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3 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

Funding to improve access for all
Bass Coast businesses and community organisations are improving access for all abilities thanks to a grant from the RuralAccess program in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Gloomy day as Carter Holt Harvey closes
The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath on the closure of the Carter Holt Harvey sawmill at Morwell

4 Oct 2017 (Wednesday)

Seniors Week promises fashion, film and fun
Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, said the Latrobe City Senior of the Year would be announced at the Country Concert.

Customer satisfaction surveys underway
Gippslanders are being asked to give feedback about their local water corporation this month.

Cost of failed barramundi foray revealed
The Andrews Labor Government has spent $57,000 clearing dead barramundi from the Hazelwood pondage, barely 12 months after they were initially stocked.

Council Meeting Round-Up: 2 October 2017
A snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at their Ordinary Meeting on Monday 2 October.

5 Oct 2017 (Thursday)

Letter to the Editor - Decentralisation portfolio elevates the focus on country Victoria
Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to decentralise population growth in our state.

6 Oct 2017 (Friday)

Green Waste Amnesty
Bass Coast Shire Council will once again offer its Green Waste Amnesty fee-free disposal period from 3 November until 19 December 2017.

Local contractor appointed for Waterhole Creek lighting project
Latrobe City Council has appointed local contractor Contracting Kings to deliver a Lighting Improvement Project along Waterhole Creek, Morwell.

Moto GP just around the corner
The 2017 motorcycle racing season is nearing the business end which means the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island is almost here.

ICYMI: Andrews doesn’t deny VRET could force Latrobe Valley plant out early
DANIEL Andrews has refused to deny that his renewable ­energy target might force ­Yallourn coal-fired power station out of the market earlier than expected.

Blessing of the bikes
San Remo is gearing up in preparation for up to 8,000 motorcycles to attend the inaugural San Remo Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, 14 October.

9 Oct 2017 (Monday)

Stars shine at Thompson Reserve
Construction has begun which will enable the Inverloch Stars Soccer Club to train under lights at their home venue, Thompson Reserve, for the first time.

Final stages for Bass Valley Children's Centre
Construction of the new Bass Valley Children’s Centre is nearing completion and work is now gearing up for the facility to commence operation in early 2018.

12 Oct 2017 (Thursday)

Gippy Agchat Edition 142 September 2017
Be aware of some of the issues of the latest agricultural issues in Gippsland. Read up on Gippy Agchat Edition 142.

16 Oct 2017 (Monday)

What’s on for you during the Moto GP
The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island kicks off this weekend, and if you’re missing a ticket, or are not keen on the excitement at the track, there is still plenty going on to make this weekend a good one.

Nominate a local hero!
Do you know someone in Bass Coast who regularly goes above and beyond, who you can always rely on for help, or who you admire for their contribution to the community?

Regional Alibaba E-Commerce Workshop coming to Latrobe
Latrobe City Council has been successful in securing a Victorian Regional Alibaba E-Commerce Workshop for Gippsland.

Letter to the Editor (Liberal Nationals working to grow Victoria's regional communities)
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows in just 12 months Greater Melbourne grew by more than 126,000 people while regional Victoria grew by just 20,106.

Jobs boost for Moe
Latrobe City Council today welcomed an important jobs boost for the municipality with the reopening of Moe Meatworks by HW Greenham and Sons.

19 Oct 2017 (Thursday)

Young people call bull on Mikakos' excuses
Young people encouraged to apply for Labor’s Youth Congress are still waiting to hear if their applications were successful, four months after the Congress was due to begin.

Latrobe City scores W-League soccer match
Elite women’s soccer is coming to Latrobe City this weekend! Melbourne Victory will play Adelaide United in a pre-season W-League friendly at the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium in Morwell, Saturday 21 October from 2.30pm.

20 Oct 2017 (Friday)

Nationals back call for South Gippsland Hospital upgrade
The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has spoken in parliament in support of state government funding for vital upgrades of South Gippsland Hospital in Foster.

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…

23 Oct 2017 (Monday)

Labor still failing to consult regional industry
Animal Welfare Victoria was announced under the cover of darkness, without consultation with Victoria’s peak farmer group, the Victorian Farmers Federation or the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee (LICC).

24 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

Council adopts 2016/17 Annual Report
Bass Coast Shire Council has reflected on its past 12 months with the adoption of the 2016/17 Annual Report at the October Ordinary Meeting.

Bass Coast Skate Strategy – Feedback Requested
In collaboration with the community, the draft Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017 has been prepared and Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking feedback on the key recommendations.

27 Oct 2017 (Friday)

Labor in denial on botched eID rollout
Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has embarrassingly admitted she has no idea of serious concerns with the implementation of electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats.

GRAC on track for 2020 opening
Latrobe City Council will soon consider a public process to appoint a Project Reference Group to support the development of the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC).

Dog breeders slam Labor’s secrecy on change
Breeders and stakeholder groups continue to highlight an ongoing lack of consultation and secrecy on changes to the original Bill.

Food and Fibre Export Performance Report
Cuts to Victoria’s agriculture budget and little action to reduce red tape for farmers are taking a toll on Victoria’s booming agriculture sector.

Ice rehabilitation program founder nominated as Australian of the Year
The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has praised the innovative community work of Drouin's Janice Ablett on hearing news that Ms Ablett is amongst the nominees for 2018 Australian of the Year.

30 Oct 2017 (Monday)

New bins update
Bass Coast’s three bin system has been in place for eight weeks and early results show a significant increase in waste diverted from landfill, and an average contamination of 0.77%.

Restoration for Maregold and Wind and Rain
Two sculpture seats in the Cowes Town Square by the Artist, David Fincher, are undergoing restoration.

Funding announced: Things taking shape for Bass Coast
Key projects identified in Help Shape a Better Bass Coast community engagement for the Bass Coast Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 have successfully received State Government funding to the value of $33.3 million.

31 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

Gippsland Climate News & Views October
Be aware of what's happening to our environment in Gippsland. Listed here are Peter Gardner's climate news and views at Gippsland for the month of September. Read on for his articles.

Appointment of new State Director
The National Party of Victoria has appointed Matthew Harris as the Party’s new State Director.

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