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September 2008 - Archived News

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1 Sep 2008 (Monday)

Young artists go with the flow for National Water Week
Local students can go with the flow for National Water Week and win great prizes in a poster art competition.

2 Sep 2008 (Tuesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter Area LTB1 September 2008 (NHW131)
New Driving Licence Test Rules, Fire Safety, Blue Ribbon Day, Police Crime Report, Fog Lights.

8 Sep 2008 (Monday)

Latrobe City Warns Municipalities Of Confidentiality Loophole
Latrobe City Council has called upon the Municipal Association of Victoria to further review the process of confidentiality within Victorian councils.

White Road Works To Go Ahead
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Special Charge Scheme for the Wonthaggi Town Entrance (White Road) has been upheld by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribune (VCAT).

Council Seeks Balance On Urban Design Frameworks
East Gippsland Shire Council is looking for the ‘middle ground’ on the implementation of its coastal towns urban design framework, following a review of public submissions.

Prizes Awarded In Morwell Landfill Competition
An equestrian centre, an area for active and passive recreation and an arboretum were some of the suggestions awarded competition prizes recently by the Morwell Landfill Consultative Committee.

Waterhole Creek Extension To Shared Path Network
Latrobe City Council recently completed another section of the all weather shared pathway project along the western side of Waterhole Creek, Morwell.

Power In Slip Road To Go Underground
East Gippsland Shire Councillors have voted to enter into an agreement with SP AusNet to place powerlines underground in Slip Road, Paynesville.

Art Delights For Council
Bass Coast Shire Council has added to its Art Acquisition collection with ‘Kitchen Delights’ now welcoming people into the foyer at the Wonthaggi office.

Pedestrian Bridge Over Traralgon Creek Temporarily Closed
The pedestrian suspension bridge over the Traralgon Creek near the tennis courts at the end of Davidson Street, leading to the Agnes Brereton Reserve, Traralgon has been temporarily closed.

Council Approves Emergency Plan
East Gippsland Shire Councillors have approved the ‘East Gippsland Shire Council Municipal Emergency Management Plan Version 2008-1’

Chief Executive Officer Reappointed
Councillors have unanimously confirmed the reappointment of Steve Kozlowski to the position of East Gippsland Shire’s Chief Executive Officer for a further five years following a resolution at their meeting last night.

Councillors Approve First Round Small Grants
East Gippsland Shire Councillors have approved round one small grants funding for the new financial year.

Bass Coast Beach Festival
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging community groups across the Shire to be part of a Beach Festival in 2009.

Special Recognition For Employees
A number of employees have reached service milestones at Bass Coast Shire Council, one employee clocking up 25 years service.

Two Additional Options Proposed For Traralgon Child Care
Latrobe City Council is seeking further community input in relation to the Traralgon Early Learning Centre (TELC) redevelopment project, following identification of two additional location options for the centre.

Nominations Sought For City’s Australia Day Awards
Nominations are being sought from Latrobe citizens for Latrobe City’s Australia Day community awards. The awards, which will be presented on Australia Day 2009 recognise individuals and groups

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

V8 Supercars To Hit The Circuit Early
V8 Supercar engines will be roaring onto Phillip Island from 12-14 September, when the Grand Prix Circuit hosts the inaugural Phillip Island 500.

Shire Selects Paynesville Community Centre Contractor
East Gippsland Shire Councillors have voted to accept a tender submitted by Andeco Construction Group Pty Ltd for the construction of Paynesville Community Centre.

Newborough East Primary School Receives Fitness Funding
Newborough East Primary School, with the support of Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough, has successfully secured a $145,000 grant to implement a stability, flexibility and mobility program.

11 Sep 2008 (Thursday)

Public Exhibiton Scheme
HELP shape the future of Bass Coast Shire by visiting the public exhibition and providing comment on the proposed amendments to the Bass Coast Planning scheme, at the end of this month.

12 Sep 2008 (Friday)

State gives tacit nod to kangaroo harvesting
The Victorian Government is allowing the harvesting of kangaroos for human consumption despite publicly maintaining a policy stance that refuses to allow establishment of a commercial kangaroo harvesting industry.

Government called to act on fires report
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has called on the State Government to implement the findings of the bushfires inquiry to minimise Gippsland’s exposure to fire risk in the coming summer.

Students run gauntlet at Lindenow South rail crossing
State Parliament has been told school students from Lindenow South run the risk of serious accident as the result of having to use the main roadway through the township to cross the rail line to Bairnsdale.

19 Sep 2008 (Friday)

Enhanced Design Variation Discussed For The Landfill Facility
The Latrobe City Hyland Highway Landfill Consultative Committee met Thursday night to discuss a design variation brought about through improvements suggested by the civil contractor constructing the landfill facility.

