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2 Sep 2011 (Friday)

A Super Race for Supercars
V8 Supercars will be roaring onto Phillip Island from 16 to 18 September for the L&H500 kicking off the V8 Supercars 'Season of Endurance'.

Bass Coast Event Management Forum
When: Thursday, 1 September 2011, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Bass Coast Acquisitive Art Exhibition 2011
What: Acquisition Exhibition Launch and announcement of winning artwork

Have Your Say On Alcohol And Drug Strategy
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging people in the Latrobe Valley to make a submission to help shape the Coalition Government’s Victorian Alcohol and Drug Strategy.

Inverloch A Finalist In The 2011 Tidy Town Award
Inverloch is one of six finalists in the Tidy Town 2011 Sustainable Communities Award. The Award application was made by the Inverloch Community Planning Group in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council.

Finding Latrobe Valley’S Local War History Is A Click Away
Those keen to find out more about Victoria’s war history can do so easily with a new database of heritage places recently launched, Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Grants For Regional Education And Employment Projects
Grants of up to $15,000 are available for projects focused on creating education and employment opportunities, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

7 Sep 2011 (Wednesday)

Traralgon College Takes Out Award
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has congratulated Traralgon College for taking out the Victorian Government’s Health, Life Skills and Creative Thinking award at 2011 Victorian Rock Eisteddfod final.

Latrobe City’S Community Grants Recipients Announced
Latrobe City Council has awarded more than $400,000 in community grants for 2011-12 period, with 152 community groups receiving the tick of approval for their application.

Bass Coast Winners Take On The Region
Archies on the Creek and Maru Koala and Animal Park were declared the best in the region at the Gippsland Business Awards

Archies Creek Painting a Winner
Matthew Petrucci’s painting "Cypress Pine, Archies Creek", is the inaugural winner of the Bass Coast Acquisitive Art Exhibition 2011, announced on Saturday at the Inverloch Community Hub.

Permits Eased For Firewood Collection
Permits to collect firewood from public land are no longer required, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today.

Don'T Delay On Restricted Dog Registration
Victorian legislation introduced in Parliament last Wednesday sets in place further controls for dangerous and restricted dogs, including American pitbulls.

8 Sep 2011 (Thursday)

Youth Say It Pays To Have a Say
As every parent knows – teenagers need their own space!Based on feedback from consultation with young people, Bass Coast Shire Council is now looking at the feasibility of having a designated space for our young people.

9 Sep 2011 (Friday)

Local Groups Encouraged To Apply For History Grants
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging local community groups to apply for the latest round of funding under the State Government‟s Local History Grants program.

Who Will You Nominate For Latrobe City’S Australia Day Awards? Submissions Close Soon.
Nominations for Latrobe City’s prestigious Australia Day Awards are coming to a close with the last date for submissions being Friday 10 October 2011.

12 Sep 2011 (Monday)

Music And Dance On The Books These School Holidays At The Libraries
With the spring school holidays fast approaching, why not book a spot at one of the fun-packed activities happening at your local library.

Minister Talks Multicultural Affairs In Morwell
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Nick Kotsiras was in Morwell this week to generate interest in the new state-wide Regional Advisory Councils and to discuss funding available for local multicultural groups.

Community To Welcome V8 Supercars
Race enthusiasts and Bass Coast residents have the opportunity to get up close to V8 Supercars during the event on the weekend.

13 Sep 2011 (Tuesday)

Can You Help Council Put Geography On The Map?
To celebrate World Geography Awareness Week, Latrobe City Council is hosting a three-day event from 16 to 18 November at the Traralgon Court House.

15 Sep 2011 (Thursday)

Youth Space - What Do You Want?
Young people need to get on-line now and complete our Youth Space Survey for a chance to win one of four $100 surf shop gift vouchers.

Events Valuable For Bass Coast
A new report shows events bring nearly $130 million of benefits to Bass Coast each year.

Green Paper On Emergency Management Reform Released
The state‟s emergency services, volunteers and communities will be able to have their say as the Victorian Coalition Government initiates major reform to Victoria‟s crisis and emergency management arrangements.

16 Sep 2011 (Friday)

Shock Decision For Ventnor
A decision by the State Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, to rezone 34 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Ventnor has shocked the local community.

New Fun And Play In Bass Coast
Parks around Bass Coast have been a hive of activity with new playground equipment installed at Coronet Bay and Smiths Beach.

Take Advantage Of Latrobe City’S No Charge Hard Waste Drop-Off Weekend
Latrobe City Council transfer stations will operate extended hours on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2011 to enable residents to dispose of their hard waste at no charge. Residents will be able to dispose

Princes Freeway At Morwell To Reopen
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced that the Princes Freeway at Morwell, closed since 10 February, will reopen next Wednesday 21 September.

Acquisition Exhibition Now Open Weekends
The opening hours for the inaugural Bass Coast Acquisitive Art Exhibition have been extended to include weekends through September.

20 Sep 2011 (Tuesday)

Latrobe Crime Watch News Letter Latrobe Police Service Area
Coming Events, Hot Spots Domino's Armed Robbery, Morwell Freeway Re-Opens, Neighbourhood Watch Meeting Reports For Moe Yallourn North Churchill Morwell Traralgon, Using Fog Lights, Hand Bag Security in the Street.

Tidy Towns Certificate Presentation
What: Presentation of 2011 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards finalist certificates to the Inverloch Community Planning Group and participation certificates to Bass Coast Shire Council.

Victorian And New Zealand Seniors To Share Savings
Senior Victorians can now enjoy the discounts offered by their Seniors Card abroad thanks to a historic deal between Victoria and New Zealand.

Logging On To The 2011 Victorian Seniors Festival
Victorian seniors will be able to enjoy more than 1,000 events during the 2011 Victorian Seniors Festival throughout October, said Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe.

23 Sep 2011 (Friday)

Community E-Waste Recycling Initiative Launched In Gippsland
Local member for Morwell, Russell Northe MP, today congratulated Lifeline Gippsland on finding a practical solution to a modern waste problem at the launch of a new electronic waste recycling service for Gippsland.

Young People From Latrobe Valley Invited To Get Involved
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has invited young people aged 12-25 years from the Latrobe Valley to apply to join the Victorian Coalition Government’s new Youth Ministerial Advisory Committee

Tidy Town Certificate Presentation
A representative of Keep Australia Beautiful presented certificates to the Inverloch Community Planning Group and Bass Coast Shire Council at the Inverloch Community Hub last week.

Everyday Aussies Head To Parliament To Speak Up For The Poor
230 everyday Aussies have just spent two days at Canberra’s Parliament House where they had their two cents worth with the nation’s most powerful people.

Kids Get Wound Up At Latrobe Regional Gallery
The Latrobe Regional Gallery’s Creative Edge and Art After School art workshops are now finished for term three,

All Roads Lead To Victorian Tourism Assets Being ¡¥Back In Business¡¦
On behalf of the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher, Russell Northe, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business today re-opened Promontory Road, the road into Tidal River Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Ventnor Decision Has Bass Coast Implications
Bass Coast Shire Council has called on the Minister for Planning to respect the planning process and the voice of the community in all future planning decisions.

Applications Open For Grants To Engage!
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has announced that Latrobe Valley organisations supporting youth engagement can now apply for funding from the Victorian Coalition Government’s $12.3 million

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