Noticeboard – 5 December 2022 Edition

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Mayor’s Message

Following the recent Victorian State election, Council is continuing to focus on advocating for the current and future needs and aspirations of our City as our economy transitions.

With the re-election of the Labor Government, we have an opportunity to collaborate on the re-establishment of the State Electricity Commission (SEC) right here in Morwell. This opportunity would bring new jobs and career pathways for our community as we move toward the anticipated closures of traditional energy and mining industries and the adoption of alternative energy solutions and low emission coal technologies.

Council is pleased to see this opportunity coming to life, particularly after pursuing investment in Latrobe City’s New Energy Future as part of our State Advocacy Campaign. As part of re-establishing the SEC, the State Government outlined an initial investment of $1 billion towards delivering 4.5 gigawatts of power through renewable energy projects.

An investment of at least $20 million was committed to prepare the SEC for its new role in the new energy market, including setting up an office in Morwell.

Additional commitments included local mental and women’s health hubs, a $780 million road maintenance blitz, new trains and services for Gippsland along with a V/Line ticket cap.

We will continue to work with both the State and Federal Governments to ensure our City’s transition remains a focus and advocate for our community’s goals.

We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with our local members and Ministers, particularly as Council focuses on Latrobe’s transition and the economic outlook of our City.

Cr Kellie O’Callaghan

Mayor of Latrobe City Council

Capital Works

Haunted Hills Road Blackspot Project

Construction of a turning lane and splitter island at the intersection of Haunted Hills Road and Bill Schulz Drive

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

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

Budgeree Road, Old Jumbuk Road, Traralgon Creek Road, Grand Ridge Road and Jumbuk Road

Landslip repair

Boolarra Footpath Repairs

Construction of new footpaths along

Church Street and Mechanics Street

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

Free Hard Waste Collection Starting in Yinnar, Yinnar South and Boolarra

Our new hard waste collection is underway in Yinnar and Yinnar South this week and will begin in Boolarra next week, service followed by other towns in the new year. If you live in these areas and receive a kerbside bin collection, you can start putting your hard waste on your nature strip.

Key details

To participate, place up to two cubic metres of acceptable hard waste items outside your property for collection no later than the following dates:

  • Boolarra – Tuesday 13 December 2022 at 8pm.

Collections will take place in the week following these dates.

No bookings are required for this service.

While collections have previously taken place in November and December, this is a new service for all residents, regardless of whether you own or rent your property. A list of acceptable items and collection guidelines are available at: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/hardwaste

Contact information

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