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14 Sep 2019 (Saturday)

World Class Shows Coming to Wonthaggi
Live performances over the coming months.

Gippsland Rail Services Questioned Again
Question Time used to ask benefits Gippsland commuters will receive when current rail upgrades get completed.

Something Fishy about Gov support - Northe
Calls for support for stakeholders impacted by Hazelwood Pondage closure.

Parliament Pursuits | 27-29 August 2019
Highlights in the achievements of the Morwell electorate.

Safer Rural Intersections across Gippsland
Nineteen of highest-risk intersections in Gippsland targeted with state-wide blitz project.

No End in Sight for Regional Commuter Crush
Two more years of slow and overcrowded trains.

Northe Calls for VRET Bill to be Delayed
Request on delay for the debate of the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Amendment Bill 2019.

Tourism Growth on Trend
Update on Growing Tourism at the August Council Meeting.

Specialist Appointments Close to Home for Gippsland Locals
Gippsland patients will benefit from appointments closer to home.

Northe Calls for SEA Electric Update
Questions on Sea Electric raised.

Plastic Bag Ban to Take Place in November
All single-use lightweight shopping bags are banned.

Schools to Share in Statewide $515M Maintenance Blitz
61 schools to benefit from $515 million budget for school maintenance.

Sheepways Road Renewal Continues
Pavement renewal works along Sheepways Road is now underway.

Harman Wines Goes Back to Back
Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Business Awards

Northe Tips Hat to Local Legends and Leaders
Northe salutes local legends and leaders.

School Breakfast Clubs Expansion to Help Traralgon Students Thrive
Traralgon (Stockdale Road) Primary School have been invited to participate in the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program.

Landslip Under Repair
Repairs on landslip at Glen Alvie Road on the way.

Ballet under the Stars Comes to the Latrobe Valley
Australian Ballet’s free outdoor gala event Ballet Under the Stars will visit the Latrobe Valley.

Statement on Tim Fischer
Statement for Tim Fischer.

Dumping Rubbish A Costly Option
Recyclable items that don’t fit into household recycling bins can be disposed of for free at Council’s waste facilities.

Skate Parks Ready to Ride
New completed skate parks at Cowes, Grantville and Corinella.

Blackouts Predicted for Victorian Summer
Greater risk of power blackouts this summer

Grant Round Open for Local Crime and Safety Solutions - Narracan
$25 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.

Surf Parade Path Gets Tick of Approval
Inverloch’s Surf Parade Shared Path construction to begin in 2020.

Capital Works Projects Forging Ahead
Carpark renewal works at the Inverloch Boat Ramp and footpath renewals in Wonthaggi are underway.

Climate Change is an Emergency
Bass Coast Climate Change Action Plan 2020-30 on its development.

Grant Round Open for Local Crime and Safety Solutions - Latrobe Valley
$25 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.

Award Winning Gippsland Businesses
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Northe Calls for Local Funding Budget Considerations
Requests for additional support and meaningful investment for local community groups, organisations and projects that would build local infrastructure and create local jobs.

Specialist Appointments Close to Home for West Gippsland Locals
500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria becomes a reality.

Swinburne Bachelor of Design student Holly Barbour’s volunteering efforts spread across Victoria and span the Tasman
Swinburne design student, Holly Barbour, who is an avid volunteer in Gippsland (while working, studying and having a social life!).

Putting Out the Call for a New Kind of Art
Bass Coast Shire Council calls for expressions of interest for 2019/20 project.

Gippsland Trail Blazes in Motorbike Safety
New pilot project for riders at Neerim State Forest.

15 Sep 2019 (Sunday)

Seeking Feedback on Possible Water Restrictions Ahead
Water restrictions likely to occur as cutomers continue to experience extreme drought and prepares for another hot, dry summer ahead.

Providing Certainty for the Rawson School Bus
Erica to Rawson’s school bus service will continue to operate.

Turning Vacant Places to Local Creative Spaces in Eastern Victoria
Projects to develop new creative spaces under Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program.

Community Safety Fund Grants Now Open
Crime prevention grants are now open for applications.

Free Tafe Graduates at Tafe Gippsland Ready for Work
Free TAFE students from TAFE Gippsland have graduated from their courses.

Have Your Say on Preventing Cruelty to Animals
Be heard on important animal welfare issues.

Cemetery Maintenance Contract Awarded
General maintenance of the cemeteries as work opportunity for local people with disabilities.

Mayor’s Event to Benefit Youth
YES Youth Hub Mayoral Benefit at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre this October.

Gippsland Business Festival a big success for Latrobe City
Huge turnout of business owners and entrepreneur’s at ‘Tom O’Toole – Ingredients of Success’.

