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Eco living celebrated

THE Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival on Sunday shed light on sustainable living options in South Gippsland. Presented by Bass Coast and South Gippsland shire councils, the event was held at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi. Held annually, the festival is now in its sixth year and hosts displays of alternative energy, local produce, self-sufficiency […]

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Heads shaved en masse

FOUR men from the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority had their heads shaved recently to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. The event was instigated by healthy soils project officer Tony Gardner, who was originally to be the only one to go bald. Along with Tony, catchment planning manager Dan Garlick, project […]

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Fun run backs kids

THE Keeping Kids on Track fun run continues its good work in the community – this time by funding two classroom sets of pedometers. The pedometers are provided to children along with a log book to record their progress as they hopefully increase their exercise over the time they use the pedometer. “We saw members […]

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Women donate to Vanuatu

BASS Coast women have made a significant contribution to the UN Women Cyclone Pam appeal, with money raised at Bass Coast Shire Council’s International Women’s Day luncheon donated to the cause. The event raised $2016 for UN Women through silent auctions and donations, with 100 per cent of funds raised going to the UN Women […]

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$3m Inverloch complex approved

  A $3 MILLION development of 28 dwellings will be built at Inverloch. Bass Coast Shire Council last Wednesday granted a planning permit for the development at 35 Sandymount Avenue, after an application process beset by problems. The permit, which was initially refused and then delayed by council error, was granted to the relieved applicant, […]

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Coastal path delayed

BASS Coast Shire Council has delayed the creation of a much wanted coastal path along Surf Parade in Inverloch by six to nine months. Council will spend $50,000 to $100,000 on an ecological and geomorphological study to see if coastal erosion will affect the path. Last Wednesday, council approved a permit for removal of 0.753 […]

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Leongatha truck bypass may delay traffic

  TRAFFIC may bank up at a major intersection in Leongatha once the $5.1 million heavy vehicle alternate route is built. The final design for the route was released last Wednesday by VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council. The route aims to divert about 600 heavy vehicles from Bair Street every day, allowing a redevelopment […]

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Koonwarra boasts MP

KOONWARRA’S Melina Bath will represent Eastern Victoria in State Parliament. The Mirboo North Secondary College teacher has been named The Nationals’ new member for Eastern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council. Ms Bath was chosen by party delegates at Traralgon on Saturday to fill the place vacated by Danny O’Brien, who successfully contested the Gippsland […]

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Council backs skating Neverland

A PROFESSIONAL golfer’s dream to turn his property into a training venue for elite skaters has been backed by South Gippsland Shire Council. Peter Wilson has built the largest skate ramp in Australia – spanning a total of 113m and at a cost of nearly $200,000 – on his 4.6ha property at Nyora. The enthusiastic […]

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Councillors clash in “circus”

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was thrown into turmoil when long simmering tensions between councillors erupted at last Wednesday’s meeting. Councillors unleashed attacks on their colleagues, accusing each other of hijacking proceedings, making false claims and disallowing democracy. They questioned each other’s integrity and character, and mayor Cr Jeanette Harding told several councillors to stop interjecting […]

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