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  • 3 Jun 2016 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Community member

     Following on from our public information session

    in March, it is my pleasure to invite you to a further community update.

    WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE, 5pm
    Morwell RSL, Corner Elgin and Tarwin Streets Morwell

    The public information update will allow me to provide an overview on the work plan variation to address the requirements of the Risk Assessment Management Plan, discuss mine rehabilitation, generating unit start-ups and provide an opportunity to listen and receive feedback from community members.

    The session forms part of our company’s continuing commitment to regularly update the community on activities and work being undertaken or planned at our Latrobe Valley assets. We understand the community is interested in our business and operations.

    Should yourself or a representative from your organisation wish to attend please contact

    Lauren Carey, External Communications Manager, via email lauren.carey@au.engie.com or on 0418 147 788 to register your attendance.

    Hazelwood is committed to engaging positively and constructively with key stakeholders and the community in which we operate, and I hope that you will again

    be able to join us at the public consultation session. Kind Regards,

     George Graham, Asset Manager ENGIE  Hazelwood


  • 5 May 2016 8:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bev Lorraine's Wonderworld of Dolls, a unique Morwell attraction, has featured in the highly regarded Dolls, Bears and Collectables magazine.

    The article outlines the wonderful collection curated by Bev and housed at Airlie Bank House, which was restored and is maintained by Advance Morwell. 

    To see the collection, visit Airlie Bank House, 31-33 The Boulevard  on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm or other days by appointment.  For more information call Bev on (03) 5133 9066 or email richwern@bigpond.com .

     

     

  • 23 Mar 2016 6:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell, together with retailer groups from Moe, Traralgon and the LCBTA, are excited to be launching a Shop Local Gift Card Program, which will use the EFTPOS network as the transaction processing platform.
    This Program was rolled out successfully in November 2014 by the Traralgon Chamber of Commerce & Industry as a pilot project, and as a result of it’s success, we’re now expanding it across the entire Latrobe City
    Using a ‘closed loop system” the program enables participating businesses to accept ‘Shop Latrobe City Gift Cards’ in their stores, in the same way that you would accept an eftpos or credit card.
    We invite all businesses throughout the Latrobe City to participate in the Gift Card Program, as it’s success will be dependant upon providing gift card recipients with diversity to shop at as many stores as possible throughout the region. So far over 40 businesses are participating in the program, with many more showing interest in joining.
    The Shop Latrobe City Gift Card Program will encourage consumers to shop locally, and enables small businesses to compete with the larger stores and shopping centres, who all offer their own Gift Cards. 
    Business & Corporate level members can join the program from the Events tab on the website.
     

  • 21 Nov 2015 5:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ruth is working hard to promote Morwell in general & shopping in the CBD, you can read about Ruth reflections on Advance Morwell's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/AdvanceMorwell/?fref=ts and the full interview on the Future Morwell page at http://futuremorwell.nationbuilder.com/ruthcodlin_01

    The Advance Morwell Committee thanks Ruth for her enthusiastic work with the Traders Group.
  • 14 Jun 2015 8:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell Chairman John Guy OAM, said today that the news of job losses at the ASIC Traralgon Office is yet another blow to employment in the Latrobe Valley.

    As a former Mayor of Morwell, Mr Guy said that he could well remember the effort that went into the establishment of the ASIC Office in Traralgon. The three councils of the time in Moe Morwell and Traralgon were warned that if they did not work together, they would not be able to attract this facility. It was our working together that finally convinced the Federal Government to build the facility in the Latrobe Valley.

    For weeks now we have been hearing rumours of the privatising of this business and assurances from politicians that this would not lead to job losses.

    With wall to wall national and liberal party politicians in Gippsland, we need them to actively support the retention of regional jobs and ensure that ASIC remains in Traralgon providing much needed work for our community.

    “It is important for us all to work together and lobby government to not only retain our existing jobs, but also to create new employment opportunities to both address our region’s escalating unemployment issues and diversify our  narrow employment base.”  Added Mr Guy.

  • 19 May 2015 10:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell Chairman, John Guy, presented Monday night's Latrobe City Council meeting with a comprehensive submission highlighting the weaknesses of the Traralgon site for the proposed Performing Arts and Convention Centre, along with the strengths of the Kernot Hall site.

    Advance Morwell PACC Submission 2015.pdf
  • 13 May 2015 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell Executive are currently preparing a submission to the Latrobe City Council on the proposal to construct a Performing Arts and Convention Centre. Submissions are being presented to Council at their meeting on Monday 18th may 2015 at 6 PM.

    Council are reviewing the project and its location. As you will be aware the previous Council decided on Morwell as the Location and this is now one the issues being considered in this review.   

  • 2 May 2015 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell welcomes reopening of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry and Health Study funding but is critical of the lack of Government response to other issues facing Morwell

    Advance Morwell Chairman John Guy OAM has welcomed the recent announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews on the reopening of The Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry and funding for the Mine Fire Health Study.

    Mr Guy said “This is great news for Morwell, but the Government must give adequate notice to the community about the hearing dates to ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute.”

    “The re-opening of the enquiry is an opportunity to bolster regulations as they apply to mining in Victoria and to ascertain the veracity of claims that the mine fire contributed to the local deaths.” 

    According to Mr Guy, Advance Morwell is extremely concerned and disappointed that other significant issues facing Morwell are being ignored by the State Government.

    “Letters to Government Ministers on issues such as the construction of the Morwell Primary School,  the future restoration of Power Station sites and Local Government governance are not even being acknowledged”  Said Mr Guy.

    “Morwell has suffered greatly over recent years and we need certainty that as industry transitions, we will not be left with disused industrial sites and poorly rehabilitated infrastructure” 

    “The former and long disused SECV interconnecting railway bridge at Morwell’s Western entrance is a stark and ongoing reminder of the visible scars that will be left behind if Government does not effectively regulate and control the deindustrialisation of this region.”  He added.

    Authorised by; John V Guy OAM

    Chairman.

    Advance Morwell Inc.

    Tel: 0351342371 Mob: 0419591861.

  • 25 Feb 2015 11:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advance Morwell applauds the efforts of Reactive Latrobe and their 'Get Sunflowered' initiative which has resulted in some excellent publicity for  Morwell as well as a great community response.  Read more by following the link below: 

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sunflowers-in-full-bloom-in-the-middle-of-morwell-in-the-latrobe-valley-20150225-13oi5w.html
  • 7 Jul 2014 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Latrobe City councillors, Advance Morwell chair John Guy, Department of Planning and Community Development's Laurie Paton and Member for Morwell Russell Northe welcomed the improvements to the area around Morwell's skate park.

    "The existing Commercial Road roundabout is too narrow, with trucks and cars often clipping the brick retaining wall, which causes damage to the brickwork, creating a poor impression of the town for those entering Morwell from the east," Mr Northe said.

    "This project will fund an expansion of the roundabout to minimise damage from vehicles and reduce ongoing maintenance, with the roundabout garden to be enhanced with new plantings."

    Read the full article in our local newspaper The Express


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