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4 Oct 2011 (Tuesday)

Minister Persuaded Not To Rezone
The Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, yesterday announced that he had decided not to rezone 23 hectares of pristine Ventnor farming land for residential development.

Transition to a Low Carbon Future
Community Forum Wednesday 28 September 2011

Melbourne Heart Returns To Latrobe City For A-League Fixture
Melbourne Heart FC will return to Latrobe City, its home away from home, after Football Federation Australia announced Latrobe City will host Melbourne Hearts FC Hyundai A-league regional fixture on Thursday.

Landcare Positions Now Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced that Landcare groups in Gippsland can apply for one of the Victorian Coalition Government’s 60 new Landcare facilitator positions across Victoria.

Fsl Public Consultation Session To Be Held In Traralgon
A public consultation meeting on the proposed Fire Services Levy (FSL) reforms will be held on Tuesday 18 October, 6pm at the Traralgon Football Club.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
$1,000 sponsorship for local schools in energy-efficient vehicle challenge

Have A Say On The Future Direction Of Small Business Policy
The Victorian Coalition Government is inviting small business owners, operators, advisers, industry groups and other interested parties to have their say on the future direction of small business policy and services in Victoria.

Melbourne Heart Returns To Latrobe City For A-League Fixture
Melbourne Heart FC will return to Latrobe City, its home away from home, after Football Federation Australia announced Latrobe City will host Melbourne Hearts FC Hyundai A-league regional fixture on Thursday.

Latrobe Valley Can Apply For Scouts And Guides Facilities Funding
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to invest $4 million over four years to upgrade Scouts Victoria and

Latrobe City’S Power Of Racing Celebrates Ten Years
This year sees the Power of Racing celebrate its tenth anniversary and the next twelve weeks will see a full calendar of exciting and vibrant events being held across Latrobe City.

Book Now For Seniors Week
Bass Coast is hosting a full program of local events, forums and social activities as part the Victorian Seniors Festival in October.

Community Ict Grants Program Now Open
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging community organisations to apply for funding under the Victorian Government’s 2011 Community ICT Skills Grants program.

Extra Police For Latrobe Valley
The Latrobe Valley will be allocated 5 frontline police by June 30 next year, as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to make Victoria safer.

Coalition Reinvigorates Victorian Young Farmers
The Victorian Coalition Government is providing more support than ever before for young rural leaders, with the Victorian Young Farmers (VYF) to receive funding to the tune of $400,000 over the next four years

Celebrating The Year Of Chinese Culture In Australia
The Latrobe Regional Gallery is proud to present the work of acclaimed Chinese artist Li Gang.

All The Drama Of Flamenco At Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon will come alive when Voyages Flamenco brings the exotic drama of Spain’s flamenco on Tuesday 4 October.

Turning Japanese For Latrobe’S Sister Cities Celebration
Set the challenge of making two Japanese torii gates to be on display at this year’s Sister Cities Festival on 23 October at Kernot Hall,

Local Government Womens Dinner
The Gippsland Women in Local Government Dinner was held at Traralgon on 5 September.

5 Oct 2011 (Wednesday)

Gippsland Arts Audiences To Benefit From Funding
Art lovers across the state will have the best of the arts brought to their community under a new round of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Touring Victoria program to support theatre,

Masterclass To Grow Your Business
A regional consultation forum will be held in Traralgon on 13 October 2011 to provide information on the Victorian Coalition Government’s MasterClass for Growth program.

7 Oct 2011 (Friday)

Funding Boost Strengthens Soccer In Latrobe Valley
Pegasus Soccer Club in Morwell is one of 11 clubs throughout Victoria to have scored a share in $840,000 worth of Victorian Government funding from the Strengthening the World Game Program.

Bass Coast Children's Festival
Bass Coast Children’s Festival will be held in Wonthaggi at two venues on Saturday 22 October 2011.

GP Fever Hits Bass Coast
Big crowds and heavy traffic are expected across Bass Coast from 14-16 October, as visitors flock to the Iveco Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Another Great Year For Foreshore Planting
There is one more opportunity to take part in Bass Coast’s successful season of volunteer tree plantings.

11 Oct 2011 (Tuesday)

Caulfield Cup Day In Traralgon This Weekend
Latrobe Valley residents will be able to enjoy all the festivities of the Caulfield Cup this weekend without the metropolitan crowds,

Locals Encouraged To Get On Board V/Line Campaign
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe is encouraging local businesses to get on board with V/Line’s latest marketing campaign.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Underground with water storage

12 Oct 2011 (Wednesday)

Latrobe City Redesignated As An International Safe Community
Latrobe City Council has received reaccreditation under the World Health Organization’s International Safer Communities program.

Locals Encouraged To Support Mental Health Week
Gippsland MPs are encouraging community members to use Mental Health Week as a long-term platform to support people dealing with mental illness.

