This free exhibition evolved from research into recovery from the Hazelwood mine fire. We listened and clearly heard that people wanted to do something positive about Morwell and to be part of conversations about the future.
Many community members and groups have contributed to the conversation and this photographic exhibition is the result of these discussions. Photographer Clive Hutchison beautifully captures their hopes for the future.
All are welcome.
Morwell Neighbourhood House, researchers from Federation University Australia involved in the Hazelwood Health Study, and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Federation University have joined forces to co-host this exhibition
At the switchback gallery from 14th November. Find out more
On friday the 22nd September the Morwell Neighbourhood House hosted the Morwell Free Store . 63 bargain shoppers attended and left with something they needed. This unique event has been running at the neighbourhood house since 2014 and saved lot of items from going to landfill.
The free store is run by a passionate and dedicated Volunteer Crew who give of their time & skills to make it all happen.
The Morwell Swimming Club invites all members and their families, from any era, to reunite and celebrate this important milestone, as we re-visit the first six decades of our history.
We will celebrate the day with a 2 course Lunch Buffet, as we spend time catching up with old friends. If you are unable to attend the scheduled lunch, you are more than welcome to drop by anytime throughout the day to visit us, or purchase a late entry ticket and a bistro meal for an evening dinner with us.
The function will conclude at 9.00 pm. There will be a history display to view throughout the day and raffle prizes.
Please contact us if you have any photos or memorabilia to share. Neat casual dress, with a splash of yellow.
Latrobe City Council’s contractors have begun construction of the first stage of the Morwell to Traralgon shared pathway.
Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, said the $4.5 million project would eventually see the path link the two towns to improve connectivity and liveability.
“The community has been talking about this pathway for years and we’re pleased the project is underway. Stage one will be the construction of the 2.5 metre wide path from the Morwell Railway Station to McDonald Street in Morwell. The works for this phase are expected to take around six weeks.
“The section from McDonald Street to Kernot Hall will start in November and the further stages of the project, from Waterhole Creek to Alexanders Road to Old Melbourne Road and finally, to Coonoc Road, Traralgon will take place next year. The path, which is around ten kilometres long, is expected to be completed in June 2018,” Cr O’Callaghan said.
“Provision of a shared pathway that allows people to ride their bicycles or to walk or jog between two of the city’s major towns is not only about the physical link, it’s about encouraging exercise and promoting healthier lifestyles,” Cr O’Callaghan concluded.
Funding for this project is being provided by the Federal government ($1.6 million) and Victorian governments Safe System Road Infrastructure Program ($2.95 million).
Keep Victoria Beautiful judge David Moncrieff said Morwell would go up against other towns including Dimboola, Coal Creek, Rutherglen and Beechworth, also finalists in the cultural heritage section.
“Advance Morwell member Keith Brownbill presented a number of interesting projects at Morwell but the most interesting one was the conversion of the old Masonic Lodge to the Morwell Historical Society museum,” Mr Moncrieff said.
If you are in Morwell today there is a Lions Club BBQ at the Commonwealth bank on Commercial Road. You can donate your spare change to Very Special Kids or buy some of their items to support kids with cancer. They are aiming to raise $1000 in Morwell.
Morwell Neighbourhood House hosted a “Dignity Day” in 2016 for homeless women.
This month Latrobe Women Creating Conversations are holding a Pamper Day where all proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council to support the creation of women’s wigs.
LWCC’s pamper day in colloboration with FedTraining’s brand new hair, beauty & massage salon, ‘Inspire @ Federation Training’ on Wed 20th September.There are limited spots so get in quick to snap up an appointment.
Don’t have time to be pampered? Feel free to drop in for a chat & some complementary nibbles either 9am-12pm and/or 5-6.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Catering kindly donated by Sandwich Chef’s (Midvalley & Traralgon stores) & Oh My Fudge!
Almost 30 Earthworkers turned out on Sunday 23rd August for a Working Bee at the new manufacturing cooperative factory space in Morwell. A massive day of dusting, cleaning, moving equipment, inspiring conversations and cooperation in action.
It was wonderful to see some dusty factory offices that had been sitting empty & idle in Morwell for many years, abuzz with volunteers preparing the space for active local cooperative occupants.
And it is exciting to see the factory floor yet another step closer to full production of premium solar hot water tanks (and now much less dusty!). Some steel tanks have been produced for testing and certification, and step-by-step (as a community-funded project) earthworker is continuing to commission the complete production line.
The Victorian state government has just announced allocation of $5 million dollars to deliver solar installations and energy efficiency upgrades to the 1000 households in greatest need in the Latrobe Valley. ”This program will help some of Victoria’s most vulnerable households to make practical upgrades that reduce their energy bills”, says Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio.
This move comes as great news for Earthworkers long-running campaign asking the Andrews government to install our locally manufactured solar hot water into public housing (you can still sign the petition here).
On the second Crawl for 2017, a fresh group of booking agents, musicians and media were treated to local performances, visited venues and festivals and met local council and industry in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Meeniyan and South Gippsland areas.
Managed by Music Victoria, the Victorian Music Crawl is the first program of its kind in Australia. Three tours will take place across 2017-18 with a tour to the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland planned for the second half of 2017 and a tour to Geelong, the Surf Coast and Warrnambool scheduled for next summer.