Latrobe City Council – March. 2011

LATROBE CITY TRUST (LCT) ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS OPEN

The LCT is currently inviting grant applications for round two of funding under the Latrobe City Community Gaming Support Fund (LCCGSF) for 2010/2011.

Under the terms of the Trust, LCC provides local gaming venue operators with a general rates waiver of 100% in return for contributing an amount equivalent to 110% of their general rates to the fund.

The Trust would welcome applications for suitable programs and projects and encourage organisations to submit by close of business on Friday 25 March 2011.

Gaming venues that have entered into ongoing agreements are Yallourn Bowling Club; Morwell Bowling Club; Italian Australian Club; Moe Racing Club Turfside Tabaret and Traralgon Bowls Club and this financial year, will collectively contribute almost $30,000 to LCT.

The LCT is now looking for programs associated with issues of problem gambling and demonstrating substantial benefit to the community including; counselling or diversionary services or projects sourcing finance from non local government areas.

Round 1 distributed $39,500 to Latrobe Community Health Service and Warrina Counselling Inc. In addition, the Combined Rotary Clubs of Traralgon Central and Hazelwood received funding for their 2011 ‘Go Youth’ Camp for Disadvantaged Children.

Round 2 applications will be received until 5pm on Friday 25 March 2011. For more information please contact Rosie Berry at Latrobe City on 1300 367 700 or email Rosie.Berry@latrobe.vic.gov.au

HAVE YOUR SAY ON LATROBE CITY COUNCIL’S DRAFT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PLAN (IRP)

Latrobe City Council (LCC) residents are encouraged to have their say in order that the LCC “draft” IRP 2011-2014 is well understood by the community and has captured community expectations.

LCC’s IR Committee, has already been widely consulted and has undertaken a comprehensive review of the 2007-2010 IRP in creating the 2011-2014 “draft” plan.

To ensure the “draft plan” places LCC in the best position to take advantage of a well-developed international relations program, Council is encouraging members of the public to voice their opinions too.

LCC has solid relationships with Takasago in Japan and Taizhou in China through our Sister City program and has a commitment expand this to cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports, health and people.

This “draft” IRP is intended to promote goodwill, friendship, understanding and exchanging of ideas at a cultural level and through community feedback, tailor the “draft” to achieve socially and economically beneficial outcomes.

Additional information and written submissions in relation to the “draft” 2011-2014 IRP will be received until 31 March 201; emailed to David.Elder@latrobe.vic.gov.au ; mailed to David Elder, Latrobe City Council, PO Box 264, Morwell VIC 3840; or dropped off at any LCC service centre. All submissions will be considered public documents unless specified otherwise by the submitter.

Copies of the “draft” 2011-2014 IRP will be available upon request from all LCC service centres and on the ‘Have a Say’ page on Council’s website.

Cr Darrell White,
Mayor.
(Firmin Ward).