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Stories written by Jess

Forestry furore

THE Mirboo North community has stepped up its bid to stop logging of forest by launching the Preserve Our Forests campaign. Three working groups have been formed to address specific areas of concern about VicForests’ proposal to log land north of the town, near Lyrebird Forest Walk. A Campaign Strategy Planning working group will work […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bush bash

INVERLOCH’S prized bush could be at risk and Bass Coast Shire Council would not even know. Nor would council have the power to act. Council has no information about the amount of vegetation removed by homeowners in Inverloch since a State Government ruling allowed homeowners to clear vegetation within 10m of homes constructed before September […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 »

Broiler farm objectors plea to council

WOOREEN residents are concerned the approval of a broiler farm proposed for their rural district will lead to more poultry farming in South Gippsland. South Gippsland Shire Council will consider a planning permit application to build a 400,000 bird farm in 10 sheds at 80 Pit Road at its September 27 council meeting. The recommendation […]

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

Health emergency

BASS Coast Health is looking to attract State Government support to the tune of $10 million to relocate the emergency department. Wonthaggi Hospital patients have had difficulty accessing the emergency department in its current location at the back of the building. The need for a relocated emergency department is more critical than ever, with the […]

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

Recently Commented

  • 01jk: Just wondering what sort of chicken do little warriors eat? Straight from their own coop? Or those which...
  • juliec: I hope the community can change the plan to log state forest in the Strzeleckis. The Strzelecki forests are...
  • russell: As usual Vicroads ignore their own guidelines… This from their own “Road Guide Notes”...
  • gatha4: Thankyou to The Star for your interest in and support for Aaron and his family. Trista’s Kitchen is...
  • gigamax1: Truth is,most of these jobs will be taken by overseas labour,just like the other horticulture in this and...