Latrobe City Recognised With Award For Women’s Charter
Latrobe City Council was recognised for its initiatives in promoting gender equity, diversity and active citizenship last Thursday, with an award presented by the Victorian Minister for Women’s Affairs, Maxine Moran,

More Details Needed For Rhyll Development
Bass Coast Shire Council has asked for more information on a proposal to redevelop the former Swan Bay Caravan Park at Rhyll.

Ingram Questions Government’s Commitment To Timber Jobs
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the Victorian Premier, John Brumby, to honour the government’s "no job loss" commitment to East Gippsland timber

Stage Set For Highway Duplication
Prepartion by VicRoads for Stage 7 of the Bass Highway duplication is underway.

Teachers Games Provide Financial Boost
The almost 2500 competitors in the Teachers Games that begin on Sunday have almost ‘booked out’ Bairnsdale and spilled over into Lakes Entrance according to Visitor Information Centre coordinator John Munns.

New Car Park Signs Show The Way
New car park identification signage has been installed in the Moe and Morwell central business districts adjacent to council car parks, following a successful trial in Traralgon which commenced in 2007.

Dairy Industry Figures Released
Farmers can now access valuable farm level data relating to productivity gains and profitability in the Dairy Industry Farm Monitor report published by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Dairy Australia.

A Directory To Connect Communities
Council is calling on the community to help make the 2009 Community Directory bigger and better than last year.

Boolarra Preschool Outdoor Upgrade
The children at the Boolarra Preschool will soon be enjoying a smart new outdoor area with money donated by the Boolarra Markets and a minor capital grant from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Thompson Avenue Development
A proposal for the development of residential apartments and retail shops in Thompson Avenue, Cowes is being considered by Bass Coast Shire Council.

21 Sep 2008 (Sunday)

New Chair appointed for Westernport Water
Local resident Tony Leonard has been appointed Chairman of Westernport Water from October 1, 2008.

26 Sep 2008 (Friday)

Scheduled Portal Server Outage
The Gippsland Portal will be offline on Saturday the 27th September from 11am to 1pm for necessary maintenance and upgrades.

Air scouring ahead for water customers
Westernport Water will undertake annual pipe cleaning next month, affecting all premises on Phillip Island and San Remo with reticulated water supply.

29 Sep 2008 (Monday)

Cycling Great Rolls Into Inverloch
Bass Coast Shire Council is planning a number of community events and activities to welcome Victoria’s premier cycling event, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, into Inverloch on 13 October.

Asbestos Found At Pilot Desal Site
Bass Coast Shire Council says claims that asbestos contaminated materials have been found at the desalination pilot plant are of grave concern.

Get ready for "The Messiah"
Latrobe and West Gippsland Chorales, present Handel's "The Messiah" in December 2008.

Water website upgrade underway
Westernport Water is undertaking website maintenance and the site might not be available for short periods over the next few weeks.

Cool Aqua Springs Wins!
Winners of the 2008 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards were anounced at the award presentation dinner at the Premier Function Centre in Traralgon on Friday 29th August.

Motorbikes To Help Rev Up Latrobe’s Sun Tour Celebration
Local bikies will converge on Kay Street on Sunday 12 October to accelerate the celebrations when the criterium event of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour rides into Traralgon.

Pocket Park Opens The Way For Next Church Street Stage
A ‘pocket park’ located next to the post office in Morwell’s Church Street has opened for the community to enjoy. The park features seating and garden beds and is likely to prove popular with shoppers and traders as a place to relax.

Mammoth Program To Secure Mitchell Drinking Water Supplies Moves Forward Apace
East Gippsland Water is all set to commence a construction program worth some $26 million, comprising a major new reservoir and water treatment plant at Woodglen near Bairnsdale.

Major Upgrades To Water Storages On Course For Summer Completion
Three major water storage upgrade projects benefiting East Gippsland Water customers in Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Kalimna, Eagle Point, Paynesville, Newlands Arm and Raymond Island are all on course for completion this summer.

Mayor's Message
What a month for special events as Bass Coast gears up to host the 2008 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

Petition To Save Essendon Airport
Morwell MP Russell Northe has called on the Latrobe Valley community to reject the Brumby Government’s plans to close Essendon Airport.

Avoid The Roads If You’Re Not At The Grand Prix
This year’s Grand Prix promises to be one of the biggest in recent memory with large numbers of bikes, cars and visitors in Bass Coast from 3 - 5 October.

Regional Industry Link To Benefit Local Businesses
An initiative aimed at matching the capability of regional industries with prospective buyers can now benefit Latrobe City industry, following the recent introduction of the program into Gippsland.

Cultural Consultations
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging the community to have a say into the future use and development of the Cowes Cultural and Civic Precinct.

Bus Boost For Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council is urging communities to take part in a consultation workshop aimed at boosting the area’s transport services.

Conceptual Approaches To Fashion Design At The Gallery
You may think you have walked into a boutique fashion store when you see the new exhibition ‘How You Make It’ at Latrobe Regional Gallery.

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