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4 Sep 2017 (Monday)

Freshening up Cowes Foreshore
Bass Coast Shire Council is continuing to rejuvenate the Cowes Foreshore and town centre with works to brighten up Thompson Avenue’s gardens beginning next week.

Inverloch criterium for Tour of Gippsland
Iconic Australian cycling event the Tour of Gippsland will hit Bass Coast on Thursday, 19 October with a criterium race in Inverloch.

Cowes Recycle Bank open every day
The Cowes Recycle Bank is now open to the public seven days a week.

Creativity matters for small businesses
Bass Coast business owners received tips and insights on how to better promote their businesses as part of this year’s Gippsland Small Business Festival’s feature event ‘Why Creativity Matters in Marketing’, with guest speaker Dee Madigan.

5 Sep 2017 (Tuesday)

Old bins and new caddies
With any change comes a few trials and tribulations and Bass Coast Shire Council have put a few things in place to keep the challenges to a minimum with the new three-bin system.

6 Sep 2017 (Wednesday)

Letter to the Editor (Record funding boost for palliative care)
Liberal-Nationals government would provide $140 million – the largest investment of its kind in Australia – to ensure terminally ill patients, and their families, can get the support they need as they approach the end of their lives.

Proposing a water bill freeze for five years - have your say
There is still time for East Gippsland Water customers to have a say on proposals to maintain current levels of service for the next five years (2018-23), with no increase in the average customer bill, except for inflation.

8 Sep 2017 (Friday)

Report on Drug Injecting Rooms
Today’s report on drug injecting rooms does not recommend introducing them in Victoria.

Bath calls out delays in foster carer payments
Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has called on the Andrews Labor Government to fix a system that’s seeing foster carers being paid up to six months late.

Labor’s Heyfield mill jobs promise in tatters
The Andrews Labor Government has broken its promise to the Heyfield community that jobs will not be lost at the Heyfield mill.

Join the car ferry conversation
Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councils are working on a project with the Victorian Government, to develop a business case for a car ferry between Cowes and Stony Point.

11 Sep 2017 (Monday)

Corinella public art
Bass Coast Shire Council is on the lookout for an experienced and innovative artist to design and create a commissioned public artwork which will be situated in Harold Hughes Reserve, Corinella.

Bath highlights Labor’s TAFE neglect
Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has spoken in parliament this week about the Andrews Labor Government’s neglect of the TAFE sector, referring to a recent report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office.

Mayor Welcomes Opening Of Federal Latrobe Valley RJIP Funding
Mayor, Cr Kellie O’Callaghan today welcomed news that the Federal Government has opened the Latrobe Valley Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

Morwell Recreation Reserve Upgrade Underway
Detailed planning has commenced to deliver the $5 million infrastructure upgrade package announced in February.

12 Sep 2017 (Tuesday)

Fighting finish for the Breakers
Sunday 10 September was the perfect Spring day for a football match.

14 Sep 2017 (Thursday)

Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre Development Underway
Latrobe City Council has commenced planning work to develop the $46 million Regional Aquatic Centre for Traralgon.

Keeping the lights on in Victoria
Statement from Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh

Have your say on rural speed limits
Reports that Daniel Andrews will reduce the speed limit to 70 km/h on unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government, Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath says.

Korean Dogs.Org Spams Council
Latrobe City Council is warning the community, especially parents, to be cautious about activating links within posts from on Facebook or Twitter.

Council Votes For CCTV In Morwell
Monday night’s Latrobe City Council Ordinary Meeting has given unanimous support to a report recommending CCTV for Morwell.

15 Sep 2017 (Friday)

Council seeks funding assurance
Latrobe City Council written to the State Coalition seeking assurances that all funding commitments for the Latrobe Valley announced since the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station would be honoured should the Coalition win the next State election.

Questions asked on Hazelwood barramundi
The Andrews Labor Government has refused to detail the cost of removing dead barramundi from the cooling Hazelwood pondage.

18 Sep 2017 (Monday)

All Heyfield jobs must be saved
The glaring omission in the Andrews Government’s confirmation of the Heyfield mill sale is a promise that all 250 jobs will be saved.

Surfing with the pros
The Bass Coast Council will host the Phillip Island Pro QS 1000 event from 27 – 30 October this year.

Strength-Led Transition Gets A Boost
Latrobe City Council’s community led transition document today received welcome support following the Victorian National’s support for a High Energy Low Emission Brown Coal Power Generator to be built in the Latrobe Valley.

