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As we start the new year, I hope that you have had the chance to spend time with family and friends doing things you all enjoy.
We have another big year ahead and we look forward to sharing in a broad range of activities and opportunities as we also continue our work in and with our community.
To start, our major sporting calendar has been filled with many events for our community to enjoy including the return of the Melbourne Boomers who took on the UC Capitals over the weekend, the 30th AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International and the Latrobe City and WIN Network Pro-Am Classic.
Major events such as these are fantastic for our community as it is an opportunity for us to celebrate sport in our own backyard. We also welcome many visitors who are encouraged to visit our local businesses and eateries to show their support.
We can also expect to see progress through our Council Plan this year to deliver vital services and programs for everyone, including $40.4 million in capital works projects across our City.
Council will continue to collaborate with other levels of government on vital projects too, including our continued transition and preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
I cannot wait to see what we achieve together.
Cr Kellie O’Callaghan
Mayor of Latrobe City Council
Australia Day - Community Events
Several events will be held across Latrobe City to recognise Australia Day this year.
Free community events will be held in Boolarra, Churchill, Moe, Morwell, Toongabbie, Traralgon, Yallourn North and Yinnar. Events include free breakfasts, live music, flag raising and family entertainment.
Council is throwing the ultimate pool party with free entry to the Yallourn North and Moe outdoor pools, Moe Newborough and Morwell Leisure Centres along with the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in Traralgon.
New citizens will be welcomed at a Citizenship Ceremony, followed by the Australia Day Awards commencing at 1.30pm.
Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Senior of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event of the Year and Community Service of the Year.
To find out more about what is happening near you, visit upcoming events on Council’s website www.latrobe.vic.gov.au
For leisure centre and pool opening hours visit the Latrobe Leisure website www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/leisure
Eel Hole Creek Boardwalk, Churchill
Erosion remediation works
Footpath Grinding Program
Various locations across the municipality
Road Reseal Program
Bitumen spray sealing of programmed roads at various locations around the municipality
Agnes Brereton Netball Courts, Breed Street, Traralgon
Court rehabilitation works including concrete kerb, footpath and court overlay works
Rintoull Street, Morwell
Retaining wall rehabilitation (Section 2)
Footpath Replacement Program
Various locations across the municipality
Jumbuk Road and Grand Ridge Road
Boolarra Footpath Repairs
Construction of new footpaths along Church Street and Mechanics Street
Construction of LED Sports Lighting at W H Burrage Reserve, Newborough
Sports lighting installation on the main soccer pitch at Burrage Reserve, John Field Drive
Construction of LED Sports Lighting at Northern Reserve, Newborough
Sports lighting installation on the new netball court at Northern Reserve, Southwell Avenue
- Moe Revitalisation Project - Stage 2, construction of a youth precinct with a skate park, public open space, barbecue area and play space
- Kernot Hall Stage 1, upgrade the hall, including renewal of the toilets to ensure accessibility
- Latrobe Leisure Churchill, structural rectification of the western wall
- Toners Lane Reserve Morwell, construction works to Twin City Archery facility
- Parklands Preschool, extension to existing facility
- Gaskin Park, AFL Stadium, Churchill, upgrades to bathroom amenities
- Gaskin Park, Tennis Pavilion, Churchill, upgrades to change room amenities
Community Satisfaction Survey to Commence
Latrobe City Council residents may soon receive a phone call inviting them to participate in the Victorian Government’s annual Community Satisfaction Survey, undertaken by National Field Services. Calls will be taking place from 30 January through to March.
The Community Satisfaction Survey aims to assess council’s performance in a variety of areas to help identify opportunities for improvement and more effective service delivery for residents.
If you have any questions, please phone Council’s Customer Service Team on 1300 367 700.
Fire Danger Period in Place
The CFA declared Fire Danger Period is now in place in Latrobe City. The CFA declares the Fire Danger Period at the onset of warmer weather when fires in the open air are legally restricted. This is to help fires from starting as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading.
Head to the CFA website to find out what you can and can’t do during this period: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
If property owners wish to burn in open air, a written permit from the CFA will be required. Those wishing to request a permit can visit https://firepermits.vic.gov.au/ or call the CFA on 1800 668 511.
What's on at our Libraries?
STAY LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
No-cost, low-cost events for all the family.
THE STUDIO MAKERSPACE
Drop in between 8.30am and 5.15pm week days at Moe and Traralgon Libraries. Suitable for 12 to 16 year olds.
19 January 11am at Moe Library Suitable for 13 to 16 year olds.
MOVIES AT MOE
20 January 10am at Moe Library ‘Little Foot’. Suitable for all ages. Bookings at Eventbrite. Visit your local library to find out more or go to www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/library