Recreational Prospectors and Miners Ignored by Labor
Questions for Labor’s Resources Minister on access to public land.

Farmers in Drought Ignored as Premier Jet-Sets to China
Premier visits China more than drought affected communities.

Scholarships Help Change the Game for Women in Sport
Scholarships for up to $10,000 women looking to pursue leadership and development roles in sport and active recreation.

Footpath Upgrades on the Way
Footpath Renewal Program well underway.

Latrobe City Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run
Special Olympics Torch Run Tour to Latrobe City by Victoria Police and Special Olympics Australia.

Trees to be Removed in Cowes
Trees removed to repair water main problem.

Safe & Strong Latrobe Executive Leadership Forum
Focus on gender equality and prevention of family violence in the business sector at Latrobe Executive Leadership forum.

Brancourts Closure a Blow for the Latrobe Valley
Tough times for 30 local employees of Brancourts’ Traralgon processing plant.

Council’s Work Awarded
Bass Coast Shire Council received two national awards.

New Blue Gum Plantation Ready to Bloom
Timber plantation on crown land in the Latrobe Valley already completed.

22 Sep 2019 (Sunday)

We Need your Feedback
Feedback wanted on water and sewerage services.

The Isobel Project
New program gives female leaders opportunity to better understand the political process.

Getting Ready to Play Ball
Near completion of Wonthaggi’s three court, multi-sport stadium.

R U OK | International Chef to visit Gippsland and lots more
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Northe Supports Suicide Prevention Programs
Full support to mental health and suicide prevention programs.

30 Sep 2019 (Monday)

Jump on Board the Training Calendar
2019/20 Community Training Calendar launched with workshops "Expanding Community Connections through Social Media."

Art Prize Builds Council’s Art Collection
Leongatha’s Julie Lundgren-Coulter named winner of this year’s Your Art Collection.

Libraries After Dark
Pilot program that provides opportunities for social interaction and activities within the community that are an alternative to afterhours gambling venues.

Investing in Bass Coast
Progress in the past 12 months with Council's Economic Development Strategy 2016-2021.

Cowes Wins Bike Ed Challenge
Cowes Primary School students win the annual Bass Coast Bike Ed Challenge.

Council Supports Marine Park plan
Development for Bass Coast Marine and Coastal Park gets supported.

Upgrading Education for All Traralgon Students
Development of masterplan options to modernise Traralgon College’s senior campus, and rebuild Latrobe Special Developmental School on the Traralgon College Junior Campus site.

Record Grants Funding to Protect Local Heritage
$3 million in grants to protect Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings.

Getting Eastern Victorian Children Ready for School and Beyond
More than 28,000 children to benefit from a $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative.

Children’s Expo and Kidz Mini Mudda Unite Again!
Primary School’s Kidz Mini Mudda slam dunks Children’s Expo and Kidz Mini Mudda.

Working Together to Combat Climate Change
Efforts to develop a Climate Action Plan 2020-2030.

Part-Time Squad Not Enough to Tackle Rural Crime
Disappointment rises with no additional manpower to tackle rural crime.

Traralgon College Takes Out Award at Wakakirri Finals Night
Traralgon College wins Best Adapted Story Award.

Collaborations and Clusters
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Breaking the Long Term Unemployment Cycle, Export Opportunities and More
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

Master Plans Adopted
Bass Coast Shire Council meeting adopted master plans for Reserves.

Parliament Pursuits
Discussions in the Parliament.

Garden Competition
Latrobe City Council’s annual garden competition now open.

Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner visits Latrobe City
Mr Peter McGauran visits Latrobe City.

Eastern Victorian Schools Complete Premiers’ Reading Challenge
Congratulations to Premiers’ Reading Challenge participants who read more than 4.3 million books.

Official Opening of the Traralgon West Sporting Complex First Floor
Traralgon West Sporting Complex officially opened.

Nominate your Aussie hero!
Nominations for 2020 Bass Coast Australia Day Awards Citizen of the Year or Young Citizen of the Year now open.

Vaccinations for Local Students
Nearly 1,000 vaccinations administered to Year 7 students this year as part of the Secondary School Immunisation Program.

Stopping Illegal Vegetation Removal
Council prevents removal and damage of native vegetation.

Faster, Easier Business Approvals
Better Approvals Project gets fast and easy!

Support Service Open for Business
Free, flexible and confidential tailored support service for business owners in Latrobe Valley.

Experts Appointed to Run Traralgon Youth Rehab Beds
New youth residential rehabilitation service in the Latrobe Valley to run by alcohol and other drug support agencies.

Warming up for Walk to School
Get kids walking, riding and scooting to school this October in the annual Walk to School program.

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