe last week raised his concerns in State Parliament regarding the ongoing battle to establish a Morwell to Traralgon bike path link.

Local Students Prepared For Cultural Experience
A group of local students have been undertaking a cultural awareness program in preparation for their journey to China, where they will act as Latrobe City ambassadors.

Grand Prix Blowout Can No Longer Be Justified: Ingram
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on both sides of politics to end the spiralling costs of the Australian F1 Grand Prix

International Friendship Celebrated Through Art
An exhibition of artworks produced by Latrobe City artists, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Latrobe’s sister city relationship with Takasago in Japan, is currently on display at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Old Fisheries Building Set For Demolition
Bass Coast Shire Council has applied for planning permits to demolish the old Fisheries Building at 98 Chapel Street, Cowes.

No Charge Green Waste Weekend For Latrobe Residents
Latrobe City residents are being urged to take advantage of a no-charge green waste disposal weekend being held on the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October.

Free Showerhead Exchange At The East Gippsland Home Show & Trade Fair
East Gippsland Water’s residential customers attending the coming East Gippsland Home Show & Trade Fair in Bairnsdale will be able to exchange their old showerheads free of charge as part of an ongoing water

Local Events Highlight Of Festival
Now in its 29th year, the Victorian Seniors Festival, from 3 to 10 October, includes more than 1,000 free and low-cost events across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Visual Arts Aid Language And Learning At The Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery recently hosted approximately 30 teachers from the wider Gippsland area for the Gippsland LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Conference.

Latrobe City tourism reports commissioned
Two reports, to be commissioned by Latrobe City Council, will provide a comprehensive analysis of the tourism product within the municipality and a review of the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre

Coalition Throws Lifeline To Swim Program
THE Liberal Nationals Coalition will boost funding to save the VICSWIM Summer Kidz learn-to-swim holiday program which is run at many aquatic centres in East Gippsland, Nationals Eastern Region MP Peter

‘Swish’ On The Table At Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough
People who are blind or have low vision can now actively participate in the game of swish at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough, as a result of a partnership with Vision Australia, GippSport and Keenagers Moe Newborough.

11 Oct 2010 (Monday)

Middlemiss In Jobs Talks.
Graeme Middlemiss, ALP Candidate for Morwell looks forward to Minister for Regional & Rural Development, Jacinta Allan making further announcements relating to the Latrobe Valley Advantage Fund included in the government’s Climate Change White Paper.

12 Oct 2010 (Tuesday)

More Plans For Swan Bay
A third proposal for the site of the former Swan Bay Caravan Park at Rhyll has been lodged with Council.

New Program A Hit At The Hub
A new Tai Chi and Qi Gong class is a welcome addition to activities at the Inverloch Community Hub.

Ingram Urges Implementation Of Wild Dog Strategy
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, this week called on the government to implement a new strategy to deal with the wild dog problem so rife in his electorate.

Best Dressed Business Presentation
What: Presentations for the Best Dressed Businesses Competition, to celebrate the Iveco Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, 2010.

Ingram To Present Knob Reserve Petition Today
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, will present a petition to Parliament today signed by over 1500 Stratford and district residents,

Coalition Backs Gippsland’S Young Farmers: Hall
Young farmers in Gippsland will benefit from the Coalition’s $1 million commitment over four years to the Victorian Young Farmers group, Eastern Region MP Peter Hall said.

Japanese Day Packed With Culture And Entertainment
Latrobe City’s seventh Japanese Day will be held at Kernot Hall this coming Sunday 17 October 2010 from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free.

Opera Viventi Performing In Bass Coast
High profile vocal quartet Opera Viventi will be performing at a new event to be held in Bass Coast Shire on 12 February 2011.

Players Join Forces To Tackle Holiday Problems
Key players in the holiday accommodation market met last with Bass Coast Shire Council.

Gp Fever Hits Bass Coast
Big crowds and heavy traffic are expected across Bass Coast from 15-17 October, as visitors flock to the Iveco Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

East Gippsland Water Transfers Bulk Entitlements To Mitchell River
Some 24,000 East Gippsland Water customers have received a boost to their long-term water security with the transfer of Bulk Entitlements from the Nicholson and Tambo Rivers to the Mitchell River.

