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Black Spur works to start in 2018

CONSTRUCTION work to realign the South Gippsland Highway at Black Spur, near Koonwarra, is expected to start in the first half of 2018. VicRoads is currently undertaking pre-construction works on the $50 million project ahead of work starting. The 2.6 kilometre route will begin south of the Koonwarra township and cross the Great Southern Rail […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burra rallies to save info centre

THE Korumburra community and South Gippsland tourism’s industry have opposed a proposal to close Korumburra’s visitor information centre. A recommendation to tomorrow’s (Wednesday) meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council recommends the closure of the centre, in the entry foyer of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, despite Korumburra being the first town visitors from Melbourne […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police dog nabs suspects

THIEVES believed to be responsible for robbing farmers and stealing vehicles in South Gippsland were bitten by a police dog during a dramatic chase on Monday, June 19. The two men from Wonthaggi and Fish Creek and a woman from Altona were pursued by police on foot and in the air after driving erratically in […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Clucking mad

A PROPOSAL for a 400,000 chicken broiler farm has created unrest in the peaceful community of Wooreen, north of Leongatha. The development includes 10 sheds measuring 135m long and 17.4m wide at 80 Pit Road, and 870 Leongatha-Yarragon Road. Residents neighbouring the proposed chicken farm shared their concerns and opinions on Saturday morning during a […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Stop! Scammer time!

THE Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding South Gippslanders to stop and think before giving their personal details or hard earned money to scammers this tax time. Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson said 48,084 scams were reported to the ATO between July and October last year. “We have already seen a five fold increase in scams […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Farmers have their say

THE Victorian Farmers Federation met with local farmers in the Leongatha region last Thursday at Bairs Hotel to tackle some of the hard issues facing farmers. Twenty farmers including South Gippsland branch president Gordon Vagg and South Gippsland UDV policy councillor Damian Murphy attended the forum to put forward key areas that need to be […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sheep end on a high

STRONG sheep and lamb prices have continued through to the end of the season at VLE Leongatha, with the final sale of the year held last Wednesday. SEJ general manager livestock Bill Egan said producers finished off the year with a strong market. “There were some nice lots of lambs which sold wonderfully well and […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Ben expands his leadership vision

LEONGATHA South’s Benjamin Vagg wants to build community networks for dairy farmers through his involvement in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP). He said the 10 month program presented an exciting opportunity to promote the dairy industry as well as Gippsland communities, which are just as important as each other. Ben was recently granted one […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Runners brave the cold

THIS week, 109 people ran, jogged and walked the park run course. Ten were first timers and 10 recorded new personal bests. Everyone felt the cold on a very chilly, but gorgeous, winter’s morning. After the first loop, the outer layers were coming off but fingers were still frozen, even at the end of the […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cyclists vie for trophies

CLUB members enjoyed a great winter’s day as they battled for the trophies – A Grade for the Lex Watt Trophy and the B Graders for the Watchorn Trophy. The racing was around the Pound Creek circuit with A Grade racing two laps (48km) and the B Grade group racing just the one lap. Both […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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