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Police station hours underdone

LEADER of the Opposition Matthew Guy MP called for funding to be reinstated to keep police stations fully operational. Mr Guy visited Inverloch Police Station last Tuesday (September 12), which was one of the non 24 hour police stations. With the population set to rise in Bass Coast, and the figures of theft and assault […]

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Leongatha events gain traction

A NEWLY formed subcommittee called Leon Gather Events aims to celebrate community with future festivals and small pop up events in Leongatha. The committee has emerged in light of the highly successful Daffodil Festival Street Festival in Leongatha. The group is made up of Leongatha Chamber of Commerce members as well as community members. “You […]

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Inverloch joy flights rejected

OBJECTORS of a joy flight business in Inverloch were relieved when Bass Coast Shire Council knocked back the proposal at the recent meeting. However, not all residents are convinced council made the right decision, believing a tourism opportunity had been lost. Former Inverloch councillor and Shire of Woorayl president Terry Hall said he was surprised […]

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Rail trail to extend into station area

UNDER the draft master plan now realised for the Leongatha Railway Site, the Great Southern Rail Trail would extend to the station area. Produced by council’s senior strategic planner Chantal Lenthall, the master plan  includes plenty of the ideas the community put forward during the consultation period. However some South Gippsland Shire Council councillors were […]

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Entries sought for Coal Creek Literary Festival

THE Coal Creek Literary Festival will be running a number of writing competitions this year as part of the festival on Sunday, October 8. The main competition will again be the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Entrants can enter as many times as they like and each entry must have […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lyric actors to show diverse talents

“IF we treat her as a corpse, of course she will die. Try a little kindness, lieutenant.” These are the words of Governor Phillip in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Our Country’s Good as he speaks of Liz Morden, played by Leanne Crimp. Leanne says, “Liz Morden is pretty intimidating when she first joins the […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

App helps children

BASS Coast Specialist School was presented with 15 new iPads recently. The iPads were donated by Variety, and included a specialised app to help students communicate. The app – called LAMP Words for Life – is designed for non verbal or limited spoken language students to express themselves and contribute in the classroom. It is […]

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Bass Coast show’s future looking shaky

THE Bass Coast Agricultural Show is facing an uncertain future. The show has always been hugely popular, moving from Dalyston to Wonthaggi 40 years ago. It has brought competition, entertainment and fun to the community year in and year out. However, the Wonthaggi Agricultural and Pastoral Society hit a snag in its funds following the […]

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Highway barriers to save lives

VICROADS believes the proof centreline flexible safety barriers save lives is in the number of times the barriers have been repaired in Victoria after motorists collided with them. The barriers are to be installed between Leongatha and Meeniyan, along the South Gippsland Highway, drawing substantial community opposition. VicRoads has repaired flexible safety barriers in eastern […]

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New jetty coming to life

WORK on the Port Welshpool Long Jetty is progressing well, with contractor SMC Marine already installing concrete decking on the structure. The inshore 190 metres has been partially rehabilitated to retain the appearance of the existing piles, crossheads and beams, while the decking will be been replaced with precast concrete slabs. From 190 metres onwards […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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