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9 Sep 2010 (Thursday)

Latrobe City Council 2010/11 Community Grants Program
Latrobe City Council has awarded more than $400,000 in community grants for 2010/11, with 144 community groups receiving the tick of approval for their application.

Funding For Sports Events & Sports Clubs On Offer
Grants of up to $300,000 for the staging of major sporting events and $5000 for the operation of sporting clubs are now available.

Ingram Calls For Wy Yung Road To Be Flood-Proofed
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is calling for major works to be carried out on the Wy Yung Road to raise the road surface to a level where it can still remain open to traffic in times of moderate flooding.

Coronet Bay Boat Ramp – Have Your Say!
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging boat users in Coronet Bay to provide feedback on a concept plan for a boat ramp suitable to launch and retrieve small trailer boats at high tide.

Grey Street Riders Keep Cool Heads In Wet Bike Ed Challenge
Traralgon’s Grey Street primary school narrowly won the Kristy Olsen Memorial Trophy at the International Power Traffic School on Wednesday, accumulating a great score of 593 points.

10 Sep 2010 (Friday)

School Holiday Fun At Latrobe City Libraries
There’s no need for children to be bored these holidays, as a fun-filled program at Latrobe City’s library service is offering entertainment for all.

Hall Calls On State Government To Dump Snapper Limits
New State Government restrictions on the amount of snapper caught by Commonwealth-licensed trawl fishers will have a huge impact on the viability of the Lakes Entrance Fishing Co-operative,

Spring Into Weed Busting – Weedbuster Week 2010
People across Bass Coast are being urged to weed bust their way through Spring.

Don’T Let Swooping Birds Leave You In A Flap – Mark Them On The Map
Magpies and other swooping birds are in territorial mode as the swooping season gets underway.

Latrobe City Council Signs Disability Charter
Latrobe City’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Buckley has signed the Gippsland Employers Making a Difference (GEMAD) Charter, officially committing Council to building understanding and confidence in managing disability issues.

Bollywood Ball Raises $20,000
It is estimated the Bass Coast Mayoral Ball has this year raised over $20,000 for the Bass Coast Community Foundation, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, people and volunteers.

Businesses Dressed For Success
Bass Coast businesses will don their best bike gear as Grand Prix fever takes over the Shire.

Island Visitor Services Shine!
The Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre at Newhaven is the second best in Victoria, according to tourism business audits funded as part of Tourism Victoria’s Tourism Excellence Program.

Bus Service Review Running Late
The urgent release of the long awaited Latrobe Valley Bus Review has been called for by Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe in Parliament this week.

Latrobe City’s Tree Planting Day a great success
Latrobe City’s Tree Planting Day was a great success, with 2000 trees being planted by those that attended.

Latrobe City Small Business Owners Receive Free Professional Advice
The travelling Small Business Mentoring Service, a project delivered by Small Business Victoria, arrived in Latrobe City last week, with local business owners the beneficiaries of free professional advice.

Dick Bishop Memorial Prize 2010 Goes To Kristen Halkett
The annual Dick Bishop Memorial Prize has been awarded to Kristen Halkett for her collection of photographic works called ‘Monument’.

Hospital Sunday Recreated
Bass Coast residents are invited to recreate the historic ‘Hospital Sunday’ March on Saturday, 4 September 2010.

Commonsense On Fire Services Levy
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the tired and out of touch Brumby Government has reluctantly decided to replace Victoria’s inequitable insurance-based Fire Services Levy (FSL)

Latrobe City To Host Melbourne Tigers
Latrobe City will host the Melbourne Tigers’ NBL preseason match on Friday 10 September 2010 at the Latrobe Leisure Traralgon Sports Stadium.

Two Students Receive Bikes To Ride To School
The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe presented bicycles and helmets to two Latrobe Special Development School students,

Latrobe City to host Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Moe
Puppets will be brought to life through amazing sound effects and acrobatic storytelling when Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre stages their production ‘Boats’ in Latrobe City.

