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CFA station rejected

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has refused to grant the Country Fire Authority permission to build a new fire station in Leongatha’s Bair Street. Councillors voted five to three at yesterday’s council meeting, saying the land – owned by the CFA – was needed for future retail expansion in Leongatha. David Chugg, CFA acting operations manager […]

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

No joy for Long Jetty

THE WELSHPOOL and District Advisory Group is still campaigning to obtain the necessary funding to complete the restoration of the Long Jetty at Port Welshpool, with no end in sight. President of the group, Paul Macphail, said there needs to be more funding allocated to the project before the restoration can commence. ‘We already have […]

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Golden cheese for Berrys Creek

BERRYS Creek Cheese has added to their impressive swag of awards with fantastic results at the recent Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show and the Dairy Industry Association of Australia Australian and Victorian Divisions. Cheese-maker Barry Charlton and his partner Cheryl Hulls brought home 11 awards from the events, taking their total number of accolades […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Meeniyan millions

MEENIYAN could become the hub of sustainability in South Gippsland on the back of a complex worth up to $5 million. The redevelopment of the existing Meeniyan Art Gallery and cafe into a sustainability centre could eventually create 87 jobs, South Gippsland Shire Council was told last Wednesday. The complex would be known as the […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

From elephants to wallabies

MICHELLE and Clive Oellermann, along with their children, Luke, 5 and Emma, 3 and a half, are relatively new faces to South Gippsland. The family is from South Africa and have been living in Australia for around two years. Michelle, a typesetter at The Star, is originally from Zambia, in central Africa. At the age […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Peter Hall backs GippsTAFE

STATE Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall is confident GippsTAFE will continue its “very significant operations” in Gippsland – including Leongatha. And he wants federal carbon tax offset money to pay for strengthening tertiary education in the region. Speaking to The Star early yesterday afternoon, Mr Hall said he was “doing everything I can” […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Pipis safe, scientists declare

A NEW report has found Venus Bay’s pipi population is safe, despite community concern over the influx of people harvesting the shellfish. The Fisheries Victoria report found current management was adequate to protect the pipis from recreational collectors. The report, Stock Assessment of Venus Bay Pipis (2011), revealed reduced daily catch limits at Venus Bay […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

No deaths just a ‘fluke’

DOLLAR residents have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to fix Dollar Road – for good. Council has allocated $285,000 to revamp the road in the 2012-13 draft budget, but residents say a private contractor can fix the road at a cheaper price. Cars were reportedly sliding on the road at the weekend and one […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Anything Goes ready for stage

WONTHAGGI Theatre Group is bringing the age old tale of ‘boy meets girl’ (and all the complications that come along with it!) to the stage when their major production Anything Goes opens this Saturday night. Set aboard an ocean liner headed from New York to England, the show is an amusing story wrapped around one […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Jersey club celebrates centenary

ONE hundred years of the South Gippsland Jersey Breeder’s Club will be celebrated over four days of events next week. Plans for the club’s centenary have been in the works for a number of years now, with past members travelling from all over the country to attend. The celebrations begin on Monday with the Devondale […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

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