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5 Sep 2006 (Tuesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for Area LTB1 Bridle Estate September 2006 (NHW109)
August Meeting, Scams, Good News for Junior Chockoholics, Theft from Cars, Police Crime Report.

Local Organization Appeals For Funds to Help Indian Flood Victims
Glory to the King Ministries International, a Gippsland based Christian ministry organization with affiliated ministries throughout Asia and Africa, is appealing for funds to help the victims of the recent floods in India.

6 Sep 2006 (Wednesday)

Greens To Encourage Drug Use In Prisons
The Greens want to encourage ongoing illicit drug use by criminals, by providing needle and syringe exchange programs in prisons.

Government must intervene in firewood fiasco: Ingram
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to resolve the impasse that has developed between VicForests and the DSE, over who should ultimately manage Victoria’s commercial firewood cutters.

Takasago students visit Latrobe
Ten students from Latrobe’s Japanese sister city, Takasago, reported that the highlight of their recent visit to Latrobe City was the home-stay program where they boarded with local families around the area.

Council removes sports ground fees for schools
In a move to encourage fitness in the municipality’s young people, Latrobe City will no longer be charging fees for schools utilising Latrobe City sporting grounds.

Liberals To Double Funding To Gamblers Help
A Liberal Government will double funding to the Gamblers Help Line and counselling services, Shadow Minister for State Development Philip Davis said today.

8 Sep 2006 (Friday)

Structure Plan For San Remo, Newhaven And Cape Woolamai
Work has begun on a Structure Plan for the San Remo, Newhaven and Woolamai area. The development of the Structure Plan will build on the work done under the Phillip Island and San Remo design framework.

Parks Victoria Boosts Gippsland Tourism
Parks Victoria has joined forces with Gippsland’s local governments and Tourism Victoria to support Gippsland Tourism.

Council adopts values and behaviours charter
Latrobe City Council formally adopted the ‘Councillor Values and Behaviours Charter’ at its meeting earlier this week.

Liberals To Develop Responsible Gambling Trust
A Liberal Government will provide a range of problem gambling support and preventative measures, including a new Responsible Gambling Trust and an Independent Gambling Research Panel.

Teddy Bears enjoy picnicking at the Moe Early Learning Centre
Staff, children and parents at the Moe Early Learning Centre recently engaged in a fun filled day of Teddy bears. The children all brought along their favourite teddy to join in a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Change to Rate Payments
Rate notices for the Wellington Shire Council and a leaflet outlining where rates monies are spent are currently being sent to all Wellington Shire property owners this week.

Lobbying Continues With Grants Commission
The Bass Coast Shire manages twice the amount of infrastructure of a similar sized Shire with a permanent population of 29,000.

Certificate IV in OHS
Gippsland Safety Training Services a division of RMF Consulting Services Pty Ltd expands its Nationally accredited training courses

New Pathway On Phillip Island
Works to construct a shared bicycle and pedestrian pathway along parts of Phillip Island Road and Back Beach Road began this week.

Emergency Service Excellence Award
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Neville Goodwin, presented an Emergency Services Excellence Award to Bob King this week.

18 Sep 2006 (Monday)

Capital Gains Tax Amnesty :: (Howard S. Emanuel)
Access to the housing market as most Australians would now know is fast becoming not only one of the major headaches for governments in this country....

28 Sep 2006 (Thursday)

Council Rises To Global Issue
The Hon. John Thwaites, Deputy Premier and Minister for Environment, Water and Victorian Communities, has awarded Bass Coast Shire Council for its commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions through the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Program.

Construction starts on Migrant Wall of Recognition
The pouring of footings for the Migrant Wall of Recognition as the first step in the project’s construction phase, was commemorated on-site by council, government and project committee members on Thursday.

Nominations Now Open For 2007 Australia Day Awards
East Gippsland Shire Council has opened nominations for the annual Australia Day Awards that will be announced at a ceremony in Orbost on 26 January 2007.

World-renowned glass artist makes local debut at Gallery
A retrospective by Tony Hanning, a major figure in the history of Australian glass, will be officially opened at 6pm at the Latrobe Regional Gallery this Friday 29 September 2006, and will continue until November 12.

More effective meetings
Wellington Shire Council will host a workshop to help community groups make their meetings more enjoyable and more effective.

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