13 Oct 2010 (Wednesday)

Council Releases Plan For Morwell Growth
Council has adopted the ‘Morwell North West Development Plan August 2010’ a plan for residential development that will accommodate around 1280 new homes, potentially in the next 25 years.

Completing The Final Link
Bass Coast Shire Council contractors are about to begin the final stage of the Phillip Island Road shared path between The Esplanade and Sunderland Bay Road completing the pathway.

Star pianist to visit Morwell with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
One of Australia’s finest young pianists, Amir Farid, will thrill audiences when he visits Kernot Hall in Morwell on Monday 18 October with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO).

Grigoryan Brothers Set To Dazzle Guitar Loving Audience
Acclaimed guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers, are set to mesmerise the audience when they present an evening at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 4 November.

Parkinson’S Nurse Needed In Gippsland
The needs of Gippsland residents struggling with Parkinson’s disease were put on the agenda last week in State Parliament, including support for a Parkinson’s specific nurse in the region.

Telephone Survey Is Not Ours Warns East Gippsland
East Gippsland Water is warning customers that it is in no way connected with a company claiming to be conducting a water quality survey in the East Gippsland region.

Info Sessions On Wave Erosion
Bass Coast Shire Council is hosting information sessions to gather local knowledge on how wave erosion is affecting the foreshore between Erehwon Point and Coughlan Road, Cowes.

‘I Love You Too’ At The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Latrobe City, in partnership with the National Film & Sound Archive Big Screen Film Series 2010, presents ‘I Love You Too’ starring Peter Helliar and Brendan Cowell.

15 Oct 2010 (Friday)

Local Businesses Celebrate The Gp
The business community turned out in large numbers to support the Annual Best Dressed Business Awards Competition at Silverwater Resort, on Tuesday, 12 October 2010.

Cape Community Action
After 12 months of work by local residents a draft version of Cape Paterson’s Community Action Plan has arrived!

Drive Safe And Be Aware
The recent wet weather has played havoc with our roads and the Bass Coast Road Safety Committee is reminding all Bass Coast residents to be aware of increased traffic and changing road conditions.

Ingram condemns further cuts to timber jobs
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has slammed the latest in a long line of timber job cuts in East Gippsland "The contractor reductions announced this week through the tender process

Road Condition Alert
Motorbike riders and drivers visiting Phillip Island for the Moto GP are reminded to take care as extra traffic from the desalination plant and other heavy vehicles are taking a toll on local roads.

Macaffer And Blair Coming To Town
Bass Coast Shire Council is hosting a community event to acknowledge the achievements of two local footballers – Jarryd Blair and Brent Macaffer – both Collingwood 2010 Premiership Players.

Recent Rains Might Mean Mossies
The recent heavy rains and warm weather have created the perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes.

No Charge Green Waste Weekend For Latrobe Residents
Latrobe City residents are being urged to take advantage of a no-charge green waste disposal weekend being held this weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October.

18 Oct 2010 (Monday)

Bus Review Results Kept Under Wraps
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has said he is disappointed in the Brumby Government for refusing to release the results of the Latrobe Valley Bus Service Review, completed in December 2009.

Coalition Must Back Legislation To Return High Country
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has challenged the coalition to fully back his calls for a legislated return of cattle grazing in the Victorian High Country.

19 Oct 2010 (Tuesday)

Dance Band Or Toasted Sandwich Coming To Latrobe City
If you order a Croque Monsieur in a French-speaking country you will get a hot, ham and cheese, grilled sandwich. Book a Croque Monsieur in Australia and you get a group of talented musicians who will

Middlemiss Welcomes Minister
ALP Candidate for Morwell, Graeme Middlemiss, will welcome Regional Development Minister, Jacinta Allan, to the Latrobe Valley again this week.

Government Caves In On Liquor Licence Fee Charges
The State Labor Government has caved in to enormous industry, public and political pressure and revised the liquor licence fees for sporting and community groups, Nationals Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said today.

Latrobe Valley Catholic Schools To Benefit From Coalition Policies
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe and Shadow Minister for Education Martin Dixon recently visited Latrobe Valley schools for a discussion with Principals on a number of Catholic education concerns.