Community Planning Comes To Dalyston
The first of a series of workshops for Dalyston residents will be held on Wednesday, 15 September from 7.00pm to 9.30pm at the Dalyston Football Club Social Rooms.

Celebrate Tourism Week At Latrobe City Council’S Visitor Information Centre
Latrobe City Council’s Visitor Information Centre is holding an open day that will showcase Latrobe City as a premier tourism destination, along with plenty of giveaways and a sausage sizzle for all those in attendance.

Community To Welcome V8 Supercars
Race enthusiasts and Bass Coast residents have the opportunity to meet drivers and get up close to vehicles that will be racing in the Phillip Island round of the V8 Supercar series.

Labor Hypocritcal On Ambulance Victoria Communications Move To Ballarat
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe will raise in Parliament this week pending concerns of the closure of Ambulance Victorias Morwell Communications Centre Operations this weekend.

Climate Change Initiative Recognised
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Climate Change initiative was a finalist in the LGPro Awards.

Information Sessions For Traralgon Indoor Aquatics And Leisure Centre Feasibility Study
Information sessions on the recently released Traralgon Indoor Aquatics and Leisure Centre feasibility study will be held in the coming weeks.

17 Sep 2010 (Friday)

Apply Now For Country Football Grants Says Hall
Nationals Eastern Region MP Peter Hall is encouraging Victorian Country Football League (VCFL) affiliated leagues, clubs, umpiring groups and AFL Victorian regional structures to apply for funding

Grazing Wet Paddocks
As we go into spring, farmers across much of Gippsland are dealing with wet, waterlogged soils with varying amounts of pugging damage.

Recreation Reserve Public Toilets Upgrades
Toilet facilities within Council’s recreation reserves will be more accessible, or upgraded, as part of Council’s Public Toilet Plan.

Volleyball Australia, Australian Women’S Training Camp In December 2010
3pm Tuesday 21 September, Moe/Newborough Leisure Facility. Volleyball Australia has great pleasure in announcing that the Australian Women’s Volleyball Training Camp (for junior and senior athletes)

Is Your Inflatable Pool Kid-Safe?
With the temporary inflatable swimming pool becoming an increasingly popular option for keeping children cool and happy during the warmer months,

Signage Blitz
Bass Coast Shire Council is cracking down on excessive advertising signage. This is to ensure that signs do not become an eyesore and detract from the natural beauty of the Shire,

Mid Irrigation Efficiency
Grants are being offered through the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) Irrigation Efficiency Incentive program.

Have Your Say On Gippsland’S Water Future
East Gippsland Water is encouraging customers to have their say on proposals intended to ensure the security of Gippsland’s water resources for the next 50 years.

Help Give Our Streets The Green Light
Local communities are calling on the State and Commonwealth governments to help councils fund a bulk changeover to energy-efficient street lighting.

Important Tips For Seniors
Local seniors have the opportunity to get important lifestyle and health tips from health professionals thanks to the Bass Coast Shire Council Seniors’ Forum.

Latrobe City To Provide Sustainability Focused Financial Assistance
Applications are being accepted for Latrobe City’s funding program to assist landholders to protect and enhance native vegetation on their property.

Latrobe City Want Feedback On The Traralgon Indoor Aquatics And Leisure Centre Feasibility Study
Latrobe City has given the Traralgon community a greater opportunity to provide feedback on the Traralgon Indoor Aquatics and Leisure Centre Feasibility Study.

23 Sep 2010 (Thursday)

Launch Of 2010 Power Of Racing
3pm Friday 24 September 2010, Traralgon Race Course

Have Your Say On Council’S Waste Management Strategy
Latrobe City Council will be holding two community information sessions on its draft Waste Management Strategy following Council’s decision at Monday night’s meeting to release the draft strategy for public comment.

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