Petition started to stop battery plant in Morwell

A petition has been created in hope of stopping the construction of a large battery recycling plant in Hazelwood North, just out of Morwell. The Chinese based Chunxing Corporation wants to process 50,000 tonnes of vehicle batteries into 28,000 tonnes of refined lead from the property in Fourth Road, Hazelwood North. Chunxing Australia’s CEO Lakshman…

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Further $1.2 million for Latrobe Valley

A further $1,219,570 has been awarded to the Latrobe Valley for Community projects across the area. Community groups, council and government representatives met today at the Northern Reserve in Morwell to celebrate the announcement from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund. Grant amounts listed below: Morwell Junior Football Club – $210,000 grant for installation…

Dog and cat owners face hefty fines

Dog and cat owners are being faced with large fines, for offences relating to irresponsible pet ownership. 18 people were charged last week in the Sale area, with various offences including: – Dog rush (dog approaching public in an aggressive manner) – Failure to have dogs on leads/contained – Failure to register their cat or…

Vic Police officer charged with sexual assault

A Victoria Police officer has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation. Detectives from Taskforce Salus charged the Senior Sargeant with 3 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of sexual exposure in a public place. The policeman, from a specialist unit, has been suspended with pay. He will appear before court at a…

Payments outage. ATMs and EFTPOS affected

Electronic payments at retailers, including Woolworths and many other services are being affected by a Telstra outage. Customers using their bank cards for EFTPOS purchases and at ATMs May experience errors and be unable to complete their transaction. The problem related to a payments processing network operated by Telstra, and is currently affecting all banks…