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  • Australian first Wood Encouragement policy adopted

    Posted on 18 December 2014

    Latrobe City Council adopted its Wood Encouragement policy unanimously at Monday night’s ordinary council meeting, setting an Australian precedent.

  • Now is the time to spray your blackberries

    Posted on 17 December 2014

    Latrobe City Council is currently spraying blackberry on municipal land and roadsides and is urging landholders to spray their own properties to avoid infestation. Blackberry is a noxious weed and is easily spread from property to property but using herbicide together with other forms of treatment can be effective.

  • Council makes submission to Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper

    Posted on 16 December 2014

    At last night’s ordinary meeting Latrobe City Council resolved to make a submission to the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper.

  • ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy coming to Latrobe City

    Posted on 12 December 2014

    The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is touring Australia and New Zealand in the lead up to the tournament and will arrive in Traralgon on Monday 22 December.

  • Unauthorised building works result in fine for local couple

    Posted on 10 December 2014

    A Latrobe City couple who breached the Building Act have been convicted and fined $30,000 each in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court.

  • Gary Van Driel

    New CEO appointed

    Posted on 9 December 2014

    Latrobe City Council has appointed Gary Van Driel as its new Chief Executive Officer.

  • Water Safety Week - How safe is your pool?

    Posted on 4 December 2014

    The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2014 shows that 266 people drowned in Australian waterways between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014.

  • The importance of shopping locally these holidays

    Posted on 3 December 2014

    This Christmas holiday period are you going to shop locally? With 3,825 of Latrobe City’s residents currently employed in retail, it’s a message to carefully consider this year.

  • Lighting Latrobe

    Posted on 3 December 2014

    As part of its Lighting Latrobe energy efficiency project, Latrobe City Council is upgrading residential street lights and internal lights in large community buildings with LED lighting.

  • Latrobe City’s planning permit success rate continues

    Posted on 2 December 2014

    Recent results show Latrobe City Council’s planning team is processing planning permit applications more quickly and efficiently than ever, with October’s success rate sitting at the perfect 100% for assessing applications against the 60 day statutory timeframe. This compares to the two previous months which sat at 91% and 89%.