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Noticeboard - 19 December 2022 Edition

Read the latest edition of Noticeboard for all the latest Council news and updates.

Mayor's Message

As we reach the end of 2022, I would like to reflect on and acknowledge the kindness, support and connection that brings our community together, along with some key milestones reached by Council this year.

What stands out to me is the true community spirit that exists in Latrobe City. As we have continued to work through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, our community has remained focused and committed to looking out for each other.

It has also been wonderful to see the return of so many community events over the past year, providing an opportunity to connect and celebrate

the best of our city. I would like to thank all of the organisations and groups for warmly welcoming me to share in these events.

2022 saw the adoption of Living Well Latrobe, Latrobe City Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) 2021-2025. Living Well Latrobe is a four-year plan, which details how Council will work with the community and our partners to maintain and improve everyone’s health and well-being in our community. Living Well Latrobe will be a guide for the work of other plans, strategies and actions developed by Council and supports the application of health and wellbeing principles in all the work we do.

This year also marks the first year of reporting for our 2021-2025 Council Plan and Community Vision. Council is committed to delivering on our community’s priorities and recognising our goal to be known as a smart, creative, healthy, sustainable and connected city. Council will continue to advocate for our community’s goals and needs to enhance our regional city’s liveability, economy and overall health and well-being, particularly as we navigate our ongoing economic transition.

I would like to thank Deputy Mayor Cr Dan Clancey, my Councillor colleagues and Latrobe City staff for their support and commitment to our community and the goals we share through the delivery of the Council Plan. We look forward to seeing where the next 12 months take us as we continue this work, ensuring our community’s needs are front of mind.

Cr Kellie O’Callaghan

Mayor of Latrobe City Council

Note: This message was prepared

before the Mayoral election held on

Monday 19 December 2022.

Capital Works

Eel Hole Creek Boardwalk, Churchill

Erosion remediation works

Footpath Grinding Program

Various locations across the municipality

Road Reseal Preparation Works

Asphalt patching and kerb replacement

Road Reseal Program

Bitumen spray sealing of programmed roads

Comans Street, Morwell

Kerb and channel replacement

Agnes Brereton Netball Courts, Breed Street, Traralgon

Construction overlay works

Rintoull Street, Morwell

Retaining wall rehabilitation

(Section 2)

Footpath Replacement Program

Various locations across the municipality

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

Construction of LED Sports Lighting at Northern Reserve, Newborough

Sports lighting installation on the new netball court

Old Jumbuk Road, Jumbuk Road and Grand Ridge Road

Landslip Repair

Major Projects

  • 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, facility extension
  • AFL Stadium Gaskin Park, Churchill, upgrades to bathroom amenities
  • Gaskin Park, Tennis Pavilion, Churchill, upgrades to change room amenities

Traralgon Car Parking Review - User Survey 

Latrobe City has commenced a review of the car parking supply and utilisation within the Traralgon Activity Centre. As part of this process, we would like to hear from users of the activity centre to better understand how people access, move around, and spend their time in the activity centre.

We are conducting a town centre visitation and car parking survey until Friday 20 January 2023.

The survey can be accessed and completed online at the following link:

Alternatively, hard copies will be available at both the Morwell and Traralgon Service Centres and Libraries or can be mailed out on request by contacting the Strategic Planning Department of Latrobe City Council.

Join Latrobe Leisure This Summer 

Thinking about signing up as a member at Latrobe Leisure? There has never been a better time!

Your membership is valid at each of our facilities: Latrobe Leisure Churchill, Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough and Latrobe Leisure Morwell, as well as the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre.

We have different memberships to suit your interests, depending whether you’d like to use the gym, pool (including spa, sauna and aqua aerobics) or join our group fitness classes.

Bronze Membership

Any one service area; gym, group fitness or pool as specified above.

Silver Membership

Any two service areas; gym, group fitness or pool as specified above.

Gold Membership

Any three service areas; gym, group fitness or pool as specified above, plus access to squash courts subject to availability.

For more information please visit

Latrobe City Council will be Running Limited Services During the Festive Season

Service Centres & Libraries

Latrobe City Council corporate headquarters and libraries will close on Friday 23 December. Libraries reopen at 8.30am and Latrobe City Council corporate headquarters reopens at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Visitor Information Centre

Located inside Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, the Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm except Christmas Day.

The centre stocks a range of local maps and brochures as well as information on other regions throughout Victoria. They also offer Australian and locally made gifts.

Phone 1800 621 409

Latrobe Leisure


Indoor Leisure Centres

Visit or contact your local Leisure Centre for opening hours over the festive season.

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor pools are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Normal operating hours apply all other days.


Early Learning Centres

Traralgon, Moe and Carinya Early Learning Centres will close at 12.30pm on Friday 23 December and reopen at 7.30am on Monday 16 January 2023.

Maternal & Child Health Centres

Restricted hours during Christmas and New Year period. Please contact the central booking number on 5128 6128, should you need an appointment.

Lost or Stray Animals 

If you find a lost or stray animal, please call the emergency after hours number 1300 367 700. Normal pound operating hours will resume Tuesday 3 January 2023.

For injured wildlife, please contact Wildlife Victoria on 03 8400 7300.

Impounded Pets

The pound is open for the release of impounded pets from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 27 December and 12noon - 2pm on Friday 30 December from Driffield Road, Morwell. Please note, EFTPOS only for release fees, no cash.

Outside of the advertised open days, we will meet your request for release if there are urgent circumstances.

Non-urgent release requests will be considered. Please call 1300 367 700.

Impounded pets may be viewed on Council’s impound register online at

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