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  • 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


    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:
  • 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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