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Fire probe done

THE Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) has completed a review into the planned burn that breached control lines at Hallston near Mirboo North on March 26. In an anouncement made this afternoon, the DEPI said the  review looked at what happened and why, and what needs to change to reduce the likelihood of this […]

May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Desal threat official

THE Wonthaggi desalination plant’s outlets and outfalls are a key threat to the Bunurong marine reserve. And that’s official. It says so in the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s (WGCMA) 2013-19 West Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy. The State Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith agrees because he endorsed the document on May 15. […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burra’s water pressure

SOUTH Gippsland Water users could face a tightening of restrictions to help satisfy a Burra Foods plan to produce dried infant milk formula for the Asian market. Production will begin from as early as February next year, subject to shareholder approval. The company is struggling for water now, and will require an extra 400,000 litres […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Champions again

BERRYS Creek Gourmet Cheese has recently come home with another swag of accolades from the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s cheese and dairy produce competition. Their goat’s milk blue cheese, Rowefords Blue, was crowned Australia’s best cheese after taking out the Dairy Australia Grand Champion Dairy Product of Show. Cheese-maker Barry Charlton and partner […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

13 rocks

YOUTH shone out on the Wonthaggi stage on Saturday night when the 39 strong, energetic, fresh faced cast of 13 burst onto the stage for opening night and wowed the audience with a vibrant rock musical.   Daring to be different Wonthaggi Theatrical Group has staged another musical winner with this millennium babies, coming of […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Hundreds protest in farm fight

FARMERS have opposed drastic changes proposed in Bass Coast Shire Council’s new farm draft report that could see rural land devalued, farmers tens of thousands out of pocket and impacts statewide. Farms greater than 40 hectares in the shire will be significantly devalued if the council’s rural land use strategy is approved. At least 200 […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

VFL coach inspires

PETA Searle is a woman succeeding in a man’s world. The teacher and mother of two is assistant coach to Victorian Football League side Port Melbourne, working alongside AFL great and head coach Gary Ayres. She shared the secret to her success at Bass Coast/South Gippsland Business Alliance breakfast at Inverloch’s Manna Gum@Broadbeach restaurant last […]

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Give ‘Burra a go

MOVING some council staff to Korumburra would free retail space in Leongatha, paving the way for further development in Leongatha. That is the view of Korumburra Business Association treasurer Brian Hess, after the association last week launched a petition calling for South Gippsland Shire Council to shift some departments to the former Korumburra Shire offices […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wind lures trio to Africa

THREE members of the Inverloch Windsurfing Club are bound for Africa in a bid to make speed sailing history. Andrew Daff of Sandy Point will join Craig Spottiswood of Beaumaris and Jacques Kint from Drysdale at the Luderitz Speed Event in Namibia in October. The trio will vie to be the fastest along the Luderitz […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Takeover final

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will take over the management of Yanakie’s and Port Welshpool’s caravan parks in the second half of the year. Council has voted to end the expression of interest process for the leasing of the two parks and to take over their management. Council’s property manager Chris Van Der Ark said taking […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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