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Alberton remains in crisis talks

THE Alberton Football Netball League executive met for the first time last week to try to thrash out a solution to the impasse which leaves that league out in the cold, facing the prospect of another season with just six teams. As a result of the recent rejection by AFL Victoria of a two league […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

SGB named Australia’s best

SOUTH Gippsland Bass Swimming Club was crowned Swimming Australia Club of the Year on Friday. The announcement of the prestigious award took place at the Hancock Prospecting National Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. The ambition of the South Gippsland Swimming Club has been to grow the sport of swimming in the local […]

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Garlic festival seeks stalls

GIPPSLAND is exploding with outstanding new food enterprises that could benefit from exposure at the Meeniyan Garlic Festival on Saturday, February 16. That is the word from festival chairman David Jones. “We’re delighted to have keen interest already from former stallholders wanting to return, but we’d love to also have new products for our patrons […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Employers urged to look beyond disabilities

EMPLOYERS discovered the benefits of hiring people with disabilities at a networking event in Leongatha last Wednesday. Victoria’s Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell launched A Job for Everyone, a project that raises awareness of the advantages of hiring staff with disabilities. It’s a project of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, for which Andrea Evans-McCall […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Fish Creek Kindergarten to be upgraded

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has secured funding for the Fish Creek Kindergarten facility upgrade through the Victorian Government’s Children’s Facilities Capital Program. The $338,000 project has been funded with the $147,894 Victorian Government grant and a further $190,106 Council contribution. The project will increase the capacity, enhance accessibility and improve the quality of learning environment […]

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Festive flags for Leongatha

NEW Christmas decorations will adorn Leongatha this year with the Leongatha Business Association working hard again and looking at erecting a Christmas tree near the Lenny Gwyther statue in the heart of town and possibly two metre festive flags hanging in the main street. Association vice president Anthony Walls said the group is investing some […]

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Cr Hill’s win for free speech

THE public may once again be able to ask questions at open meetings of South Gippsland Shire Council, with or without notice. Cr Don Hill last Wednesday successfully moved a notice of motion calling for the change. Relevant council policies will now be amended and considered again for adoption by council at its November 28 […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Meeniyan wins council’s praise

THE volunteers of Meeniyan Progress Association were praised by South Gippsland Shire Council for their work in maintaining the town’s Tanderra Park, at last Wednesday’s council meeting. Council agreed to the association’s request to take over maintenance of the park, after the association said its members were aging and no longer physically able to maintain […]

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Council has no cash to splash

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s finance chief has assured the community council is not holding a sludge fund of cash. But council’s finance manager Tracey Lindupp told councillors last Wednesday she was pleased with council’s End of Year Financials 2017-18. “It’s a healthy set of financial results,” she said. Council will have no outstanding borrowings in […]

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Long queues worth the wait

MOTORISTS queuing up at road works and stop signs for months now between Leongatha and Koonwarra have been eagerly awaiting the finish of the project. The $12.8 million safety upgrades along the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan will be completed by the end of November, according to Vic Roads. Some motorists wondered why […]

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