Bike Path Funding Allocated Elsewhere
Latrobe Valley residents who have long advocated for increased bike path networks in the local community have once again been let down by the Brumby Government with news that another Gippsland bike will

20 Oct 2010 (Wednesday)

Management Plan For Kay Street Elms Adopted
Latrobe City Council adopted a management plan for the iconic avenue of elm trees, located in Kay Street Traralgon, at Monday night’s meeting.

Council’S Annual Report Gets The Tick Of Approval
Latrobe City Council’s 2009/10 Annual Report was endorsed by Council on Monday night and highlights another productive year.

Coalition Government To Support Regional Leadership Programs
A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will strengthen Gippsland’s Community Leadership Program, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Are You Ready To Vote In The Upcoming State Election?
Nationals Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has urged people throughout the Morwell Electorate to make sure that their electoral details are correct and up to date ahead of the State Election on November 27, 2010.

Nippon Paper Representatives Visit Latrobe
An overseas delegation led by Mr Masatomo Nakamura, Chairman of Nippon Paper Group, which included representatives of Nippon Paper’s key customers, visited Latrobe City this week.

Hall Fights For School Crossing At Rosedale
Nationals Member for Eastern Region Peter Hall has joined the fight to have a pedestrian crossing installed near Rosedale Primary School.

21 Oct 2010 (Thursday)

Citizenship Ceremony
What: Citizenship ceremony for thirteen local residents

Ingram Welcomes Coalition Funding Pledges: Calls On
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the Liberal/National coalition’s funding pledge for two East Gippsland schools as part of their state election campaign.

Grants To Preserve Our Rich Local Historiesnationals
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local community organisations to apply for funding from the latest round of the Local History Grant Program.

Collingwood Community Event
What: Collingwood community event

22 Oct 2010 (Friday)

Northe Applauds Teachers In Latrobe Valley
In the lead up to this year’s World Teachers’ Day, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has come out in support of our region’s teachers.

$1 Million For Children’S Hub
The Phillip Island Children’s Hub is set to come to fruition after Bass Coast Shire Council was successful in securing state government funding of $1 million for the first stage of the project.

Special Event
Wine Dinner Featuring Outstanding Wines from Killara Estate Yarra Valley

No Fireworks In Cowes For Nye
Bass Coast Shire Council has unanimously supported a one year no entertainment trial at Cowes on Phillip Island at New Year’s Eve in an effort to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Children’S Week Launch
What: Bass Coast Mayor, Peter Paul is launching Children’s Week at Chisholm Institute of Tafe. The launch also coincides with the Tafe’s annual open day

Northe Applauds Teachers In Latrobe Valley
In the lead up to this year’s World Teachers’ Day, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has come out in support of our region’s teachers.

Community Safety Month
An Emergency Services and Community Safety Expo is being held on Sunday, 31 October to celebrate Community Safety Month.

Art Aquisition Launch
What: A contemporary portrait of 20 years of Council’s art collection by Melbourne digital projection artist Yandell Walton, www.yandellwalton.com. Music by South Gippsland band Dirt Floor

25 Oct 2010 (Monday)

Ingram Backs Seafood Labelling Change
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has backed calls by the commercial fishing industry to further expand country of origin labelling for seafood sold in Victoria.

Press Release No. 1 Candidacy in State Election
Gippsland historian Peter Gardner today announced his candidacy as an Independant for the lower house seat of Morwell in the forthcoming state election.

Further Boost For Wonthaggi Centennial Centre
Bass Coast Shire Council has successfully secured $300,000 of State Government funding for the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre

26 Oct 2010 (Tuesday)

Morwell Senior Citizens Rose Garden Wing Official Opening
Speakers will include Latrobe City Council’s Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan, Victoria’s Minister for Community Development Lily D'Ambrosio, and Morwell Centenary Rose Garden Advisory Committee Chair Edith Colley.

Information Session On Indoor Aquatics Study On Tuesday
An additional community information session on the Traralgon Indoor Aquatics and Leisure Centre Feasibility Study is being held tomorrow (Tuesday 26 October 2010) at 7.30pm in the Traralgon Little Theatre.

29 Oct 2010 (Friday)

Treasurer Lenders Launches Middlemiss Campaign
Victorian Treasurer John Lenders officially launched the campaign of Graeme Middlemiss for the seat of Morwell at the Gippsland Trades and Labour Council last night.

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