Solar & Battery Storage Information Night

Hear the latest from industry leaders Selectronic,Tesla and Gippsland Solar.

  • The pros and cons of battery storage
  • What does it cost, and what will it save you?
  • The different battery technologies on offer
  • The expected price and technology improvements
  • Examples of existing homes that have installed storage
  • Is it possible to go ‘off the grid’?

MC for the night will be Darren McCubbin, Chair of the Gippsland Climate Change Network

Tue. 29 August 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST

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René Magritte: 130 photos featured in world-first exhibition.

“In the mid-1970s, a swathe of photographs and films of and by René Magritte were discovered, 10 years after the artist’s death. The work is featured in an exclusive exhibition at LaTrobe gallery in Victoria, Australia – a coup for the regional space – which is offering a new perspective on the artist before the show tours globally.”

A great article in The Guardian today about the exhibition on now at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery in Morwell. This is bringing a lot of positive attention to the area at a time when it needs a boost. Check it out here

The exhibition opened this week and Latrobe City Council Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan said she “hoped that the Latrobe Regional Gallery’s improved capability to host international exhibitions, in addition to its proximity to the train line, would draw new visitors to the Latrobe Valley and provide an economic boost.”

Everyone involved in this project really deserves a pat on the back and shows that we have a bright future ahead of us as a centre of world class art exhibitions.


Ben Ainsworth was just a boy from the La Trobe Valley who had his sights set on playing in the AFL from an early age, and dedicated all his energy to getting there.

His determination has taken him almost 2000 kilometres north of Morwell, to the Gold Coast Suns.

In Round 22, Ainsworth kicked three goals and earned himself a Rising Star nomination and his former coach at the Gippsland Power, Leigh Brown, believes he has more than earned it.

The former Fremantle, North Melbourne and Collingwood player says that he could tell Ainsworth was always destined to be an AFL player.

That faith was evident when he handed him an under 18’s debut at age 16.

“He was ready, and he was super talented,” Brown told

“We try and do that with our elite juniors who have got a high level of talent to give them a taste of what’s to come.” Read More


The Governor of Victoria visits Latrobe Valley

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria visited Latrobe Valley today and met with community members. A tour of the rose garden followed by meetings with locals.

Public Lecture – ‘General Sir John Monash, Engineer, Soldier & Nation Builder’

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A public lecture – ‘General Sir John Monash, Engineer, Soldier & Nation Builder’ is being held as part of the Annual Australasian Mining History Association Conference at Traralgon.

The Public Lecture is being presented by LtCol Bernard Mulholland RFD JP.

The event is being held on Wednesday, 27th September 2017, at 7.30 pm at the Traralgon Tennis Centre

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General Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD was a civil engineer and an Australian military commander of the First World War. He commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade before the war and then, shortly after its outbreak, became commander of the 4th Brigade in Egypt, with whom he took part in the Gallipoli campaign. In July 1916 he took charge of the newly raised 3rd Division in northwestern France and in May 1918 became commander of the Australian Corps, at the time the largest corps on the Western Front. The successful Allied attack at the Battle of Amiens on 8 August 1918, which expedited the end of the war, was planned by Monash and spearheaded by British forces including the Australian and Canadian Corps under Monash and Arthur Currie. Monash is considered one of the best Allied generals of the First World War and the most famous commander in Australian history.

He later setup the SECV and his statue sits at Powerworks in Morwell.

Council Meeting Round Up

Below is a snapshot of some of the decisions made by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 21 August 2017.


  • Agreed to write to the Minister for Planning to request that he does not approve Amendment C104 in its current form, and only supports the approval of the Environment Significance Overlay to the area affected by the Amenity Rural Buffer.


  • Resolved to rename Crinigan Road West, Morwell to Alliss Road.
  • Resolved to start the process to rename Tyers Recreation Reserve ‘Baillie Reserve’ and Brady’s Road, Tyers to Russell Road.
  • Endorsed ‘Live Work Latrobe’ land use strategies for public exhibition.
  • Endorsed release of the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21.
  • Received and supports ‘in principle’ the Future Morwell Urban Design Revitalisation Plan.
  • Gave notice to make Meeting Procedure Local Law 2017 and invites submissions.
  • Requested a report in relation to addressing community concerns regarding parking on narrow residential roads.
  • Requested a report addressing road, drainage and parking issues at Northern Reserve, Newborough associated with the impacts of construction of a telecom tower.
  • Endorsed implementing extended operating hours for the Moe Outdoor Pool for the 2017/18 year to match those of the Traralgon Outdoor Pool.

Decisions and reports

  • Abolished the Gippsland Carbon Transition Committee, the Latrobe City Industry Forum and the Timber Umbrella Group Advisory Committee.
  • Received and noted report in to monitoring of parking restriction sign in Queen St, Moe.
  • Adopted Road Management Plan 2017-21.
  • Adopted revised terms of reference for Churchill and District Community Hub Advisory Committee.

Ask Izzy Community BBQ

Come along and see how our mobile website Ask Izzy can help you find housing, meals, health and wellbeing services and much more.

The event at The Gathering Place will include an official Welcome to Country conducted by traditional owners of the Gunai Kurnai people, as well as a performance from Boorun Boys Dance Group.

You can also donate to Ask Izzy so people can still access services if they are homeless and can’t charge their phone.

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Special guest:
Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan

11:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Gathering Place
99 Buckley St Morwell

A BBQ lunch will be provided.

All welcome!

Simon Vallone:
9418 7431

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