17 Oct 2011 (Monday)

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra To Perform At Kernot Hall
Kernot Hall in Morwell will come alive with the evocative sounds of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) as they take their Spring Tour 2011 around regional venues.

East Gippsland Water Media Release
Proposal to decommission the Nicholson Dam

Community Input Sought For Disability Action Plan
Latrobe City is holding community discussion sessions to inform the development of the Disability Action Plan for 2012-13.

Local Businesses Celebrate The GP
The business community turned out in force at the presentation for the Annual Best Dressed Business Competition at Silverwater Resort, on Tuesday, 11 October 2011.

Council Reminds Truck Drivers Of Parking Laws
Following a rise in complaints relating to trucks parking in residential streets, Latrobe City Council is urging truck drivers to refresh their knowledge and understanding of current road rules.

New Coronet Bay Boat Ramp Going Ahead
Council has reached a milestone in providing improved boat ramp access at Coronet Bay.

Facelift For Phillip Island Leisure Centre
A redevelopment of change rooms and toilet facilities at the Phillip Island Leisure Centre will provide improved facilites for the community and incorporate several environmentaly sustainable features.

More Shared Footpaths For Inverloch
Work begins this month on a shared footpath to complete the foreshore link from Grandview Grove to Cuttriss Street and the Inverloch Angling Club foreshore car park.

Detox Your Home This Month
Old cleaning products, left-over paint, dead batteries and weedkiller stored around your home can now be safely disposed of without putting a strain on the environment.

21 Oct 2011 (Friday)

$20 Million For ‘Communities For Nature’
The Victorian Coalition Government has launched a new grants program to enable local communities to conduct work that will safeguard and enhance their local environment.

Deborah Conway To Perform Latest Album At Pac
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Deborah Conway and her partner Willy Zygier will perform their latest album Half Man Half Woman at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon on Thursday 27 October at 8pm.

Reducing Stress For Carers
A series of recent Senior’s Week forums were a great success in helping carers understand and reduce stress felt when looking after a person’s care and well-being.

The Merger To Hit The Traralgon Stage
The Merger, Damian Callinan’s sequel to Sportsman’s Night, is set to delight audiences on Monday 31 October at the Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon.

Nominate Now For The 'Having A Say’ Conference
Bass Coast Shire Council will sponsor two people to attend the Having a Say Conference, held from 8 to 10 February 2012 in Geelong.

Melbourne Cup Day Remains A Holiday
Bass Coast will keep the Melbourne Cup Day holiday on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 and celebrate "the race that stops a nation" together with visitors to the region.

Sister Cities Festival To Showcase The Wonders Of Chinese And Japanese Culture
Latrobe City is holding its inaugural Sister Cities Festival at Kernot Hall this coming Sunday 23 October 2011 from 11am to 4pm.

Nominate Your Community Sporting Heroes Now
Victoria¡¦s community sporting heroes will soon have their chance to stand in the spotlight, with Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe announcing that nominations were now open for the 2011

Black Saturday Bushfire Stories Taken To Parliament
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe last week in Parliament paid tribute to those impacted by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, and the launch of a book which captures their stories.

25 Oct 2011 (Tuesday)

Connect With Anzac History With New Shrine Of Remembrance Website
Students, veterans and history enthusiasts are just some of the many groups set to benefit from the launch of the new and enhanced Shrine of Remembrance website –

Local Clubs Fight Television Lawn Bowls Cuts
Last week Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe together with 17 Liberal and National MPs tabled petitions in the Victorian Legislative Assembly with 2413 signatures from lawn bowls clubs in their electorate.

New Small Business Commissioner Begins Work
Nationals Member for Morwell and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Russell Northe has announced that Geoff Browne has begun work as Victoria’s new Small Business Commissioner.

Jeeralang North Hall – Better Than Ever
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe joined with the community to officially open the restored and refurbished Jeeralang North Community Hall today.

Call For Submissions On Mental Illness And Work
Individuals, organisations and businesses in the Latrobe Valley with an interest in workforce participation by people living with a mental illness are being encouraged to make a submission to a Victorian parliamentary inquiry.

2011 Le Chic Mayoral Charity Ball Success
This year’s Mayoral Charity Ball was an overwhelming success with the Wonthaggi Town Hall filled to capacity.

Bitumen Bandits On The Prowl
A scam targeting the elderly and offering to seal their driveways is operating in Gippsland.

28 Oct 2011 (Friday)

Constitutional Recognition Of Aboriginal And Torres Straight Islander Peoples
You Me Unity is the national conversation about updating our constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples and culture for the benefit of all Australians.

Inverloch Wins Tidy Town Awards
Inverloch won two Victorian awards at the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Award presentation held at Rutherglen on 22 October.

31 Oct 2011 (Monday)

10inTEN – short plays to dazzle at the Performing Arts Centre
10inTEN, a local production using local actors and directors to present a one night only event of ten minute plays, will be staged on Thursday 17 November from 8pm at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon.

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