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Controversial dairy dumped

CHINESE dairy company YoYou did not take its Kernot dairy proposal to the Victorian Administrative Civil Tribunal (VCAT) before the 60 day deadline to do so lapsed. YoYou was given the chance to have Bass Coast Shire Council’s decision to reject the proposal revoked by VCAT, but the company let the opportunity pass. Kernot residents […]

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

All aboard rates discount

THE return of rail to South Gippsland could bring with it development, economic growth and cheaper council rates. Attending a meeting hosted by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in Leongatha last Thursday, South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Andrew McEwen said Australia had inadequate public transport. He said returning rail would encourage more people to live in […]

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Coast rush

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will tomorrow (Wednesday) consider a proposal to transform one of South Gippsland’s last sleepy coastal getaways: Walkerville. If approved, the $52 million proposal could set a precedent for developments outside of township boundaries along the Victorian coast. But the unique 88 lot subdivision known as Walkerville Village has created tension in […]

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Business bonanza

SOUTH Gippsland could boom on the back of a new agribusiness precinct proposed for Koonwarra that will service the region’s $400 million a year farming industry. The development of three stages over 10 years is valued at upwards of $12 million. The proposal will start with a large service station catering for trucks and buses, […]

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Netball hopes

LEONGATHA’S Parrots netballers dream of playing on two new outside courts that will further make the town the sporting hub of South Gippsland. The club’s grants officer Jeanne Dekker today urged South Gippsland Shire Council to support the Leongatha Football Netball Club’s proposal to build two new courts at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve. The club’s preferred […]

October 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Builder stands out

A BUILDER born and bred in Leongatha won an award at the Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Housing Awards 2015 on Friday. Pete Furlong grew up in Leongatha and attended Leongatha Secondary College. He studied architecture and building at University of Melbourne and established a construction company, Elyte Focus Pty Ltd, in 2009 […]

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Travel with the experts

WHY book with Leongatha Travel and Cruise when there are so many options for booking online? For the unmatchable service and the security of knowing that you have someone with you all the way, from when you depart until when you return. Proprietor Jill Carmody has 30 years experience in the travel industry and 23 […]

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Best in Victoria

ACTION Pumps and Irrigation in Leongatha has been named Davey’s Victorian master dealer of the year. Owner Ken Wardle has had more than 45 years experience in the irrigation industry and has been selling Davey products since 1969. His business supplies water pumping, collection and treatment systems for commercial, fire fighting and home use in […]

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Shopping eases poverty

THE fourth Fairer World Bazaar was held on Saturday at the Leongatha Uniting Church hall to help fight poverty and hardship. The Anti Poverty Week event was an alternative gift fair with charity stalls selling handcrafts from Asia and Africa, supporting projects that provide hope and dignity to many who otherwise have none. Nearly 20 […]

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Natives lure gardeners

THE South Gippsland branch of the Australian Plants Society held its annual native flower show at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve last weekend. The show has been running for nearly 30 years and acts as the major fundraiser for the group. Society president Jim Lyon said while there were less people than usual at the event, it was still […]

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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