Labor promises on jobs at the Heyfield mill
There will be no job losses and will continue to finalised these arrangement

Job Shadow Day at Bass Coast Shire Council
Bass Coast Shire Council hosted six individuals for Work Solutions Gippsland’s initiative, Job Shadow Day, last Thursday.

21 Sep 2017 (Thursday)

Labor still not prepared to put East Gippsland jobs first
The Heyfield mill might be open, but the Andrews Labor Government continues to refuse to guarantee 250 jobs will remain at the mill.

Council Responds To Hazelwood Heritage Nomination
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning advised Latrobe City Council that the State Government has received and accepted a nomination to consider the Hazelwood Power Station for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Construction of the Morwell to Traralgon shared pathway underway
Latrobe City Council’s contractors have begun construction of the first stage of the Morwell to Traralgon shared pathway.

22 Sep 2017 (Friday)

Labor’s goat nothing to say on eID
Victorian producers still don’t know if the Andrews Labor Government will subsidise electronic identification tags for sheep and goats in 2018.

Get ready, get set for Walk to School
Bass Coast primary schools and families are encouraged to get active this October by taking part in VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

Hooded Plovers nesting in Bass Coast
It’s Spring and the hooded plovers’ breeding season has started with new nests being built across Bass Coast beaches. Beach users can help by providing plenty of space and respecting the wildlife refuge areas.

Your garden counts in the war on weeds
Spring is here, and so are the weeds. Join Bass Coast Shire Council’s Weed ‘em and Reap program from 16 October to 20 November 2017 and help dispose of weeds and collect free indigenous plants for your efforts.

Council’s funding applications successful
Latrobe City Council is pleased to receive two allocations from the Federal Government’s Latrobe Valley Local Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

Worker transfer scheme transfers the pain
The Andrews Labor Government’s scheme to transfer workers from the former Hazelwood power station is not creating new jobs in the industrial sector of the Latrobe Valley.

Labor trading insults, not answers, on rising energy costs
The Andrews Labor Government’s trivial response to questions in Parliament today on rising energy costs in regional Victoria is an utter insult to country business owners.

Celebrating seniors across the Shire
The Victorian Seniors Festival is being celebrated in Bass Coast once again throughout the month of October, with plenty of events being held across the Shire.

25 Sep 2017 (Monday)

Member for Morwell Russell Northe raises concerns over unemployment in Latrobe Valley
Concern over rising of unemployment in the Latrobe Valley was raised in the State Parliament this week's important matter.

Latrobe City Council wins Sustainable City of the Year Award
Latrobe City Council exceeded all expectations at the annual Keep Victoria Beautiful, Sustainable Cities Awards 2017 taking out five categories as well as the prestigious Sustainable City of the Year Award.

Your garden counts in the war on weeds
Spring is here, and so are the weeds. Join Bass Coast Shire Council’s Weed ‘em and Reap program from 16 October to 20 November 2017 and help dispose of weeds and collect free indigenous plants for your efforts.

Advocacy Strategy for Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council recently adopted phase one of its first Advocacy Strategy.

Open space contributions set
At its September Ordinary Council Meeting, Bass Coast Shire Council adopted Amendment C147. The Amendment will provide consistent framework on the contributions to public space for subdivisions of three or more lots throughout the municipality.

26 Sep 2017 (Tuesday)

Statement from the Shadow Minister for Water
I am honoured to take on the position of Shadow Minister for Water, building on the work that Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has done in this area over the past 15 years.

New portfolio elevates country Victoria
Country Victoria is at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to better manage our population and grow our whole state – not just Melbourne.

Minah Swansong joins Council’s art collection
Jill Rogers wins the Your Art Collection (YAC) 2017 prize with Minah Swansong. This work will join previous winners of the prestigious YAC award and become part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s art collection.

Statement from Shadow Minister for Country Health
Statement for the Liberal Nationals plan for health in rural and regional Victoria.

Your water supply in a bushfire
East Gippsland Water is urging customers to carefully consider their water supply when planning for bushfires and not to rely solely on mains water during a major bushfire event.

27 Sep 2017 (Wednesday)

O’Brien leading Liberal Nationals population policy
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he was proud and excited to have been announced chair of the Liberal-Nationals Victorian Population Policy Taskforce.

28 Sep 2017 (Thursday)

Gippsland Climate News & Views September
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.

Closure of Carter Holt Harvey Morwell Sawmill a bitter blow
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has expressed his concern and sadness for Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) workers and their families following the closure of this vitally important business to the Latrobe Valley community.

OP-ED by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh: Skyrocketing energy costs hurting farmers, country businesses
The Peddles have a difficult decision to make.

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