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Slash brass, council told

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council should reduce the number of managers and directors it employs, according to a survey undertaken by two councillors in the lead-up to budget deliberations at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting. The online survey by councillors Don Hill and Andrew McEwen of 180 people found 81 per cent wanted council to streamline its […]

June 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

‘Burra restrictions lifted

KORUMBURRA’S stage two water restrictions will be lifted at midnight tonight (Tuesday), after massive downpours in recent days. The lifting of the restrictions will see customers reverting to normal permanent water saving measures, which are standard across the state when no staged restrictions are in force. “Substantial rainfall over the past two weeks has resulted […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Labor eyes young blood

THE Australian Labor Party has a new candidate for the seat of McMillan. Anthony Naus, at just 22 years of age, will be taking on sitting Liberal MP Russell Broadbent  and Katter’s Australian Party’s David Amor for the seat. Mr Broadbent has held the seat since 2004 but Mr Naus said that he can’t let […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

You can say no

A MELBOURNE barrister has contradicted assertions made by electricity supplier SP Ausnet, which claims people cannot say no to smart meters. “A customer is not able to defer or refuse a smart meter installation,” an SP Ausnet spokesman told The Star. “A customer is required to provide convenient and unhindered access to metering equipment and […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

No finals at Foster?

FOSTER Showgrounds is unlikely to be the venue for this season’s Alberton Football and Netball League grand finals. Foster Showgrounds Special Committee member Ian Lyon said at a recent council briefing that the ground was in such poor condition, it was unlikely to host the grand finals this September. He said the ground was damaged […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Trial warning

NICK Summers, the Leongatha man arrested on child pornography charges, will be able to visit town, but has been banned from living in South Gippsland. The 20 year old – a junior football, basketball and cricket coach – was arrested recently on blackmail, possession of child pornography and grooming offences. He was bailed (on condition […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Amor bats for Katter

OUTSPOKEN Korumburra businessman David Amor has been selected by Katter’s Australian Party to contest the seat of McMillan at the upcoming federal election. Mr Amor said the endorsement came through at 6.30pm on Sunday after he approached party founder Bob Katter – the controversial long time Federal Member for Kennedy (Queensland) – and told him […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Spare us rates pain

RATEPAYERS have demanded South Gippsland Shire Council slash costs to spare struggling residents a proposed 7.5 per cent rate rise. Angry objectors urged council to reduce staff costs, close Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, abandon plans for a new community vision, and reduce tourism investment. Others called for consultants to be avoided and for […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Under fire

FORMER Leongatha CFA captain Ray Pearson has labelled the location of the new Leongatha Fire Station as “ridiculous”. VCAT has ruled in favour of the CFA building its new Leongatha station next to the BP Service Station in Bair Street. The decision disappoints objectors and the South Gippsland Shire Council, and could have cost the […]

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Try a coat of paint

TERRY Watchorn has an idea that he thinks will help revive the Leongatha shopping strip. It’s called paint. A retired businessman and former enthusiastic member of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce, Mr Watchorn said if you come into a town and see it all freshly painted it creates a welcoming picture. “You want to attract […]

June 12th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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