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Ministers set to hit Bass Coast

NO less than five State Government ministers will take a tour of Bass Coast this Friday. But what is going to be promised in terms of funding allocation remains a mystery. Following his visit to Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson at the start of the year, Premier Daniel Andrews has followed through with his promise to […]

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Hospital works to rebuild

AN allocated $35.7 million to the health sector in the 2015-16 Victorian budget is expected to pull Bass Coast Health out of its financial stupor. The State Government said the $1 billion of allocated funds ripped from the health system under the former government had put great stress on services such as BCH. BCH has […]

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“Ambitious” budget unveiled

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s proposed budget will feature an “ambitious” capital works program and advance major projects, according to mayor Cr Bob Newton. Council will spend $19.97 million on major capital works, including roads thanks to $5.5 million in federal funding, a leachate evaporation system at Koonwarra landfill, design work for the refurbishment of Mirboo […]

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Towns’ showpieces to shine

TWO of the region’s recreation hubs will be overhauled to bring them into the modern era. South Gippsland Shire Council will undertake underground drainage, kerb and channeling, and seal roads at Leongatha Recreation Reserve and Korumburra Showgrounds to enhance the ever popular community facilities. The works are listed in council’s proposed budget, out now. Council […]

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Crime spike

A NEW release of crime statistics has shown South Gippsland’s crime rates have risen above the state average in the last quarter. Victoria Police’s latest crime statistics showed Victoria experienced an overall increase of 8.3 per cent in crime over the last three months while South Gippsland experienced an increase in crime of 11 per […]

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Drugs seized

A SOPHISTICATED hydroponic cannabis crop house in Leongatha’s Eccles Way was discovered in a raid by police on Easter Monday afternoon. It is believed cannabis plants with a street value in excess of $1 million were seized with several rooms of the house specifically set up to grow the crop. Police from Bass Coast Criminal […]

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Van Dijk blitzes at Bell’s Beach

JOE Van Dijk of Phillip Island has taken out his second consecutive Play it Safe by the Water Junior Challenge at Bells Beach on Monday, March 21. The powerful natural footer was on fire all day surfing multiple heats in both this event and the Premiers Active April Trials. In a wave-starved final, Van Dijk […]

March 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Swings and roundabouts

FIVE local Under 18 footballers, from the Alberton and Gippsland leagues, survived the final cut to make it through to Gippsland Power’s final squad. Talent alone is not enough to win an aspiring young footballer a place in the squad. It takes more than that and includes dedication, commitment and self belief. The clubs to […]

March 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Club marks a great year in style

LEONGATHA Little Athletics celebrated the completion of the summer season with more than 200 family and friends at the Leongatha Primary School Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 16. It was a fantastic night of celebrating the effort and performances of everyone throughout the 18 weeks season. The club president, Ben Cruickshank thanked all involved […]

March 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Swimming’s super Sunday

SUNDAY proved to be a huge day on the swimming calendar as teams from throughout the region converged on SG Splash in Leongatha for Champion’s Day. This day pits the best of the best swimmers from the six clubs involved in the South Gippsland Swimming Association; from Leongatha, Korumburra, Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Corner Inlet and […]

March 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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