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Jumbunna gardens open up

A LARGE range of lovely gardens around the Jumbunna area are opening up for the public tomorrow (Saturday). It will be worth the trip down to the quaint little village to see these wonderful gardens. Drop in to the Jumbunna Hall first up to grab your ticket then get around seeing all these fantastic gardens.

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Hello Kris and goodbye Casey

LEONGATHA’S own Kris McLaren, 26, will race for the first time ever in the AirAsia Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island this weekend. While world champion and Aussie favorite Casey Stoner will be racing in his farewell event this weekend McLaren will be making his debut. His parents Pam and Craig are really excited and will […]

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Bikes roar through

MORE than 500 motor bikes have just roared through Leongatha on their way to the MotoGP at Phillip Island. Lots of people lined the main street waving to the bikes, whose riders tooted and waved back. With a police escort, backed up by a MICA ambulance, the bikes were taking part in the 10th anniversary […]

October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Thirds to stay Under 18

ALBERTON Football Netball League clubs and board of management have voted to overturn a motion to change the Thirds football age group to Under 17.5. The age group will stay as Under 18 thanks to the decision made at a special general meeting last night. Full story in this week’s Star.  

October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Farmer Road reopened

FARMERS Road in Dumbalk North has reopened after being closed for over two weeks due to repairs. A burst culvert had caused significant damage under the road surface and was closed for repair as soon as South Gippsland Shire Council was notified of the issue. A new larger culvert has been installed, and the road […]

October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Councillors’ final reflections

ANOTHER council term is over and South Gippsland Shire Councillors took the chance to reflect on their term at their final meeting yesterday (Wednesday). All councillors celebrated their achievements, as well as issues that could have been handled better. Cr Jim Fawcett, who was mayor for the first two years of the term, said he […]

October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bair Street blight

A 40 metre tall tower will stand at the end of Leongatha’s Bair Street before the end of November. The news has come as a disappointing surprise to residents and business owners in the town. The tower will be an SP AusNet Smart Meter tower and, because it is classed as vital infrastructure, was exempt […]

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New look councils looming

THIS week’s elections promise to turn municipal life on its head in South Gippsland and Bass Coast. The record 26 candidates in Bass Coast and six in South Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ward have delivered a strong vote for democracy. Ballot papers must be in by 6pm this Friday. Voting in Bass Coast, particularly in Wonthaggi-centred Hovell […]

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Industrial action

THE Leongatha aerodrome and Koonwarra saleyards site could be future locations for industrial development. Those sites, together with land north-west of Woorayl Golf Course, have been earmarked as sites for possible industrial use by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council has started work on a study to review industrial land supply in Leongatha and held a […]

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Barlow speaks mind in council term wrap up

CR GARETH Barlow took full advantage of the opportunity to speak his mind as Bass Coast Shire councillors ended their last open meeting. Two are retiring, two are standing against each other at the October 27 election and there are several candidates in every ward, including a team led by Alan Brown. Few decisions could […]

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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