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Council supports tower move

THE Bass Coast Shire Council will support the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club to move its observation tower 60 metres down the beach. At the November ordinary council meeting, councillor Julian Brown put forward a motion in urgent business to support the life saving club, which was carried unanimously. The motion state the council will […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Next stop Bair Street

THE official opening of Leongatha’s multimillion dollar heavy vehicle alternate route is a step toward redeveloping Bair Street. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent declared the bypass open on Friday afternoon. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said construction of the $6.22 million alternate route had long been a priority for South Gippsland. “These works will […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health service back in black

A RETURN to surplus for the Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) was one of the bright lights at the hospital’s 24th annual general meeting last Thursday, November 24 in Korumburra. The surplus, before capital and specific items, was a modest $23,000 but this is a good result when you look at a projected deficit of […]

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Slow down

A RETIRED traffic policeman is calling for the speed limit at an accident hotspot at Korumburra to be reduced to save lives. Wayne Beale is calling on VicRoads to lower the speed limit on the South Gippsland Highway near Coal Creek Community Park and Museum from 80km/h to 60km/h. He also wants the limit along […]

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Water crisis in the spotlight

LEONGATHA pooled its spare change to raise money for Water Aid last week. The initiative was led by Leongatha’s Johanna Haasjes, who worked to raise awareness about poverty stricken countries at IGA and Safeway. She also put up a display of toilets in the window of New Beginnings, which were decorated by Yooralla, the Men’s […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Inverloch-Kongwak embrace Spanish life

EXPLORING cultures is an important part of the curriculum at Inverloch Primary School. For the past two years, the students have been discovering the Spanish language and the heritage of Spanish speaking cultures. This is particular important for the school because several of the students have Hispanic backgrounds. Students from Prep to Grade 6 all […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rail trail to reopen with fishy twist

THE Great Southern Rail Trail is complete and will be officially relaunched this Saturday at Fish Creek. The day will also include an official opening of the Commonwealth Games fish which is now installed in the town, between Ride the Wild Goat and the Butter Factory. Taking place at the Fish Creek station site, the […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Donation to save lives

  IN Victoria, 1500 die from out of hospital cardiac arrest each year. In effort to reduce the statistics, Rotary Clubs Australia wide are working to distribute defibrillators in local organisations. Leongatha Rotary Club presented Woorayl Lodge with a $2500 defibrillator last Tuesday (November 15). The defibrillator was supplied by Tasmania’s Phil Brumby, who travelled […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Carols in Leongatha draws closer

IT’S that time of year again and preparations are well underway for the annual Carols in the Drome concert in Leongatha. So keep the date, Saturday, December 10 free a night where the whole community comes together. The event will once again be hosted by the much loved local Russell Hemming with an even longer […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lennie fundraiser makes $7000

A HIGHLY successful Lennie Gwyther Statue Fundraiser in Leongatha on Saturday night has netted the appeal $7,000. This has boosted the funds raised so far to $35,000, just $10,000 short of the $45,000 approximately needed to have the bronze statue of Lennie and his horse Ginger Mick struck into bronze. Members of the Leongatha Chamber […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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