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Erosion worries as rates rise

BEACH erosion loomed as a potential stumbling block to the approval of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2019-20 Budget. Residents will see rates rise by 2.5 percent, with council projecting an operating surplus of $2.6 million for 2019-20. Yet Cr Michael Whelan questioned spending $1.5 million on a bike path on Inverloch’s shifting sands without further […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Todd just loves his bird

FOR local truck driver Mark Todd, the open highway is where he likes to take flight – but it’s always a battle keeping his fine feathered friend, Mr Bean, at home. Originally from Shepparton, ‘Toddy’ moved to Gippsland in August. His girlfriend bought Mr Bean, a Sun Conure, as a surprise. The bird was a […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Holiday hurdle

Info centre closure hinders tourism AS the visitor information Centre at Korumburra’s Coal Creek shuts down for winter, many locals are left wondering how its closure will affect tourism and businesses – and what other consequences will ensue. South Gippsland Shire Council shut the centre until December and has urged visitors to use the Foster […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

The only way is up for drones

Drift Media’s Mick Green takes a look at a technology for which the sky is the only limit.   EVERY so often it’s good to look back to gain some direction on where you are heading.  The other morning as I set up the P4 drone up to aerial map a paddock, it struck me […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

A cut above

BEING a hairdresser is a career choice that can take you absolutely anywhere. For Melissa Weekes, from Razor Sharp in Leongatha, it’s been a job that holds few regrets. “I’ve been hairdressing for almost 14 years. I just fell into it. I was working at David Jones in Chadstone,” she said. “One of my friends […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Council officially gone

  It’s official. South Gippsland Shire Council has been sacked. Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has announced Royal Assent has now been given on the Bill to dismiss council. Julie Eisenbise, who was on the recent Commission of Inquiry, has officially commenced as the interim administrator. She will perform all the functions, powers and […]

June 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Interim administrator to be appointed immediately

AN INTERIM administrator will be appointed to South Gippsland Shire Council immediately. Acting council CEO Bryan Swords said council staff would work with a panel of three administrators. “I also understand that the Ordinary Meeting of Council next Wednesday, June 26, which includes consideration of the Annual Budget, will proceed as advertised,” he said. The […]

June 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mayor speaks as clock ticks

THE demise of South Gippsland Shire Council was the result of an orchestrated campaign by certain elements within the community, including the press, mayor Cr Don Hill said today. He said the two reports that led to the Victorian Local Government minister calling for council to be dismissed in parliament today were biased or shallow. […]

June 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council to be sacked

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is likely to be sacked by tomorrow (Thursday). Victorian Parliament is now debating a bill that the council be dismissed. The government’s move comes after the Commission of Inquiry and municipal monitor both recommended council go. “We have accepted the recommendation of the Commission of Inquiry to dismiss the council until […]

June 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Long Jetty to officially open – and you’re invited

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to invite the community to the official opening of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty on Friday, June 21 at midday. A Welcome to Country Ceremony will be performed by the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation to begin the ceremony followed by speakers and a ribbon cutting. The Long […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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