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Pipeline laying nears completion

CONSTRUCTION of the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline, which will supply Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora with a reliable water supply from the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant, is forging ahead. THE laying of pipe on both the Lance Creek to Korumburra and the Korumburra to Poowong sections of the project is 95 percent complete. […]

July 4th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Police seek sex offender

VICTORIA Police is seeking public assistance to locate registered sex offender Steven Powell. The 27 year old is wanted by police for failing to comply with his reporting obligations. Police have released an image of Powell in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information about his whereabouts. Powell is described as being 175cm […]

June 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Minister cracks down

THE State Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of South Gippsland Shire Council. Victorian Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz yesterday (Monday) announced the appointment of Peter Stephenson for a 12 month term, effective from June 18, 2018. The appointment of a monitor at the council follows a […]

June 19th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Urchins threaten seagrass

NOORAMUNGA Marine and Coastal Park has a prickly problem. The native purple sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma, has multiplied into such high numbers in areas of the park, it is now devouring seagrass and creating bare areas of sand called urchin barrens where the seagrass once grew. Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park is part of the […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

New look arts centre dazzles

THE $2.2 million refurbishment of the much loved Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is complete and impressed people who joined an official tour of the new centre on Saturday. Bass Coast Shire Council invited the community to come and have a sneak peak at the centre before it officially opens its doors for Wonthaggi Theatrical […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi’s pop-up square success

A POP-UP town square, including free play areas and activities, was the focus of the first Woni Proud project held at Apex Park in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Woni Proud, an initiative of Bass Coast Shire Council, aims to recognise and reinforce Wonthaggi’s status as the regional centre of Bass Coast. Community members have been working […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tea pots rug up in Fish Creek

THE fourth annual Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival was a huge hit on Saturday with 183 tea cosies on display. The nine day festival theme is TEAnational and the event highlights the many cultures where the making and taking of tea are symbols of hospitality. Around 1000 people from within the shire and beyond attended […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

‘Nothing to hide’

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen has questioned the tactics of the state agency tasked with investigating councils after his home was searched by police on Friday. Cr McEwen proclaimed his innocence after police executed a search warrant at his Meeniyan home in the dark on Friday morning. He said while police had the right […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman survives crash

A WOMAN is lucky to be alive following a vehicle rollover incident in Inverloch last Thursday. The 26 year old woman from Inverloch was travelling along Cape Paterson Road in Inverloch at 1.30pm when she lost control of her vehicle. The car landed on its side in a bush beside the road. Bass Coast Highway […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

New skate park coming to Korumburra

THE new Korumburra Skate Park will be developed following Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren’s approval of $100,000 in funding through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sport Infrastructure Fund. The funding complements South Gippsland Shire Council’s allocation of $50,000 through the Community Budgeting process, along with an additional $100,000 in council funding. The project is […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

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