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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 »

Man’s ride of his life

LEONGATHA is praising a miracle: no one was killed or injured last week when an 86-year-old man hurtled along the McCartin Street footpath for 120m, before levelling the town’s cenotaph and crashing through a roundabout. Police are still investigating the incident, but it appears the Leongatha man was attempting to park outside Thornton’s Bakery at […]

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

Dunbar wins cycling title

THE 2019 Club Road Title was held on Saturday around the Korrine circuit.  It was a fine and sunny afternoon with a light wind.  The riders in the title race had to complete three circuits of the hilly 18km circuit.  The bunch headed out at a brisk pace and it was not long before there […]

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

Third quarter Dogs take down Sea Eagles

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK went into their Saturday game against second spot Phillip Island hoping for a four-quarter effort but could not prevent a third term Bulldog onslaught in an 81-68 loss.The away side had started the game well, only trailing to the Dogs by four points at half-time, but lost their structure in the third quarter. “To […]

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

Rejuvenated Parrots thrash Bairnsdale

A BOOST in player returns saw Leongatha easily dispose of Bairnsdale 128-66 at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Chris Dunn, Pat McGrath, Josh Schelling, James Lloyd and Ben Willis all returned to the side and made a big impact from the first bounce.Coach Paul Carbis was pleased the returning players could propel the team to […]

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

Stars come out for Parrots’ night

MORE than 175 Leongatha Football and Netball Club members enjoyed a night of stories and laughs on Saturday during a special sports night function.Western Bulldogs legend Bob Murphy, Australian cricket legend Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann, former Australian cricketer John Hastings and Australian netballer Carla Dziwoki all attended the club to meet and talk with Parrots players […]

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

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